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Hi Guys, I was wondering could anyone give me their advice on which uni i should pick, i wont be able to go to any open days. Im looking to do business related subject but more importantly TO ME. I want to know which uni has the best nightlife (known for parties, raving, drinking and doing weed) ( im looking for RnB and Hip-Hop clubs mainly ) and also a place thats diverse, not that it matters but preferably for me. It would be really nice if people could reply and also give points about the uni to guide m with the answers. Thank you for your time.
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Hi Guys, I was wondering could anyone give me their advice on which uni i should pick, i wont be able to go to any open days. Im looking to do business related subject but more importantly TO ME. I want to know which uni has the best nightlife (known for parties, raving, drinking and doing weed) ( im looking for RnB and Hip-Hop clubs mainly ) and also a place thats diverse, not that it matters but preferably for me. It would be really nice if people could reply and also give points about the uni to guide m with the answers. Thank you for your time.
First think of each university individually;
Do they have modules unique to that course that you would be interested in?
How are the facilities at the university?
Is there anything unique to that university that you would be interested in?
What about the placement opportunities available to you?
Are there any societies there that you would be interested in? - Are they active?
How expensive is accommodation? - Is that an issue to you?
How expensive is the area in general?
What amusements are in the area that you would be interested in? - e.g. museums, theatres, zoos
If you are interested in music, is it a place big bands regularly play? What about festivals? Is that an issue to you?
How do they fare on the league tables (specific to that course?) - and is that an issue to you?

Have you checked out The Complete University's guide to each university?
Birmingham - https://www.thecompleteuniversitygui...rmingham-city/
Leeds Beckett - https://www.thecompleteuniversitygui...leeds-beckett/
Nottingham Trent - https://www.thecompleteuniversitygui...tingham-trent/

Taking the time to research and properly answer each of the questions will allow you to get a really well developed understanding of each university. From there, you will be able to form a preference. Be sure to check out videos for each university as well. Watch general university videos, as well as the ones about your course. Also be sure to watch videos of other courses held in that department, it will give you a fuller insight into the staff and facilities there. Check to see if any students have posted videos about their experiences at the university as well.

If you have any questions then reach out to the university whom will be able to provide you with the answers. It is best if you contact the university's department directly, but if not, then send an email to the Admissions department. Also reach out to a variety of societies at each university through Facebook. They will be able to give you a really good insight into the university, the nightlife, and the city.

I am unfamiliar with each area, but if you check out tourism guides they can be a really invaluable tool. They might not be able to answer all your questions - specifically the weed one. But they can definitely show you what each city has to offer. If you then check out clubs etc that catch your eye, then you be able to see how affordable the nightlife is and how often they provide nights tailored to your interests. Here are some guides to each city, check them out and they might be helpful.

Birmingham:
http://visitbirmingham.com/
https://www.birminghamhippodrome.com...-hop-festival/
https://www.designmynight.com/birmin...-in-birmingham
https://www.designmynight.com/birmin...m=autocomplete
A lot of my friends whom go out in Birmingham really enjoy Snobs (http://www.snobsnightclub.co.uk) but I think it's more of an indie club.
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/all-...-student-guide
http://livebrum.co.uk

Nottingham:
http://www.experiencenottinghamshire.com
http://www.planetware.com/tourist-at...-eng-nt-no.htm
https://www.designmynight.com/nottingham
http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/studywit...nightsout.aspx
https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attrac...e_England.html
http://www.experiencenottinghamshire...gham-nightlife
https://www.ntu.ac.uk/university-lif...reat-nightlife

Leeds:
http://www.visitleeds.co.uk
http://www.visitleeds.co.uk/things-to-do/nightlife.aspx
https://leeds-list.com/music/20-club...-out-in-leeds/
https://www.designmynight.com/leeds
https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attrac...e_England.html
http://www.leeds-city-guide.com/clubs#.WPF1vVLMzBI
https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Leeds/
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I know Leeds has good nightlife/raves etc. Not sure about the others


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First think of each university individually;
Do they have modules unique to that course that you would be interested in?
How are the facilities at the university?
Is there anything unique to that university that you would be interested in?
What about the placement opportunities available to you?
Are there any societies there that you would be interested in? - Are they active?
How expensive is accommodation? - Is that an issue to you?
How expensive is the area in general?
What amusements are in the area that you would be interested in? - e.g. museums, theatres, zoos
If you are interested in music, is it a place big bands regularly play? What about festivals? Is that an issue to you?
How do they fare on the league tables (specific to that course?) - and is that an issue to you?

