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    University of Exeter
    160
    6.90%
    University of Sussex
    49
    2.11%
    Bangor University
    31
    1.34%
    Keele University
    79
    3.41%
    University of Nottingham
    229
    9.88%
    University of Bristol
    101
    4.36%
    University of Oxford
    454
    19.59%
    Royal Holloway, Uni of London
    154
    6.64%
    University of Cambridge
    614
    26.49%
    University of St Andrews
    127
    5.48%
    University of Birmingham
    179
    7.72%
    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)
    Keele is now in a comfortable third:yay:

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    I think Lancaster deserves an honourable mention
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    (Original post by ScienceGeek1878)
    I think Lancaster deserves an honourable mention
    An honourable mention for not being beautiful?

    It has that very unfortunate look of being built somewhere between 1960-1990 feel to it for me.
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    Oxford, most beautiful uni I've ever seen, specially New College, Christ Church College, Brasenose College etc.
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    BCU Perry Barr or maybe Wolverhampton.
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    (Original post by ScienceGeek1878)
    I think Lancaster deserves an honourable mention
    Hello again!:hi:

    Long time no see...:hmmm:
    (Original post by J-SP)
    An honourable mention for not being beautiful?

    It has that very unfortunate look of being built somewhere between 1960-1990 feel to it for me.
    Savage.:rofl:
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    (Original post by 04MR17)
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    (Original post by J-SP)
    An honourable mention for not being beautiful?

    It has that very unfortunate look of being built somewhere between 1960-1990 feel to it for me.
    Each to their own, I do disagree though.
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    (Original post by 04MR17)
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    The Bowland Tower is basically a 1960s council estate.
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    I wonder how many people have been to multiple sites.

    Cambridge has a lot of beautiful buildings scattered throughout the city, but campus?

    Never been to Oxford.

    Nottingham is spectacular. Edinburgh. Royal Holloway.

    I really, really love the bit by the river at Nottingham, but that isn't the whole campus. Royal Holloway has gorgeous buildings but it gets a bit samey.

    I think Nottingham edges it.
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    (Original post by ThatOldGuy)
    I wonder how many people have been to multiple sites.

    Cambridge has a lot of beautiful buildings scattered throughout the city, but campus?

    Never been to Oxford.

    Nottingham is spectacular. Edinburgh. Royal Holloway.

    I really, really love the bit by the river at Nottingham, but that isn't the whole campus. Royal Holloway has gorgeous buildings but it gets a bit samey.

    I think Nottingham edges it.
    Agree with Royal Holloway - it's just a shame where it is.

    Nottingham wouldn't even be in my top 20 I reckon.
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    (Original post by 04MR17)
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    Some of the choices are not 'a campus' - you should delete Oxbridge - some of the coilleges are pretty ugly anyway e.g. St Anne's.

    Also I doubt that very few people have actually visited ALL of them .. so how can they compare them??
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    (Original post by Plantagenet Crown)
    Oxford, most beautiful uni I've ever seen, specially New College, Christ Church College, Brasenose College etc.
    It's not 'a campus' though and what about the ugly colleges?
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    Tie between Oxford and Cambridge, IMO!

    York was a disappointment, compared to the town.

    Durham is very beautiful. Glasgow isn't bad, either, although it has some god-awful buildings thrown in the mix of the beautiful historic ones. No idea what possessed architects in the 60s and after. I like Edinburgh campus but it's highly integrated into the city and Edinburgh itself is very beautiful, so that helps. St Andrews I liked.


    (Original post by J-SP)
    An honourable mention for not being beautiful?

    It has that very unfortunate look of being built somewhere between 1960-1990 feel to it for me.
    The old buildings are hideous. The newer stuff is a bit better and the university has very beautiful premises, but the main campus I would agree is in need of a good demolition and rebuild.

    Again, the town itself is quaint, but the university's buildings are an eyesore.
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    (Original post by Muttley79)
    It's not 'a campus' though and what about the ugly colleges?
    Most universities that are truly one "campus" are pretty ugly where they are purpose made, out of the main town/city structures. Any university with a decent level of history tends to be scattered across parts of the city or town.

    I think we can use the term campus as just the broad term of a university site for the purpose of this poll. Otherwise most of the universities mentioned are actually eliminated.
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    (Original post by TCA2b)
    Tie between Oxford and Cambridge, IMO!

    York was a disappointment, compared to the town.

    Durham is very beautiful. Glasgow isn't bad, either, although it has some god-awful buildings thrown in the mix of the beautiful historic ones. No idea what possessed architects in the 60s and after. I like Edinburgh campus but it's highly integrated into the city and Edinburgh itself is very beautiful, so that helps. St Andrews I liked.




    The old buildings are hideous. The newer stuff is a bit better and the university has very beautiful premises, but the main campus I would agree is in need of a good demolition and rebuild.

    Again, the town itself is quaint, but the university's buildings are an eyesore.
    Agreed - a bit like York. The town/city is far better than the campus. Same could be said for Durham. Parts of Durham as a town/city are beautiful but the university itself is pretty bluerghhhh.
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    (Original post by J-SP)
    Most universities that are truly one "campus" are pretty ugly where they are purpose made, out of the main town/city structures. Any university with a decent level of history tends to be scattered across parts of the city or town.

    I think we can use the term campus as just the broad term of a university site for the purpose of this poll. Otherwise most of the universities mentioned are actually eliminated.
    Exeter has what I would describe as 'a campus'.hence why I voted for it.
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    (Original post by Muttley79)
    Exeter has what I would describe as 'a campus'.hence why I voted for it.
    Except it has multiple locations. So is not "one campus"

    Streatham is an eye sore.

    St Luke's is somewhat better

    Penryn is all very modern and swish, but lacks character. However like St Andrews, it benefits of having a beach (and a very pretty one at that).
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    Obviously this is UK only, but if it wasn't then Harvard and Yale would be ahead of most of these for me.
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    I'd agree on that.

    (Original post by J-SP)
    Agreed - a bit like York. The town/city is far better than the campus. Same could be said for Durham. Parts of Durham as a town/city are beautiful but the university itself is pretty bluerghhhh.
    I think Durham has the advantage of still having some beautiful architecture to its name. Lancaster literally has none. It's all really ugly modern buildings, barring the newer premises, which are passable. Whatever architectural movement spawned these monstrosities, I will be glad to see it excised from history books!
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    (Original post by J-SP)
    Except it has multiple locations. So is not "one campus"

    Streatham is an eye sore.

    St Luke's is somewhat better

    Penryn is all very modern and swish, but lacks character. However like St Andrews, it benefits of having a beach (and a very pretty one at that).
    The campus of the actual university is Streatham - St Luke's is 'associated' but separate - Penryn is also associated. Applications are separate so, imho, they are not the 'same' uni.
 
 
 
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