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I got an offer from University of Central Lancashire, Hertfordshire University and Liverpool John Moores University. Which university should I choose...
Original post by Anonymous
I got an offer from University of Central Lancashire, Hertfordshire University and Liverpool John Moores University. Which university should I choose...

Did you visit the city/campus? Which one did you like more.
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Original post by BankaiGintoki
Did you visit the city/campus? Which one did you like more.


I'm from India, but I did a virtual tour. I want to earn work experience. Which university will help me land a good job. My course is related to finance in all universities.
Original post by Wolfie73
I'm from India, but I did a virtual tour. I want to earn work experience. Which university will help me land a good job. My course is related to finance in all universities.

All the universities are good.
But, it is up to you to take advantage of any opportunities - volunteering, summer placement, joining societies - to enhance your employability. Because, ultimately, everyone doing the same degree as you will be competing against you for jobs.
They all seem to offer sandwich placements, which you can do even if you didn't specifically apply to do a sandwich course (during second year, if you have secured a year long placement, then you will be on a sandwich course).

My question for you is: what made you apply to those universities for finance? Which one did you prefer more?
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Original post by Anonymous
I got an offer from University of Central Lancashire, Hertfordshire University and Liverpool John Moores University. Which university should I choose...

Hey!

Congrats on receiving your offers, just wanted to highlight some of the things that make Herts stand out 🙂

We provide Accounting and Finance students with paid work experience opportunities, which our strong industry links support!

93% of graduates are in employment or further study

We're accredited by and work with multiple professional bodies


Hatfield is also a great area to be, with its proximity to London, Watford and St Albans!

If you would like to take a closer look into what we offer, do attend our Open Day - you can explore some of our state-of-the-art facilities, chat with staff and students, and get a taste for your course of interest.

I hope this helps, best of luck with your choice and studies. We'd love to see you at Herts!

Juan
Original post by Anonymous
I got an offer from University of Central Lancashire, Hertfordshire University and Liverpool John Moores University. Which university should I choose...

Hi there,

Congratulations on your offers!

Here are a couple of things I think are important when considering which university to choose:

What are the modules like for each course? Which interest you the most and will lead you in the direction you'd like to go in?

What facilities do the universities offer? Such as libraries, study spaces, lecture halls, dining, etc.

Have you had a look at the campus/city? Could you see yourself living there for 3+ years?

What extra-curricular activities do they offer that you might be interested in?

What is the cost of living like in each of these locations?

These are just a few points I would consider when choosing a university. You could also check (on their website/by emailing staff on where to find) work experience opportunities they may offer and job prospects for that course.

I hope this helps and best of luck,

Isabella
Third-year Geography with a Year Abroad Student
Congratulations on your offers! This is an exciting time but I understand that choosing which to accept is often a daunting decision!

You mentioned that your course is Finance or finance related, so I thought I would give you some information on LJMU's finance courses:

Top 10 course in the UK, Guardian League Table 2023 - Subject Ranking

97% of students surveyed feel that teaching staff are good at explaining things, National Student Survey (NSS), 2023

Winner of 'Outstanding Course Team' at the JMSU Student Experience Awards 2023, voted for by LJMU students

Awarded a CIMA Global Excellence Award of Global Distinction 2020 for Top Students/Top Student Pass Rates

Professionally accredited by four of the main accountancy bodies in England and Wales

Tutors trained at top accounting firms such as Deloitte, Ernst & Young and Grant Thornton

Excellent business links with companies as diverse as Airbus, Matalan, Cummins, Volkswagen Group and NHS

Options to work a year in industry or study abroad

Opportunities to secure exemptions from UK professional accountancy qualifications once you graduate


LJMU is a fantastic University with great opportunities and well-established schools with lecturers who care about their students and want to see you succeed. Liverpool is also a great city for finding work and gaining experience in the sectors you want to work in. There is also plenty to do here in your free time! 🙂

If you have a chance, we have Open Days in May, visit the LJMU website to book on to gain valuable insight into our great University.

Good luck with your choices, hope to see you at LJMU! 🙂

Ria
Official LJMU Rep
Original post by Anonymous
I got an offer from University of Central Lancashire, Hertfordshire University and Liverpool John Moores University. Which university should I choose...
Hi Anon, how are you?

Firstly congratulations on receiving an offer from multiple universities, you must be so pleased and it's great to see that UCLan is one of them! 😊

Making the decision on which university to choose can be difficult so here are some tips that I thought you may find useful:

Do some research on each of the universities that you have received offer from, most information about campus facilities and the support that is offered to students can be found on their website.

If you haven't already, think about attending an Open Day or a student led campus tour as this will give you a great insight into what student life is really like there.

I would recommend if you can, taking a trip to explore and get a feel for the city/area around each campus allowing you to see if this is somewhere you can see yourself being for the duration of your studies

It's important to do some research on each course to learn more about, it's modules, any placements that are offered and how the course is delivered to see which one you prefer


I also wanted to share with you some information you may not know about our finance courses:

Our BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance degree has accreditation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Students have the opportunity to connect with industry professionals in our networking sessions enhancing their career prospects

Our former students have gone on to work for leading businesses including BAE Systems, PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG and Hewlett Packard

In the third year of our BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance course, students have the chance to go on a 48-week paid industry placement in the UK or overseas.


I do hope this helps and whatever you choose I wish you all the best 😊

Sarah

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