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#1
4.63 /5
4.63 /5

Loughborough University

  The holt wasn’t my first choice but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t the best choice I could have made. It has provided me with the greatest friends I ...
By Brad On 10th August 2020
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#2
4.61 /5
4.61 /5

University of Dundee

  Can't even describe the glowing reports I get from everyone I hear. Definitely the most up and coming University anywhere around!...
By BB27 On 4th January 2019
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#3
4.6 /5
4.6 /5

The University of Sheffield

  The uni is great! HOWEVER... I lived with a company called NOBLE DESIGN & BUILD, and it was the worst place ever! The building was full of people w...
By member1151255 On 22nd September 2020
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#4
4.48 /5
4.48 /5

Harper Adams University

  My years at Harper have been absolutely amazing! It really does feel like a true 'community'. Harper graduates are also so respected in the real world...
By member850365 On 11th August 2020
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#5
4.46 /5
4.46 /5

Bangor University

  I had such an amazing time at Bangor, I felt that all the lecturers cared for me personally & were interested in the quality of my education. I would ...
By Drewv38 On 13th August 2020
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#6
4.46 /5
4.46 /5

University of Cambridge

  I just want to say thank you for all free resources you have. Your university made much more for me than any university here in Ukraine. I am not even...
By member950709 On 23rd August 2020
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#7
4.45 /5
4.45 /5

University of Exeter

  The University of Exeter has excellent facilities. Had my course been less time-consuming, I would have taken the opportunity to do more sport and soc...
By member548394 On 18th May 2020
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#8
4.45 /5
4.45 /5

University of St Andrews

  Perfect so far, the degree flexibility allows you to really investigate what career path you want!...
By member734376 On 21st October 2018
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#9
4.41 /5
4.41 /5

University of Bath

  Large campus. Excellent facilities, also Olympic size swimming pool. Easy to get to the city centre. Convenience hall of residence on campus. Great le...
By member1143714 On 16th November 2019
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#10
4.41 /5
4.41 /5

Nottingham Trent University (NTU)

  I always hated the idea of going to university but since coming to Nottingham Trent I actually love it. Everyone is so helpful, the city is great, the...
By member651224 On 19th September 2020
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#11
4.4 /5
4.4 /5

University of Leeds

  The University of Leeds is an awesome campus and a place to study. I studied two MA here in English Literature and Communication and Media and now I a...
By Badru On 4th October 2020
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#12
4.38 /5
4.38 /5

Newcastle University

  As an international student, it was the best experience I could have hoped for. There was just so much support available, yet, freedom to make use of ...
By member749244 On 11th June 2020
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#13
4.37 /5
4.37 /5

University of Nottingham

  Definitely the best University I chose. What stood out mostly is how genuinely friendly the people were. Just as important to me are their excellent f...
By member647546 On 27th April 2020
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#14
4.34 /5
4.34 /5

Durham University

  The best British University in my mind. It is decent and elegant. Everything here is in great order, students can study in the best academic and physi...
By member09HHN On 20th May 2020
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#15
4.32 /5
4.32 /5

University of Birmingham

  Fantastic place to study. Clubs and societies are very active. There are many free events and opportunities to bond with people from your course as we...
By member1250543 On 17th August 2020
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#16
4.3 /5
4.3 /5

University of Glasgow

  I absolutely adore this university and am so happy I chose to study here. The professors that teach, the courses that you can choose from, the stunnin...
By daphnerozenburg On 21st July 2020
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#17
4.28 /5
4.28 /5

Lancaster University

  This uni ticks the boxes as well as any; good lecturing, good social life. Campus can feel like a bubble, students union can be overworked, scale of t...
By morrissc On 23rd May 2020
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#18
4.26 /5
4.26 /5

University of Portsmouth

  I went to the University of Portsmouth for 3 years. It was the best experience I have ever had. From the campus, having so many facilities and opportu...
By member1050291 On 6th August 2020
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#19
4.25 /5
4.25 /5

University of East Anglia (UEA)

  The UEA campus is amazing! Because it is a campus university, everything you need is right within walking distance on the campus itself, and the stude...
By NozUEA24 On 23rd May 2020
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#20
4.23 /5
4.23 /5

University of Liverpool

  Uni Of Liverpool is overall a good uni. The student union is good offering cheap pints, pool and quizzes but dosent match the uni of Leeds student un...
By member645160 On 2nd February 2020
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#21
4.22 /5
4.22 /5

University of Hull

  The last 3 years at the University of Hull were fantastic, the campus facilities were extensive ranging from places to eat to the massive library whic...
By Anarchy On 18th June 2020
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#22
4.21 /5
4.21 /5

University of Warwick

  I am in my 4th and final year at Warwick so have a lot to say. Firstly, this is a prestigious and academic Russell group uni- you will have good emplo...
By member1146949 On 25th March 2020
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#23
4.2 /5
4.2 /5

Aston University

  I came to Aston through clearing after getting rejected by what I thought was my dream university (UoM). Honestly I think its the best thing that coul...
By member451457 On 8th October 2020
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#24
4.2 /5
4.2 /5

