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what uni offers should I accept

I've been procrastinating accepting my uni offers because I find it so overwhelming ik I've left it too late, please help me decide* I'm applying to English literature but can't decide between UEA (AAB), Liverpool (ABB) or Leeds (AAB). I have been to UEA twice on offer holder and open days and the course seemed really good but I've seen a lot of negative things about it online. But then I haven't looked into Leeds as much as I should've and the idea of declining an offer I haven't researched properly to a relatively good uni feels so wasteful
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Original post by illmartyr
I've been procrastinating accepting my uni offers because I find it so overwhelming ik I've left it too late, please help me decide* I'm applying to English literature but can't decide between UEA (AAB), Liverpool (ABB) or Leeds (AAB). I have been to UEA twice on offer holder and open days and the course seemed really good but I've seen a lot of negative things about it online. But then I haven't looked into Leeds as much as I should've and the idea of declining an offer I haven't researched properly to a relatively good uni feels so wasteful

On a grand scale of big pictures, it matters not a jot where you go. You are off to do an English degree presumably because you really enjoy English so from a perspective of employability, it is utterly irrelevant which uni you go to. I would therefore go to the university that is in the location that appeals to you the most.

Do you want to study on a green campus in a far off city (Norwich), upbeat Yorkshire city, or the home of the Beatles by the sea?
Look at the course - the optional units for all years of each course, and think about what you would actually choose if you went there. Are there any options for work placements or study abroad - these add to your graduate CV.
Original post by illmartyr
I've been procrastinating accepting my uni offers because I find it so overwhelming ik I've left it too late, please help me decide* I'm applying to English literature but can't decide between UEA (AAB), Liverpool (ABB) or Leeds (AAB). I have been to UEA twice on offer holder and open days and the course seemed really good but I've seen a lot of negative things about it online. But then I haven't looked into Leeds as much as I should've and the idea of declining an offer I haven't researched properly to a relatively good uni feels so wasteful

Hi there,

It's totally normal to feel overwhelmed when making such a big decision, but you're not too late! Let's focus on what UEA has to offer and why it might be the right choice for you.

You've already visited UEA twice for offer holder and open days and had positive experiences both times. This familiarity with the campus and course is a significant advantage. UEA's English Literature programme is highly regarded, with a strong reputation for academic excellence and teaching. The faculty members are known for being supportive and passionate about their subjects, which can make a big difference in your learning experience.

The campus itself is vibrant and welcoming, with plenty of opportunities for socialising and extracurricular activities. Norwich, where UEA is located, is a beautiful city with a rich literary history, providing an inspiring backdrop for your studies. The city is also known for being student-friendly, with a lower cost of living compared to larger cities like London.
While you mentioned seeing some negative things online about UEA, it's important to remember that every university will have a mix of reviews. Your own positive experiences during your visits should carry more weight. You've seen the facilities, met the staff, and got a feel for the student community firsthand.

UEA also offers a diverse range of modules within the English Literature programme, allowing you to tailor your studies to your interests. The university places a strong emphasis on both traditional and contemporary literature, giving you a well-rounded education in the field.

Ultimately, choosing a university where you feel comfortable and excited about the course is crucial. UEA has already impressed you with its programme and campus life, and these personal impressions are invaluable. Trust your instincts and the positive experiences you've had so far.

Good luck with your decision! If you have any more questions about UEA or need further help, feel free to ask.

Best,
Daniel
Original post by illmartyr
I've been procrastinating accepting my uni offers because I find it so overwhelming ik I've left it too late, please help me decide* I'm applying to English literature but can't decide between UEA (AAB), Liverpool (ABB) or Leeds (AAB). I have been to UEA twice on offer holder and open days and the course seemed really good but I've seen a lot of negative things about it online. But then I haven't looked into Leeds as much as I should've and the idea of declining an offer I haven't researched properly to a relatively good uni feels so wasteful

Hi there 👋,

Deciding which University to go to is a daunting process! It is a case of finding what works for you, and what you want to get out of the university experience. I would suggest writing out a pros and cons list of the different types of opportunities and factors that will contribute to which university you choose. This way you can clearly see the different options that you have. I would also consider that everyone's personal opinions are going to be different so do not let a few 'bad' recommendations deter you from picking a university.

Hope this helps.
Han - 1st Year MH Nursing Student
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