UCL vs St Andrews(5 Posts)
cornwall1900 Sun 12-Mar-17 09:13:13
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My daughter needs to pick between the two asap. I prefered St Andrews, but obviously won't tell her that.
She likes the courses equally at both, albeit different.
It's for the history dept if that helps.
What would you say?
Wherever she liked best as a place to spend the next 3 or 4 years?
A London uni experience is often very different socially as so many students live at home or commute.
I can’t think of two more different places to study! I don’t know about UCL but i live in St Andrews. It is a very small and insular place. Not a lot of nightlife so the students make their own fun. Very active student union which was refurbed recently and is very nice. Lots of well off students and international students. A fantastic place to study (DH and I both alumni). I imagine UCL to be bigger and busier. How is it set up in terms of residences and socialising?
What would your DD prefer - city life or country life? Both my DD’s opted to go to bigger cities to study having lived in St Andrews - one went to Glasgow and one now at Bristol. Both find St Andrews exceedingly boring now.
Also bear in mind the English degree will be 3 years and the Scottish one is 4. But more flexibility with the Scottish degree as once in a faculty there is room to shift courses if your DD finds history isn’t what she expected.
My stepson just accepted St Andrew's (had the choice of UCL, York and Edinburgh too). I'm quite glad. He's more of a country type than London, so I hope it will suit him. It does look a tiny place though!