North v south - does uni location influence your decision to study there?

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Poll: North v south - does uni location influence your decision to study there?
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The north south divide! Is there one and does it matter to you?

Safety, crime rates, nightlife - do you think it's better depending on the north or the south?
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What would the Midlands come under?
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No. Because, I'm not a van driver/miner who thinks the people, down South, are against me.
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partly in all honesty.
I couldn't afford to live in London anyway as a student and i dont want to go back there anyway, im happy that i moved up north and i looked at unis in the north due to financial reasons and because i want to progress with my life and not relive old, bad memories.
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It affected my decision. I only applied to uni's along the M4 but not in London (apart from one) as it meant quick easy travel from uni to home and vice versa. (I didn't want to go too far). And London was too expensive.

Kinda regret it, I could've gone to a better uni like Loughborough or Birmingham looking back.
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I'm choosing to stay North if I can for financial reasons. It's generally cheaper to live up here, especially as a student, and I know there are companies specialising in what I want to do. I've grown up in the North and I like it here. I like being close to countryside, and I like that I know my way around
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I sort of went "I really want to be miles away from the fam" and then sat for a minute before going "you know what scotland sounds nice"

Now I've applied to 4 scottish unis that are all at least 100 miles away soooo I guess it was a pretty big factor
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(Original post by Retired_Messiah)
I sort of went "I really want to be miles away from the fam" and then sat for a minute before going "you know what scotland sounds nice"

Now I've applied to 4 scottish unis that are all at least 100 miles away soooo I guess it was a pretty big factor
^^ Same with me but the closest of my uni choices from home is like 90 mins away by car. Furthest is 8 hours. I've heard in general the North is more dangerous so I ended up applying for uni in the Midlands, one in Scotland, one in Wales and two South of England.
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(Original post by MrsSheldonCooper)
^^ Same with me but the closest of my uni choices from home is like 90 mins away by car. Furthest is 8 hours. I've heard in general the North is more dangerous so I ended up applying for uni in the Midlands, one in Scotland, one in Wales and two South of England.
I live in like the seriously northest of the north of England and the only serious danger I've faced in my life was that one time I annoyed a colony of wasps when I was three.
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For me it's South > North > Midlands.

Still, that has little impact on where I choose to study or work. All have nice cities and towns that I wouldn't mind living in. As long as it's not somewhere truly horrible (which I won't name in case someone gets offended) then I'm good to go
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I actually prefer the north, as living costs aren't stupidly high - my brother is at Hull Uni and keeps complaining when he comes back home (in Birmingham) that "everything costs twice as much and is half as good".
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(Original post by MrsSheldonCooper)
^^ Same with me but the closest of my uni choices from home is like 90 mins away by car. Furthest is 8 hours. I've heard in general the North is more dangerous so I ended up applying for uni in the Midlands, one in Scotland, one in Wales and two South of England.
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(Original post by Retired_Messiah)
I live in like the seriously northest of the north of England and the only serious danger I've faced in my life was that one time I annoyed a colony of wasps when I was three.
Well there you go! It's cheaper which is a huge bonus too.

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Not really - I only excluded London (too busy and expensive) and Scotland (way too far away)

My uni choices are located almost everywhere, up north, Wales, in the east and near home

The only reason why there aren't any in the south is there were no unis doing my course
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Three offers and i chose the one nearest to me.
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I avoided the north and even the midlands in the end... :/
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I chose the south as it had the better options for my degree. I chose to live near cities (in cities) because I can not stand the quite which is what i pecieved the north to be. Also the south has a better transport link it takes around 5 hours from where i am to get to Birmingham whhilst i can travel to Oxford in just under . Whilst i say that i also applied for Chester (percieved North) because i loved the University!
I generally prefer the Unis down south; not because of crime but the proximity to home, the wealth and the Job opportunities
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(Original post by Nirvana1989-1994)
No. Because, I'm not a van driver/miner who thinks the people, down South, are against me.
slow down there, the last deep coal mine was closed last year.
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It kind of did - didn't want to travel hours for uni. I live in Plymouth and moved to London for uni. At the time, very few unis did my course. One was Sunderland which was a little too far!
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(Original post by bhfn)
What would the Midlands come under?
South, it is Northern logic that anything south of Stoke is the South.
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