Have you checked out The Complete University's guide to each university?
Birmingham - https://www.thecompleteuniversitygui...rmingham-city/
Leeds Beckett - https://www.thecompleteuniversitygui...leeds-beckett/
Nottingham Trent - https://www.thecompleteuniversitygui...tingham-trent/

Taking the time to research and properly answer each of the questions will allow you to get a really well developed understanding of each university. From there, you will be able to form a preference. Be sure to check out videos for each university as well. Watch general university videos, as well as the ones about your course. Also be sure to watch videos of other courses held in that department, it will give you a fuller insight into the staff and facilities there. Check to see if any students have posted videos about their experiences at the university as well.

If you have any questions then reach out to the university whom will be able to provide you with the answers. It is best if you contact the university's department directly, but if not, then send an email to the Admissions department. Also reach out to a variety of societies at each university through Facebook. They will be able to give you a really good insight into the university, the nightlife, and the city.

I am unfamiliar with each area, but if you check out tourism guides they can be a really invaluable tool. They might not be able to answer all your questions - specifically the weed one. But they can definitely show you what each city has to offer. If you then check out clubs etc that catch your eye, then you be able to see how affordable the nightlife is and how often they provide nights tailored to your interests. Here are some guides to each city, check them out and they might be helpful.

Birmingham:
http://visitbirmingham.com/
https://www.birminghamhippodrome.com...-hop-festival/
https://www.designmynight.com/birmin...-in-birmingham
https://www.designmynight.com/birmin...m=autocomplete
A lot of my friends whom go out in Birmingham really enjoy Snobs (http://www.snobsnightclub.co.uk) but I think it's more of an indie club.
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/all-...-student-guide
http://livebrum.co.uk

Nottingham:
http://www.experiencenottinghamshire.com
http://www.planetware.com/tourist-at...-eng-nt-no.htm
https://www.designmynight.com/nottingham
http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/studywit...nightsout.aspx
https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attrac...e_England.html
http://www.experiencenottinghamshire...gham-nightlife
https://www.ntu.ac.uk/university-lif...reat-nightlife

Leeds:
http://www.visitleeds.co.uk
http://www.visitleeds.co.uk/things-to-do/nightlife.aspx
https://leeds-list.com/music/20-club...-out-in-leeds/
https://www.designmynight.com/leeds
https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attrac...e_England.html
http://www.leeds-city-guide.com/clubs#.WPF1vVLMzBI
https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Leeds/
OMG thank you so much, really helpful, thank you really gives me an insight, it seems leeds is not really into black music, i know youve done alot but could you please do one for manchester please, thank you
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I know Leeds has good nightlife/raves etc. Not sure about the others


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is there many blacks in the universities/ or in the area at all?
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OMG thank you so much, really helpful, thank you really gives me an insight, it seems leeds is not really into black music, i know youve done alot but could you please do one for manchester please, thank you
Having been to Manchester a few times, I can definitely speak about some things. Manchester is extremely good if you enjoy gigs, regardless of your taste in music. The clubs I have been to have mostly been indie clubs, but there is a huge assortment of pubs, bars, and clubs. It is also possible to travel through to Liverpool, albeit you would need to work out how to get back if you're wanting to stay out late. Again, Liverpool is also really good in terms of music. Manchester is an extremely diverse area, and again if you travel through to Liverpool, it is also an extremely welcoming city. My friend goes to a lot of raves in Manchester & Liverpool as well. The Complete University guide for Manchester is here - https://www.thecompleteuniversitygui...-metropolitan/.

