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I have conditional offers for the following universities:
University of Nottingham
University of Manchester
University of Salford
Manchester Metropolitan University
Leeds Metropolitan University
My first choice is the University of Nottingham
im not a party freak, i just want to go to University to study, meet new people, socialise and study abroad.
Please help me if you can guys
is the University of Nottingham for me?or is it better to study somewhere else?
P.S this is my first post, i think iiv got a tad bit carried away
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University of Nottingham or Manchester are more established in general and I expect for sociology as well.
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University of Nottingham or Manchester are more established in general and I expect for sociology as well.
Thank you for your reply, are you studying at university?, i have many more questions, i want to live in halls but how do i get flat peers who put studying first as oppose to partying first…. the accomodation bookings are not open as yet but I'm just confused as i don't want to live with flat mates who i can't get along with, as a friend of mine has already experienced.
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Moved to Applications and UCAS
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(Original post by shaahid31)
Thank you for your reply, are you studying at university?, i have many more questions, i want to live in halls but how do i get flat peers who put studying first as oppose to partying first…. the accomodation bookings are not open as yet but I'm just confused as i don't want to live with flat mates who i can't get along with, as a friend of mine has already experienced.
In general, the proportion of people wanting/not wanting to party is about the same at any university as it was at school - few people choose a university on that basis, so you should find yourself amongst a good mix of people from whom you can form a group of like-minded friends.

Funnily enough, if you want to increase the odds of finding yourself with studious types, then you might be best opting for a shared room in hall. The procedure for applying for accommodation will usually try quite hard to match up personalities who are going to be living that closely together, whereas if you opt for a single room/single ensuite, then you can retreat to your own personal space - this is often a more expensive option.

I'm not a Facebook user, but you could join/set up a group for freshers on your course at the end of August once you know which course you will be going to? Party types tend to reveal themselves quite clearly through Facebook!
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okay i think iv got you , but the idea of sharing a room with randoms does not appeal to me at all.
when you say shared halls, do you mean sharing a room with other students or sharing just the lounge?
I'm just wondering because i was thinking of living in self catered own suite halls, where by students share the lounge and kitchen, but have their own toilet and shower facilities.
thank you for your response, i really do appreciate it
Plus I'm still confused about which University i should attend for Sociology, I really want to study abroad that is the reason why the University of Nottingham appeals to me, but Manchester also offer the study abroad programme.
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Which Uni lets you compare the courses "at a glance", but do use this info with caution:

http://university.which.co.uk/compare/57087,46823
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(Original post by shaahid31)
I have conditional offers for the following universities:
University of Nottingham
University of Manchester
University of Salford
Manchester Metropolitan University
Leeds Metropolitan University
My first choice is the University of Nottingham
im not a party freak, i just want to go to University to study, meet new people, socialise and study abroad.
Please help me if you can guys
is the University of Nottingham for me?or is it better to study somewhere else?
P.S this is my first post, i think iiv got a tad bit carried away
The Times rankings

http://www.thecompleteuniversityguid...gs?s=Sociology

- methodology here (remember that the student feedback is just opinions, and the research info may be of limited relevance to your degree experience)

http://www.thecompleteuniversityguid...s/methodology/

- suggests

Nottingham and Manchester rank 15-20
and Salford, Manchester Met and Leeds Met approx 55, 60, and 65 respectively
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(Original post by shaahid31)
I have conditional offers for the following universities:
University of Nottingham
University of Manchester
University of Salford
Manchester Metropolitan University
Leeds Metropolitan University
My first choice is the University of Nottingham
im not a party freak, i just want to go to University to study, meet new people, socialise and study abroad.
Please help me if you can guys
is the University of Nottingham for me?or is it better to study somewhere else?
P.S this is my first post, i think iiv got a tad bit carried away
Pick either Manchester or Nottingham but visit them first and decide which you like. If you have or if you can't, then go by modules, teaching as these are the important things, because both unis offer a good study abroad programme and have good night lifes.


