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Cardiff Uni VS UOB

Hi so Im a college student and received offers for Adult Nursing Undergrad from both cardiff uni and university of birmingham both asking for the same grades. I don't know which one to accept because I want to go to Birmingham but if i stay in wales they will pay my tuition after two years of working. Any advice from current students or anyone would be appreciated about which nursing course is better would be appreciated. Would moving to Birmingham be worth it? xx
Original post by x.xellen96
Hi so Im a college student and received offers for Adult Nursing Undergrad from both cardiff uni and university of birmingham both asking for the same grades. I don't know which one to accept because I want to go to Birmingham but if i stay in wales they will pay my tuition after two years of working. Any advice from current students or anyone would be appreciated about which nursing course is better would be appreciated. Would moving to Birmingham be worth it? xx


Where do you normally live - England or Wales - as your funding entitlement can vary a lot?
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Original post by x.xellen96
Hi so Im a college student and received offers for Adult Nursing Undergrad from both cardiff uni and university of birmingham both asking for the same grades. I don't know which one to accept because I want to go to Birmingham but if i stay in wales they will pay my tuition after two years of working. Any advice from current students or anyone would be appreciated about which nursing course is better would be appreciated. Would moving to Birmingham be worth it? xx

Hi @x.xellen96

That seems like a tough decision to make.

Firstly, congratulations on securing offers from both of those universities!

One thing that came to mind when reading your post was, what do you want from your 'uni experience?' Do you like the idea of moving away and fully immersing yourself in university life?

UoB has a very prestigious reputation, and the campus is a dream. The Medical School is known to be very good, and with The Queen Elizabeth Hospital next door, its facilities are incredible!

However, I understand the appeal of having your tuition paid for. That is a considerable incentive. Again, it comes back to where you think you will be happier.

If you haven't already, I would strongly recommend visiting both universities on an Open Day or an Applicant Taster Day to speak to lecturers and current students. Their valuable experiences will help you come to a decision. Talk to family and friends too; sometimes, just talking things through out loud helps you to arrive at a decision you're happy with.

I wish you all the best!

Anastasia,
BCU Student Rep.
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Original post by normaw
Where do you normally live - England or Wales - as your funding entitlement can vary a lot?

Wales
If you attend a uni in England, you should be eligible to apply for the NHS Learning Support Fund to receive a training grant of £5,000 per year. It also reimburses travel and additional accommodation expenses (within limits) associated with placements.

You need to compare finances carefully for attending each uni. With the NHS Wales bursary you will also be able to apply for a maintenance loan from SFW but the amount you might receive has not yet been agreed by the Welsh government.

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