Hello there, sorry to start another UCL vs. imperial medicine thread but I am completely at frustrated by this choice and previous threads dont have that much info-they devolve into pointless arguments. I have offers from both with similar conditions and have visited both on my interviews and really like both and am sure I would love it at either (after all they are more similar than different) but have no idea which one I'd rather go to. If anyone could help me with some of my qualms which are probably misplaced and stereotyped (in which case I apologise) or give me any new insights I would be greatly appreciative. Imperial Pros -Great reputation for medicine and highly respected everywhere if I want to get out of medicine. -Better accommodation (although more expensive) -I know a few people there already so having friends to start with is nice -Science only uni so less competition for artsy clubs (I want to join musical theatre or light opera) Imperial Cons -Male Female ratio. Let me clarify, I understand it is even for medicine but I having heard that ICL medicine is rather detached I want to integrate with the rest of the uni as well. I also realise I will be in London where there are plenty of the opposite sex but the people I will be spending most of my time with are my fellow students. This is more to do with me wanting a diverse student population. -More geeky in that there are only science students and less diverse students unlike UCL (apologies if this is completely out of place, these are passing comments from friends…) -Less campus like than UCL. It seemed like just blocks of science buildings rather than a integral university -The fact that Charing cross hospital (the main teaching one) is far away from S Kensington makes it feel even more detached. UCL Pros -Great campus feel in the heart of London -A diverse student population in terms of gender and subjects studied. -UCH (main teaching hospital) is extremely close by (I think this is correct…) -Cheaper accommodation with catered options (although the food might be bad, I don’t know.) UCL Cons -Although has a similar reputation as a Med school, imperial worldwide reputation is more of a household name (my foreign have all heard of imperial but not UCL) and I fear if I want to get out of medicine in the future due to unforeseen reasons, a imperial degree will be more valuable also on a global scale if I wish to practice in another country. -More completion for artsy clubs (icsm has its own clubs for medics) -Older facilities Sorry for the essay but I am really stuck and would appreciate any help. p.s. for any current imperial/UCL medics can you tell me about how academic assessments are made. i.e. I hear UCL has modular and synoptic exams. Also imperial doesn’t give second chances for retakes.