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    Hi Everyone,

    I am about to enter my uni choices onto my UCAS form, but before I do want to know if what peoples opinions are on the following univerisites. I am to be studying human biology but just general comments on the uni / life / horror stories would be good. Also comments on what the city is like would be appreciated...

    Univeristy of Glamorgan
    University of Plymouth
    University of Salford
    University of East Anglia
    Manchester Metropolitan University.

    Cheers guys,
    Nicky.
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    (Original post by NikNak)
    Hi Everyone,

    I am about to enter my uni choices onto my UCAS form, but before I do want to know if what peoples opinions are on the following univerisites. I am to be studying human biology but just general comments on the uni / life / horror stories would be good. Also comments on what the city is like would be appreciated...

    Univeristy of Glamorgan
    University of Plymouth
    University of Salford
    University of East Anglia
    Manchester Metropolitan University.

    Cheers guys,
    Nicky.
    Do not really know anything about them
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    Hmmmm I don't want to be mean or anything and I only heard this stuff off the grapevine, but apparently Salford is a dive. Apparently someone went there to study Drama and Television (my Grandma's friend's son) and he was robbed from his flat about 3 times. He said it was a dirty place to live and the crime rate is quite high...of course, I don't know from personal experience...

    UEA all the way.
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    (Original post by NikNak)
    Hi Everyone,

    I am about to enter my uni choices onto my UCAS form, but before I do want to know if what peoples opinions are on the following univerisites. I am to be studying human biology but just general comments on the uni / life / horror stories would be good. Also comments on what the city is like would be appreciated...

    Univeristy of Glamorgan
    University of Plymouth
    University of Salford
    University of East Anglia
    Manchester Metropolitan University.

    Cheers guys,
    Nicky.
    Plymouth...a nice place
    Galmorgan...like wise
    Salford...I hear it is quite rough but I wouldn't know
    East Anglia...Norwich is a cool city with good pubs ..I hear the uni is quite left wing
    Manchester...cool party place
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    What do you mean by left wing?

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    (Original post by Petrozzi)
    What do you mean by left wing?
    well, I have heard of stories of the socialist activists...like most unis....erm, I heard that there are students preaching socialist worker party stuff but, I could't confirm that
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    (Original post by NikNak)
    Hi Everyone,

    I am about to enter my uni choices onto my UCAS form, but before I do want to know if what peoples opinions are on the following univerisites. I am to be studying human biology but just general comments on the uni / life / horror stories would be good. Also comments on what the city is like would be appreciated...

    Univeristy of Glamorgan
    University of Plymouth
    University of Salford
    University of East Anglia
    Manchester Metropolitan University.

    Cheers guys,
    Nicky.
    PLYMOUTH RULES
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    (Original post by tigtig)
    plymouth Rules
    Manchesterr Rules Also I'm No Scalie
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    But isn't Salford quite close to Manchester? Manchester is meant to have a high crime rate too.

    Anyone got any comments on the actual uni's?
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    (Original post by NikNak)
    But isn't Salford quite close to Manchester? Manchester is meant to have a high crime rate too.

    Anyone got any comments on the actual uni's?
    UEA is probably the most academic out of the bunch
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    (Original post by Blamps)
    UEA is probably the most academic out of the bunch
    Yeah they are boarderline in terms of how many points I have. My first choice is going to be plymouth if they make me an offer as I live in Cornwall and that isn't too far. Second choice probably Glamorgan because I like the area and again isn't massively far away.

    UEA have a very interesting course though - just not sure if I wanna be that far away yet.
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    (Original post by NikNak)
    But isn't Salford quite close to Manchester? Manchester is meant to have a high crime rate too.

    Anyone got any comments on the actual uni's?
    Salford is also quite well respected academically...suffers from the area.

    I've visited salford (admittedly yrs ago on a revision day for chem A level and admittedly we bunked off the afternoon and went to the pub - that would explain the D ) I thought it was a very nice uni - and not a terrible area...it might have gone downhill since though, but I would have thought the opening of the whatshisname (blokey drew stick men in industrial landscapes) centre would have brought it up a little.

    It's always suffered as a place for having manchester so nearby...it's hovering between a suburb and a city atm and doesn't seem to have it's identity sorted out.
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    (Original post by Pencil Queen)
    Salford is also quite well respected academically...suffers from the area.

    I've visited salford (admittedly yrs ago on a revision day for chem A level and admittedly we bunked off the afternoon and went to the pub - that would explain the D ) I thought it was a very nice uni - and not a terrible area...it might have gone downhill since though, but I would have thought the opening of the whatshisname (blokey drew stick men in industrial landscapes) centre would have brought it up a little.

    It's always suffered as a place for having manchester so nearby...it's hovering between a suburb and a city atm and doesn't seem to have it's identity sorted out.
    Thanks for that Pencil Queen - well I can rough it with the rest of em so think I will keep it as a choice.
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    (Original post by Angel Lory)
    Hmmmm I don't want to be mean or anything and I only heard this stuff off the grapevine, but apparently Salford is a dive. Apparently someone went there to study Drama and Television (my Grandma's friend's son) and he was robbed from his flat about 3 times. He said it was a dirty place to live and the crime rate is quite high...of course, I don't know from personal experience...
    How long ago was that? Because it's got alot nicer recently.
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    (Original post by NikNak)
    But isn't Salford quite close to Manchester? Manchester is meant to have a high crime rate too.

    Anyone got any comments on the actual uni's?
    Salford and Manchester touch each other, they are practically the same place - 10 min tram ride from Salford to city centre.
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    I am a student at the the University of Salford. Facilities and teaching wise it is very very good (well at least on my course) I am a natural moaner and complainer but have found little to moan about at Salford. The university of Salford is 10 minutes away from Manchester on the bus, about 15-30 minutes walk to the city centre depending on which part of the campus you are.

    The area is not that rough I have not had any problems with crime since I have been there. Also if you want a job Salford scores very well in the new statisitics:

    Check this out:
    http://education.guardian.co.uk/high...103893,00.html

    It has one of the best graduate employment rates.

    Also the university have invested a lot of money in new buildings etc. The place is not perfect but is academicaly better respected than the Manchester met, or Bolton Insitute.

    I think the people that find Salford rough are the people that are from posher parts of country and are not used to city life. Anybody from the rougher parts of London will find Salford very gentle.

    I am from one of the posher parts of Manchester myself and yes Salford is a rough area but that dosn't have to be a problem. The part of Salford where the uni is fine. Its when you go further out you come into the bad parts.
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    Glamorgan is sposed to be a really nice place...duno abt the uni tho
 
 
 
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