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Does anyone have a list of rural universities in the UK, I'm talking middle of nowhere at best but I could survive a small town.
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Does anyone have a list of rural universities in the UK, I'm talking middle of nowhere at best but I could survive a small town.
Warwick & Loughborough unis aren't in the middle of nowhere, but are also not in a city, in smallish towns.

Sutton Bonnington campus at Nottingham is in the middle of nowhere but only a limited number of courses are there.

Maybe the Royal Agricultural uni

found this list of Unis online which seems pretty good, but none of these are 'prestigious' but it depends how much you care about academic reputation
https://universitycompare.com/rankings/rural/
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Does anyone have a list of rural universities in the UK, I'm talking middle of nowhere at best but I could survive a small town.
Aberystwyth
Bangor
The Welsh one at Lampeter
The Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester
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Lancaster is quite rural with a small city (small town really) but good reputation
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Nottingham Trent has a campus in Southwell which is literally in a field 14 miles away from Nottingham itself.
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St Andrews is a small town with fairly rural surrounds. The university is quite posh though, so it depends on whether that's something you would enjoy
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Royal Holloway? Egham is pretty small from what I can gather.
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found this list of Unis online which seems pretty good, but none of these are 'prestigious' but it depends how much you care about academic reputation
https://universitycompare.com/rankings/rural/
I had also found this list but wanted to make sure I had a comprehensive one, and also because my definition of 'rural' may be different to theirs I would rather take advice from people who cad considered or maybe visited these.

Don't give a toss about prestige as long as I can breathe the clean country air.

Thanks all for the help so far
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I had also found this list but wanted to make sure I had a comprehensive one, and also because my definition of 'rural' may be different to theirs I would rather take advice from people who cad considered or maybe visited these.

Don't give a toss about prestige as long as I can breathe the clean country air.

Thanks all for the help so far
I would take that list with a big grain of salt.....I know for a fact Reading uni isn't "rural" - they might be saying that because the campus is green but it is not in a rural situation....the town of Reading is nearby and very busy
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Keele is near a town but is quite isolated in itself
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That is a strange list, as number 2 Strathclyde is in the center of Glasgow
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Warwick & Loughborough unis aren't in the middle of nowhere, but are also not in a city, in smallish towns.

Sutton Bonnington campus at Nottingham is in the middle of nowhere but only a limited number of courses are there.

Maybe the Royal Agricultural uni

found this list of Unis online which seems pretty good, but none of these are 'prestigious' but it depends how much you care about academic reputation
https://universitycompare.com/rankings/rural/
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That is a strange list, as number 2 Strathclyde is in the center of Glasgow
It's a rubbish list, OP would do better to consider the unis being suggested by people who have actually visited them
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Exeter and Falmouth Penryn campuses
The Stafford campus for Staffordshire University
Cranfield University
UHI
Aber/Bangor/Lampeter
Cumbria
Derby's Buxton Campus
Harper Adams

A lot of these will have limited subject choices though - what subject do you want to study OP?
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Keele smells of manure every morning if you live in certain halls! As someone else mentioned Keele can be quite isolating, especially if you live on campus but is close enough to the nearest town for the main things you need. I'm from London myself but had a great four years.
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Open uni + tent
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Lancaster - some students used to live in very rural small villages and commute in. Uni of the Highlands? Might be worth checking public transport around Bangor and Aberystwth as I'll bet you could find some really great, very cheap accommodation nearby. Huddersfield has rural locations and good bus services.

Which course are you looking for?
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Hey, the uni I am going to is the University of Exeter BUT their Penryn campus.
Penryn is a tiny village in Cornwall on a river by the sea. I, like you, was looking for a small campus surrounded by nature which isn’t at all in a city, as I don’t want to do the whole ‘go clubbing and getting drunk’ uni thing.
I’d seriously recommend visiting, although they don’t have that many courses - mostly bioscience courses such as marine biology and zoology (there’ll be many nature enthusiasts there including me 😛), some others like English and mining and engineering too.
The campus is shared with the university of Falmouth, which is an arts uni. So if you are interested in art/photography/design etc I’d recommend looking at that.
Other unis people have mentioned such as Loughborough, Warwick etc I think wouldn’t be really that much in nature.
I live near Royal Holloway and though it is a beautiful uni and near great Windsor park this area is still kind of built up, lots of roads and houses though not much to do as it isn’t a city.
The other one I have heard of is Aberystwyth, though I have never been.
But seriously, go visit Penryn. The town Falmouth which is 10 minutes away by bus from campus is a cute small Cornish town on the sea with beaches and tonnes of wildlife, I’ve seen dolphins there.
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Does anyone have a list of rural universities in the UK, I'm talking middle of nowhere at best but I could survive a small town.
Hello,

Huddersfield could be a good uni for you, it's not rural but it's a small town with everything you need (theater, shops, cinema etc) but surrounded by beautiful countryside - and great rail links to get around. It has a great reputation and such a lovely campus - which is so pretty! There's also a canal running through the middle of campus, which is pretty cool.

If you'd like to find out a bit more from other students, I really recommend these blogs: http://blogs.hud.ac.uk/students/explore-hud/ - they'll help give you an idea of life in Huddersfield.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask - but I hope this helps!

Abbi

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There are a few that are notionally in towns but are right on the edge or just outside, Kent is a good example. It's next to Canterbury, on a hill, but is countryside or villages on three sides and separted from the city by some parkland. Although most students live in Canterbury after moving out of halls, Canterbury itself is quite small.
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What do you want to study at University?
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