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glasgow uni or st andrews? (medicine)

i’ve received conditional offers for both unis and am having a lot of trouble deciding between the 2. i live in glasgow so i need to consider this but i’m still so lost!
any help?
(edited 1 month ago)
Original post by mirgall
i’ve received conditional offers for both unis and am having a lot of trouble deciding between the 2. i live in glasgow so i need to consider this but i’m still so lost!
any help?

Medicine courses are so standardised that you can likely ignore the course itself, and focus on the university and its location.

Does the fact that you currently live in Glasgow mean that Glasgow uni has appeal for you? Or do you fancy a change - hence why St. Andrews might be more attractive?
Reply 2
I'd probably go for Glasgow. I think you have to move to another medical school after 3 years at St Andrews? I'd find that a bit annoying.
One of the big things that makes Glasgow and St Andrews different is that in Glasgow you get to do a lot more clinical stuff, from 1st year you're going to GP practices, talking to patients etc. In St.andrews its purely pre-clinical and theres not a university associated hospital or anything like that. Also in St.andrews after 3 years (I think its 3?) You have to move to another university in scotland or England to complete your studies. I'd also recommend looking into what type of teaching and clubs/societies/hobby options each offers, and the location as well. Im in Yr2 at glasgow right now but also got an offer for StA but chose glasgow in the end and I'm glad I did 🙂
Original post by mirgall
i’ve received conditional offers for both unis and am having a lot of trouble deciding between the 2. i live in glasgow so i need to consider this but i’m still so lost!
any help?


Hi, is it possible for you to tell me what predicted grades and ucat you achieved to get offers? Thanks!

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