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I am applying for courses in sociology, psychology and social anthropology and was hoping people could let me know their experiances at the unis because i cant decide, for social life, conveniance, course and if anyone knows anything about the female rugby too! the Unis im looking at are, uni of manchester, uni o city of london, durham uni, york uni and edinburgh uni
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Of the uni's you have selected, have you attended any open days?

Open days are the best way to learn about what the uni has to offer you, the accommodation lifestyle, town centre etc.

Just know if you opt for city centres (such as London), it can be very expensive to live / commute in, unless you live reasonable distance away.

For me, I went to Wolverhampton. I live about an hour away, and wanted to go somewhere within an hour's commute from home.
My other options were: Coventry, Birmingham City, Worcester and Staffordshire. (Wanted to study ICT).
Went for Wolves in the end, because their IT facility is within the uni campus, whereas all the others were a good 20-45 min commute away and in remote areas, so I felt there would be no social aspect of meeting other people. - Birmingham City's is the Thinktank science centre, and not a 'uni experience' in my view.
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(Original post by poppyfletch24)
I am applying for courses in sociology, psychology and social anthropology and was hoping people could let me know their experiances at the unis because i cant decide, for social life, conveniance, course and if anyone knows anything about the female rugby too! the Unis im looking at are, uni of manchester, uni o city of london, durham uni, york uni and edinburgh uni
Hello,

The best thing that you can do is get to as many open days as possible. Speak to the students on campus, make the most of the opportunities and get a feel for the university. You will find the one for you will feel right.

We offer some great psychology courses which are within our School of Education, Languages and Psychology. I am part of this school myself and the support and lecturers are so immense. I chose to come to YSJ because you are a name not a number which can be so beneficial when transferring to higher education:

Here are our courses:
https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/courses/und...logy-bsc-hons/
https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/courses/und...ling-bsc-hons/
https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/courses/und...ment-bsc-hons/
The latter of the two courses are specialist which will help you hone your skills and walk into work. 95% of our students find work 15 months after graduation.

York is a great city to live in. We have everything you could need but it is all within walking distance. The city has so much culture and history within it but also all the modern shops from small business to most chains. The YSJ campus is right next to the famous city walls and you can walk into town within 10 minutes!
The night life is great here. There is something for everyone. From indie bars to clubs open till late and drinks are as cheap as £3 for doubles! It is a really safe city and so you know you can have a great time without having to worry too much. You also always have a mutual friend with someone at YSJ and so it is really social and safe from that aspect too!.

We have so many societies and the communities that are created from them are great. Ladies rugby is a very popular society here. Last week they did a joint smurf social with male rugby. All of our sport teams compete every Wednesday, we do tours in Croatia and always compete at Varsity!

We have an open day on the 11th December if you would like to come visit! Remember to pick what is right for you!
https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/open-days/

Lydia
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