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    (Original post by 0xygen)
    Paid £39, its cheaper when you book 1 month in advance + when you select the exact times. I'm going to the CompSci applicant day, so that's on the 15th of Feb.

    I'm going to be staying there till like 5:50pm.. Won't be able to visit the actual city center as it would take me too long to get there
    What time does the open day event actually finish? You ought to try to find time to see the city centre, it's only 5-10 minutes of walking from the railway station.
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    (Original post by Sammydemon)
    What time does the open day event actually finish? You ought to try to find time to see the city centre, it's only 5-10 minutes of walking from the railway station.
    It finishes around 4:30, but we will be at the accommodation area, so will probably get to the station at around 5:10pm... Then wait 40 mins for my train lol
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    (Original post by 0xygen)
    It finishes around 4:30, but we will be at the accommodation area, so will probably get to the station at around 5:10pm... Then wait 40 mins for my train lol
    It's a shame you couldn't get a later train, do you arrive much before the start? You could still see the city centre in 40 mins... It's a city of 300,000 people
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    (Original post by Sammydemon)
    It's a shame you couldn't get a later train, do you arrive much before the start? You could still see the city centre in 40 mins... It's a city of 300,000 people
    Is there anything to really see? I live in a busy city so I guess I've seen everything there is to see

    Where are the places in the city that people actually visit? I'll Google map them
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    (Original post by 0xygen)
    Is there anything to really see? I live in a busy city so I guess I've seen everything there is to see

    Where are the places in the city that people actually visit? I'll Google map them
    Well, they aren't all the same and Leicester is far from a pretty city. There are some interesting things to see but it would mostly be to just get a feel for the place.
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    (Original post by Sammydemon)
    Well, they aren't all the same and Leicester is far from a pretty city. There are some interesting things to see but it would mostly be to just get a feel for the place.
    Is it bad? I mean do students even bother travelling 40 minutes to go to the city centre?
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    (Original post by 0xygen)
    Is it bad? I mean do students even bother travelling 40 minutes to go to the city centre?
    It's not really "bad" in my opinion, however that's irrelevant, you should see it for yourself. Students are always going to the city centre for nights out, shopping and entertainment. You can get a bus there or cycle even from Oadby in less than 40 mins. I'm not sure where you got 40 minutes from.

    Do you think students just stay in their rooms all the time?
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    (Original post by Sammydemon)
    It's not really "bad" in my opinion, however that's irrelevant, you should see it for yourself. Students are always going to the city centre for nights out, shopping and entertainment. You can get a bus there or cycle even from Oadby in less than 40 mins. I'm not sure where you got 40 minutes from.

    Do you think students just stay in their rooms all the time?
    Oh thought you meant that it takes 40 mins to get to the city centre when you said "It takes about 40 mins to see the city centre". Also, I thought that students usually go to the O2 centre that's on campus. Didn't know that they go to actually city.
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    (Original post by 0xygen)
    Oh thought you meant that it takes 40 mins to get to the city centre when you said "It takes about 40 mins to see the city centre". Also, I thought that students usually go to the O2 centre that's on campus. Didn't know that they go to actually city.
    I think I have been to the O2/union (I was there before it became O2) twice in 5 years. There are loads of pubs/bars/nighclubs in town. I suppose the union is good for hanging with students only but it's just a noisy nighclub most nights unless there's a good band on.

    Also, it takes about 15 mins to get to the city centre from the uni and around 5 from the station.
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    (Original post by 0xygen)
    Oh thought you meant that it takes 40 mins to get to the city centre when you said "It takes about 40 mins to see the city centre". Also, I thought that students usually go to the O2 centre that's on campus. Didn't know that they go to actually city.
    There are quite a few good nights out in the city.

    Mondays-Club republic. Tuesdays-Mosh. Thursdays-XY. Only cheap taxi fare to get to them aswell when you are going in a group.

    The main nights out probably are at the O2 though with red leicester on wednesdays and shabang on friday. Usually a free bus from oadby student village till a certain time.

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    There are quite a few good nights out in the city.

    Mondays-Club republic. Tuesdays-Mosh. Thursdays-XY. Only cheap taxi fare to get to them aswell when you are going in a group.

