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Urgent - nottingham or warwick

basically i have a day to make a decision (the degreee is law) and my heart is with nottingham but i have this nagging feeling it would be the wrong decision.
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Original post by studentblue22
basically i have a day to make a decision (the degreee is law) and my heart is with nottingham but i have this nagging feeling it would be the wrong decision. based on this dumb idea of ranking and prestige. this is because nottingham is a bit lower than warwick atm.
the truth is i would be excited to move to nottingham but not excited to go to warwick.
a big thing for me is the fact that wariwck has a reputable name and i worked really hard to get good grades and I sacrificed a lot to be able to apply to top law firms and secure that for my future. and it sounds all like a first world problem but. tbh. i got rejected from oxford after working really hard and messing up my interview and i feel like the jump from oxford to notts is so large and it’s just a disappointment to my self that worked so hard. and now i have like a day to make this huge decision but i guess im just not ready to face certain things.

That a decision you have to make yourself and make the decision wisely so not to regret about it later on . Also they’re both great so just pick one that you feel like it’s better for you and your future
Original post by studentblue22
basically i have a day to make a decision (the degreee is law) and my heart is with nottingham but i have this nagging feeling it would be the wrong decision. based on this dumb idea of ranking and prestige. this is because nottingham is a bit lower than warwick atm.
the truth is i would be excited to move to nottingham but not excited to go to warwick.
a big thing for me is the fact that wariwck has a reputable name and i worked really hard to get good grades and I sacrificed a lot to be able to apply to top law firms and secure that for my future. and it sounds all like a first world problem but. tbh. i got rejected from oxford after working really hard and messing up my interview and i feel like the jump from oxford to notts is so large and it’s just a disappointment to my self that worked so hard. and now i have like a day to make this huge decision but i guess im just not ready to face certain things.

Does Warwick have a particularly strong reputation for law? As opposed to maths, economics etc...

And why the rush to make a decision?
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Original post by ageshallnot
Does Warwick have a particularly strong reputation for law? As opposed to maths, economics etc...
And why the rush to make a decision?

rushing because nottingham accommodation is first come first serve so if i want to go to nottingham, i need to choose now
Having gone to wwk law - go for Nottingham. Genuinely.
Original post by DopamineDeficit
Having gone to wwk law - go for Nottingham. Genuinely.
ooo why?
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Original post by DopamineDeficit
Having gone to wwk law - go for Nottingham. Genuinely.

Why do you say that?
Original post by ageshallnot
Does Warwick have a particularly strong reputation for law? As opposed to maths, economics etc...
And why the rush to make a decision?

Warwick University does indeed have a strong reputation for its law program, consistently ranking highly both nationally and internationally. However, its reputation in fields like maths and economics is also notable, as it's known for its strong faculty and research in those areas.The rush to make a decision could be influenced by various factors such as application deadlines, personal circumstances, or the desire to secure a place in a competitive program or institution before it fills up. It's important to carefully weigh all options before making a decision, especially when it comes to something as significant as choosing a university or academic program.
It may be worth asking the Notts accomodation team whether they're aware that they are potentially in breach of UCAS Business Rules. Specifically:

"Business Rule 9- Customers must not ask applicants to reply to offers before the normal reply date, regardless of when the offer was made, unless the course starts before 1 September. Requesting early replies in return for benefits (e.g., priority access to accommodation) is not permitted.

This Business Rule 9 requires that you must not place undue pressure on applicants to reply to offers, to ensure that applicants have time to make informed decisions. Examples of placing undue pressure on applicants include:

Allowing priority booking for accommodation or other services, whereby an applicant receives a real or perceived advantage over other applicants.
Operating a ‘first-come-first-served’ accommodation allocation."
Original post by OluwaLynx
Warwick University does indeed have a strong reputation for its law program, consistently ranking highly both nationally and internationally. However, its reputation in fields like maths and economics is also notable, as it's known for its strong faculty and research in those areas.The rush to make a decision could be influenced by various factors such as application deadlines, personal circumstances, or the desire to secure a place in a competitive program or institution before it fills up. It's important to carefully weigh all options before making a decision, especially when it comes to something as significant as choosing a university or academic program.


