Sheffield Vs Leicester Watch

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Just wanted to know peoples opinions on which med school is the 'best'. I really liked it at leicester (stil waiting to see if I have an offer though), but my form tutor keeps telling me that i should go sheffield. As it has a better reputation.

Sheffield or Leicester??
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Are you going or your tutor?...
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(Original post by davinia341)
Just wanted to know peoples opinions on which med school is the 'best'. I really liked it at leicester (stil waiting to see if I have an offer though), but my form tutor keeps telling me that i should go sheffield. As it has a better reputation.

Sheffield or Leicester??
If you preferred Leicester then go to Leicester. Reputation shouldn't be important when it comes to where you'll be studying for the next 5/6 years.
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As it has a better reputation.
Your teacher, like most teacher's when it comes to medical school, is talking complete ********. The only difference in 'reputation' is that Sheffield is Russell group while Leicester is '1994 group' (both of which will have a minute, if any, impact on your undergraduate education). I might be biased as I held an offer from Leicester last year but that is my preference. I think it's an under-rated university that has phenomenal teaching (this has been reflected in it's 23/24 score for medical teaching). However, Sheffield also seems to be an excellent medical school, so the best advice I can give you is go where you think you'll be happiest and where you'll enjoy yourself the most, and from your post it seems to be that Leicester is your preference (good choice).
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If you preferred Leicester then go to Leicester. Reputation shouldn't be important when it comes to where you'll be studying for the next 5/6 years.
True. Whilst reputation shouldn't be important, it's unfortunate that it is important to most people.

OP, I prefer Sheffield by the way. Nicer area.
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Leicster!!!!!
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Sheffield!!!! its so nice
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Also, unless I'm mistaken, Sheffield is to a large extent PBL whereas Leicester isn't.
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Leicester is looooovely. :yep:
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Indeed, a second Luton if there ever was one.
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Leicester!!!!!!!!!! Best uni ever in my opinion lol. I fell in love with it at the openday, OP have you been to Leicester? if not, you're not really giving it a fair chance by going on 'reputation', but if you are going by reputation:
http://skorcareer.com.my/blog/10-top...09/2008/06/16/
How do you like them apples? 7th Please god let me get into leicester!!!! lol
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Indeed, a second Luton if there ever was one.
:nah: I live not too far away from Sheffield and have visited Leicester a few times and Leicester is the nicer place IMHO.
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(Original post by Billy_no_mates)
Leicester!!!!!!!!!! Best uni ever in my opinion lol. I fell in love with it at the openday, OP have you been to Leicester? if not, you're not really giving it a fair chance by going on 'reputation', but if you are going by reputation:
http://skorcareer.com.my/blog/10-top...09/2008/06/16/
How do you like them apples? 7th Please god let me get into leicester!!!! lol
that means nothing. some noob just copied and pasted that from the Guardian league tables.
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that means nothing. some noob just copied and pasted that from the Guardian league tables.
Well said.
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Well said.
My point was that reputation means nothing, you're teachers say one thing and this league table says another, and if you find another league table, it will again give you a different order for the best.

Edit: sorry, you're not even the thread starter lol, but yeh, that was my point
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I chose Leicester directly over Sheffield twice (undergrad and post-grad) largely because the surroundings are more pleasant here. Some of our Halls of residence are just in a different league. There's nothing to choose between them academically, especially for medicine. They both have pretty equivalent strengths and weaknesses. I just wish we had the University Arms in Leicester rather than Sheffield, I love that pub.
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Research well into the courses at both. If you want any info on the course at Leicester, just PM me
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Are you going or your tutor?...
haha very funny!

My heart sayin leicester but my heads saying sheffield. Just have to see if I get in now...its been such a long wait(mid of dec to now!)

But thanx for all the GOOD advice and opinions. Much appreciated!
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haha very funny!

My heart sayin leicester but my heads saying sheffield. Just have to see if I get in now...its been such a long wait(mid of dec to now!)

But thanx for all the GOOD advice and opinions. Much appreciated!
Personally I would Leicester...

Better city, a student city to be totally honest and also a very good reputation.

Good luck with it...
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Leicester is supposedly awesome for a curry.

As for reputation in general terms neither have a fantastic reputation, but for medicine its neither here nor there really. I would focus on small differences between the courses and where you will learn best in deciding where to go.
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