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Warwick vs Exeter Nightlife

I made the grave mistake of applying to a bunch of unis that I really don’t care for

I am desperately holding out for Edinburgh

Currently I hold 4 offers : Warwick Durham bath and Exeter

Normally Durham was going to be my backup but that offer holder day absolutely scarred me

Realistically I’m doing politics which isn’t technically the best subject at all these unis however in terms of future career paths I thankfully have enough nepotism ( I promise I’m not an annoying over privileged person)

So the only thing that actually matters to me right now is which of these schools has a better social atmosphere and nightlife ?

As in which has the better clubs , parties , cheaper drinks and even societies
from my research as a yr13 who applied for POL and IR - warwick is seen as best in the russel group for poltics followed closely by the other 4. I personally was really impressed with the warwick offer holder day and its politics courses which is one of the best excluding lse/oxbridge!
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Original post by Bneb
I made the grave mistake of applying to a bunch of unis that I really don’t care for
I am desperately holding out for Edinburgh
Currently I hold 4 offers : Warwick Durham bath and Exeter
Normally Durham was going to be my backup but that offer holder day absolutely scarred me
Realistically I’m doing politics which isn’t technically the best subject at all these unis however in terms of future career paths I thankfully have enough nepotism ( I promise I’m not an annoying over privileged person)
So the only thing that actually matters to me right now is which of these schools has a better social atmosphere and nightlife ?
As in which has the better clubs , parties , cheaper drinks and even societies

exeter night life is top tier. haven't heard much about warwick
Reply 3
Hey everyone,
If anyone has an offer for Exeter politics/IR a few of us have made an instagram groupchat, so just let me know if you’d like to join 😄👍
Original post by ing1247
Hey everyone,
If anyone has an offer for Exeter politics/IR a few of us have made an instagram groupchat, so just let me know if you’d like to join 😄👍

Yes I would like to join!
Reply 5
Original post by Makai Sterling
Yes I would like to join!

Hey sure thing, my user is j_dracup I’ll add you in😄
Reply 6
Original post by poljess123
from my research as a yr13 who applied for POL and IR - warwick is seen as best in the russel group for poltics followed closely by the other 4. I personally was really impressed with the warwick offer holder day and its politics courses which is one of the best excluding lse/oxbridge!

Warwick's not top for Politics of the Russell Group. Based on research quality (www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk) it's:

LSE = UCL = Edinburgh
Then Manchester = Warwick
Sheffield
York
Oxford
Exeter
Bristol
Glasgow
KCL
Cambridge
Birmingham
Cardiff
Nottingham
Southampton
Durham

Based on QS Rankings, it's:

Oxford
LSE
Cambridge
KCL
UCL
Edinburgh
Manchester
Durham
QMUL
Exeter
Sheffield
Warwick

