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    Unfortunately, my university experience has been far less exciting than the majority of everyone else's. Throughout A-Levels I was uncertain of what I wanted to do with my life as many other students are. I thought I wanted to do music, then education and finally English Literature. I applied to universities with the combined course of "English and Music" which was a huge mistake. The two subjects don't even correlate and that's why only low ranking university's offer the course. Anyway, I didn't really know what "Russel Group" unis were until the last few weeks of sixth form by which point it was too late to change my uni choices. So I was stuck with my firm at Liverpool Hope.

    Why not to go:
    There are so many things I strongly dislike about this uni I honestly don't know where to begin.
    - First of all, unless you're doing one of the most popular courses (Education / Social Work) then expect to be in a relatively small classroom for your 'lectures' where about 10 people turn up. Only 3 people turn up to my tutorial group on Thursdays. 3. The classes are so small and you feel as if you're in a college or school rather than a university. This is further intensified by the size of the uni which is probably the size of a large sixth form in its entirety.
    - The accommodation is dreadful. If you live in the old building then you are literally living with 30 other people. No flats, just a long corridor of rooms. The kitchens can barely fit 2 people in and the 'single beds' aren't even full singles.
    - The university doesn't allow guests. At all. They literally have hotels for guests to stay in on campus (which they have to pay up to £60 a night for) rather than just staying in your uni room. You can actually get kicked out of halls if you are caught having a guest round.
    - The uni is very heavily catholic. They don't preach their beliefs on you or make you pray or anything but you can definitely feel the religious atmosphere. Unless you're religious then it's pretty uncomfortable.
    - You will feel so dumb. I didn't do terribly in A-Levels (BBC) and I am by no means saying that everyone at the uni is dumb. But most of the people you see walking around campus look like complete outcasts and the majority of people at the uni barely scraped a C in their A-Levels. Some are even let in with as low as DDC.
    - The university is in the middle of nowhere. It is 40 minutes on the bus to get to the town centre which makes nights out in Liverpool very expensive. The nightlife in Liverpool is great, its just a chore getting back to halls. There are also no supermarkets nearby apart from an expensive corner shop so that makes food shopping really difficult.

    Overall, I strongly do not recommend this university. After I have finished my first year I am transferring to a better university because I am honestly just very depressed here. Really do your research into your university choices and don't make the same mistake I did.
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    My son has applied here to do Health and Social Care, for direct entry into the second year. We are Catholics [well, he's a bit lapsed nowadays]. But I liked the sound of it as it came across as being very caring and friendly. My son is extremely shy and doesn't make friends easily, plus we live in a small village, so a smaller university with not as many people appeals to him. But he only handed in his UCAS application with an hour to spare on the 15th and as he is applying for Direct Entry into Year Two everywhere, it will take some time for them all to get back to him. Someone on another forum I use went there for the day [see my post "Is Liverpool Hope Dreadful"?]But then I contacted a random girl on Facebook who I saw went there and she loves it, said they all call the lecturers by their first names, and it is so, so friendly. The guy who called it dreadful did say that all the students were really lovely.
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    (Original post by Rose_Greenwood)
    Backstory:
    Unfortunately, my university experience has been far less exciting than the majority of everyone else's. Throughout A-Levels I was uncertain of what I wanted to do with my life as many other students are. I thought I wanted to do music, then education and finally English Literature. I applied to universities with the combined course of "English and Music" which was a huge mistake. The two subjects don't even correlate and that's why only low ranking university's offer the course. Anyway, I didn't really know what "Russel Group" unis were until the last few weeks of sixth form by which point it was too late to change my uni choices. So I was stuck with my firm at Liverpool Hope.

    Why not to go:
    There are so many things I strongly dislike about this uni I honestly don't know where to begin.
    - First of all, unless you're doing one of the most popular courses (Education / Social Work) then expect to be in a relatively small classroom for your 'lectures' where about 10 people turn up. Only 3 people turn up to my tutorial group on Thursdays. 3. The classes are so small and you feel as if you're in a college or school rather than a university. This is further intensified by the size of the uni which is probably the size of a large sixth form in its entirety.
    - The accommodation is dreadful. If you live in the old building then you are literally living with 30 other people. No flats, just a long corridor of rooms. The kitchens can barely fit 2 people in and the 'single beds' aren't even full singles.
    - The university doesn't allow guests. At all. They literally have hotels for guests to stay in on campus (which they have to pay up to £60 a night for) rather than just staying in your uni room. You can actually get kicked out of halls if you are caught having a guest round.
    - The uni is very heavily catholic. They don't preach their beliefs on you or make you pray or anything but you can definitely feel the religious atmosphere. Unless you're religious then it's pretty uncomfortable.
    - You will feel so dumb. I didn't do terribly in A-Levels (BBC) and I am by no means saying that everyone at the uni is dumb. But most of the people you see walking around campus look like complete outcasts and the majority of people at the uni barely scraped a C in their A-Levels. Some are even let in with as low as DDC.
    - The university is in the middle of nowhere. It is 40 minutes on the bus to get to the town centre which makes nights out in Liverpool very expensive. The nightlife in Liverpool is great, its just a chore getting back to halls. There are also no supermarkets nearby apart from an expensive corner shop so that makes food shopping really difficult.

    Overall, I strongly do not recommend this university. After I have finished my first year I am transferring to a better university because I am honestly just very depressed here. Really do your research into your university choices and don't make the same mistake I did.
    Im thinking if going to the university of Liverpool, do you think it is similar to this?


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    (Original post by sarah1001)
    Im thinking if going to the university of Liverpool, do you think it is similar to this?


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    The University of Liverpool is a Russell Group Uni, with a city centre campus and is very well regarded. It's within the top 40 in the U.K. Very different to Liverpool Hope.
 
 
 
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