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Help please! Which uni?

I can’t decide which university to choose. Nottingham or Sheffield. Both courses are great. Sheffield I think beat Nottingham on the course and buildings etc, but I really liked Nottingham campus. Totally stuck!! And need to make a decision pronto.
Reply 1
Which one has the lower grade requirement? Because you could go to both if you don't have an insurance already. The one with the lower grade requirements would be your insurance
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Reply 2
Original post by Indirama
Which one has the lower grade requirement? Because you could go to both if you don't have an insurance already. The one with the lower grade requirements would be your insurance

Okay I just did some research and Nottingham seems to be better in rankings like lower tuition loans, more graduating students etc.
I found it on this website: https://versus.com/en/university-of-nottingham-vs-university-of-sheffield
Reply 3
Original post by Indirama
Okay I just did some research and Nottingham seems to be better in rankings like lower tuition loans, more graduating students etc.
I found it on this website: https://versus.com/en/university-of-nottingham-vs-university-of-sheffield

Thanks that’s a good help- still struggling though! Will have a good read through it again though.
Original post by helen ryman
I can’t decide which university to choose. Nottingham or Sheffield. Both courses are great. Sheffield I think beat Nottingham on the course and buildings etc, but I really liked Nottingham campus. Totally stuck!! And need to make a decision pronto.

Nottingham engineering graduate. I also have lots of friends from Sheffield aerospace & mechanical.

Both are great courses. There isn’t a great deal of difference. Nottingham probably has the nicer campus (imo) and a bit more green space close to the uni.

Sheff uni is in the city centre. Both are close to the peaks (Sheffield slightly closer) if that is of interest, Nottingham probably has a stronger reputation in sports.

It’s really fine margins and frankly not much to split them unless there is a particular unique factor that is important to you.

Id go with your gut, both are great places, win-win scenario.
Original post by indirama
Okay I just did some research and Nottingham seems to be better in rankings like lower tuition loans, more graduating students etc.
I found it on this website: https://versus.com/en/university-of-nottingham-vs-university-of-sheffield

I wouldn’t use that tool, it’s using very arbitrary data that is pretty much irrelevant in deciding the best option especially for a “home” student. Subtle differences in student body size or ARWU ranking are meaningless and fees are irrelevant factor for a UK based applicant.

(Ive also noticed some other info they have listed is factually incorrect).
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Reply 6
Original post by mnot
I wouldn’t use that tool, it’s using very arbitrary data that is pretty much irrelevant in deciding the best option especially for a “home” student. Subtle differences in student body size or ARWU ranking are meaningless and fees are irrelevant factor for a UK based applicant.
(Ive also noticed some other info they have listed is factually incorrect).

Oh okay. I didn’t know
Reply 7
Original post by mnot
Nottingham engineering graduate. I also have lots of friends from Sheffield aerospace & mechanical.
Both are great courses. There isn’t a great deal of difference. Nottingham probably has the nicer campus (imo) and a bit more green space close to the uni.
Sheff uni is in the city centre. Both are close to the peaks (Sheffield slightly closer) if that is of interest, Nottingham probably has a stronger reputation in sports.
It’s really fine margins and frankly not much to split them unless there is a particular unique factor that is important to you.
Id go with your gut, both are great places, win-win scenario.

Thank you- that’s really a great help 🌟
Original post by helen ryman
I can’t decide which university to choose. Nottingham or Sheffield. Both courses are great. Sheffield I think beat Nottingham on the course and buildings etc, but I really liked Nottingham campus. Totally stuck!! And need to make a decision pronto.

Hello @helen ryman!

When it comes to making your final decision, I strongly believe that it is a matter of assessing the pros and cons of studying at each institution. Aspects such as the location are indeed very important because, at the end of the day, you will be living there for at least three years. Being stuck in a place that you may dislike could make the overall experience at university rather miserable. Besides, other variables such as student life, your accommodation options, the cost of living, the career services from both universities and so on are other aspects that you could consider in order to help you decide.

In terms of the University of Nottingham specifically, University Park Campus is a fantastic location to study, and it is easily accessible from different areas of the city by public transport. There are a lot of quiet areas and group study areas that you may use to your advantage during the academic year. It is also a really green space, especially during the end of spring and the summer and it is not uncommon to see other fellow students having picnics or playing games outdoors in several places across the campus.

If you have any questions about different aspects from University of Nottingham, don't hesitate to contact us!

All the best,
Abian.
Original post by helen ryman
I can’t decide which university to choose. Nottingham or Sheffield. Both courses are great. Sheffield I think beat Nottingham on the course and buildings etc, but I really liked Nottingham campus. Totally stuck!! And need to make a decision pronto.

I went through he same and I did hours of research and came to a conclusion that nottinghams much better, especially with employment. And its social life is also much better with its city having more to do.
Original post by UoN Students
Hello @helen ryman!
When it comes to making your final decision, I strongly believe that it is a matter of assessing the pros and cons of studying at each institution. Aspects such as the location are indeed very important because, at the end of the day, you will be living there for at least three years. Being stuck in a place that you may dislike could make the overall experience at university rather miserable. Besides, other variables such as student life, your accommodation options, the cost of living, the career services from both universities and so on are other aspects that you could consider in order to help you decide.
In terms of the University of Nottingham specifically, University Park Campus is a fantastic location to study, and it is easily accessible from different areas of the city by public transport. There are a lot of quiet areas and group study areas that you may use to your advantage during the academic year. It is also a really green space, especially during the end of spring and the summer and it is not uncommon to see other fellow students having picnics or playing games outdoors in several places across the campus.
If you have any questions about different aspects from University of Nottingham, don't hesitate to contact us!
All the best,
Abian.

Thank you 🙏

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