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Hello!!!
I’m having a hard time choosing between University of York and University of Southampton. Any opinions on which one to choose?
Sorry not sure .
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Original post by Anonymous
Hello!!!
I’m having a hard time choosing between University of York and University of Southampton. Any opinions on which one to choose?

Maybe phone the uni and see what separates them?
Reply 3
Which course and which other universities are you considering too?
Original post by Anonymous
Hello!!!
I’m having a hard time choosing between University of York and University of Southampton. Any opinions on which one to choose?

Hi there,

It's great to hear that you're considering studying at the University of York!

I'm a York graduate myself (I studied Biology and graduated in 2022), and for me, the main reasons I chose York were:

The location - York is a beautiful city, no matter the season, and there's always lots going on. For me, it was the perfect distance from home too at only a couple of hours away from my parent's home in Manchester.

The people - at the open day I attended, I found that all the staff and students I spoke to were incredibly friendly and helpful, and this continued to be true throughout my degree.

The campus - I loved (and continue to love) the fact that UoY is a campus University, I found it gave the University a real community feel and I liked that everything I needed was so close by.


But to get the current student view on what life is like at York, I'd recommend checking out our student voices blog site and our @UoYstudentvlogs YouTube channel. You can also chat with a student if you'd like the chance to ask any questions which our students' blogs and vlogs don't answer 😀

I'd also recommend going to an open day for both the University of York and the University of Southampton if you can, as this would be a good way to compare the two. You can book for your June open days now.

Best of luck with your decision! - Hannah 😀
Original post by Anonymous
Hello!!!
I’m having a hard time choosing between University of York and University of Southampton. Any opinions on which one to choose?

Hi,

I'm glad to hear that you are considering the University of Southampton for your studies.

Choosing the right university is a big decision and I would recommend you to take the following factors into consideration while making your decision: rankings, course options, location, campus, student life, extracurriculars, employability, career support and your preferences.

I have just finished my first year studying BSc Business Management with Placement at the University of Southampton. As a student representative, I am happy to share my insights about studying here to help you make an informed decision.

The University of Southampton is ranked 80 on the QS World University Rankings 2025. You can go to our Course finder, to view all the courses that we offer and get more information about the courses you are interested in.

Personally, I am really enjoying my time here as the student life is extremely fun and exciting. Southampton is a lively and student-friendly city with good connectivity to London and other cities. The university has a vibrant campus with green spaces and beautiful gardens. During my first year, I felt that there was always something happening that I could get involved in! There are plenty of activities and events taking place on the campus and around the city, and also many pubs and places you can go out to with friends.

Further, the university provides students access to a wide range of opportunities and activities that can help them gain work experience and develop essential skills, such as on-campus jobs, enterprise events, recruiter fairs, training programs, internships, and much more! I was a student ambassador during my first year, and I found it to be a great way to make some amazing new friends and earn money, all while balancing it with academics. Southampton University Students' Union is extremely active and offers students numerous events, clubs and societies (over 400), ranging from academic clubs to ones related to sports, hobbies or culture. I am a part of many different societies, namely Women in Business, Fish on Toast, Indian society and Kickboxing. Joining such societies helped me gain confidence, develop new skills and also expand my social circle.

In terms of student support, students are assigned a Personal Academic Tutor (PAT) to help them with any course related problems, there is a Student Hub which can be contacted 24/7 and the advice centre in the student Union. There is also the careers, employability and student enterprise team that supports students throughout in terms of work experience schemes, CV support, networking and volunteering opportunities. The university also provides fantastic facilities to students such as modern libraries, labs, a startup incubator, a sports centre which offers a range of fitness activities, and much more! The Hartley Library was like my second home during the first year, as I would spend most of my time working in the study pods there. I think it is a fantastic place to have study sessions and work on group projects.

Ultimately it depends on your personal preferences and what you think will be the right fit for you. I highly recommend visiting us on one of our open days, as it will be extremely helpful for you in making your decision.

I hope this helps!

If you have any further questions, please feel free to post your questions and I will be happy to get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you,
Akshita Gupta
(University of Southampton Student Rep)
(edited 4 weeks ago)

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