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University of Sheffield V University Of Nottingham

Hello everyone,

Im looking for some opinions here, I have unconditionals from both and have firmed Nottingham but still have 14 days to rectify this if i wish.

Would it be better to go to nottingham, which is ranked higher for law, but live in worse accomadation that is more expensive and probably less social (broadgate park, raleigh etc).

Or would it be better to go to sheffield with more social accomodation which is cheaper in an actual student village.

Essentially my question boils down to, is the difference in reputation for law vast enough for me to choose nottingham over sheffield even though the accomadation is nicer and id rather live in sheffield.

ive seen the uni ranking sites and tbh im not sure if they even matter or not but i know Law is probably the course where it does matter if any.

Thanks.
Original post by user1155
Hello everyone,
Im looking for some opinions here, I have unconditionals from both and have firmed Nottingham but still have 14 days to rectify this if i wish.
Would it be better to go to nottingham, which is ranked higher for law, but live in worse accomadation that is more expensive and probably less social (broadgate park, raleigh etc).
Or would it be better to go to sheffield with more social accomodation which is cheaper in an actual student village.
Essentially my question boils down to, is the difference in reputation for law vast enough for me to choose nottingham over sheffield even though the accomadation is nicer and id rather live in sheffield.
ive seen the uni ranking sites and tbh im not sure if they even matter or not but i know Law is probably the course where it does matter if any.
Thanks.

Hi @user1155

It is okay to look at league tables, but don't base your decision solely on them.

It is so difficult to decide between two universities. In your case, though, both are great universities with impressive reputations. As for your concern about Nottingham accommodations being less sociable, I have visited friends at UoN and Trent and have always found that the halls/student houses have been some of the most sociable and fun times. I often felt quite jealous of the close-knit student community in Nottingham. I think the city is the perfect size; although it is not a 'student village', it is definitely a student city.

Unfortunately, I have little experience with Sheffield and, therefore, no opinions other than that I know it is a university with an excellent reputation.

Good luck, and I hope you are very happy with whatever you decide!

Anastasia,
BCU Student Rep.
Reply 2
i am having the same problem here, i have conditional offers from both Nottingham and sheffield for law. Although i know Nottingham ranks much higher I much preferred Sheffield. I now am having trouble deciding between the higher opportunity employment at Nottingham or (potentially) a more enjoyable time at sheffield. what did you decide to do in the end?
Reply 3
For nice looking accommodation, Nottingham has loads of halls of residences. Could you not get in to Cripps Hall, Derby Hall, Lincoln Hall, Florence Boot Hall, Nightingale Hall?
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