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    Hi everyone, I'm looking for some advise and pros and cons of Keele, Lincoln and Birmingham university. I'm really torn between these 3, and was just wondering what everyone enjoyed or disliked about them. Thanks.

    (Original post by suttonkayleigh98)
    Hi everyone, I'm looking for some advise and pros and cons of Keele, Lincoln and Birmingham university. I'm really torn between these 3, and was just wondering what everyone enjoyed or disliked about them. Thanks.

    I'm in my first year at Keele University at the moment, so I can tell you a bit about the good points and bad points of the uni (just my opinion of course).

    The good points:

    - It's not in the middle of a city (obviously some people won't like this aspect, but I personally love the fact that it's a bit out of the way, there's hardly any traffic noise, no busy roads to cross, everything is close together etc)
    - Wherever you live on campus, or at Hawthorns, you can get to the centre of campus where the Student's Union, shops, bank, restaurants, and of course your lectures are, easily, as it's only a short/fairly short walk depending on where you live
    - There's a huge range of societies on offer at Keele, from sports to falconry! My personal favourite is KRAP, where rock and metal music fans can socialise while listening to great music!
    - It's not too far from home - Keel's relatively central location in the UK means that it's accessible fairly easily from most places, and for me it's only a 2-2.5 hour drive from home, which is a good distance in my opinion
    - The majority of staff and students are really friendly
    - Keele is very welcoming and supportive of students from all backgrounds, including international students and students with disabilities
    - There are regular buses into Newcastle under Lyme and other nearby shopping areas, plus a Safety Bus which (I think) leaves from the Student's Union and takes students back to their accommodation, so they haven't got to try and walk back while drunk/otherwise vulnerable at night
    - Squirrels!!

    The bad points:

    - The Select and Save supermarket on campus is very expensive, despite its name
    - A lot (but not all) of the accommodation is quite old and run down, and have issues like power cuts, mould growth and water shortages, however new accommodation is being built and some of the existing accommodation is being refurbished to combat this, and the maintenance team do respond promptly to repair requests

    I hope that helps! I shall add more points later if I think of any
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