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I don't think any of the unis in London have a campus or even Oxbridge for that matter, but I would like to go to a campus uni simply because it'd feel more home-ly. Which good universities have a campus?
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Exeter, UEA, QUB, Nottingham, Bath, Birmingham, Swansea, Warwick, Sussex, York
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I don't think any of the unis in London have a campus or even Oxbridge for that matter, but I would like to go to a campus uni simply because it'd feel more home-ly. Which good universities have a campus?
The University of Sunderland has a campus in London, you can find out more information about the courses it offers here
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I don't think any of the unis in London have a campus or even Oxbridge for that matter, but I would like to go to a campus uni simply because it'd feel more home-ly. Which good universities have a campus?
Hi there,

I have just finished at the University of Bath, which is a campus based, top 10 university and I have really loved my time here. I personally chose Bath because of the friendly, community, campus vibe and also the convenience of having everything in one place. In addition, we have really good facilities on campus, including the Sports Training Village and lots of green space. You can check out this video here for a tour of the campus.

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I don't think any of the unis in London have a campus or even Oxbridge for that matter, but I would like to go to a campus uni simply because it'd feel more home-ly. Which good universities have a campus?
Hey there!

I'm on my fourth year of studies at the University of Kent, a campus-based University and it's truly awesome!

We've got some of the most modern accomodation available, with everything being within a 10-minute walk across campus to your lessons. Accommodation like Turing College at Kent was only built a few years back, so everything feels extra premium and new. You can get en-suite rooms and even accommodation with TVs in them.

On campus there's lots to do. There's plenty of shops for food shops and purchasing books, and an incredible gym on campus too. There's also lots of cafes on campus for you to hang out with friends at - and if you fancy something alcoholic, we've got a few bars on campus too. My particular favourite is K-Bar which allows you to order custom pitchers, but Woody's is also great due to their quiz nights and live music. There's also a club on campus called Venue which have amazing nights out, with hilarious themes like High-School Music themes, D&B nights, Jungle nights, and more.

Being a campus-based University, it means there are loads of lovely walks around the campus. Kent is proudly a proponent for sustainability, so there's lots of green around campus and the vehicles are all electric. If you like walking, there's lots of great connections into the countryside next door, and even a direct footpath into the city. There is also a great public transport system for the times you do want to go into the city. The busses run 24 hours, so no matter how late you're out, you'll get safely back home. The best part about being on campus is how safe it feels. There's lit pathways everywhere, and 24/7 security making sure everyone feels extremely safe.

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Good is fairly relative and dependent on what subject you're looking for. For example, Warwick is a campus university that's one of the strongest unis for maths and also very strong for economics, CS, and business. York is a campus uni and has strengths in social sciences at least, I gather, and are generally well regarded otherwise. Southampton is a campus uni and is very strong in STEM fields generally, although somewhat weaker for social sciences and humanities.

Also the notion of campus is somewhat relative, as you won't be living "on-campus" at all campus universities in all years of your course. For example at Warwick, after 1st year, students usually live Leamington Spa and/or Coventry I gather and get the bus to the uni, as the on-campus accommodation is prioritised for first years. At Southampton a lot of the accommodation is not directly on the campus but just nearby so you will need to walk to campus or get the bus.

Additionally, often unis will have multiple campuses and some unis which you may not consider as "campus unis" may indeed have campuses. For example, Southampton as well as the main Highfield campus has a couple of separate ones for e.g. earth/ocean sciences courses, humanities courses, and I think healthcare courses all being based on other campuses. Cambridge, which you may not consider a campus uni, does have multiple "sites" which are essentially small (or for the West Sites, large) campuses - for example Downing Site which houses most of the bioscience departments, Sidgwick Site which has most of the humanities and social sciences departments, and the West Sites which have a lot of engineering departments and the physics department. However, you would live in college during your course normally, and the colleges themselves are their own small, closed campuses.
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I don't think any of the unis in London have a campus or even Oxbridge for that matter, but I would like to go to a campus uni simply because it'd feel more home-ly. Which good universities have a campus?
Hi there,

It's nice to hear that you're wanting to go for a campus university as it felt more homely - as this was the case with me! No surprise (!) but I chose the University of Liverpool because it had exactly that. If you can, I'd really recommending coming to the campus to have a look, as it really does speak for itself. Alternatively, here's a virtual tour link where you can have a browse! https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/virtual-tour/

If you need any other information, don't hesitate messaging me!

