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    Hey!
    I've applied for psychology too!
    I was going to apply to Nottingham but I swapped it for Reading at the last minute! Don't really know why... I just didn't fall in love with the city/uni I guess!
    I decided to accept an offer from Leeds though. The city looks great (from what I can gather on the internet anyway), the uni is amazing, the course offers the option of spending a year abroad or in placement, their societies are great!
    I think Leeds is way better than Nottingham! Hands down!
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    I went to Nottingham for a while, and it was a horrible time. The Uni wasn't for me, a lot of the people in my accomodation were fake, the lectures were quite condescending, it wasn't a nice place. No... I am not cussing the place out to make it look bad, I'm telling you how it is. Uni of Leeds however is a wonderful place. I went on an open day and I loved it, I only chose Nottingham because it's slightly higher ranked, wrong choice tbh, Leeds is more pleasant by far... a more important thing to consider in my opinion.
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    (Original post by RastaMannn)
    I went to Nottingham for a while, and it was a horrible time. The Uni wasn't for me, a lot of the people in my accomodation were fake, the lectures were quite condescending, it wasn't a nice place. No... I am not cussing the place out to make it look bad, I'm telling you how it is. Uni of Leeds however is a wonderful place. I went on an open day and I loved it, I only chose Nottingham because it's slightly higher ranked, wrong choice tbh, Leeds is more pleasant by far... a more important thing to consider in my opinion.
    LOL from my experience it was the other way round. Went to Leeds open day, got laughed at for attending a comprehensive..cocky lecturers, public school kids influx and a horrible industrial looking city.

    Where as Notts = friendly lecturers, no elitism because you can't just apply to a specific hall, an award winning green campus and as you said, it's higher ranked.
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    (Original post by ragex)
    Hi,

    i have offers from both these 2 for psychology and i'm so stuck on which 1 is right.

    Does anyone have any advice about either city?

    Thanks
    I live in Nottingham and almost went to the uni and actually go to Uni of Leeds so have insight to both cities.

    It really depends what you're priorities are, I find that a lot of things can be down to chance, eg what lecturers you get, people you get placed with in halls etc so that'll be separate to look into than the actual cities.

    For each city i'd say that if you want a good nightlife, then Leeds is 50x better than Nottingham in terms of clubs/ bars. But Leeds isn't great for non-alcoholic socialising like restaurants/ cinema/ other entertainment.

    Also, the city centre is hard to choose between, but if i had to pick i'd say that the layout in Nottingham is much better with Market square, and the two shopping centres either side which is nice.

    Leeds probably has nicer shops, but overall Nottingham just feels nicer to walk around. (Although Leeds have just opened a shopping centre i've not yet visited)

    All in all you're better off thinking about what is most important to you at each university/ city and then ask specific questions on that

    Hope I helped a bit
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    (Original post by Mikeyyy!)
    I live in Nottingham and almost went to the uni and actually go to Uni of Leeds so have insight to both cities.

    It really depends what you're priorities are, I find that a lot of things can be down to chance, eg what lecturers you get, people you get placed with in halls etc so that'll be separate to look into than the actual cities.

    For each city i'd say that if you want a good nightlife, then Leeds is 50x better than Nottingham in terms of clubs/ bars. But Leeds isn't great for non-alcoholic socialising like restaurants/ cinema/ other entertainment.

    Also, the city centre is hard to choose between, but if i had to pick i'd say that the layout in Nottingham is much better with Market square, and the two shopping centres either side which is nice.

    Leeds probably has nicer shops, but overall Nottingham just feels nicer to walk around. (Although Leeds have just opened a shopping centre i've not yet visited)

    All in all you're better off thinking about what is most important to you at each university/ city and then ask specific questions on that

    Hope I helped a bit

    Strange I always hear about how good Nottigham night life is.
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    I have no idea about Leeds...but I go to UoN studying psychology and I love it the campus is beautiful, I've made great friends, transport is amazing and the city is lovely

    There are some aspects of the course that I'm not fond of but that's true at most places tbh! On the grand scheme of things you are likely (not certain!) to like whichever place you chose.

    All the best with the decision! If you want any more info on first year psych at notts, just ask


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    (Original post by yodawg321)
    Strange I always hear about how good Nottigham night life is.
    Only my opinion, but from friends at home who all go to different unis (sheffield, manchester, leeds) all agree Nottingham isn't great. Obviously it could just depend on my friendship group or the fact I'm not actually a student studying in Nottingham but Leeds has a much better choice of nightclubs every day of the week.

    And don't listen to the people talking about crime. You get crime in all cities, living in Nottingham for 19 years i've not heard of crime anymore than you would in other big cities
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    (Original post by ragex)
    Hi,

    i have offers from both these 2 for psychology and i'm so stuck on which 1 is right.

    Does anyone have any advice about either city?

    Thanks
    I recall being told that Nottingham is great for psychology, Leeds is possibly considered better for Medicine. But both aren't bad

    Ask a the helpers at your college :yep:
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    (Original post by ohdearinsanityy)
    LOL from my experience it was the other way round. Went to Leeds open day, got laughed at for attending a comprehensive..cocky lecturers, public school kids influx and a horrible industrial looking city.

    Where as Notts = friendly lecturers, no elitism because you can't just apply to a specific hall, an award winning green campus and as you said, it's higher ranked.
    Really? I'm from a school that is like a comprehensive and they didn't take notice. Maybe because I have a Yorkshire accent, Notts might not like that. I remember a lecturer in the school of social sciences that spoke to me like I was a real mug, I only asked where a person was, might have been a tutor. Different peoples experiences differ I guess.
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    (Original post by RastaMannn)
    Really? I'm from a school that is like a comprehensive and they didn't take notice. Maybe because I have a Yorkshire accent, Notts might not like that. I remember a lecturer in the school of social sciences that spoke to me like I was a real mug, I only asked where a person was, might have been a tutor. Different peoples experiences differ I guess.
    Unfortunately I had a similar experience in Nottingham. The lecturers are unprofessional. I don’t care that they are good researchers; they are bad teachers (of course not all, but very many). Some of them even not bother to answer emails at all (or for several days). Of course there are some very good people among them, but they are in minority.
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    (Original post by Attention)
    Unfortunately I had a similar experience in Nottingham. The lecturers are unprofessional. I don’t care that they are good researchers; they are bad teachers (of course not all, but very many). Some of them even not bother to answer emails at all (or for several days). Of course there are some very good people among them, but they are in minority.
    Oh yes the late reply to emails was an issue for me too! Arghh their condescending attitude still angers me
 
 
 
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