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    Which one is better?
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    Theyre both excellent. Sheffield is a well-established "older" university with good employment rates and good teaching/research ratings as well well as being very popular with its students. Bath is equally a very good uni, I think its quite business orientated isnt it? Not too sure about it to be honest but my general impression is that its very good. If youre going by dubious league tables, neither is often outside the top 20, every now and then they pop into the top 10 - both were in the top ten in last years times (or sunday times) table i believe, or was it the years before? and sheffield was their university of the year a year or two ago (times and sunday times being the most valuable rankings IMHO, the guardian seeming to me to be seriously dodgy).

    http://www.shef.ac.uk/about/compare.html
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    Sheffield is a good University, but naturally I'd rank Bath as better!

    Especially if you are coming to do a Science.
    I hear that Sheffield is very good for architecture (a few of my mates put it as their insurance).
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    ..well I don't know much about Bath- but Sheffield was rated number one by Virgin for its social life.
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    (Original post by Elle)
    ..well I don't know much about Bath- but Sheffield was rated number one by Virgin for its social life.
    It was also rated as the safest city in the UK. I'd say Sheffield, it looks really nice!
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    (Original post by dinomac)
    Which one is better?
    it depends what you want from them.
    Bath is quite small and quiet (compared to sheffield) and I would guess that the nightlife is not as good. it will also get touristy in the summer as people come to visit the roman baths, the museum of costume and the buildings and gardens. However, it is beautiful and within reach of places like Bristol.
    Sheffield would be a bit more lively, and VERY hilly!!

    I suggest that you go and look round both, and then make an informed decision. It really is personal preference, which ever you think you will like the most and want to live for the duration of your course. for example, i turned down warwick to go to birmingham- loads of people thought i was stupid but i am happy with my decision and really looking forward to uni in september- so ignore everyone else and choose from your heart!
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    (Original post by dinomac)
    Which one is better?
    Go for the one you like the best. I'm going to Sheffield in 2005 turned down Bristol, York and Cardiff...which are all meant to be "better" than Sheffield, but frankly Sheffield looked like a hell of a lot more fun
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    I live in Sheffield, as a GCSE Student, and all the Uni students seem to have a wail of a time.
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    (Original post by ruthiepoothie)
    it depends what you want from them.
    Bath is quite small and quiet (compared to sheffield) and I would guess that the nightlife is not as good. it will also get touristy in the summer as people come to visit the roman baths, the museum of costume and the buildings and gardens. However, it is beautiful and within reach of places like Bristol.
    Sheffield would be a bit more lively, and VERY hilly!!

    I suggest that you go and look round both, and then make an informed decision. It really is personal preference, which ever you think you will like the most and want to live for the duration of your course. for example, i turned down warwick to go to birmingham- loads of people thought i was stupid but i am happy with my decision and really looking forward to uni in september- so ignore everyone else and choose from your heart!
    Too true.
 
 
 
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