    The main nights out probably are at the O2 though with red leicester on wednesdays and shabang on friday. Usually a free bus from oadby student village till a certain time.

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    I typically don't bother with night clubs though Mosh is palatable as is XY. Republic is average to poor. Poor music and most nights are like a German cuisine convention. There are more nice bars and pubs though, even right in the centre.
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    (Original post by Sammydemon)
    I typically don't bother with night clubs though Mosh is palatable as is XY. Republic is average to poor. Poor music and most nights are like a German cuisine convention. There are more nice bars and pubs though, even right in the centre.
    Tbh I only go to Mosh haha, mainly at the O2 for the nights out. Haven't tried XY yet!

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    Tbh I only go to Mosh haha, mainly at the O2 for the nights out. Haven't tried XY yet!

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    You're not missing a whole lot. I have been once only.
    I rarely go to the night clubs though, I think I have been to Mosh 5 times in 5 years!
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    (Original post by Sammydemon)
    You're not missing a whole lot. I have been once only.
    I rarely go to the night clubs though, I think I have been to Mosh 5 times in 5 years!
    Do you prefer social life over academia?

    for example:

    If you knew that Newcastle had better graduate prospects and teaching than Leicester but knew that you hate the area and barely anything social goes on. Would you go to Newcastle or Leicester if Leicester had better social aspects but Newcastle had better academic aspects ?
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    (Original post by Hart1995)
    There are quite a few good nights out in the city.

    Mondays-Club republic. Tuesdays-Mosh. Thursdays-XY. Only cheap taxi fare to get to them aswell when you are going in a group.

    The main nights out probably are at the O2 though with red leicester on wednesdays and shabang on friday. Usually a free bus from oadby student village till a certain time.

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    Read the question I asked Sammydemon. Reply to that with your opinion too
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    (Original post by 0xygen)
    Do you prefer social life over academia?

    for example:

    If you knew that Newcastle had better graduate prospects and teaching than Leicester but knew that you hate the area and barely anything social goes on. Would you go to Newcastle or Leicester if Leicester had better social aspects but Newcastle had better academic aspects ?
    When I was applying it didn't matter to me but I'd probably care more now. DO NOT, however, base your decision on socialising. So long as there are girls around it wouldn't bother me much!
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    (Original post by Sammydemon)
    When I was applying it didn't matter to me but I'd probably care more now. DO NOT, however, base your decision on socialising. So long as there are girls around it wouldn't bother me much!
    Hmm so if you had the same knowledge you have now you would have accepted the university with better academics? What if you know that if you went to the university that had better academics there will be NO social life, there may be girls but it wouldn't be anything like the other sociable uni
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    (Original post by 0xygen)
    Hmm so if you had the same knowledge you have now you would have accepted the university with better academics? What if you know that if you went to the university that had better academics there will be NO social life, there may be girls but it wouldn't be anything like the other sociable uni
    Err, Leicester was the best university I could get in to so it wasn't really an option for me. Socialising is often what you make of it anyway and isn't really worth worrying about. Girls is also a moot point because they are everywhere.
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    (Original post by Sammydemon)
    Err, Leicester was the best university I could get in to so it wasn't really an option for me. Socialising is often what you make of it anyway and isn't really worth worrying about. Girls is also a moot point because they are everywhere.
    Hmm the reason I ask is because I have 2 main options ( Queen Mary ) and ( Leicester ).

    Now I know that if I go to Queen Mary I will have 0 social life as I will be living at home, we'll not 0 but rubbish (as now).. But QM is better at teaching and academics, they are also really focusing on that at the moment.. Their graduate prospects are also better than Leicesters for my course.

    But, Leicester will offer me a better social life, a sense of independence, but their course outline isn't as good as QM's nor are the employment rates etc..

    I dunno which one I should prioritise (Social Life) or (Education)
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    (Original post by 0xygen)
    Hmm the reason I ask is because I have 2 main options ( Queen Mary ) and ( Leicester ).

    Now I know that if I go to Queen Mary I will have 0 social life as I will be living at home
    I would choose Leicester in a heartbeat from those two!
 
 
 
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