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    University of Exeter
    160
    6.91%
    University of Sussex
    49
    2.12%
    Bangor University
    31
    1.34%
    Keele University
    78
    3.37%
    University of Nottingham
    229
    9.89%
    University of Bristol
    101
    4.36%
    University of Oxford
    454
    19.60%
    Royal Holloway, Uni of London
    153
    6.61%
    University of Cambridge
    614
    26.51%
    University of St Andrews
    127
    5.48%
    University of Birmingham
    179
    7.73%
    University of Aberdeen
    31
    1.34%
    University of Greenwich
    56
    2.42%
    Queen's University Belfast
    54
    2.33%

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    (Original post by 04MR17)
    Interesting.:beard:

    Didn't know it had a beach!

    And I have to say I found that Bristol had more bikes than Cambridge....

    At Cambridge I was more concerned about the huge buses on the narrow streets.
    It's right on the coast! Some of the buildings back on to parts of the beach. It's very easy to walk to the beach from most of the campus where it is such a small town too.

    It has all the charm of Cambridge, just none of the hectic aspects (practically no traffic in comparison to the hell that is Cambridge). Some may find it a little too quiet though. But although it was always the most painful to get to in terms of location, then I use to love going there because I actually got to see it.

    I worked as a recruiter where I exclusively looked after Cambridge for nearly a year and probably visited over 60 times in that year alone so I have seen a lot of it. Although there are obviously some stunning buildings that will attract the most attention, it can be equally as ugly as it is pretty!

    I could never put Bristol on the list. It has some nice buildings but the city is ugly as hell and the campus is mashed between parts of the city. Plus they have destroyed some of the nicer large town house buildings by trying to connect them together with walkways and extensions.

    I'm trying to now think which university is the worst I have been to in terms of appearance. Sussex is springing to mind or maybe Warwick.
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    (Original post by 04MR17)
    Everyone is welcome to their architectural preferences. I saw a news piece last year (or so...) arguing that we need to stop demolishing all these brutalist buildings because there'll be non left at this rate. The point behind the design was always about the practicality of the interior, never the aesthetic of the exterior.
    Well there's always gonna be the bunker, since they've worked out it's too expensive to demolish it anyway...they actually considered moving the security office there (hilariously) but I think they determined actually retrofitting the building for human habitation would be too expensive

    But they are preserving some - the DAB unfortunately being one of them. The whale improves things, somewhat :x I actually think the typewriter is one of the better examples of the style, and would be worth preserving as it isn't quite so awful as many other examples
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    (Original post by 04MR17)
    .....
    To be fair it's not one of the boxes with the gaudy cladding, it's the hedgehog at the far end.
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    (Original post by artful_lounger)
    Well there's always gonna be the bunker, since they've worked out it's too expensive to demolish it anyway...they actually considered moving the security office there (hilariously) but I think they determined actually retrofitting the building for human habitation would be too expensive

    But they are preserving some - the DAB unfortunately being one of them. The whale improves things, somewhat :x I actually think the typewriter is one of the better examples of the style, and would be worth preserving as it isn't quite so awful as many other examples
    can't imagine living in the typewriter though. Give me Magdalene any day!!!:drool:
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    (Original post by J-SP)
    It's right on the coast! Some of the buildings back on to parts of the beach. It's very easy to walk to the beach from most of the campus where it is such a small town too.

    It has all the charm of Cambridge, just none of the hectic aspects (practically no traffic in comparison to the hell that is Cambridge). Some may find it a little too quiet though. But although it was always the most painful to get to in terms of location, then I use to love going there because I actually got to see it.

    I worked as a recruiter where I exclusively looked after Cambridge for nearly a year and probably visited over 60+ times in that year alone so I have seen a lot of it. Although there are obviously some stunning buildings that will attract the most attention, it can be equally as ugly as it is pretty!
    Walking is the best way to get around Cambridge if you live in a central enough college.:yep:

    Those roads were not made for motorised vehicles...
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    Votes too for Sussex and Birmingham. Interesting.:beard:
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    (Original post by 04MR17)
    Walking is the best way to get around Cambridge if you live in a central enough college.:yep:

    Those roads were not made for motorised vehicles...
    Being all suited and booted for work + travelling from London = inability to cycle and a lifetime spent calling Panther for taxis to and from the station instead.

    Even if cycling was an option, I'd fear for my life.

    The only problem with any of these beautiful places is that I live in high heel shoes and hate cobbles.
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    (Original post by 04MR17)
    Votes too for Sussex and Birmingham. Interesting.:beard:
    I'm surprised to see Sussex in the list. I must have only seen the ugly end of it, because the parts I have seen just look like slabs of concrete.
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    (Original post by J-SP)
    Being all suited and booted for work + travelling from London = inability to cycle and a lifetime spent calling Panther for taxis to and from the station instead.

    Even if cycling was an option, I'd fear for my life.

    The only problem with any of these beautiful places is that I live in high heel shoes and hate cobbles.
    That is unfortunate.:sadnod:
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    Queen's University Belfast also has a vote now.

    The challengers are coming.

    Cambridge still in the lead, with Oxford in clear second.

    It's like the boat race.:dance:
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    Tagging in the Keele crew.

    #ItsTheKeeleDifference
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    (Original post by J-SP)
    Being all suited and booted for work + travelling from London = inability to cycle and a lifetime spent calling Panther for taxis to and from the station instead.

    Even if cycling was an option, I'd fear for my life.

    The only problem with any of these beautiful places is that I live in high heel shoes and hate cobbles.
    Pic of the heels.
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    (Original post by Notorious_B.I.G.)
    Pic of the heels.
    Creepy much?!
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    (Original post by J-SP)
    Creepy much?!
    Hahahahaha.
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    (Original post by 04MR17)
    Queen's University Belfast also has a vote now.

    The challengers are coming.

    Cambridge still in the lead, with Oxford in clear second.

    It's like the boat race.:dance:
    Except Cambridge rarely win that of late.
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    (Original post by 04MR17)
    Tagging in the Keele crew.

    #ItsTheKeeleDifference
    But I also studied at Nottingham and it was glorious!

    I guess Keele had squirrels rather than overly friendly geese though. Hmm.
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    (Original post by ParadoxSocks)
    But I also studied at Nottingham and it was glorious!

    I guess Keele had squirrels rather than overly friendly geese though. Hmm.
    At this point I will be neutral and withdraw from influencing your opinions further...

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    P.S. VOTE FOR KEELE!!!!!!!!!!!!!:mob:
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    (Original post by J-SP)
    I'm surprised to see Sussex in the list. I must have only seen the ugly end of it, because the parts I have seen just look like slabs of concrete.
    Likewise, and I've seen the whole campus. Guess someone's just a fan of Brutalism...erm, if I'm thinking of Brutalism correctly.

    To be honest "it just looks like slabs of concrete" describes a lot of Sussex in general perfectly.
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    (Original post by Leviathan1741)
    Voted :parrot:
    Keele is now in a comfortable third:yay:

    Good morning by the way.
 
 
 
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