Here are some useful guides to Manchester;
https://www.visitmanchester.com
https://www.visitmanchester.com/thin...nt/night-clubs
https://www.skiddle.com/cities/Manch...nightlife.html
http://www.manchesterbars.com/top10-clubs.htm
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/de...ter-nightlife/
https://www.designmynight.com/manche...nchester-clubs
https://www.designmynight.com/manche...ster-nightlife

My personal favourites in Manchester (bearing in mind they are indie clubs, but the drinks are really cheap so);
http://42ndstreetnightclub.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/events/522423671260905
http://www.thevenuenightclub.co.uk
http://www.courtyardmanchester.co.uk

The Parklife music festival is also held in Manchester - https://parklife.uk.com. Alongside some stuff like;
https://www.facebook.com/NBHDFestival
http://foodanddrinkfestival.com

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Thought it would be worth including a few Liverpool links because if you go to Manchester University, you'll probably want to go through to Liverpool at some point;
http://www.visitliverpool.com
http://www.anightinliverpool.com
https://www.designmynight.com/liverpool
http://www.limfestival.com
https://www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk/lineup
http://www.liverpoolpsychfest.com/20...nnouncement-1/
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/whats...rpool-12417214
http://thresholdfestival.co.uk

In terms of places I like to go drinking in Liverpool;
https://www.popworldparty.co.uk/liverpool
https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolLago/
https://www.facebook.com/ThePilgrimL...59820980696075
https://www.facebook.com/baabarfleetst/
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Having been to Manchester a few times, I can definitely speak about some things. Manchester is extremely good if you enjoy gigs, regardless of your taste in music. The clubs I have been to have mostly been indie clubs, but there is a huge assortment of pubs, bars, and clubs. It is also possible to travel through to Liverpool, albeit you would need to work out how to get back if you're wanting to stay out late. Again, Liverpool is also really good in terms of music. Manchester is an extremely diverse area, and again if you travel through to Liverpool, it is also an extremely welcoming city. My friend goes to a lot of raves in Manchester & Liverpool as well. The Complete University guide for Manchester is here - https://www.thecompleteuniversitygui...-metropolitan/.

Here are some useful guides to Manchester;
https://www.visitmanchester.com
https://www.visitmanchester.com/thin...nt/night-clubs
https://www.skiddle.com/cities/Manch...nightlife.html
http://www.manchesterbars.com/top10-clubs.htm
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/de...ter-nightlife/
https://www.designmynight.com/manche...nchester-clubs
https://www.designmynight.com/manche...ster-nightlife

My personal favourites in Manchester (bearing in mind they are indie clubs, but the drinks are really cheap so);
http://42ndstreetnightclub.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/events/522423671260905
http://www.thevenuenightclub.co.uk
http://www.courtyardmanchester.co.uk

The Parklife music festival is also held in Manchester - https://parklife.uk.com. Alongside some stuff like;
https://www.facebook.com/NBHDFestival
http://foodanddrinkfestival.com

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Thought it would be worth including a few Liverpool links because if you go to Manchester University, you'll probably want to go through to Liverpool at some point;
http://www.visitliverpool.com
http://www.anightinliverpool.com
https://www.designmynight.com/liverpool
http://www.limfestival.com
https://www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk/lineup
http://www.liverpoolpsychfest.com/20...nnouncement-1/
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/whats...rpool-12417214
http://thresholdfestival.co.uk

