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Bristol or Warwick for Law?

It's been a month and I still can't decide which one to firm, and atp I just want to focus on revising lol.

From what I've seen, they're more or less equal as far as prestige/employability goes, so it's more of a question of lifestyle. And while I've heard so many good things about Bristol, and having visited and really liked the city itself, my gut feeling says Warwick despite it seeming pretty clear cut. At the Brizzy open day, I just got the impression it would be somewhere I wouldn't fit in, but I don't want that to ruin what could be a great experience. I don't know. What do?
Why wouldn't you 'fit in'?
Original post by mcginger
Why wouldn't you 'fit in'?

I don't know, I just couldn't really connect with the people I met there which didn't seem to be the case at Warwick. And from what I've heard (which of course isn't gospel lol) Bristol's got quite a heavy clubbing culture and private school population which is a bit off-putting personally. I've also noticed that loads of people from my area go to Warwick (including a bunch from my year) which makes them more relatable.
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I'd trust your gut instinct. If you go to Bristol and your gut instict turns out to be true, you'll be regretting going there. If you go to Warwick and your gut instinct about being there turns out to be wrong (as in, you discover you hate being there), then at least you won't be left feeling that you def would have been happier if you'd made a different choice! So - more to lose by choosing Bristol; Warwick is more likely to be a win-win.
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Warwick's Law dept is highly biased towards admitting women, international students, and non-whites. They proudly say that 70 percent of their entrants are female and that 64 percent are non-white. Warwick has been teaching Law for 50 years, Bristol for longer. As a white male, I would choose Bristol out of those 2. But, then, as a northerner, I might be more likely to pick Nottingham anyway.
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Original post by Picnicl
Warwick's Law dept is highly biased towards admitting women, international students, and non-whites. They proudly say that 70 percent of their entrants are female and that 64 percent are non-white. Warwick has been teaching Law for 50 years, Bristol for longer. As a white male, I would choose Bristol out of those 2. But, then, as a northerner, I might be more likely to pick Nottingham anyway.

Please can you give the source for the Warwick figures.
Reply 6
Original post by mcginger
Please can you give the source for the Warwick figures.

It's in the Equality Diversity and Inclusion section of the School of Law section, where it says that 38 percent of its students are international too. I don't have a copy and paste facility. It seemed curious to me that they'd seem proud of their female intake being so much more than the female population. That they're in effect proud that few men get in.
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Original post by Picnicl
It's in the Equality Diversity and Inclusion section of the School of Law section, where it says that 38 percent of its students are international too. I don't have a copy and paste facility. It seemed curious to me that they'd seem proud of their female intake being so much more than the female population. That they're in effect proud that few men get in.

This includes all their Law Undergraduate courses, Postgraduate and PhD/Research degrees - not just LLB.
Reply 8
Original post by Picnicl
Warwick's Law dept is highly biased towards admitting women, international students, and non-whites. They proudly say that 70 percent of their entrants are female and that 64 percent are non-white. Warwick has been teaching Law for 50 years, Bristol for longer. As a white male, I would choose Bristol out of those 2. But, then, as a northerner, I might be more likely to pick Nottingham anyway.

That isn't what uniguide says, which takes data from HESA. The male/female ratio for both is the same at 30/70. Bristol actually had a higher proportion of International Students, 35% compared to Warwick's 32%.

@waterenjoyer - sounds like you should pick Warwick. Like you say, their reputations are on par, so go to where you think you will enjoy yourself and fit in more.

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