I'd really appreciate it if people didn't use ChatGPT for important stuff like this.
Original post by studentblue22
rushing because nottingham accommodation is first come first serve so if i want to go to nottingham, i need to choose now

So which of them do you want to choose? Nottingham or Warwick?
Original post by Admit-One
It may be worth asking the Notts accomodation team whether they're aware that they are potentially in breach of UCAS Business Rules. Specifically:
"Business Rule 9- Customers must not ask applicants to reply to offers before the normal reply date, regardless of when the offer was made, unless the course starts before 1 September. Requesting early replies in return for benefits (e.g., priority access to accommodation) is not permitted.
This Business Rule 9 requires that you must not place undue pressure on applicants to reply to offers, to ensure that applicants have time to make informed decisions. Examples of placing undue pressure on applicants include:
Allowing priority booking for accommodation or other services, whereby an applicant receives a real or perceived advantage over other applicants.
Operating a ‘first-come-first-served’ accommodation allocation."

So, does

"Rooms are allocated upon receipt of your application in line with availability at that time and we therefore recommend you apply as soon as you can once you have firmly accepted your offer with the University."
https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/student-living/frequently-asked-questions.aspx

break that rule?
Original post by ageshallnot
So, does

"Rooms are allocated upon receipt of your application in line with availability at that time and we therefore recommend you apply as soon as you can once you have firmly accepted your offer with the University."
https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/student-living/frequently-asked-questions.aspx

break that rule?


IMO? Yes, undoubtedly.
Nottingham, Nottingham, Nottingham.
Much older university, which adds prestige. Pretty campus too.
Nottingham Law graduates are employed by more UK Law firms than anywhere outside of Oxbridge, Bristol, and Durham.
Warwick is more concerned with being a righter of what it sees as historic wrongs. Warwick proudly says that over 60% of its Law intake are BAME. It is also proud that 70% of its Law intake are female, which is the same as saying it's proud that only 30% of its intake are male.

I will always argue against the notion that 1960s era universities such as Warwick are ever all that prestigious. 68% of Nottingham staff across all departments on average are engaged in high quality research. At Warwick, only 59% are.

Finally, the entry standards objectively shows that Nottingham has higher average entry grades for Law.
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Original post by roslyn_
Why do you say that?


They’ve got zero regard for student welfare. Honestly they told my friend who had it be rushed to hospital that they couldn’t provide recordings while she was in hospital and that she should consider temporarily withdrawing or dropping the module. Turns out she had a brain tumor.

I’ve literally had the disability team tell me ‘well you shouldn’t have applied to uni then’ when I asked for lecture recording because I have auditory processing issues so I literally can’t retain or process info properly if I haven’t got something visual/written down to go off. I’m neurodiverse for reference and late diagnosed. Oh and I was also told that I should drop some modules because of my disability just because they didn’t want to record lectures.

For reference that’s literally a violation of the equality act but I guess if anyone knows how to break the law and get away with it, it’ll be people who specialise in it.
Original post by studentblue22
ooo why?


Not to mention it’s just not a great place to be. Campus is not in Warwick. It’s on the outskirts of Coventry so there’s like fields and a railway track thing under construction all the time. So choices of food delivery are limited. Food outlets on campus are mostly run by uni and sell mostly the same overpriced stuff. Buses (stagecoach to and from Leamington) are advertised as coming as often as every 7-8 mins (most students live in Leamington after first year) but buses regularly don’t show up. Once I waited ages for the bus (two hadn’t shown up already) - I finally got on one and after a few stops the driver stops the bus and tells us all to get off the bus because there’s nobody to drive us. And that’s it.

Can’t walk or cycle either because it’s a dual carriageway in between. Horrendous. Warwick uni doesn’t care

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