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'close knit' unis (opinions)

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    Is the university experience likely to differ in a close knit uni where everything is on campus or very close (such as swansea) as opposed to a university where everything is spread out (manchester)?

    I would imagine the social side may be better, I'm in a rush so tell me of close knit uni experiences.

    manchester is a close knit uni

    Of course the experience will be very different. Only you know what suits you best.

    UCL is not close knit at all, its hard to imagine London unis being so to be honest
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    (Original post by junglegirl)
    manchester is a close knit uni
    manchester campus is spread out over (literally) miles. lmao

    (Original post by Barry Chuckle)
    manchester campus is spread out over (literally) miles. lmao
    i know, i felt like saying manchester for the fun of it, ive never even been lol

    I think you'd definitely describe Aston as close knit. There's only around 7000 students here and everything is on one small campus which takes you about 5 minutes to walk from one side to the other!

    I think you'd have different experiences at a 'close knit' uni to a bigger one. Like at Aston more often than not whilst walking across campus you'll meet at least 1/2 people that you know and you'll see the same people around even if you don't know them. I think it's nice because you don't feel like you're just another face in a huge sea of students. At a bigger, more spread out uni I think you'd have the opportunity to meet far more people but you'd probably see less of them just wandering around uni, if you see what I mean.


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