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    So I'm applying for chemistry and I'm not sure what to choose as a firm offer out of Durham, Edinburgh or Bristol. I don't care about 'prestige' but more about having an enjoyable time at uni. Also, as I haven't gone to school in the UK I'm looking for somewhere where I can integrate and make some new friends.

    Essentially, which is the best experience in terms of course, city and social life.

    Any help is much appreciated!
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    Well from reputation, academically I would order those universities:
    1. Durham
    2. Edinburgh
    3. Bristol
    Although they are all good universities. In terms of night life however I would order them the exact opposite as above so Edinburgh would be a good balance of the two (plus its a really beautiful city).

    I would also really recommend Durham though, as it is also a beautiful city and is very close to Newcastle which has a brilliant nightlife. There is also something about Durham that makes everyone simply fall in love with it, best of luck with your choice
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    To be honest, academically there really isnt a huge distance between the three of them so you cant really make a "wrong" choice in that respect.

    Bristol is meant to have very good night life, Durham not so much and I have no idea about Edinburgh. Why not post in the individual uni forums and ask current students?
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    ok, thanks for the help. I think I'll take pheebs' advice and post in the uni forums
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    (Original post by SharpMars)
    ok, thanks for the help. I think I'll take pheebs' advice and post in the uni forums
    Be aware that each university will generally be biased to their own one. If you post in the Bristol sub forum you're hardly going to get people telling you to go to Durham, they will all tell you how great Bristol is... also, there won't really be anyone who can give you a balanced opinion of student life in all 3 cities as no one will have experienced it. You can ask for ideas/opinions of what each city is like then make your own opinion from this, but asking people which is "best" doesn't really work as they will only have experience of one of the places, or two if they have transferred universities as even coming from one city and going to another for uni will give you a different experience to the student experience.
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    (Original post by oxymoronic)
    Be aware that each university will generally be biased to their own one. If you post in the Bristol sub forum you're hardly going to get people telling you to go to Durham, they will all tell you how great Bristol is... also, there won't really be anyone who can give you a balanced opinion of student life in all 3 cities as no one will have experienced it. You can ask for ideas/opinions of what each city is like then make your own opinion from this, but asking people which is "best" doesn't really work as they will only have experience of one of the places, or two if they have transferred universities as even coming from one city and going to another for uni will give you a different experience to the student experience.
    I didnt mean ask in the individual forums which one was best, I meant to ask what the nightlife was like, as only students who attend each university will really know. I didnt even mean "how is x nightlife in comparison to y" just to get a general idea, as thats what OP was asking
 
 
 
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