Leeds or Edinburgh?? :(Watch
So what does Edinburgh have that Leeds doesn't?
You could look at it another way, either way you can't lose. Both very good unis in cities you love (I'm assuming you like Edinburgh?)
I think Edinburgh has much more culture/ history, that's why I am choosing it over Leeds.
But each to their own and either way you will have fun.
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You say you don't want to be always thinking 'i wish i'd gone to edinburgh', but nor do you want to always be wishing you'd gone to leeds if that's where your heart is.
I've applied to both (although I have yet to hear from Edinburgh) and I have to say, I think I prefer Leeds. It seems better for my subject (Japanese) although both have their pluses and minuses for the course. As for the cities, I would say Edinburgh wins there because of the beauty of some of the architecture. Although when I went to Leeds, I fell in love with it straight away (some of the buildings on the campus were lovely, too) and I liked the fact that it was a campus. But then in Edinburgh you're more integrated into the city, which is also good. If I get an offer from Edinburgh, I'll be in a similar situation to you, except it'll be my insurance (providing I like SOAS when we go to see it this week).
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But I think Edinburgh just edges it.
Go to Edinburgh; you will regret it for the rest of your life if you don't...
Since when did we have a psychic on TSR?:O
Let's try and stay on topic. Edinburgh is a very prestigious University and achieves well domestically and even more internationally.
Both are good Universities, but it really depends on what you're after. Don't let your boyfriend hold you back, because the chances our you won't be with him forever, they come and go.
Follow your heart, then your head.
The tutition fees are less than english universities, unless your scottish, then its free!
Blah, I'm still so torn.. I'm just wondering how much effect my choice will have on my future in the end..
Well yeah you're going to university to get the best degree you can.. but I reckon most people go for the experience. Edinburgh is a beautiful city (i've never been to leeds so I'll just give my opinion on edinburgh), great night life but it's quite expensive and theres a lot of snobs... my Mum and Dad used to live there and they said that. There's also glasgow an hour away on the train.
People are saying that the prestige thing means nothing .. but you know deep down it does in a way. If two people applied for the same job, one from leeds & one from edinburgh.. who do you think would get it?
But then its all a matter of personal choice, most people here seem to love it. I love edinburgh however, I didnt apply and I wish I had. Beautiful city, so vibrant and fun. I definitely want to live there for a while after uni. I love how its small enough to not get completely lost and overwhelmed in, but with all the benefits of having so much going on culture, night life. Also the student flats you can get in edinburgh are AMAZING for what you pay! I would say there are a LOT more snobs in Leeds really, half the people in Leeds seem to be rah London ugg boot wanna-be -socialites, and rugger boys.
As I say though its completely a matter of personal choice. Choose wisely and do what you want, not just what you think is best for your relationship.