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Hi guys, I've been receiving loads of requests for help with mainly Jurisprudence and PPE statements for Oxford. There is one PS for PPE that I really cannot judge properly. I would like your thoughts on it. Just drop me a pm! Yii Yann
Hi everybody! A while ago, I received the last reply from the unis I applied to. The offers I got are from St Andrews (36 points) and Durham (38, 666 at HL). Though, I got rejected from Cambridge - and I'd really love to study there. I think I do have rather strong chances of getting in (how modest of me! ). I was pretty unlucky this year (had some health problems which got in the way) and my application ended up a bit below my expectations. I had predicted 42 points overall, but with 667 at HL (including 6 from the subject I chose to study). Apart from that, I think I screwed up my interview So I guess I could just get over it (I mean rejection from Cabridge) and choose something else... but the problem is that I really believe that studying there is within my reach. So I'd like to get my results in July and hopefuly reapply. However, I would prefer not to take a gap year because I wouldn't like to lose a place at St Andrews or Durham and be left with nothing if I won't do well enough on the exams. So my question is - can I accept an offer from St Andrews/Durham and reapply from that position next year? If so, which of these two would you recommend? I think I would be pretty happy studying at St Andrews - I really like the fact that I could join my interests and study 2 subjects (and get a master's degree after 4 years!). Also the location and size of the town really appeals to me Though, isn't Durham - I'm interested in geography - academically better? I am at a loss, could anyone give me some advice? Sorry for a lengthy post!
I think I've pretty much narrowed down my choices to exeter and durham or exeter and bath. This is for civil engineering. The main question is between durham and bath, but I can use exeter as an indirect route to help in my decision. I prefer durham to exeter because of the collegiate system. So if I compare Bath and Exeter and I find that I prefer Exeter, then it's simple because my to firm choices will be Exeter and Durham - if i meet the grade for durham, the I'll go for durham; if not, then exeter. Some complication will arise if I prefer Bath (even between these two, I can't decide which one I prefer). In which case, I will have to look at by how much I prefer Bath over Exeter and how much I prefer Durham over Exeter. I can also make a comparison between durham and bath, but as you know, I can't make a decision. ----------------------------------------- Durham pros: collegiate system (my college fits most of my criteria, except that it is more traditional in the sense that we wear gowns for formal events, which I don't really want but it's a minor factor)general engineering (so I can change to mechanical engineering if I decide to then go into product design, although it is unlikely that I can branch out to architecture from mechanical engineering)campus is quite niceDurham cons: condition is high (38, when my predicted is a 33-35)I'll have to share a room for at least one term (as of now, it's a con, but I don't know maybe it can be a pro)Bath pros: good sporting facilities (I think - correct me if I am wrong, or maybe durham has equally good sporting facilities?)I can pick a campus with en-suite rooms (if they are available)campus is quite nice (both campuses are nice, but bath is more modern. I suppose the modern-ness is not that important a factor)ranked quite high for civil engineeringBath cons: I don't know if this is true - UK residents are not in favour of Bath? (to put it bluntly)Durham is more reputable?Exeter pros: campus is quite nice, modern tooconditions are achievable (because of this, exeter will definitely be one of my choices)pretty active in sports tooExeter cons: actually I can't really think of any. Maybe it is less reputable compared to the other two?----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It is unlikely that I will meet both Durham's and Bath's offers, but I am more likely to meet Bath's. One of the things I look for is campus beauty, nice student life (more towards sport rather than music), fully catered (maybe partly too), preferably en suite and basically a great experience. Also, I have been given conditional offers from Glasgow and Edinburgh, so maybe your opinion is that I should reconsider these two? I would like to know your suggestions, input, opinion, and factors I can consider that will help me make a decision.