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    Hi all! I applied to the Unis York, St. Andrews, Warwick, Edinburgh and Surrey and am wondering what students who are studying there now are thinking of it, what you have enjoyed and disliked so far and how your uni experience compares to your expectations of it. It would be great to hear from a couple of students as I'm making my choices about my application. What are some other good ways to learn about authentic student experiences at these unis?

    Thank you!!
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    (Original post by Anouk_H)
    Hi all! I applied to the Unis York, St. Andrews, Warwick, Edinburgh and Surrey and am wondering what students who are studying there now are thinking of it, what you have enjoyed and disliked so far and how your uni experience compares to your expectations of it. It would be great to hear from a couple of students as I'm making my choices about my application. What are some other good ways to learn about authentic student experiences at these unis?

    Thank you!!
    You can find students here but the bigger indicator should be the course content.
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    (Original post by Anouk_H)
    Hi all! I applied to the Unis York, St. Andrews, Warwick, Edinburgh and Surrey and am wondering what students who are studying there now are thinking of it, what you have enjoyed and disliked so far and how your uni experience compares to your expectations of it. It would be great to hear from a couple of students as I'm making my choices about my application. What are some other good ways to learn about authentic student experiences at these unis?

    Thank you!!
    Edinburgh

    + Good facilities for Informatics/CompSci
    + Tutors seem eager to help
    + Lovely surroundings
    + Plenty to do in terms of touristy-stuff
    + Enjoys a decent reputation worldwide/nationally

    - Low student satisfaction - I'd imagine this materialises in the later years of study
    - Only a short < 1 week break between teaching and exams in Semester 1. Other universities seem to get more revision time
    - King's Buildings looks a bit naff (All of Science and Engineering is based here unless you're doing Computer Science)
    - Car parking is a nightmare and driving in the city in general - too many crossroads
 
 
 
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