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    Warwick definately for the Campus experience!
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    I'd say Nottingham or Birmingham: they even have their own train station there!
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    (Original post by raisin.)
    Oh, also, I should probably mention I'm at Sussex.

    The surrounding area is lovely and green, and it really is lovely in the summer - but I'd go as far as to say it's the campus university for people who don't really like campuses. The facilities themselves aren't great because Brighton's only down the road and most people much prefer to go there to eat/drink/shop etc. So if you're looking for a really comprehensive campus in which you can choose to remain in a little university bubble (nothing wrong with that - just doesn't appeal to me personally!) then here probably wouldn't be ideal. I'd visit places and get a feel for them though - I'm not big on campus universities but I compromised to come here. Equally, I couldn't stand UEA!
    Why couldn't you stand UEA? I'm a bit curious as I might be going there next year and I haven't got a chance to actually visit the place first.
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    Thanks for the replies guys..
    Does anyone know anything about Aston or Surrey or Kent
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    (Original post by Boudi140)
    Why couldn't you stand UEA? I'm a bit curious as I might be going there next year and I haven't got a chance to actually visit the place first.
    I just found it very.. Depressing. I went there for my sixth form's residential induction trip, so I got to stay a few days. Some of the newer accommodation was quite nice and they do have a fair amount of facilities, but the campus itself is probably the worst example of a 'concrete jungle' I've ever witnessed. Some parts of it are newer and more modern, but other parts looked like they belonged to a high security prison. Also, I found it quite remote because the surrounding area (Norwich) isn't that great. People say it's fine if you're more of a pub person than a club person - which would seemingly appeal to me - but I just really didn't like it. In my opinion, there was nothing 'special' or attractive about it - it was just dull.

    Some people love it though, so it's probably best to take my opinion with a pinch of salt and visit it for yourself.
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    I think Warwick is a love it or hate it place. My friend visited and said it's the most horrible campus she's seen. It's all concrete buildings, I think she said, and she just felt that she'd be miserable living there for three years.
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    (Original post by Delight :))
    Thanks for the replies guys..
    Does anyone know anything about Aston or Surrey or Kent
    I hated Aston when we went with sixth form. It's horrible. But lots of people like it.
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    i liked swansea's campus. right by the beach
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    Loughborough!

    Needs to be big because the town isn't great. But close to Birmingham, Leicester and Nottingham so tis all good. But yeah, the campus is awesome.
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    (Original post by d123)
    I hated Aston when we went with sixth form. It's horrible. But lots of people like it.
    Ohh ok..
    Does it look modern
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    birmingham or UEA... not that I'm at all biased :P
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    Bath is really nice, Royal Holloway is too just for Founders Building
    Nottingham has a nice campus I just wouldnt want to go there.
    Exeter is also very nice and a nice town too.
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    Notts or Sussex.
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    Keele - physically one of the biggest campus' - over 600 acres. But not a massive amount of students.
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    lancaster xD
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    UCLA? :dontknow:
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    Rhul is very campusy, can't get to class without seeing someone you know! only thing is it an get a little insular...
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    (Original post by Delight :))
    Ohh ok..
    Does it look modern
    Yeah, from what I remember, it's fairly modern. Lots of tall big buildings. It's walking distance from the shops in Birmingham, so feels very busy and crowded.
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    (Original post by d123)
    Yeah, from what I remember, it's fairly modern. Lots of tall big buildings. It's walking distance from the shops in Birmingham, so feels very busy and crowded.
    Ohh ok.. thanks for the reply
    What type of people, if you know?
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    (Original post by Delight :))
    Ohh ok.. thanks for the reply
    What type of people, if you know?
    Do you mean what type of people like it?

    Of the people I know who have applied, they are quite varied - most of them are going for businessy type subjects. IA lot of them are the people who aren't allowed to apply to unis far away though. It is a good uni for that sort of thing, I just found it kind of soulless - but then, I'm a sucker for old buildings. If you aren't bothered by architecture and want to be somewhere that's busy and has a lot going on, then Aston is a good choice.
 
 
 
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