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Hello there,

It is never an easy decision to make when deciding on a university. But I do have some advice for you. I strongly urge you to consider the course and your future. The course you want to take and the career you want to pursue after graduation will most likely guide your decision on which university to attend. Because not all universities offer the same courses, you'll need to do some research to find out which ones do. You should also investigate the specifics of those courses to determine which modules are included. Is there a module in it in which you'd like to specialise and find interesting? Or do they have no bearing on your desired career? Another way to assess the course is to look at the professors and lecturers at the university. Are they pioneering new research in the field, or have they inspired you to pursue a career in the field?

As a current student at Coventry University, I would say that my three years there have been enjoyable. I am always pleased with the supportive lecturers, extensive facilities, and Coventry life, which motivates me to continue my master's degree studies at Coventry University. If you have any further questions, please let me know.


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I don't think any of the unis in London have a campus or even Oxbridge for that matter, but I would like to go to a campus uni simply because it'd feel more home-ly. Which good universities have a campus?
Hi rxrx2004,
To echo what other people have said on this post, I would also like to suggest Sussex as a potential option, especially as it is in Brighton which is not too far from London. I personally found studying at this campus university to be a positive experience because there were lots of green spaces and lots of accessible things on campus that helped to make it feel like a wholesome community. This included places such as a pharmacy, bars and the co-op all located throughout campus which help to make campus feel like a community. This is as well as places like the gym, the bank and the library. It may be beneficial to look at the What's on Campus page and the Sussex Virtual Tour Page to see more of the University of Sussex campus.

I hope that this is helpful in some way and please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions!
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Hi rxrx2004
I think choosing a university relies on quite a few factors. There are lots of great campus universities, including the University of Southampton, but it also depends on what you look for in a uni. For example, if there are specific societies you're interested in, facilities you really want or course content that you really want to learn about.

Here at Southampton, we have several campuses, the main one (Highfield Campus) and several smaller ones such as Avenue Campus (the Humanities campus). I am a history student and I love Avenue campus, it has a nice community feel as it is quite small, relaxed and homely. Here is a link to the virtual tour of the uni's campuses.

There were facilities that I thought were really important in a university and, for me, Southampton had them all and more. Highfield Campus has everything from a student theatre (I'm part of the Showstoppers Musical Theatre society so this was really important to me) to a swimming pool, wellbeing facilities, a cinema, pub, club and more.

Societies could be another important factor in your decision, it definitely was for me. Here at Southampton we have over 300 (including 90 sports societies) and there is something for everyone and if not you can make your own! Here is the link the University of Southampton's societies page.

As well as facilities, the campuses and societies, the course is a massive factor. For me, Southampton had my favourite History course. It has a massive variety of modules and I've been able to study things I previously found interesting but also learn about new things I had never come across before like Victorian death rituals and ancient Jewish apocalyptic texts. Here is a link to the uni's course finder.

Of course, you may have different factors than I did but I hope this has given you a bit of an insight into what I looked out for and what Southampton can offer in these areas.

Please feel free to ask me any other questions you have below

What are you interested in studying? Is there anything really important to you when deciding where to study other than the campus?

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In my opinion the most beautiful campus is Exeter - a good university for many degrees.
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Oxbridge don’t have a traditional campus, but they do have an exceptional amount of land, and have plenty of greenery, university bars etc.

Nottingham has (imo) the best Campus in the country.

Loughborough & Southampton have nice campuses.