Only 59% of staff at Warwick, across all departments on average, conduct high quality research, which might affect its QS Ranking. At Exeter, it's 69%.
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Original post by Bneb
I made the grave mistake of applying to a bunch of unis that I really don’t care for
I am desperately holding out for Edinburgh
Currently I hold 4 offers : Warwick Durham bath and Exeter
Normally Durham was going to be my backup but that offer holder day absolutely scarred me
Realistically I’m doing politics which isn’t technically the best subject at all these unis however in terms of future career paths I thankfully have enough nepotism ( I promise I’m not an annoying over privileged person)
So the only thing that actually matters to me right now is which of these schools has a better social atmosphere and nightlife ?
As in which has the better clubs , parties , cheaper drinks and even societies
Your question about social life and nightlife. My brother and some of his closest friends are at these 4 unis and have been answering loads of questions for me and my friends. They are definitely a really sociable/party group so their opinions help a lot! I’ve also been to visit all 4. I’m struggling to choose between Bath Durham and Exeter, I really like all 3.
Bath and Exeter both have loads of societies and socialising especially through sport. Both have cities and although definitely not cities with lots of clubs, there are student nights at the clubs, I think both have 2 or 3 clubs everyone goes to. Both have lots going on on the campus.
Durham is similar just with a smaller city but then the city almost is the uni. No campus but so many social things through the colleges. Easy to meet people in college and loads to join in to meet people. Bar crawls between the college bars are popular. Again only 2 or 3 not huge clubs.
The bonus to a uni city only having a few clubs is that they’re full of uni people so it’s easy to meet people and to bump into the people you know. This as opposed to cities with loads of huge clubs where you may or may not see people from uni / people you know. If you want massive club scene then none of these unis really! Probably more Birmingham Manchester Nottingham Leeds Bristol. We know people who love the nightlife in those 5 unis. But then I also know of people at some of those that find them quite big and anonymous - having lots of clubs doesn’t seem to make a place more sociable or better nightlife, it just means there are more huge clubs.
Warwick I know less about. The campus is great and given there is no city there, a lot happens on campus. The students go into leamington or Coventry , so for me this felt less ideal for nightlife so I didn’t apply, But we know of some very very sociable people who are there and loving it. People say wherever there are thousands of eg first years , it’s going to be sociable , so that’s most places.
Edinburgh I think must have a more as bigger city. But not massively so. Friends there have a very pub and party culture rather than going to loads of clubs. I have been and it’s a brilliant city. My gut feel is there is probably more there and more variety than Durham Bath Exeter and Warwick if you in the camp that feel that more places will make it better nightlife /more sociable for you.
But also all depends on what it was about Durham that you didn’t like at the open day. If it was that you thought it was too private school then maybe you’d like Warwick best of those 4. If you didn’t like the non campus thing then Bath or Exeter - both great as have campus plus city.
And you said which has cheaper drinks, I think Warwick probably cheaper drinks and cheaper student housing than the rest, which are all some of the most expensive unis for accomm.

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Reply 8
Original post by Anonymous
Your question about social life and nightlife. My brother and some of his closest friends are at these 4 unis and have been answering loads of questions for me and my friends. They are definitely a really sociable/party group so their opinions help a lot! I’ve also been to visit all 4. I’m struggling to choose between Bath Durham and Exeter, I really like all 3.
Bath and Exeter both have loads of societies and socialising especially through sport. Both have cities and although definitely not cities with lots of clubs, there are student nights at the clubs, I think both have 2 or 3 clubs everyone goes to. Both have lots going on on the campus.
Durham is similar just with a smaller city but then the city almost is the uni. No campus but so many social things through the colleges. Easy to meet people in college and loads to join in to meet people. Bar crawls between the college bars are popular. Again only 2 or 3 not huge clubs.
The bonus to a uni city only having a few clubs is that they’re full of uni people so it’s easy to meet people and to bump into the people you know. This as opposed to cities with loads of huge clubs where you may or may not see people from uni / people you know. If you want massive club scene then none of these unis really! Probably more Birmingham Manchester Nottingham Leeds Bristol. We know people who love the nightlife in those 5 unis. But then I also know of people at some of those that find them quite big and anonymous - having lots of clubs doesn’t seem to make a place more sociable or better nightlife, it just means there are more huge clubs.
Warwick I know less about. The campus is great and given there is no city there, a lot happens on campus. The students go into leamington or Coventry , so for me this felt less ideal for nightlife so I didn’t apply, But we know of some very very sociable people who are there and loving it. People say wherever there are thousands of eg first years , it’s going to be sociable , so that’s most places.
Edinburgh I think must have a more as bigger city. But not massively so. Friends there have a very pub and party culture rather than going to loads of clubs. I have been and it’s a brilliant city. My gut feel is there is probably more there and more variety than Durham Bath Exeter and Warwick if you in the camp that feel that more places will make it better nightlife /more sociable for you.
But also all depends on what it was about Durham that you didn’t like at the open day. If it was that you thought it was too private school then maybe you’d like Warwick best of those 4. If you didn’t like the non campus thing then Bath or Exeter - both great as have campus plus city.
And you said which has cheaper drinks, I think Warwick probably cheaper drinks and cheaper student housing than the rest, which are all some of the most expensive unis for accomm.
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Ahahaha actually Durham wasn't too private school - I go to the most private private school in the UK it was mainly the accommodation and distance from cities and london that put me off

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