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    Basically, I just got an offer from southampton (to do medicine) and an offer from sheffield as well and before making any decision, I would just like to know from people who are going/go/or have been to southampton, what is it that makes/made it your top choice? Any replies will be very appreciated
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    Course felt like the right balance for me with plenty of options; sports facilities which suited me..a large gym and pool; great standard accommodation which was near the university; nice green campus which wasn't too big; top notch library which I felt like I would manage to work in when I looked around; good nightlife and shopping; friendly people especially the department staff and current students; university bus service which makes travelling around much easier; close to home but not too close.
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    Very similar, I liked the campus, it wasnt huge and intimidating and felt really friendly with a nice atmosphere. Great setting and lots of tress and green areas made it quite calm and not to frantic. I found the library great, good accommodation and great transport links with the universities own service.
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    Ive put Southampton as my firm, and Sheffield as my insurance.

    I decided on Soton over Sheffield mainly due to the course, however I was also attracted by:

    - its close proximity to the coast
    - nice distance from London
    - seems to offer an active but grownup lifestyle (due to it being near the city, not a campus uni, good sports facilities, clubs)
    - kind of green
    - lively (sheffield seemed dull & geeky)

    To be honest it didnt really stand out for me, it was more of weighing up the positives and negatives, and soton came up top
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    Medicine at Southampton. I basically preferred the Medical Course at Southampton to Sheffield- there are similar but there are differences which are significant. I'll let you find them out, I'm not going to try to sway you either way.
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    Thanks for the help guys. I see what you mean joplin, the course does seem to be slightly better so if I like the place on the open day, then I think I will put it as my firm. See you southampton people down there
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    Ive put southampton as my firm even though im not sure that the course is right for me but i liked the campus. I also felt that there would be alot of opportunities for work experience and that the job prospects would be good ( port, proximity to france etc). Also got the impression that there was always money coming in to improve facilities which i didnt get from other unis. not sure whether this is a true impression or that they just put on a great open day
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    i like southampton becos i am 99.99% an erbivore and it has lots of green fields around it, macca. luvvly campus.
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    absolutely nothing.
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    (Original post by PQ)
    Random facts that make Southampton special (IMO):
    It has the highest concentration of traffic lights of any city in Europe
    Oh and what fun they are! You have to see it to beleive it.
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    There football team, maybe
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    That too, and now Theo Walcott. Woo.
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    Well im looking forward to coming to Soton ... I mean its one of the top 10 uni in UK right or am I exaggerating? ... Its got a large intl community n yeah .. I hope its the best ¬!
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    Well the Times put it at 17.. But yes top ten
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    haha ok Top 20 ..
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