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Lots of Universities claim to have a campus however I’m only interested in going to a uni where the campus is similar to that of Nottingham I.e. one with a large open area, proper halls where many rooms can be accessed not just 3 or 4 as in some halls in Liverpool.

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Hi,
Can you advise me which Uni’s are proper campuses like Uni of Nottingham, Exeter or Lancaster? I understand some are called campus uni’s but aren’t proper campuses (open space)
Thanks
Have you visited Lancaster Uni?

You can download the campus map from this...

https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/about-us/maps-and-travel/

There is a woodland trail. There are a lot of facilities on campus (shops, bars etc) plus a weekly market in Alexandra Square. The sporting facilities are great. The library has recently been extended so it is modern and comfortable (plus there is a tree in it). I know someone who enjoyed the campus experience in first year and is now happy living in town for second year.
Original post by LottieGreen
Lots of Universities claim to have a campus however I’m only interested in going to a uni where the campus is similar to that of Nottingham I.e. one with a large open area, proper halls where many rooms can be accessed not just 3 or 4 as in some halls in Liverpool.

A friend applied to Surrey Uni and they have a proper campus.

Have a look:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Gq10IYUawbo
Original post by LottieGreen
Lots of Universities claim to have a campus however I’m only interested in going to a uni where the campus is similar to that of Nottingham I.e. one with a large open area, proper halls where many rooms can be accessed not just 3 or 4 as in some halls in Liverpool.


Hey @LottieGreen

As mentioned above, Lancaster is a campus based university; actually part of what made me choose it was the green space - and the ducks! I think @SpiderCrab has given a great summary but if you have any particular questions about Lancaster I'd be happy to answer them.

Rebecca :smile:
Most universities that opened in the 1950s and 60s will have campuses eg Bath, Exeter, East Anglia, Keele, Lancaster. The older universities generally dont as the city has built up around them.
Original post by LottieGreen
Lots of Universities claim to have a campus however I’m only interested in going to a uni where the campus is similar to that of Nottingham I.e. one with a large open area, proper halls where many rooms can be accessed not just 3 or 4 as in some halls in Liverpool.

Hi there! :smile:

Hope you're well. If you're looking for a campus university with large open areas and multiple accommodation choices then you might like the Canterbury campus at the Uni of Kent. When I was applying to uni, I visited multiple 'campus' unis and found myself to be disappointed at some of the sizes of other campuses. Whilst I didn't want to live in a huge city, I wanted a campus that was big enough to explore and didn't feel just like a few buildings clustered together. I believe there are 14 accommodation options for undergraduates at the Canterbury campus and these are spread throughout the uni in different colleges. They range from flats, houses, en suits, standard rooms, double rooms and catered accommodation. There is also a student village situated around a 10-15 minute walk across campus called park wood. There is a lot of green open space around here and is where most large sport facilities are located such as football pitches, indoor tennis courts and hockey fields. I lived on campus both in my first and second year because it was easy to commute to lectures and i had everything I needed on campus, but the main reason was because all students living in halls get a free gym membership and access to all the sport facilities. I played sports in the evening with my flat mates and it was a great way to socialise and meet people.
If you wanted to browse some of the accommodation options, I can leave the link below.

As for the Campus itself i would say it can take up to 20/25 minutes walking from one end to the other. There is lots of woodland and open space overlooking Canterbury cathedral which is what drew me personally as I wanted a campus with lots of green space. In terms of some of the facilities/things to do on campus there is a large library, an on campus gym, sports centre, physio, multiple college bars, cafe nero, coops, some book stores where you can buy textbooks, eateries, communal spaces where you can study or socialise etc. There is also multiple bus stops that can take you directly into Canterbury town and I would say that takes around 10 minutes.

If you have any questions about Kent or general life at uni then please let me know and I would be more than happy to answer:u: I know its not easy choosing the right uni for you so let me know if i cant help in anyway!

Best wishes

Joanna
-Uni of Kent Rep:biggrin:


Accommodation options - https://www.kent.ac.uk/accommodation/canterbury/undergraduate-accommodation
Canterbury Campus video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoKBukILWp4
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Original post by LottieGreen
Lots of Universities claim to have a campus however I’m only interested in going to a uni where the campus is similar to that of Nottingham I.e. one with a large open area, proper halls where many rooms can be accessed not just 3 or 4 as in some halls in Liverpool.

Lancaster, York, Birmingham, Exeter... there are loads
Original post by LottieGreen
Hi,
Can you advise me which Uni’s are proper campuses like Uni of Nottingham, Exeter or Lancaster? I understand some are called campus uni’s but aren’t proper campuses (open space)
Thanks

York, Loughborough, Warwick, Keele, Bath, Birmingham
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Original post by LottieGreen
Hi,
Can you advise me which Uni’s are proper campuses like Uni of Nottingham, Exeter or Lancaster? I understand some are called campus uni’s but aren’t proper campuses (open space)
Thanks


Surrey Uni
Reading is also a campus uni :smile: there are 2 campus' but they are within walking distance (or bus distance)
Also Roehampton and Sussex
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Original post by LottieGreen
Lots of Universities claim to have a campus however I’m only interested in going to a uni where the campus is similar to that of Nottingham I.e. one with a large open area, proper halls where many rooms can be accessed not just 3 or 4 as in some halls in Liverpool.

Hi, thanks for link. Yes aware of Lancaster Uni and I think Southampton but not certain of any others. Possibly York? Will do some research but thanks for your comments.

Original post by SpiderCrab
Have you visited Lancaster Uni?

You can download the campus map from this...

https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/about-us/maps-and-travel/

There is a woodland trail. There are a lot of facilities on campus (shops, bars etc) plus a weekly market in Alexandra Square. The sporting facilities are great. The library has recently been extended so it is modern and comfortable (plus there is a tree in it). I know someone who enjoyed the campus experience in first year and is now happy living in town for second year.
Original post by LottieGreen
Hi, thanks for link. Yes aware of Lancaster Uni and I think Southampton but not certain of any others. Possibly York? Will do some research but thanks for your comments.


York is also a campus uni, with two campuses now connected by bus.

I believe Loughborough is also the type of Campus Uni you are after.
(Original post by Wired_1800)A friend applied to Surrey Uni and they have a proper campus.




















Thanks very much - hadn’t consider Surrey!










Have a look:































https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Gq10IYUawbo



Original post by Wired_1800
A friend applied to Surrey Uni and they have a proper campus.

Have a look:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Gq10IYUawbo
Thanks very much - I’ll take a look on line and get back with any questions



Original post by Lancaster Student Ambassador
Hey @LottieGreen

As mentioned above, Lancaster is a campus based university; actually part of what made me choose it was the green space - and the ducks! I think @SpiderCrab has given a great summary but if you have any particular questions about Lancaster I'd be happy to answer them.

Rebecca :smile:
Makes sense - thanks for info.



Original post by swanseajack1
Most universities that opened in the 1950s and 60s will have campuses eg Bath, Exeter, East Anglia, Keele, Lancaster. The older universities generally dont as the city has built up around them.
Original post by Wired_1800
Surrey Uni


Thanks.
UEA?
Qmul
One of few inner London ones that is.

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