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31 May 2010 @ 06:27 pm
Fulbright: Choosing my university  
For the United Kingdom, 35 full Fulbright grants are awarded each year. There are 14 grants that are able to be applied to any university in the UK, but these are the most competitive because of their open nature. The other 21 awards are for specific universities or types of research; this is the type of award I'll be applying for this fall, in the hopes that I'll have a better chance at actually being chosen by the committees.

Some of the universities I'm considering that have a relevant program (generally in Television Studies) are:

- University of Bristol
- Cardiff University (was hoping to find something because Cardiff would be an excellent location, but it seems like I have no such luck)
- University of Warwick
- University of York

This is one of the more difficult parts of the application for me right now. I have to choose a university and find professors willing to support my project. I can only apply to one university for the Fulbright award, and if I don't get in... Well, then my application for the Fulbright is just scrap paper.

It's a bit nerve-wracking.

Does anyone have any experience with these universities or their cities? I'll have to do a few weekend commutes to London and Cardiff for fieldwork, and would prefer to have affordable living expenses, so those are major factors for the decision as well.
From the land between Wake and Dream.: Fly Away - iconomiconsea_thoughts on October 15th, 2010 08:15 pm (UTC)
I can't see which date you posted this but I'll give you my opinion: Bristol is a great city, lots of concerts, gigs, great fashion. My sister went to uni there and she's still there, she loves the city so much.

York is smaller but a beautiful city, with a big student population, lots of history.

I don't have any experience with Warwick.