Where would you go to study Geography?

(10 Posts)
AtYourCervix Sun 02-Feb-14 15:29:52

1. Portsmouth (really low offer -she'll easily get in)

2. Swansea (middling offer - will get it)

3. Newcastle (very high, not likely to get)

4. Keel (middling)

I favour Swansea because it's by the beach and I have fond memories of it. Slso easy to get to.

She did favour Portsmouth until Keel lowered their offer. She didn't think she'd get what they originally wanted but now.....

Any experience? Suggestions?

AtYourCervix Sun 02-Feb-14 15:31:10

Also Keel is a Major programme. I don't think the others are (i have no idea what this means but she does)

rightsaidfrederick Sun 02-Feb-14 17:56:41

Has she looked at the modules involved? That's the most important thing, and is likely to vary significantly between unis.

BikeRunSki Sun 02-Feb-14 18:20:58

Is she mostly interested in Physical or Political? Whether she comes out with a BSc or a BA will have snog impact on what she can do with her degree. Does she have a preferred career in mind?

AtYourCervix Sun 02-Feb-14 19:25:27

Physical. BSc.

She prefers the portsmouth modules but is now swinging towards keel.

BikeRunSki Mon 03-Feb-14 13:01:31

Erm, how to say this nicely - Keele is a very special kind of place.

It is a remoteish campus uni. You coudl quite easily never leave for 3 years and the nearest town is Stoke on Trent which is not that exiting ime.

Portsmouth is more towny, and by the sea!

AtYourCervix Mon 03-Feb-14 15:24:22

I think the city is more appealing than campus tbh

BikeRunSki Mon 03-Feb-14 18:08:55

It looks like Portsmouth is a good choice in many ways then. No point in being unhappy on an academically amazing course, rather happy on one that suits your dd in a location she likes.

lljkk Wed 12-Feb-14 19:21:12

I would say Newcastle, but I see that is unlikely.
I like Keel, lots of other interesting stuff there. Not that Portsmouth is bad; I would let physical factors (distance, feel of the campus) decide between them.
Leeds screams to mind. But I say that as a geography geek.
Not Loughborough

LauraBridges Tue 04-Mar-14 20:27:12

Only Newcastle is a Russell Group university (which could be important in terms of getting a job later). Ideally go there.

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