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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)
    :yy:

    I think I've got plans for something more substantial than this in the future. Gonna need to let this one fizzle out first though...
    I look forward to the "debate" when it does come around.
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    (Original post by J-SP)
    I look forward to the "debate" when it does come around.
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    (Original post by J-SP)
    No need to defend yourself.

    Any sensible person will understand that the definition of campus is just the grounds/buildings of a university. As mentioned before, if we eliminated any that were not an exclusive, all enclosed, dedicated sole space, there wouldn't be an interesting poll in the first place due to lack of universities that would meet the criteria.
    Nonsense! TSR even carries an article about it, with reasonably correct definition, which shows there are plenty of true campus universities to choose from.

    https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/uni...unis-in-the-uk
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    Nonsense! TSR even carries an article about it, with reasonably correct definition, which shows there are plenty of true campus universities to choose from.

    https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/uni...unis-in-the-uk
    Just because something doesn't align with your viewpoint, does not make it nonsense.

    I'll go with the Oxford Dictionary definition, or is that nonsense too?

    You must be really fun at parties
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    (Original post by artful_lounger)
    Pfft, why would I ever go to Girton
    Because it has more space than most of the other colleges?

    Also, there is no disputing how good it can look -

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    (Original post by J-SP)
    I'll go with the Oxford Dictionary definition,
    The problem, for you, is that Oxford and Cambridge do not have grounds within which their buildings are situated, a campus. The best you could do there would be to claim that each college has its own campus, and even that is dodgy as (a) they don't and (b) it excludes the departments.

    I'm amazed you are even arguing the point. There is no reasonable argument in favourof Oxford and Cambridge being campus universities.
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    For someone who gets narky about misinterpretating people's posts, you are a hypocrite.

    I have never made this out to be about Oxford or Cambridge. The campus definition you are using would eliminate most of the universities on the list.
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    (Original post by J-SP)
    For someone who gets narky about misinterpretating people's posts, you are a hypocrite.

    I have never made this out to be about Oxford or Cambridge. The campus definition you are using would eliminate most of the universities on the list.
    I've just used Oxford and Cambridge as obvious examples. I didn't say you didn't have other errors. The TSR article I linked shows there are plenty of campus universities.
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    Some of us will see the difference between a university campus and a campus university
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    (Original post by J-SP)
    Some of us will see the difference between a university campus and a campus university
    I think we all do. The former is the campus that belongs to the latter. Only the latter have the former, and not all of us are willing to accept that, it seems.

    Of course, you don't have to take my word for it; you can see what the university says about the matter:

    https://www.ox.ac.uk/visitors/visiting-oxford?wssl=1

    It says:

    Oxford is not a campus university, so it is not all located on one site. It is made up of many different buildings, including academic departments, colleges and halls, located around the centre of Oxford.
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    Or some are not willing to accept that every university has a campus by its most reasonable definition. Just some universites have a little bit more going for them than just one campus, and so are not exclusively a campus university.

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    Roe Hampton has a nice library
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    (Original post by J-SP)
    are not exclusively a campus university.
    If a university is not a campus university it is not a campus university. It cannot be a campus university and a non-campus university. The two categories are mutually exclusive. You seem to be tying yourself in knots here. Oxford, for one, states it isn't a campus university. That ought to be enough for you.
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    I am not tying myself in knots - my point is simple, you just don't like it.
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    (Original post by Emerald777O)
    Roe Hampton has a nice library
    hehe. So do Bray's Nose, Glam Organ, Swan Sea and Stir Ling.
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    hehe. So do Bray's Nose, Glam Organ, Swan Sea and Stir Ling.
    Never heard of any of them lol
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    If a university is not a campus university it is not a campus university. It cannot be a campus university and a non-campus university. The two categories are mutually exclusive. You seem to be tying yourself in knots here. Oxford, for one, states it isn't a campus university. That ought to be enough for you.
    So what is a non-campus university with a campus, such as Oxford?
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    (Original post by nulli tertius)
    So what is a non-campus university with a campus, such as Oxford?
    As it says itself, Oxford is a non-campus university. It has no campus. It has many sites, though, within the city. Nottingham, Bath, Brunel and RHUL are good examples of campus universities
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    As it says itself, Oxford is a non-campus university. It has no campus.
    Don't tell the Vice-Chancellor

    http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/estates/ne...235615_en.html
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    Exeter has no character? Exeter St Luke’s looks like nice but the rest of the campus looked pretty poopy. Royal Holloway has amazing Character and so does Bristol. Oxford and Cambridge is too hard to judge because some of the colleges are ugly and some are beautiful so it depends, but based off photos St. Andrews wins!

    I’m surprised you’ve left out Glasgow, Durham (university college would be the main campus) and Kings College London, they all look incredible but especially KCL at night since you’ve got the city lights and view

    And just to get in on the debate, Oxford and Cambridge are Collegiate Universities NOT Campus universities. Pretty much every other university in the UK is a Campus university or has a main campus building, although Durham is a hybrid since it has a collegiate system but it’s adapted to fit a campus style system, I’d say it’s a campus university with University College being its main campus.

    Bottom line, either list the Oxford and Cambridge colleges or remove them from the vote.
 
 
 
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