March 24, 2011
I finally got through my ever enlarging stack of Uni prospectuses. The shortlist (in order) is Glasgow, Leeds, Exeter, Reading. My main criteria is BIG CITY. St Andrews is in a town of 18,000, and although the Uni looks lovely, there is no way I am spending another four years in a small town. I want to go on endless city walks, discover quaint bookshops, go on lovely cycle rides, sit in half-empty cafés, sit is completely full cafés, go to tiny artsy cinemas, go to theatres, etc etc. Thus, the campus must be NEAR TOWN. Oh, and they must do Philosophy and Classics. Obviously.