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Anyone know the universities I should avoid or not go to?
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It depends on you and what you want.

I went to Brighton's open day recently and I did not like it at all. I just wanted to get out of there as soon as possible. But a girl behind me was saying that she loved it. She like everything that I hated.

I would put that university in the list, but I'm sure someone will disagree. I just think people have different tastes. A university is a personal choice. A bad university to someone, may be a good university to someone else. Look around and see what you like and don't like by going to open days and campus tours.
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Just out of curiosity, why didn't you like that uni personally?
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It depends on you and what you want.

I went to Brighton's open day recently and I did not like it at all. I just wanted to get out of there as soon as possible. But a girl behind me was saying that she loved it. She like everything that I hated.

I would put that university in the list, but I'm sure someone will disagree. I just think people have different tastes. A university is a personal choice. A bad university to someone, may be a good university to someone else. Look around and see what you like and don't like by going to open days and campus tours.
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Just out of curiosity, why didn't you like that uni personally?
It just had a huge emphasis on being involved in parties (in the student union), and I'm just not the kind of person who likes parties. There probably were other things in the student union, but the main emphasis was on things like partying, and I just thought it would be super chaotic and distracting to live in an environment like that.

I really did not like the accommodation either. It felt very dull and cramped to me.

The required grades for my course were quite low (BBC), as well as the contact hours being very low. I doubt that they actually will support in the transition from college to university as much as other colleges will.

The student support and wellbeing team are quite small for such a seemingly large university. It was also run by students, which is just something I don't particularly prefer.

I like a more academic focus and Brighton just didn't match up to that. It might be relatively good, but it's not the university for me.
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Yeah, if I were you I wouldn't have liked all that either lol.
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It just had a huge emphasis on being involved in parties (in the student union), and I'm just not the kind of person who likes parties. There probably were other things in the student union, but the main emphasis was on things like partying, and I just thought it would be super chaotic and distracting to live in an environment like that.

I really did not like the accommodation either. It felt very dull and cramped to me.

The required grades for my course were quite low (BBC), as well as the contact hours being very low. I doubt that they actually will support in the transition from college to university as much as other colleges will.

The student support and wellbeing team are quite small for such a seemingly large university. It was also run by students, which is just something I don't particularly prefer.

I like a more academic focus and Brighton just didn't match up to that. It might be relatively good, but it's not the university for me.
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The worst university is the one that is the least suited for you.
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Oxbridge
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As someone says above, it depends on what you want to do.

However, as a general answer, try and avoid anywhere that recruits rather than selects. That is the safest rule to go by.

Secondly, if they are at the botton of the Times/Guardian list, they are there for a reason. However, that said, being near the bottom of the list does not mean that the teaching is poor or that all the students are awful. It really is a matter of proportion. You can be at a Russell Group University and be next to an idiot and taught by an intellectual pigmy. Likewise, you can be at a lowly institution and sat next to one of the best, because they wished to be near home and liked small group teaching, and be taught be an excellent teacher.

That said, avoid the following like the plague:

University of Bolton
Manchester Metropolitan University.

Why? The morale amongst the staff is lower than a snake's belly and the whole university operation is designed just to get as much money out of the students as possible. Don't kiss,... just avoid.
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Whichever I missed/ got rejected by
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Whichever ones I don't/I didn't go to.
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