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Uni of Bath vs Uni of Nottingham

Hi guys I’m struggling between choosing Nottingham or Bath to firm and I was wondering if anyone had any advice. I’ve got an offer for pure economics at Bath (AAA) and an offer for politics and economics at Nottingham (AAA). They both require the same grades so that’s not a worry. Both unis are highly ranked, have a nice campus and social aspect. However, Bath does offer a placement year course whereas Nottingham does not (but I think you can still do an optional placement year there its just more rare). But, Nottingham comes up as one of the semi-targets from investment banks whereas Bath does not. Does anyone have any advice that could help? Thanks!
If you are interested in investment banking:

id recommend Nottingham

It has a strong reputation for economics (its a Nobel prize winning faculty)

It has one of the strongest financial services societies (which is aimed at preparing people for the gauntlet of recruitment)

It has a good alumni financial services network as well

The year in industry is less important for IB (IB recruitment typically works with spring weeks in first year, summer (12 week) internships year 2 & graduate analyst roles after 3rd year (if you do a masters then everything is done one year later)

Internship experience is vital for IB though, it is extremely tough to get in without this

Neither UoN or Bath is a proper “target” for ib/markets/s&t however they are in general very well respected & both will be perceived as solid universities.

In general the differences are fairly small careers wise, this guidance is based solely on pursuing investment banking.

If you are interested in financial services in general then id consider something like the PWC flying start program (Notts is one of the universities doing this however there are a few more options).
Freshers Week, University of Bath
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Bath's placement system is probably the best in the UK - and its one of the top Unis for Economics and targeted by major employers. If you are into sport, Bath has Olympic standard facilities.
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Original post by mnot
If you are interested in investment banking:

id recommend Nottingham

It has a strong reputation for economics (its a Nobel prize winning faculty)

It has one of the strongest financial services societies (which is aimed at preparing people for the gauntlet of recruitment)

It has a good alumni financial services network as well

The year in industry is less important for IB (IB recruitment typically works with spring weeks in first year, summer (12 week) internships year 2 & graduate analyst roles after 3rd year (if you do a masters then everything is done one year later)

Internship experience is vital for IB though, it is extremely tough to get in without this

Neither UoN or Bath is a proper “target” for ib/markets/s&t however they are in general very well respected & both will be perceived as solid universities.

In general the differences are fairly small careers wise, this guidance is based solely on pursuing investment banking.
If you are interested in financial services in general then id consider something like the PWC flying start program (Notts is one of the universities doing this however there are a few more options).
Thank you for your help. Do you think it makes a difference that it’s not pure econ at notts?
Original post by Anonymous
Thank you for your help. Do you think it makes a difference that it’s not pure econ at notts?

Probably not, the biggest benefit of Notts for IB is the general reputation, Nottingham economics & finance society & alumni network.

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