In terms of places I like to go drinking in Liverpool;
https://www.popworldparty.co.uk/liverpool
https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolLago/
https://www.facebook.com/ThePilgrimL...59820980696075
https://www.facebook.com/baabarfleetst/
if you had a choice would you prefer liverpool, manchester or leeds or birmingham (could you arrange in order) please and thanks ? , I heard liverpool is a bit racist towards blacks, is this true? and would they play hip hop/rnb in manchester or liverpool?
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if you had a choice would you prefer liverpool, manchester or leeds? , I heard liverpool is a bit racist towards blacks, is this true? and would they play hip hop/rnb in manchester or liverpool?
I really couldn't say either way. Unfortunately there is racism everywhere, and I have only visited Manchester and Liverpool a few times - plus I'm white so I couldn't really comment on any anti-blackness. I believe that Manchester and Liverpool would definitely play that sort of music. Spend your time going through the nightlife guides and see what appeals to you more. We seem to have quite a difference in what sort of music we like etc, so I wouldn't really want to recommend somewhere as being best for you.
In terms of city, I would be happy with either Liverpool or Manchester - I've got good friends in the area, enjoy the cities etc - so it would then be more down to which course I preferred. I also have never been to, or looked into the rest of the cities you have mentioned, so I can't really comment on those. Although I would strongly stress that nightlife isn't everything, so don't go for a course you think you won't really enjoy (or ignore a course that you think you would love) just so you can go to a particular city.
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1. Leeds
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I really couldn't say either way. Unfortunately there is racism everywhere, and I have only visited Manchester and Liverpool a few times - plus I'm white so I couldn't really comment on any anti-blackness. I believe that Manchester and Liverpool would definitely play that sort of music. Spend your time going through the nightlife guides and see what appeals to you more. We seem to have quite a difference in what sort of music we like etc, so I wouldn't really want to recommend somewhere as being best for you.
In terms of city, I would be happy with either Liverpool or Manchester - I've got good friends in the area, enjoy the cities etc - so it would then be more down to which course I preferred. I also have never been to, or looked into the rest of the cities you have mentioned, so I can't really comment on those. Although I would strongly stress that nightlife isn't everything, so don't go for a course you think you won't really enjoy (or ignore a course that you think you would love) just so you can go to a particular city.
Yea i understand, thank you, where is the best halls for manchester or liverpool for parties and lively people?
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Yea i understand, thank you, where is the best halls for manchester or liverpool for parties and lively people?
I would assume the halls for each University would be pretty lively. Liverpool is quite a big student city, and Manchester is relatively the same. I haven't looked into accommodation there myself. Look at the accommodation options for each university, and if none of them particularly appeal to you then look into private student halls like UniteStudents etc.
You could always contact some societies at each university and see what they would recommend accommodation wise? They would be able to talk about their experiences, and give a much better idea.
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I would assume the halls for each University would be pretty lively. Liverpool is quite a big student city, and Manchester is relatively the same. I haven't looked into accommodation there myself. Look at the accommodation options for each university, and if none of them particularly appeal to you then look into private student halls like UniteStudents etc.
You could always contact some societies at each university and see what they would recommend accommodation wise? They would be able to talk about their experiences, and give a much better idea.
how do i contact them? and where do i look
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how do i contact them? and where do i look
You would contact them through their Facebook pages. You can look at the societies for each university here;
Manchester Met - https://www.theunionmmu.org/your-opp...socs/find-soc/
LJMU (Liverpool) - http://www.liverpoolsu.com/groups#club-society#all
Leeds Beckett - http://www.leedsbeckettsu.co.uk/groups
Birmingham - https://www.bcusu.com/get-involved/student-groups/
Nottingham Trent - http://trentstudents.org/societies

Just go through each of their societies web pages. Click on names of any societies that interest you, and it should provide you a link to their Facebook Pages / Twitter Pages / Websites / Emails. Just send them a quick message and contact them through that. They'll be more than happy to help. When I messaged some societies I just sent a little message like;
"Hey, I am thinking of coming here this September to study Journalism. I'm unable to go to any of their open days, so I was wondering if you would be able to help me? I just wanted to know your thoughts on the university, your course and the nightlife? Thank you!"
Obviously you would change the course name to whatever you're interested in. I would recommend sending to a wide variety of groups, because then you're likely to find more people with a wider taste / who may be on the course you're interested in etc / have better knowledge of accommodation.
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1. Leeds
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10. Birmingham
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You would contact them through their Facebook pages. You can look at the societies for each university here;
Manchester Met - https://www.theunionmmu.org/your-opp...socs/find-soc/
LJMU (Liverpool) - http://www.liverpoolsu.com/groups#club-society#all
Leeds Beckett - http://www.leedsbeckettsu.co.uk/groups
Birmingham - https://www.bcusu.com/get-involved/student-groups/
Nottingham Trent - http://trentstudents.org/societies

