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I'm going to apply to universities in the UK soon but I'm still not sure where. I chose what I want to study - Computer Science and I did research on some universities like University of Manchester, Birmingham, Southampton, Bristol, Durham, Sheffield, Nottingham and York. (I'm also open for other suggestions) My questions are:
-which is the best uni for this course
-which is the best student city, where I can easily find a job and it's cheap and beautiful.
If you've studied or you're currently studying Computer Science I would be glad to hear your opinion.
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(Original post by mim_ilieva)
I'm going to apply to universities in the UK soon but I'm still not sure where. I chose what I want to study - Computer Science and I did research on some universities like University of Manchester, Birmingham, Southampton, Bristol, Durham, Sheffield, Nottingham and York. (I'm also open for other suggestions) My questions are:
-which is the best uni for this course
-which is the best student city, where I can easily find a job and it's cheap and beautiful.
If you've studied or you're currently studying Computer Science I would be glad to hear your opinion.
You'll find a job easily in York, (don't know about the rest) but be aware, Bristol/York/Southampton are expensive places to live. Birmingham can be a bit dodgy re knife crime etc, and once you come out of halls, accommodation in a nice area can be pricey. If that is your final list, I'd probably go for Nottingham or Sheffield. Although, take a look at Staffordshire Uni, its going places in terms of IT. Stoke is a bit scruffy, but the people are really friendly and welcoming. (I moved to Staffs years ago to go to Keele and am only just leaving now!)
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Growing up around Newcastle and going to college there I can tell you the city is very student friendly! The quayside is a lovely place for a stroll, there's lots of pubs and nightlife and a lot to do. There always seems to be jobs going around somewhere (especially at the race course for some reason) and the uni campus is a very nice area. So if that's what you're looking for I'd definitely recommend looking into Newcastle as a prospect as well! (I'm not doing or planning to do computer science but I can vouch for the city!)
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(Original post by mim_ilieva)
I'm going to apply to universities in the UK soon but I'm still not sure where. I chose what I want to study - Computer Science and I did research on some universities like University of Manchester, Birmingham, Southampton, Bristol, Durham, Sheffield, Nottingham and York. (I'm also open for other suggestions) My questions are:
-which is the best uni for this course
-which is the best student city, where I can easily find a job and it's cheap and beautiful.
If you've studied or you're currently studying Computer Science I would be glad to hear your opinion.
The best course would be ones that are suitable for you. What I mean is, pay attention and research the course content as it varies by university. What sort of things are you interested in? Do you like programming or software engineering? Do you want to do a placement year? Consider all of these things and narrow it down to a small handful. Computer Science is very broad and some universities offer "specialist" paths as well, such as Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence for example, so maybe you'd want to do that.

I did Computer Science in London. UCL and Kings are pretty good, but as I said it really depends on the course content per uni.
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Bristol! :thumbsup:
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Thank you for the information, it was helpful. I'll have that in mind.
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You'll find a job easily in York, (don't know about the rest) but be aware, Bristol/York/Southampton are expensive places to live. Birmingham can be a bit dodgy re knife crime etc, and once you come out of halls, accommodation in a nice area can be pricey. If that is your final list, I'd probably go for Nottingham or Sheffield. Although, take a look at Staffordshire Uni, its going places in terms of IT. Stoke is a bit scruffy, but the people are really friendly and welcoming. (I moved to Staffs years ago to go to Keele and am only just leaving now!)
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Thank you for the suggestion. It was another option on my list. I'll do a research on the university there.
(Original post by yeahthatonethere)
Growing up around Newcastle and going to college there I can tell you the city is very student friendly! The quayside is a lovely place for a stroll, there's lots of pubs and nightlife and a lot to do. There always seems to be jobs going around somewhere (especially at the race course for some reason) and the uni campus is a very nice area. So if that's what you're looking for I'd definitely recommend looking into Newcastle as a prospect as well! (I'm not doing or planning to do computer science but I can vouch for the city!)
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Right now I'm planning to study Computer Science and Mathematics as I'm really interested in both.
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The best course would be ones that are suitable for you. What I mean is, pay attention and research the course content as it varies by university. What sort of things are you interested in? Do you like programming or software engineering? Do you want to do a placement year? Consider all of these things and narrow it down to a small handful. Computer Science is very broad and some universities offer "specialist" paths as well, such as Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence for example, so maybe you'd want to do that.

I did Computer Science in London. UCL and Kings are pretty good, but as I said it really depends on the course content per uni.
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In terms of beauty, Cambridge would be hard to beat in my opinion. Alternatively, Edinburgh and Durham look amazing.

Good luck!
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+1 to Staffordshire University as I just toured the place myself. Area can be better but people are all round friendly and the campus in Stoke-on-Trent is mostly geared towards computing, digital media or sciences.

Another good recommendation is Edinburgh as I hear it has the better of research departments for CS.
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(Original post by RosyK)
You'll find a job easily in York, (don't know about the rest) but be aware, Bristol/York/Southampton are expensive places to live. Birmingham can be a bit dodgy re knife crime etc, and once you come out of halls, accommodation in a nice area can be pricey. If that is your final list, I'd probably go for Nottingham or Sheffield. Although, take a look at Staffordshire Uni, its going places in terms of IT. Stoke is a bit scruffy, but the people are really friendly and welcoming. (I moved to Staffs years ago to go to Keele and am only just leaving now!)
Knife crime is prevalent in every major city, not just Birmingham.
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