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Hi,
basically, in need of help on advice where to go in terms of univeristy for sports science. I'm in the process of leaving uni after a few months as hate the place. I'm going to take a few months off and go somewhere as a first year in September. I'm so scared about making the same mistake again, so if anyone would help me i would greatly appreciate it!

im looking at either Oxford brookes or brighton. So:

Oxford brookes questions
1) what is Oxford like? Are the buildings like ones in bath?
2) what's the nightlife like in Oxford
3) is there much to do in the day/weekends in oxford
4) is Oxford 'chavvy'
5) what is Oxford brookes like as a sporting uni


Brighton uni:
1) the campus for sport is in Eastbourne, so what is eastbourne like?
2) is eastbourne really queit
3) what is the nightlife like in Eastbourne
4) what is the sport like at brighton uni
5) is it inconvenient getting into brighton town centre from Eastbourne, and do you feel really out of it and excluded?

if anyone from either place could help me!

Thank you
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Hey, sorry to see you haven't had any replies to your thread yet. Are you sure you’ve posted in the right place? Posting in the specific university or course forum should help get more responses.

If you haven’t already found it, then university connect is a really useful way for finding people at your course/university! You can also find a list of applicant threads and courses here. It's worth checking out if you have questions.

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I've grown up in Oxford most of my life so I can give a bit of insight.


1- Oxford is a beautiful, though small city. Most of the magnificent buildings you see on post cards are part of Oxford University. Cowley road is a vibrant melting pot of ethnicities, locals and students. I gota say that if you're looking for a metropolitan city with tons of cultural/music/art events like London, Bristol, Brighton, Leeds, Manchester etc then Oxford may feel a little lacking.


2- Nightlife depends on what you like really. There are several commercial clubs like Bridge, Camera, Wahoo that play top 40 stuff. The Cellar hold regular nights if you're more into underground bass music/ dubstep/ garage/ house/ soul/ disco. Freerange and Extracurricular are the saving grace for quality raves (not the mainstream fluff). There is also The O2 and Bully, both decent venues for Live acts and DJs (they often bring in well known artists). If you like underground style clubs then there is something decent on at least once a week, and plenty of commercial clubs to go to for cheap(ish) drinks and socialising.


3- Well like I said, Oxford is not a big, happening city like London or Bristol where there's 5 things to do at any given moment (though I should point out that the Oxford Tube is a bus service that runs to and from London 24hrs for £15 open return). But it's a great environment- lovely green areas/ parks, punting in the summer. There are tons of students in Oxford so lots of people to make friends with and hang out.


4- I don't think Oxford is Chavvy, from my experience it's a pretty middle and upper class city on the most-part. Some outer areas like Barton and Blackbird-leys are chavvy but I don't see why you'd be going those ends anyway.


5- I don't study at Brookes, so I can't tell you. It looks like a good Uni compared to one's I've visited in Coventry and Farnham. The students I've met and made friends with are nice people. I guess the only insight I have to your question is that the Headington Campus is at the top of a hill so I see student jogging up and down a lot hahaha


I've got to say that i would rather study in Brighton because it seems to be the more vibrant city (I have lived in Oxford for the past 16 years so am bored of it tbh). Though Eastbourne does not seem to be a convenient location so it may suck to study an hour away from the centre.


The only way for you to be sure is if you visit both places.


Hope this has helped.
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Thank you for such a detailed reply! Definitely is helping my decision!!
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So don't know if you've made your choice yet.

Brighton Uni,
i can't speak from experience but i have a few friends there.
Yes it is a nightmare to get to eastborne from brighton particularly on nights out. they are really not as close as you think.
and yes eastborne is pretty horrible, no real nightlife.
Brighton itself is amazing and a really individual city.
however again the sports isn't huge. as there is nowhere directly in brighton to play anything.
im heading to brookes next year and have never heard of it being chavvy, if anything brighton is probably worse, particularly on a night out.

but youll have fun where ever you deicide.

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(Original post by Inspired100)
Hi,
basically, in need of help on advice where to go in terms of univeristy for sports science. I'm in the process of leaving uni after a few months as hate the place. I'm going to take a few months off and go somewhere as a first year in September. I'm so scared about making the same mistake again, so if anyone would help me i would greatly appreciate it!

im looking at either Oxford brookes or brighton. So:

Oxford brookes questions
1) what is Oxford like? Are the buildings like ones in bath?
2) what's the nightlife like in Oxford
3) is there much to do in the day/weekends in oxford
4) is Oxford 'chavvy'
5) what is Oxford brookes like as a sporting uni


Brighton uni:
1) the campus for sport is in Eastbourne, so what is eastbourne like?
2) is eastbourne really queit
3) what is the nightlife like in Eastbourne
4) what is the sport like at brighton uni
5) is it inconvenient getting into brighton town centre from Eastbourne, and do you feel really out of it and excluded?

if anyone from either place could help me!

Thank you

Idk a lot about Oxford, although I've heard it's beautiful and definitely not chavy!

I live around Brighton/Eastbourne so I can tell you about that

Tbh, Eastbourne is an old people's town. People from round here call it 'God's waiting room'. It's where Angus Thongs and Perfect snogging is set.

Eastbourne is, therefore, naturally quiet. It has a reasonable arcade of shops, a beach and not a lot else other than a big public school and old persons homes.

Brighton on the other hand is absolutely awesome! Always something going on for everyone!

Tbh Brighton is a bit of a way from Eastbourne. You'd have to get a train and I imagine it'd be at least half an hour, maybe more. SO yeah you may well feel out of it.

Tbh, I'd choose OB. It has a better rep in general and the place is probably nicer
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