Lancaster, Sheffield or Royal Holloway ?

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HayForce
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Hi !

I can't decide on my first and second choice university. It's for economics and politics.

Opinions, experience, anything, please!
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Hi !

I can't decide on my first and second choice university. It's for economics and politics.

Opinions, experience, anything, please!
Sheffield. Nice, safe city. Good reputation. Good nightlife. Lancaster and RH are both quite isolated (or at least that's the impression I get). Have you visited them all to look around?
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Cant speak for the other two but Lancsater isnt that isolated, only a 10 min bus from town and the station to manchester/preston etc.

Its all on what you want out of uni I think
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Ok, thanks for your help. I think I’ll go to Sheffield or Lancaster, but I’ ll refuse Royal Holloway’s offer. Exept if the votes change or if you have any other opinion!
Thanks a lot.
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Thanks for your message. The thing is that I am an international student, and I won’t have the opportunity to go to the UK before I start the course. I know these University’s academic standard, and their rankings in economics and politics. But I was questionning myself about their reputation and their environment. I know Royal Holloway has a gorgeous central building (“Founder’s hall” I think), and that Lancaster is quite nice too. But I don’t know anything about Sheffield, even if the votes clearly show I should choose it. Anyway thanks for your help.
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Hi !
Thanks for your message. The thing is that I am an international student, and I won’t have the opportunity to go to the UK before I start the course. I know these University’s academic standard, and their rankings in economics and politics. But I was questionning myself about their reputation and their environment. I know Royal Holloway has a gorgeous central building (“Founder’s hall” I think), and that Lancaster is quite nice too. But I don’t know anything about Sheffield, even if the votes clearly show I should choose it. Anyway thanks for your help.
try searching for sheffield to find posts about it, might help.

sheffields nice, its a big city but doesnt feel like it - i can't explain it. its very green for the 4th biggest city in england, with a park area & halls being in lush suburbs. even though its not a traditional campus uni, the central campus, scattered departments, halls, shops, student houses, sports facilities etc kind of take over the area of west sheffield it is in so its ok. halls are near enough to be easy but far enough to give you at least one bit of exercise a day if you dont take the bus (30mins or less walk). being a large city also means has all the facilities to go with it. meadowhall should be worth a visit lol.

despite all that, i think it may be abit of a shock for me when i get there. i have never lived in a city (or town for that matter), or up north, am used to it being dry&warm in comparison to the rest of england, & used to flatness not hills.
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my brother is going to do gov and politics at sheffield next year- he obv really liked it and said he thought the course looked really good there.

lou xxx
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