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I am a mature student, transferring credits to a brick uni and after receiving all my offers I got 'a little bit' scared.

My top choices are Bangor and Chichester.

I like Chichester because they were really supportive, it's a smaller uni and lectures won't be that crowded. I heard it's more individual-oriented, they have great student ratings, location is not bad, weather shouldn't be that bad and beaches are nearby.

Bangor is a bigger university, they have TEF Gold, they are more research-oriented, well-known, one of the best-rated university in the UK, but I also heard there could be even 400 people per lecture, winter there will be super cold and any bigger city is not exactly close.

As I am starting from the second year I worry I won't fit in, won't make friends, it will be very difficult to 'switch' from distance learning, I won't get fresher support, etc. and I will suck in everything I will do.
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(Original post by Anonymous)
I am a mature student, transferring credits to a brick uni and after receiving all my offers I got 'a little bit' scared.

My top choices are Bangor and Chichester.

I like Chichester because they were really supportive, it's a smaller uni and lectures won't be that crowded. I heard it's more individual-oriented, they have great student ratings, location is not bad, weather shouldn't be that bad and beaches are nearby.

Bangor is a bigger university, they have TEF Gold, they are more research-oriented, well-known, one of the best-rated university in the UK, but I also heard there could be even 400 people per lecture, winter there will be super cold and any bigger city is not exactly close.

As I am starting from the second year I worry I won't fit in, won't make friends, it will be very difficult to 'switch' from distance learning, I won't get fresher support, etc. and I will suck in everything I will do.
i grew up near bangor and although the city itself is pretty tiny, you adapt to the weather and it's just over an hour to chester and the train there isn't so bad, there's loads of beaches you can travel to from there.
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i grew up near bangor and although the city itself is pretty tiny, you adapt to the weather and it's just over an hour to chester and the train there isn't so bad, there's loads of beaches you can travel to from there.
so you would choose Bangor over Chichester?
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so you would choose Bangor over Chichester?
if you want a small cheap city to live in then yes, but no if you want to live somewhere bigger.
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if you want a small cheap city to live in then yes, but no if you want to live somewhere bigger.
I do prefer the countryside but Chichester and Bangor are small cities, Chichester will be most likely more expensive though. Anyway, what matters to me is how well you can fit it, make friends, how tutors are friendly, size of student groups and support you can get.
It's a really complicated decision and I shouldn't miss open days, that was a big mistake.
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I do prefer the countryside but Chichester and Bangor are small cities, Chichester will be most likely more expensive though. Anyway, what matters to me is how well you can fit it, make friends, how tutors are friendly, size of student groups and support you can get.
It's a really complicated decision and I shouldn't miss open days, that was a big mistake.
email them see if you could do a campus tour somehow
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email them see if you could do a campus tour somehow
I wouldn't be able to make it anyway as I am doing the next 6 days night shifts. I tried virtual tours, videos, blogs, facebook groups, reviews, photos, twitter, etc.
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