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I hold the offer letters from 4 uni from Lancaster, Sheffield, Qmul for biomedical science and 4th uni is Aberdeen for Immunology. Which one should I choose opt, I have no clue fr somebody help me out in this like which is affordable to live and quality of education n stuffs
Original post by Santhoshk
I hold the offer letters from 4 uni from Lancaster, Sheffield, Qmul for biomedical science and 4th uni is Aberdeen for Immunology. Which one should I choose opt, I have no clue fr somebody help me out in this like which is affordable to live and quality of education n stuffs

Lancaster is pretty reasonable to live.My daughter studies physics there and in her last year. Compared to the likes of some unis the accommodation was cheaper. You might want to go to each unis website, get the accommodation prices down on a spreadsheet and then you can compare. Sorry cant help with quality of education for biomed, but prices are at the bottom of this page https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/accommodation/undergraduate/#
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Original post by Ghostlady
Lancaster is pretty reasonable to live.My daughter studies physics there and in her last year. Compared to the likes of some unis the accommodation was cheaper. You might want to go to each unis website, get the accommodation prices down on a spreadsheet and then you can compare. Sorry cant help with quality of education for biomed, but prices are at the bottom of this page https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/accommodation/undergraduate/#

Fr I am an international student and I should eventually cover up my living expenses by doing some part-time job over there. So how easy way is it to get one?
Original post by Santhoshk
I hold the offer letters from 4 uni from Lancaster, Sheffield, Qmul for biomedical science and 4th uni is Aberdeen for Immunology. Which one should I choose opt, I have no clue fr somebody help me out in this like which is affordable to live and quality of education n stuffs

Hi @Santhoshk
Congratulations on your biomedical science offers!
In terms of Lancaster, I've found the city quite affordable to live in with it being in the north of england it tends to have a cheaper cost of living. Theres also support available from the university in terms of the cost of living as well as scholarship and bursary opportunities, more information on these can be found here Scholarships and Bursaries - Lancaster University. I also find the a part time job a good way to get some extra money, of which the careers service can help to find your part time work.
In terms of deciding between the different universities, maybe look at what you can expected to study at each university as the biomedical science courses might be slightly different dependent on what the university specializes in. For instance, Lancaster's typical biomed modules can be found here Biomedical Science BSc Hons (B990) - Lancaster University.
Hope this helps!
-Jasmine (Lancaster Student Ambassador)
Original post by Santhoshk
Fr I am an international student and I should eventually cover up my living expenses by doing some part-time job over there. So how easy way is it to get one?
My daughter had a job at Primark in the city. Theres plenty of cafes and bars and shops there in Lancaster. Theres a website called Indeed, and thats where most employers post their jobs. Or a website called Total jobs as well. Ive seen a few vlogs by international students doing their masters and such, and they have the funds to at least sustain them for a good 3 months at least whilst they are looking for work. Its my understanding you are only allowed to work up to 20 hours if studying at uni. I would check out international students vlogs on you tube. https://www.youtube.com/@stephanieukandu stephanie ukandu is one i watched and she was in manchester, and patootie sparkles as well https://www.youtube.com/@patootie/videos and they had to get jobs as an international student.

Sheffield is a bigger city, so you might have more luck with working in the city, or a neighboring town.
Original post by Santhoshk
I hold the offer letters from 4 uni from Lancaster, Sheffield, Qmul for biomedical science and 4th uni is Aberdeen for Immunology. Which one should I choose opt, I have no clue fr somebody help me out in this like which is affordable to live and quality of education n stuffs
Hi, this is the University of Aberdeen rep account. Congratulations on all of your offers! Just wanted to provide some advice that might be useful on making your choices.

I would recommend having a look around this site for students of each of the unis you have offers from to see what the general consensus is.
It's also worth thinking about the cities and what appeals to you. Where do you want to be close to or far away from, do you want to be in a big or small city, are there things/places in that city that you're interested in or will be good for any hobbies you have; those sorts of factors should definitely be on your mind as well as the actual courses of each of the universities.
Then it would be worth having a look on each of our websites to see what appeals to you about the courses eg. course content, projects you will get to do through your degree, prospects upon graduation, that sort of thing.

As for cost of living, I can certainly imagine that's a concern for international students. The UK government have some advice on the money you will need for living costs which is part of the requirements for your visa: https://www.gov.uk/student-visa/money
We also have some guidance on living costs for international students on our website here: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/international/tuition-fees-and-living-costs-287.php
I was able to find a few other resources for this question too, so would definitely recommend having a bit of a read and doing your own research on the matter:
https://study-uk.britishcouncil.org/moving-uk/cost-studying
https://gyanberry.com/blog/living-expenses-in-the-uk-for-international-students/
https://www.studyin-uk.com/study-guide/student-living-costs-uk-guide-international-students/

I hope this information has been useful and all the best with coming to a decision! If you do have any more questions about Aberdeen, about studying here in particular or just questions about studying in the UK in general, I'd happily advise so just let me know!

- Matthew, Enquiry Team
Original post by Santhoshk
I hold the offer letters from 4 uni from Lancaster, Sheffield, Qmul for biomedical science and 4th uni is Aberdeen for Immunology. Which one should I choose opt, I have no clue fr somebody help me out in this like which is affordable to live and quality of education n stuffs

Hi,
I have found Sheffield to be a lovely city to study in. There are lots of green spaces in the city that are great places to go and relax when on a break from studying. It is also very close to the Peak District and so many students will go out for the day on the bus.
We have a chat to us function so you can ask current students how they are finding it.
https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/study/chat
Have you been to any open days? https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/visit/open-days
Whilst studying, many people have jobs and there are lots of places hiring, Sheffield has a very large student population and so lots of places are used to hiring students.
Hope this is helpful,
Lizzie (BSc Mathematics and Philosophy)

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