Just go through each of their societies web pages. Click on names of any societies that interest you, and it should provide you a link to their Facebook Pages / Twitter Pages / Websites / Emails. Just send them a quick message and contact them through that. They'll be more than happy to help. When I messaged some societies I just sent a little message like;
"Hey, I am thinking of coming here this September to study Journalism. I'm unable to go to any of their open days, so I was wondering if you would be able to help me? I just wanted to know your thoughts on the university, your course and the nightlife? Thank you!"
Obviously you would change the course name to whatever you're interested in. I would recommend sending to a wide variety of groups, because then you're likely to find more people with a wider taste / who may be on the course you're interested in etc / have better knowledge of accommodation.
Honestly you're a great help, thank you very much for your time and effort, thank you very much.
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Hi Guys, I was wondering could anyone give me their advice on which uni i should pick, i wont be able to go to any open days. Im looking to do business related subject but more importantly TO ME. I want to know which uni has the best nightlife (known for parties, raving, drinking and doing weed) ( im looking for RnB and Hip-Hop clubs mainly ) and also a place thats diverse, not that it matters but preferably for me. It would be really nice if people could reply and also give points about the uni to guide m with the answers. Thank you for your time.
Hi, I'm coming to the end of my first year at Leeds studying economics. The nightlife here is amazing but I must point out that the accommodation you choose is extremely important to your time at University. Whatever you do (if you choose leeds) do not go to Leodis accommodation, i've stayed here and because of it i'm planning on dropping out after my exams and going to either Birmingham or Nottingham. I like hip hop/ grime/ D&B etc but i havent found the right people in this accommodation to enjoy it with. Also I have friends in Manchester and their nightlife is equally as mad as Leeds. I can't tell you about Birmingham or Nottingham but if you find anything out please let me know as I am considering these unis for next year. x
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Hi, I'm coming to the end of my first year at Leeds studying economics. The nightlife here is amazing but I must point out that the accommodation you choose is extremely important to your time at University. Whatever you do (if you choose leeds) do not go to Leodis accommodation, i've stayed here and because of it i'm planning on dropping out after my exams and going to either Birmingham or Nottingham. I like hip hop/ grime/ D&B etc but i havent found the right people in this accommodation to enjoy it with. Also I have friends in Manchester and their nightlife is equally as mad as Leeds. I can't tell you about Birmingham or Nottingham but if you find anything out please let me know as I am considering these unis for next year. x
did they have hip hop in leeds? tbh im the same as you ive narrowed it down to manchester birmingham, is it easy to get faked id in uni?
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Hi, I'm coming to the end of my first year at Leeds studying economics. The nightlife here is amazing but I must point out that the accommodation you choose is extremely important to your time at University. Whatever you do (if you choose leeds) do not go to Leodis accommodation, i've stayed here and because of it i'm planning on dropping out after my exams and going to either Birmingham or Nottingham. I like hip hop/ grime/ D&B etc but i havent found the right people in this accommodation to enjoy it with. Also I have friends in Manchester and their nightlife is equally as mad as Leeds. I can't tell you about Birmingham or Nottingham but if you find anything out please let me know as I am considering these unis for next year. x
We are in the opposite situation! Nearly going to Leeds from notts. The nightlife is very r&b, fairly mediocre if you ask me. Essentially the nightlife is as average as it gets - like chart music, some r&b. Club nights are alright. Don't come here if you are an absolute party head and someone who 'gets on it', won't be the place for you
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