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    In your opinion or according to your own personal experience, which university is best for studying Biology, which is most pleasant to attend and why? Also in regards to city life, I'm not a huge clubbing person and I'm worried Leeds may be overwhelming/ harder to meet people like minded?

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    (Original post by louisaaaaaaaa)
    In your opinion or according to your own personal experience, which university is best for studying Biology, which is most pleasant to attend and why? Also in regards to city life, I'm not a huge clubbing person and I'm worried Leeds may be overwhelming/ harder to meet people like minded?

    Thanks for your opinions
    Hi

    Which university is better to study biology would depend on your focus in biology (ecology, microorganisms, biochemistry etc...) and personal preference. Choose the university which has a course that is the better fit for you. Everybody I've talked to who are attending these universities has shared positive experiences and negative experiences so it really depends on the person.

    The question you have to ask yourself is: what do you want out of your university experience? look at all the student societies that you can join and study abroad/research and work placements that you can undertake in each university. Also look at careers service and academic support. See which university fits you more.

    In regards to your last question, don't worry about meeting like-minded people in university. You do not need to club to have fun or meet people. There are so many undergraduates in a year, I am sure there will be a few people who have the same interests that you do or you can find something in common with them. Leeds has a large undergraduate population so there will definitely be someone out there, you just have to put yourself out there and reach out

    You can use this website (http://unistats.com/) as a helpful point of comparison between all of the universities.

    Remember that you don't have to choose your firm and insurance options until a few months later, so you don't have to be so eager to choose now. After all, it is better to think about it and make an informed decision because after all you will be spending the next 3 years of your life maybe more studying in this institution.

    Mentioning University of East Anglia in here to see if they can offer some insight into their institution (or post one of those cool promotion videos )

    I hope this helps and good luck!
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    (Original post by louisaaaaaaaa)
    In your opinion or according to your own personal experience, which university is best for studying Biology, which is most pleasant to attend and why? Also in regards to city life, I'm not a huge clubbing person and I'm worried Leeds may be overwhelming/ harder to meet people like minded?

    Thanks for your opinions
    I did my undergrad at UEA in biosci

    I personally loved it, its a small campus uni so everything is in one place, you get to know lecturers really well and you have so much freedom of modules in second and third year so you can choose to specialise if you want to.

    In Norwich (its about 10 minutes away from the centre) there is a number of clubs, bars and pubs- a pub for everyday of the year! and plenty of other options too if clubbing isn't your thing like comedy nights, theatre nights and such! Whilst at the uni there are 2 club nights a week- fancy dress and a more retro kind of night.

    If you have any more questions about the course itself I'll be more than happy to help
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    The courses offered at Leeds appear to be the only ones out of those three universities which have Royal Society of Biology accreditation, which may or may not be important for you? (Our son applied to UEA for Biochemistry and although he eventually decided on Birmingham, where the courses are accredited, this wasn't a big issue for him and UEA was his second preference).
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    (Original post by louisaaaaaaaa)
    In your opinion or according to your own personal experience, which university is best for studying Biology, which is most pleasant to attend and why? Also in regards to city life, I'm not a huge clubbing person and I'm worried Leeds may be overwhelming/ harder to meet people like minded?

    Thanks for your opinions
    (Original post by wolfmoon88)
    Mentioning University of East Anglia in here to see if they can offer some insight into their institution (or post one of those cool promotion videos )
    Why thank you Wolfmoon88

    Just to throw in some of the key stats to sell UEA - we're a Top 15 university (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017) and we're Top 3 for student satisfaction according to the National Student Survey (Top 5 ever since the survey began over a decade ago!). That means we've got some very happy students here, and we have a respectable standing in the league tables too

    Speaking from experience I do love Norwich. I wasn't a significantly sociable person but I enjoyed UEA's offering. We have the LCR on campus which means there's club nights one night (all the students gather there on Saturday nights), you could be going to a gig another night (bands like Coldplay, Foals, 5SOS, Kaiser Chiefs and artists like Ellie Goulding and Lily Allen), and then on a Tuesday night it's fancy dress. Even someone less sociable enjoyed those nights! Then you've got over 200 clubs and societies all arranging regular nights out and meets surrounding your common interests, and on campus there were loads of public events like evening lectures, political debates, evening classes, poetry nights, comedy nights, etc. All chances to mix with different people!



    Norwich is also considered a great shopping destination, and one of the safest student cities. It is also said to have once had a pub for everyday of the year, so if clubs aren't your thing, you might still find a good pub to head to with your flatmates

    We've got lots of different options within our School of Biological Sciences but I'm pleased to report Student Satisfaction for Biology at UEA is at 91% according to the latest National Student Survey, so you'd be with some very happy students. It's worth using Unistats (as above) to look further into what students think of different Biology courses, and also worth comparing the different course profiles on each website to see what the different modules are you'll be studying at each institution.

    You can learn more about studying at UEA on our YouTube channel including our Biology video. You may like our new Biochemistry video (mixing Biology and Chemistry) which has had some good reviews

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii5K3aPXiQQ

    Any further questions do let us know
 
 
 
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