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    Hiya,
    I went to Staffordshire's university open day in September and LOVED the course, but hated the city, the course I want to study is based at the Stoke campus, I don't know whether I just saw a bad part of it? I went round the intu potteries shopping mall and around that area.
    Any recommendations for nicer areas? also what's the nightlife there? and is there reason to get a car to travel further afield?
    thanks so much
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    Hi Lucy,

    Apologies for the delay in replying to you.

    Our Digital Student Ambassadors can give you recommendations on the best places to go in Hanley or Stoke.

    You can read their blogs at http://blogs.staffs.ac.uk/student-bl...y/social-life/

    You can also get more info at: http://www.staffs.ac.uk/student-life...ns-and-events/

    If you're an outdoorsy kind of person then a car is really useful to get out to the countryside. It's a short hop to places like Leek, Buxton and the Peak District.

    Hope this helps, but feel free to ask anything else.

    Kind regards, Shaun
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    Hey Lucy!

    I'm a second year student here on the Stoke Campus, and - at the risk of sounding like a terrible advert for Stoke-on-Trent - I absolutely love living here!

    So, the uni buildings, uni accommodation, small shops and most private accommodation are all in the University Quarter. This is my favourite area of Stoke, I gotta admit. Because it's like our own lil area, and everything we need is right there! Most of our nights out are in Ember Lounge or the LRV, which are both in-uni venues. Don't have to pay for a taxi for Hanley that way!

    As for Hanley (Stoke city centre) itself - it's really up and coming right now! There's plenty of cute lil places and shops dotted about the city, you just need to find the ones that are your kinda things! My personal fav is Sweet - a lil desert bar across the road from the potteries! Great for a treat!

    As for needing a car, I'd say no. Another thing we have in the Uni Quarter is the train station, which I'd say is about a 5 min walk from the furthest area of the campus. Because Stoke is pretty central, you can get to most big cities within a couple of hours. You've also got Alton Towers and Waterwolrd right up the road if you're into that!

    Let me know if you have any more questions!
    - Gee
 
 
 
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