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Which Uni lets you compare the courses "at a glance", but do use this info with caution:

http://university.which.co.uk/compare/57087,46823
Thank you for the link, much appreciated
I think i will most likely choose the University of Nottingham.
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Pick either Manchester or Nottingham but visit them first and decide which you like. If you have or if you can't, then go by modules, teaching as these are the important things, because both unis offer a good study abroad programme and have good night lifes.


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Thank you for the response, much appreciated
i think i am going to choose one of the two, most likely Nottingham.
Im just worried about accomodation and living with randoms, but I'm sure i will be okay
once again thanks for the response, i really do appreciate it x
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okay i think iv got you , but the idea of sharing a room with randoms does not appeal to me at all.
when you say shared halls, do you mean sharing a room with other students or sharing just the lounge?
I'm just wondering because i was thinking of living in self catered own suite halls, where by students share the lounge and kitchen, but have their own toilet and shower facilities.
thank you for your response, i really do appreciate it
Plus I'm still confused about which University i should attend for Sociology, I really want to study abroad that is the reason why the University of Nottingham appeals to me, but Manchester also offer the study abroad programme.
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If there are particular halls you were thinking of applying to then I would recommend looking up the reputation of those halls. Although there's no guarantee as to what your flatmates will be like, halls will have reputations for being 'party halls', 'quiet' etc. Each year people will look up these reputations to pick one that matches what they want, leading to a self-fulfilling prophecy.

You may also find setting up a Facebook group (or searching to see if one already exists) for people going to your uni who aren't into partying helps you to meet like-minded people. I know there's a "pubs not clubs" group for my uni with quite a few members who don't like clubbing and I know people who have made friends through it.
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Hi there
Thank you for the response, much appreciated
i think i am going to choose one of the two, most likely Nottingham.
Im just worried about accomodation and living with randoms, but I'm sure i will be okay
once again thanks for the response, i really do appreciate it x
You can have a single room, but you will be living in a flat with people you don't know, but that's okay, they're all in the same situation.


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If there are particular halls you were thinking of applying to then I would recommend looking up the reputation of those halls. Although there's no guarantee as to what your flatmates will be like, halls will have reputations for being 'party halls', 'quiet' etc. Each year people will look up these reputations to pick one that matches what they want, leading to a self-fulfilling prophecy.

You may also find setting up a Facebook group (or searching to see if one already exists) for people going to your uni who aren't into partying helps you to meet like-minded people. I know there's a "pubs not clubs" group for my uni with quite a few members who don't like clubbing and I know people who have made friends through it.
Yeah i get you, however i do not use Facebook, but I'm just going to go for the halls that best suite me in terms of facilities,
Thanks for your response, much appreciated .
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i am having the exact same dilemma as you!

ive applied for sociology at warwick, birmingham, nottingham, leicester and manchester, hoping to firm warwick, but now im a bit apprehensive about whether it will be right for me.
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Incidentally if you choose Nottingham (I applied and thought of going) I believe you are not able to choose your hall anymore, you are allocated one by the university. This is also what happened to my friend who went there, so that's something to bear in mind.

Don't be put off by it though, there are many studious types at Nottingham, if the people I know there are anything to go by.
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i am having the exact same dilemma as you!

ive applied for sociology at warwick, birmingham, nottingham, leicester and manchester, hoping to firm warwick, but now im a bit apprehensive about whether it will be right for me.
Hi there, just wondering what you went ahead with as your firm?? I have officially put Nottingham as my firmmm
By the way did u attend any ucas visit days for any of your chosen Universities??


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Hi there, just wondering what you went ahead with as your firm?? I have officially put Nottingham as my firmmm
By the way did u attend any ucas visit days for any of your chosen Universities??


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Congratulations

Post offer visit days are really good if you've not visited before, or if you just want another look around, but they're not compulsory by any means.
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hey, so I firmed warwick, and went to a warwick visit day too
good luck with nottingham!!
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Thank you guys!
Good luck to you also, if you have exams around the corner!!


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