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Ive been living in a town for around 10 years and am bored of it, id like to move to a mid range university that will require anything from BBB-CCC (studying politics)
Keeping this post separate to the academic side of university (which is easier to research)-
Does anyone have any experiences/recommendations of universities or just cities that will offer good student life with alot of things to do such as sports, nightlife etc
Currently looking into
NT
MMU
Newcastle
Brighton
Sheffield Hallam
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Ive been living in a town for around 10 years and am bored of it, id like to move to a mid range university that will require anything from BBB-CCC (studying politics)
Keeping this post separate to the academic side of university (which is easier to research)-
Does anyone have any experiences/recommendations of universities or just cities that will offer good student life with alot of things to do such as sports, nightlife etc
Currently looking into
NT
MMU
Newcastle
Brighton
Sheffield Hallam
To be honest I would suggest, look at at university based on your course rankings first and then at the lifestyle they are offering. You will be in university tops 3 years however where you end up after that will largely depend on what you did in those three years and what exactly is its worth. Now coming to the lifestyle all of the cities you mentioned will offer you a great life. You will have regular social gatherings, there will be a lot of clubs/societies to join in the university increasing your chances of socialising. Choose a shared accommodation and you will be able to make friends there, host house parties and so much more. Weekends every city will have student clubs and bars where you can go to party and when looking for a long break you can always travel with your new friends. Since every university received a major chunk of international students and they want to squeeze in as much travel as possible in those years, so you will always have loads of opportunities to explore and travel as well. But remember keep your course your first priority.
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Ive been living in a town for around 10 years and am bored of it, id like to move to a mid range university that will require anything from BBB-CCC (studying politics)
Keeping this post separate to the academic side of university (which is easier to research)-
Does anyone have any experiences/recommendations of universities or just cities that will offer good student life with alot of things to do such as sports, nightlife etc
Currently looking into
NT
MMU
Newcastle
Brighton
Sheffield Hallam
Hey,

SHUGURU and annablagg will be able to help tell you about Sheffield Hallam - do you have any specific questions for them?

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Hi

The best advise would be for you to attend some open days. That way you can get a feel for the university yourself and also ask some of the student ambassadors about their experiences too.

Universities have clubs and societies that you can join or create so you will find something you enjoy. You may also want to consider whether you prefer a campus or city based university.

Of course the social side of university is important and you need to be happy in the city you live in, but also you need to be happy with the course you have chosen too. Each university will offer different components of the same subject area and also different facilities so make sure you go and check them out.

You can also contact universities directly with any questions. They may be able to offer you a tour of their campus or pass you on to their Student Union Team .

Hope This Helps :bigsmile:
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Ive been living in a town for around 10 years and am bored of it, id like to move to a mid range university that will require anything from BBB-CCC (studying politics)
Keeping this post separate to the academic side of university (which is easier to research)-
Does anyone have any experiences/recommendations of universities or just cities that will offer good student life with alot of things to do such as sports, nightlife etc
Currently looking into
NT
MMU
Newcastle
Brighton
Sheffield Hallam
Hey!

I'm currently in my third year at Sheffield Hallam University. It wasn't actually my first choice when I applied (I hadn't actually looked into it), but I'm so happy that things worked out the way they did and I ended up coming here.

I was always attracted to Sheffield as a city to move to. It's big-ish, not as big as somewhere like Manchester obviously, but there's more than enough packed in here to never ever get bored and run out of things to do. One of the reasons I really love Sheffield is how unique it is - there are loads of independent cafes, bars and restaurants which all have modern and quirky traits to them, and the clubs here are also just as varied. For example, Carver Street is a small street off West Street (loads of pubs and bars there) where lots of people go for a typical night out with chart and house music playing, particularly Crystal on a Wednesday which hosts our Uni's club night Hallam Nation. This is really popular with our sports teams. Then we have places like the Leadmill (my fave) and Corp which play more indie/rock/metal music depending on the night. We have Tank for drum and bass, Code for chart music, Area for grime, and honestly so many more places. You'll never get bored on a night out!!! You can even spend the whole night in bars down West Street and have the best time ever.

Our SU has a huge selection of sports teams, societies and volunteering opportunities you can take part in. We have Varsity against Uni of Sheffield every year which is so much fun whether you play in a team or just support! There are competitive sports teams, intramural leagues and social sports clubs you can join, as well as a huge variety of clubs that aren't affiliated with our uni in Sheffield. We have Ponds Forge Olympic sized pool right near uni, as well as an ice rink, an athletics facility and a tennis club only a little bit further away. We also have Bramall Lane football stadium five minutes away from uni where you can watch big football matches! Walking, biking, climbing and running are big in Sheffield especially with the Peak District being just a few minutes away from the city. Which sports are you interested in in particular?!

Societies are also such a good way to meet people and stay busy at uni. I joined the AIM society for people who are interested in performing music last year and I'm now the president, and that's just one of the opportunities for personal development and getting involved with the SU and with the city as a whole that I've been presented with! There are literally hundreds more things you'll be able to get involved with. Side note: if you like music, the scene is great in Sheffield.

Is there anything else you'd like to know about the city, or anything else you're into that you might like to find out about Sheffield?

In short, would 10/10 recommend

Hope this was helpful!

Ellie
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Hey!

I'm currently in my third year at Sheffield Hallam University. It wasn't actually my first choice when I applied (I hadn't actually looked into it), but I'm so happy that things worked out the way they did and I ended up coming here.

I was always attracted to Sheffield as a city to move to. It's big-ish, not as big as somewhere like Manchester obviously, but there's more than enough packed in here to never ever get bored and run out of things to do. One of the reasons I really love Sheffield is how unique it is - there are loads of independent cafes, bars and restaurants which all have modern and quirky traits to them, and the clubs here are also just as varied. For example, Carver Street is a small street off West Street (loads of pubs and bars there) where lots of people go for a typical night out with chart and house music playing, particularly Crystal on a Wednesday which hosts our Uni's club night Hallam Nation. This is really popular with our sports teams. Then we have places like the Leadmill (my fave) and Corp which play more indie/rock/metal music depending on the night. We have Tank for drum and bass, Code for chart music, Area for grime, and honestly so many more places. You'll never get bored on a night out!!! You can even spend the whole night in bars down West Street and have the best time ever.

Our SU has a huge selection of sports teams, societies and volunteering opportunities you can take part in. We have Varsity against Uni of Sheffield every year which is so much fun whether you play in a team or just support! There are competitive sports teams, intramural leagues and social sports clubs you can join, as well as a huge variety of clubs that aren't affiliated with our uni in Sheffield. We have Ponds Forge Olympic sized pool right near uni, as well as an ice rink, an athletics facility and a tennis club only a little bit further away. We also have Bramall Lane football stadium five minutes away from uni where you can watch big football matches! Walking, biking, climbing and running are big in Sheffield especially with the Peak District being just a few minutes away from the city. Which sports are you interested in in particular?!

Societies are also such a good way to meet people and stay busy at uni. I joined the AIM society for people who are interested in performing music last year and I'm now the president, and that's just one of the opportunities for personal development and getting involved with the SU and with the city as a whole that I've been presented with! There are literally hundreds more things you'll be able to get involved with. Side note: if you like music, the scene is great in Sheffield.

Is there anything else you'd like to know about the city, or anything else you're into that you might like to find out about Sheffield?

In short, would 10/10 recommend

Hope this was helpful!

Ellie
Thats very helpful! Thanks alot!
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