From the viewpoint, I actually prefer Loughborough LOADS more to do, but it means Ill be away from home, but the thought of it makes me feel slightly nervous, sometimes I just want to leave home and go to Lboro but the thought of me spending 3 years there away from home seems daunting, is this normal for a first timer to UNI?Everyone is in the same boat. The daunting feeling will disappear once you make some friends. You can always pop back to London now and again as it’s only a 2 hour train journey.
Is this normal? As both are very good Unis as in terms of Employment (City may have the slight edge
in this but it means that the social life in the Uni is crap, but then again I am in central London, the hub of social activity at night!)
But Im trying to get the differences here, what one will end me up in a better job as I want to do pure Economics at both of them.City seems a bit better as they also do the one year sandwich course degree which means better employment prospects
, however will going to either City and Loughborough affect my chance of going on to do a masters at Uni as I really want to do this at either UCL/LSE or warwick? You only need a 2:1 at any UK uni am I correct?University ranking doesn’t really make a difference for postgrad.
You can take a sandwich year on the Economics course at Loughborough. It’s not an official option on the degree, however the department lets students take sandwich years if they want to.
Sacrifice Social life, fun and the best student experience in the country for maybe a Uni thats tiny bit better for employment? But Lboro beats City hands down in the rankings, by quite a fair margin, even if you think Lboro shouldnt be 11th but maybe 20th it still beats City by a good 15 - 20 places?
Please advise guys, this is plaguing my mind for quite some time now
Loughborough is a better institution overall than City, which is confirmed by the league tables. It has been in the top 15 for over 8 years now, and did very well in the latest RAE finished joint with Exeter.