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Old 08-16-2012, 11:50 PM   #181
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they are decent enough to find a job in SG easily with reasonable expectations, no worries.
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:00 PM   #182
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This is one of the better Universities Ranking reference for those looking at UK Universities.

http://www.topuniversities.com/unive...-rankings/2012
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:56 PM   #183
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HI GUYS.

I say it's time to rejuvenate this thread and give it a face-lift...

...with even more questions.

Can any wise (though not necessarily wizened) LSE / UCL / King's grad tell us more about student life in those three universities? Personally, I'm trying to decide between the three for undergrad Law and have heard horrible stuff about LSE being filled to the brim with "cutthroat competition" and a cold non-campus life. I mean, if that is true I might as well surrender to NUS.

But, that aside, it'll be good to hear some input from graduates from those universities where the debate for this still rages.

Please please reply, anyone. I'll give you many smilies. In fact, here are some for deposit
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:16 PM   #184
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Personally, I'm trying to decide between the three for undergrad Law and have heard horrible stuff about LSE being filled to the brim with "cutthroat competition" and a cold non-campus life. I mean, if that is true I might as well surrender to NUS.
if money isn't an issue to you, you would be crazy to choose NUS over LSE/UCL/King's.

cut-throat competition and cold campus life? seriously, it's worse in NUS. there's so much 'life' on offer in london, I don't know why anyone would complain.
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:54 PM   #185
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if money isn't an issue to you, you would be crazy to choose NUS over LSE/UCL/King's.

cut-throat competition and cold campus life? seriously, it's worse in NUS. there's so much 'life' on offer in london, I don't know why anyone would complain.

Hm, okay. NUS aside though, let's say the choice is between those 3 unis. Any thoughts?

And, you do sound as if you're studying/have graduated from NUS ;D So the legend of NUS is true then?
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:36 PM   #186
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For those prospective UK Bound students to help in assessing part of the cost of studying there:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...=feeds-newsxml
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Old 06-04-2013, 02:10 PM   #187
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if money isn't an issue to you, you would be crazy to choose NUS over LSE/UCL/King's.

cut-throat competition and cold campus life? seriously, it's worse in NUS. there's so much 'life' on offer in london, I don't know why anyone would complain.
Cut-throat competition and cold campus is better that the recent sex-for-grade case. It has tarnished much of NUS Law School. It's shocking that this happened in NUS Law School?
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Old 05-19-2014, 12:07 PM   #188
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HI GUYS.

I say it's time to rejuvenate this thread and give it a face-lift...

...with even more questions.

Can any wise (though not necessarily wizened) LSE / UCL / King's grad tell us more about student life in those three universities? Personally, I'm trying to decide between the three for undergrad Law and have heard horrible stuff about LSE being filled to the brim with "cutthroat competition" and a cold non-campus life. I mean, if that is true I might as well surrender to NUS.

But, that aside, it'll be good to hear some input from graduates from those universities where the debate for this still rages.

Please please reply, anyone. I'll give you many smilies. In fact, here are some for deposit
LSE? no way... "cutthroat competition" sounds more SG than UK hahaha
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Old 04-11-2015, 01:11 AM   #189
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I often encounter questions of which university is good for what. I can suggest a few names, but bear in mind that these suggestions reflect my own biases. Plus, they're probably out-of-date! The best way to find out more is to check out ranking tables such as the Times Good University Guide.

Humanities:
- Oxford/Cambridge. Everyone has heard of Oxbridge. And it would seem that every top student goes there. In my opinion, Oxbridge is overrated (I did say I'm biased). But their colleges do have a justified reputation for humanities, such as literature and history.
- University of Leeds. Quite possibly the best place for linguistic studies in the UK. If you want to study foreign languages, or simply specialise in English, this would be the uni for you. It's near the Lake District (Wordsworth country), so it's a nice region for hiking in the spring and summer.

Social sciences:
- LSE. Bar none. Especially for Economics (what else?). It's located in London, which I'm sure lots of people would love. But it will also mean it'll be very expensive to study here. Lots of Singaporeans here, so you won't be alone for long.
- University of Warwick. Singaporeans aren't likely to know this, but within the UK, Warwick has a very strong reputation for Economics as well, and it is considered a close second to LSE.

Business studies:
- LSE. You're based in the City, the financial and economic heart of the UK. In terms of the kinds of people you'll meet, and the courses you'd study, business studies (eg, accounting, strategy, etc) is one of LSE's strong suits.
- University of Warwick. Again, many Singaporeans aren't aware that within the UK, this uni has a very strong reputation for its Marketing, Strategy and Accounting departments. Plus, it also has close ties to industry. But it is located in the "boring" Midlands (Shakespeare country), about 1h 20min away from London by train, so that may deter students who want to study in a city-university.

Engineering:
- Imperial College. Trust me, this seems to be where all the brightest engineers from Singapore end up. You'll bump into so many Singaporeans here that you'll often wonder why you left home to come here.
- UMIST. Much further north. Pick up a scouser accent. If you're a Man U fan, need I dangle anything else to entice you to this uni? This uni has a good reputation for engineering within the UK, but is not as well known internationally.

Computer science:
- Cambridge University. I don't know which college specifically, but it appears that Cambridge has developed some strengths in this area. Apparently because a research hub has been built up around the town and uni.

Medicine:
- Edinburgh University. It's a nice city, but mighty chilly during the winter. And it has a strong international reputation for medical sciences.

Physiology:
- University of Loughborough. Within the UK, it's very well known for its physical education courses. This is where PSC sends any of its PE scholars.

Law
- Bristol University. This might sound unusual, but there are in fact a good number Singaporean law alumni who graduated here. Bristol is supposedly good for engineering as well.
- LSE. Yup, this well-known uni offers law programmes too.



Caveat emptor: The above shortlist is not meant to be authoritative! I provided those names merely to help you do your own research. There are so many universities here in the UK, so I can imagine how daunting it may be to find out which uni is the right one for you. Feel free to ask if you need any other advice.
Hello!

I understand that this thread has been started quite long ago, but do you happen to know what are the recommended universities to pursue Nursing?

And I am actually looking for advantages and disadvantages of studying Nursing in UK and Singapore. But am unable to find it anywhere and can't find anyone to consult on this matter. So I would like to ask if you happen to know any of these things! Thank you!
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Old 04-11-2015, 02:28 AM   #190
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Why you considering overseas when u can get admitted to local uni?
Do u plan on returning to Sg to work?
I have a few nurses as close friends - in SG hospitals do not discriminate where you grad and how you obtain your degree. Promotion prospects do not depend on your uni.

Is your family is well to do by all means understand the pros and cons and choose. Else ROI is kinda hard to justify the edu in uk

Not what u looking for but still may worth a quick glance
http://www.gken.org/Docs/Workforce/N...L%20102609.pdf

Not comparing UK to sg but you may get a idea to embark on your search to id the diff. It's comparing UK and USA
http://allnurses.com/advice-on-immig...ng-574731.html

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