Exeter v. the northern ones like Leeds, Newcastle, Shef, Man Watch

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I have applied to Exeter but because I am from "up north", very few people I know have been and can provide feedback, in comparison to the northern unis

I was wondering what the reputation of Exeter is like in comparison to e.g. Leeds, Newcastle

I'm applying for History, with International relationsy-politicsy courses if that makes a difference!!

thanks guys x x
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In other words, the redbricks (Manchester, Liverpool. Sheffield, Leeds, Newcastle..)? About equal really, Exeter more than holds its own. Course content, location etc. should probably be a greater concern? After all, there's a fair difference between Exeter's campus (and Exeter as a place) and the major cities, particularly Manchester.
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I really think you should try and visit if you can. Otherwise, definitely compare the course content as River85 said. Each will have their own specialisms and so you need to take this into consideration.

If it were me, it would be a difficult choice, though I think I would opt for Exeter based on the fact it is very much in the south compared with the others.
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Exeter is a good university. So are many of the universities in the north of England.
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People will make fun of your accent.
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i'm from the south living in manchester atm and no one's said much about my accent, just that it sounds southern (duh, the northest i've been is leeds lmao)

anyway, i've visited exeter uni. city is small but quite pretty. doesn't seem to be the biggest rave but hey. uni is pretty, kinda annoyingly on a hill. some of the accomodation looks like a prison, lol. but it's got a good reputation i agree with comparing course content firstly, and then decide what type of a city you want to live in, and if you don't mind travelling that far down lol
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(Original post by The Boosh)
Exeter is a good university. So are many of the universities in the north of England.
Um...that about sums it up :p:

Exeter and the northern redbricks (plus Newcastle, if you're being pedantic and using the traditional definition of redbrick do don't class Newcastle as a redbrick) are are fine universities. The difference between Exeter and most/all of the redbricks is negligible. I could put an argument forward that Exeter is slightly stronger than Liverpool, Sheffield, Newcastle and possibly Leeds. But I'd be splitting hairs. All are fine universities.

(Original post by rakata)
some of the accomodation looks like a prison, lol.
The same can be said about the halls of residence at many unis (some of Sheffield's is terrible).
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You're better looking at the actual unis themselves rather than their prestige and reputation.
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