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Will most likely be studying Psychology, I'm really split between the two, not on course-wise, but rather living/student life.

York = gorgeous campus, all close together, decent gym however what I'm worried about w/ York is the lack of SU I keep getting told about, how the colleges make it 'segrated', and how it's difficult to get into the accommodation what I want, the social side/community i've heard lacks as there's no many nightclubs, and instead there's pubs (which don't interest me at all)

Sheffield = right next to the Peak District, bigger city, more to explore, really good SU and feel to it, good nightlife, decent gym w/ clubs I'm interested in, nice accommodation yet my downfall w/ Sheffield is the commuting since it's a good 25 minute walk from accommodation/Endcliffe to where Psychology lecturers are, I'm no way a lazy person but I presume it could get rather tedious and time wasting, and of course I'd have to be up plenty of time before the lecture starts (in comparison to York, on campus). Although I can bike, but still is a bit of a trek back up the big hill.

If I had to pick a Uni it would probably be Sheffield but the fact accommodation is away from the campus makes me wanna go York :-( What's everyones opinions, thank you!
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York has a large Student Union, called YUSU, so I don't know where you have heard that from - infant, the Student Union have organised the vast majority of Freshers this year.

As for the Colleges, they don't segregate, rather they provide a community where you live and can socialise. You're free to mix with any of the other colleges and in fact, many of the colleges run joint events with each other. In regards to it "being difficult to get the accommodation you want," is that not the potential case at any University? From my own personal experience, I got my first choice accommodation; so again, I don't know where you've heard that from.

There are four main clubs I believe, although I much prefer pubs. I do agree though, I don't think they are the best compared to what other cities may be able to offer.

Most importantly though, you should go where feels right for you. From the sounds of it, you want to go to Sheffield - so, go there. Don't let a small commute put you off.
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(Original post by Clearist)
Will most likely be studying Psychology, I'm really split between the two, not on course-wise, but rather living/student life.

York = gorgeous campus, all close together, decent gym however what I'm worried about w/ York is the lack of SU I keep getting told about, how the colleges make it 'segrated', and how it's difficult to get into the accommodation what I want, the social side/community i've heard lacks as there's no many nightclubs, and instead there's pubs (which don't interest me at all)

Sheffield = right next to the Peak District, bigger city, more to explore, really good SU and feel to it, good nightlife, decent gym w/ clubs I'm interested in, nice accommodation yet my downfall w/ Sheffield is the commuting since it's a good 25 minute walk from accommodation/Endcliffe to where Psychology lecturers are, I'm no way a lazy person but I presume it could get rather tedious and time wasting, and of course I'd have to be up plenty of time before the lecture starts (in comparison to York, on campus). Although I can bike, but still is a bit of a trek back up the big hill.

If I had to pick a Uni it would probably be Sheffield but the fact accommodation is away from the campus makes me wanna go York :-( What's everyones opinions, thank you!
Sounds like youve chosen Sheffield anyway according to your criteria. Endcliffe isnt the only student accommodation. Sheffield has loads be it uni owned or private, some 5 minutes away plus in second year there are plenty of close by student houses.
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