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Maths Insurance advice needed

I'm currently deciding whether to firm Bath or Durham for Maths, I need A*AB for both and I haven't managed to visit either uni. I understand that they sit in a similar tier for the subject and was wondering if anyone has any experience with either university.
Bath.
Its a specialist STEM Uni and its placement program is probably the best in the UK
Reply 2
Original post by leongaster
I'm currently deciding whether to firm Bath or Durham for Maths, I need A*AB for both and I haven't managed to visit either uni. I understand that they sit in a similar tier for the subject and was wondering if anyone has any experience with either university.

Personally, I would go for Durham. They just built a new facility which is shared with CS and it is AMAZING! (I applied for CS btw in case you couldn't tell). Bath isn't too bad either but I would say Durham is probably better and between the two, it is probably more well regarded by employers (not to tarnish Bath's reputation - it is still a REALLY, REALLY good uni) so the fact that you are making one of these two suggests to me that you have succeeded in acquiring either an Oxbridge, Imperial or Warwick offer (correct me if I'm wrong).
Original post by leongaster
I'm currently deciding whether to firm Bath or Durham for Maths, I need A*AB for both and I haven't managed to visit either uni. I understand that they sit in a similar tier for the subject and was wondering if anyone has any experience with either university.

Bath - much better for Maths.
Reply 4
Original post by vnayak
Personally, I would go for Durham. They just built a new facility which is shared with CS and it is AMAZING! (I applied for CS btw in case you couldn't tell). Bath isn't too bad either but I would say Durham is probably better and between the two, it is probably more well regarded by employers (not to tarnish Bath's reputation - it is still a REALLY, REALLY good uni) so the fact that you are making one of these two suggests to me that you have succeeded in acquiring either an Oxbridge, Imperial or Warwick offer (correct me if I'm wrong).

Yeah Warwick lol, I got pooled by Cambridge but didn't get an offer.
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Reply 5
Original post by leongaster
Yeah Warwick lol, I got pooled for Cambridge but didn't get an offer.

So yeah, if I were you, I would firm Warwick and then insure with Durham. Bath is really, really Mathsy too but I would say it is probably better for Econ and CS rather than Maths itself in comparison to Durham, which is better for just Maths.
Original post by vnayak
So yeah, if I were you, I would firm Warwick and then insure with Durham. Bath is really, really Mathsy too but I would say it is probably better for Econ and CS rather than Maths itself in comparison to Durham, which is better for just Maths.

No, you are wrong - Durham is far weaker for Maths [I teach Maths]
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Original post by Muttley79
No, you are wrong - Durham is far weaker for Maths [I teach Maths]

Really? Fair enough - I was going off the impression I got at the Open Days I went to and what I've seen my own classmates doing in school.
Ignore 'rankings', they are essentially just marketing nonsense - its the other reasons that will determine a) if you actually enjoy the course and b) if its the right Uni for you - i5 reasons to study mathematics at Bath
Original post by vnayak
Really? Fair enough - I was going off the impression I got at the Open Days I went to and what I've seen my own classmates doing in school.

Open Days are marketing events ....

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