It depends what you mean by “good” uni but most of the traditional older/redbrick type unis are city universities.
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Good is fairly relative and dependent on what subject you're looking for. For example, Warwick is a campus university that's one of the strongest unis for maths and also very strong for economics, CS, and business. York is a campus uni and has strengths in social sciences at least, I gather, and are generally well regarded otherwise. Southampton is a campus uni and is very strong in STEM fields generally, although somewhat weaker for social sciences and humanities.

Also the notion of campus is somewhat relative, as you won't be living "on-campus" at all campus universities in all years of your course. For example at Warwick, after 1st year, students usually live Leamington Spa and/or Coventry I gather and get the bus to the uni, as the on-campus accommodation is prioritised for first years. At Southampton a lot of the accommodation is not directly on the campus but just nearby so you will need to walk to campus or get the bus.

Additionally, often unis will have multiple campuses and some unis which you may not consider as "campus unis" may indeed have campuses. For example, Southampton as well as the main Highfield campus has a couple of separate ones for e.g. earth/ocean sciences courses, humanities courses, and I think healthcare courses all being based on other campuses. Cambridge, which you may not consider a campus uni, does have multiple "sites" which are essentially small (or for the West Sites, large) campuses - for example Downing Site which houses most of the bioscience departments, Sidgwick Site which has most of the humanities and social sciences departments, and the West Sites which have a lot of engineering departments and the physics department. However, you would live in college during your course normally, and the colleges themselves are their own small, closed campuses.
I know I'm probably wrong but aren't Oxbridge campus universities. Students essentially live on the campus and walk to lectures are no more than 30 minutes from their college. More often it's less than a 5-minute walk to their lectures, and everything is so close together. Isn't that essentially what a campus university is?
Surely Oxbridge is more of a 'campus' university than any other university is.
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I don't think any of the unis in London have a campus or even Oxbridge for that matter, but I would like to go to a campus uni simply because it'd feel more home-ly. Which good universities have a campus?
Hi there!
I am a recent graduate who studied Business Management and Leadership at Coventry University (Scarborough Campus). Studying Business gives you an insight of a range of different modules that will help you gain knowledge of what interests you the most. Here at CU Scarborough, modules are taken one at a time. The modules at Scarborough are broken down into 4 blocks with different start dates (September, November or January). The modules are taken one at a time so you’re able to concentrate on one topic per module with 2 coursework assignments each module - one weighing 40% and one 60%. Having modules focused one at a time is beneficial as it allows students to work through each topic throughly. Some modules include: Business Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship. Click the following link to see more of the modules offered: https://www.coventry.ac.uk/cus/cours...22/management/

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I don't think any of the unis in London have a campus or even Oxbridge for that matter, but I would like to go to a campus uni simply because it'd feel more home-ly. Which good universities have a campus?
Hi rxrx2004,

Do check out our campus here - we're located on 440-acres which basically means it's huge!! Everything is walking distance but there's also the option to use the campus shuttle bus for those days you're running late. There's a real community feel here at Loughborough, everyone looks out for each other and there's plenty of things to get involved with which will keep you busy and socialise.

We are currently running in-person experience days so you can see all of our facilities for yourself - book your place here.

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Nottingham, Loughborough, Lancaster, Southampton, York, Exeter (plus plenty of others) all worth looking into.
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Lancasters a lovely campus. Its got lake Carter, and the woodland walk which goes round the perimeter of the campus. Its in a village called Bailrigg and about 15 min on a regular bus to the city. If you love a campus uni thats got good walking areas, Lancaster is it. Plus you got Morecambe sea front which is a bus away, and the train station, you can go to Edinburgh and Manchester. Lancaster is collegiate, so the uni is split into 9 colleges, each with their own porters lodge and college bar. The halls accommodation is good as well, and also price wise its pretty reasonable if you rent privately for second year +.
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Thank you all very much! So much information! Don't know how I'm going to narrow it down
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