University of Reading

  Reading is one of the best universities in the world, ranking in the top 1% of world universities. It is an institution held in high regard in the wor...
By member1149554 On 28th June 2020
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#25
4.19 /5
4.19 /5

Cardiff University

  My experience of Cardiff uni has been a good one so far. The city is a great place to live, the SU is fantastic (shout out Bureatos) and most of the l...
By member645025 On 28th January 2020
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#26
4.18 /5
4.18 /5

Brunel University London

  Truly one of the best Universities you could attend. A great campus, community, teaching style and so much more. Amazing!...
By member734013 On 4th October 2018
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#27
4.17 /5
4.17 /5

University of York

  Uni itself is great with good facilities campus-wide. Have been involved with a few societies and i've had loads of fun. The one thing this uni seems ...
By member1045600 On 12th February 2020
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#28
4.17 /5
4.17 /5

UWE Bristol

  I studied at Bower Ashton Campus and even though at times I wanted to drop out, I have super fond memories of the place. I graduated with a first clas...
By member548419 On 18th May 2020
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#29
4.16 /5
4.16 /5

University of Oxford

  Excellent in all aspects; a lot more to offer than just the academic side it is known for, many clubs and societies, as well as a diverse and welcomin...
By member100 On 9th December 2019
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#30
4.16 /5
4.16 /5

University of Chester

  UOC is a university full of opportunities, from study abroad to exciting societies. I am studying at kingsway creative campus and the staff always str...
By member1046407 On 4th March 2020
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#31
4.16 /5
4.16 /5

Manchester Metropolitan University

  My 3 years at mmu were the best 3 years of my life! I had the best time, the student life was so much fun, loads of society’s and sports activities to...
By Iona W On 13th August 2020
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#32
4.12 /5
4.12 /5

University of Leicester

  I like this school very much. The learning environment of the school is superior. Both teachers and staff are responsible and professional. I learned ...
By member548937 On 2nd June 2020
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#33
4.12 /5
4.12 /5

University of Strathclyde

  I had a great time at the University of Strathclyde Business School. Unfortunately my presence is over due to the current Covid-crisis, but the crisis...
By ArbitrageAndy On 15th April 2020
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#34
4.12 /5
4.12 /5

University of Surrey

  Modern, excellent pastoral care, beautiful surroundings; feels like home....
By member1133223 On 30th July 2018
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#35
4.11 /5
4.11 /5

Sheffield Hallam University

  Brilliant experience, teaching staff are incredible and will go out of their way to support you. Variety of learning styles to suit everyone and have ...
By member550032 On 24th July 2020
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#36
4.11 /5
4.11 /5

University of Plymouth

  Briliiant campus, right in city centre close to train station, bus ans coach stations also close the the hoe/barbican, every thing you want is in walk...
By LAK9714 On 18th May 2020
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#37
4.11 /5
4.11 /5

University of Southampton

  the environment is beautiful with lots of trees and flowers.the traffic is very convenient cos there are many bus stations around the university...
By member943938 On 22nd November 2019
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#38
4.1 /5
4.1 /5

University of Chichester

  A fairly small Uni, but they really care about individuals. Such a lovely environment to be in....
By member1231231 On 30th March 2018
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#39
4.1 /5
4.1 /5

Glasgow Caledonian University

  Amazing university, so kind and caring especially over covid. They have gone out of their way to be accommodating and supportive and understanding....
By member550251 On 4th August 2020
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#40
4.09 /5
4.09 /5

Edge Hill University

  I came for one semester as an international student from America. The campus is beautiful and the international office is extremely helpful with addre...
By member1049683 On 5th July 2020
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#41
4.09 /5
4.09 /5

University of Huddersfield

  I cannot praise this university enough. I love this place to absolute pieces and cannot wait to be back in second year. The library is huge and has pl...
By member948820 On 29th May 2020
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#42
4.09 /5
4.09 /5

University of Bristol

  The university provides so many resources to students in many different ways. It pays attention to their well-being, future career, and academic perfo...
By member948430 On 18th May 2020
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#43
4.09 /5
4.09 /5

Keele University

  Campus is absoluetely stunning. So realxing to go on the woodland walk and sit outside keele hall, especially when the fountains are on. So many new b...
By member750338 On 9th August 2020
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#44
4.08 /5
4.08 /5

University of Essex

  Everything is closely accessible so I don't have a huge problem with the facilities already available but occasionally the internet on campus did beco...
By TheBadUsernane On 12th August 2020
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#45
4.08 /5
4.08 /5

Arts University Bournemouth (AUB)

  Such an amazing environment for all creative courses, all students work together and in such a welcoming campus. Staff go above and beyond with a lot ...
By SpanglyHerbivore1341 On 10th July 2015
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#46
4.08 /5
4.08 /5

University of Lincoln

  Great university that is constantly climbing the league tables. The facilities provided on campus are excellent. There is a plethora of societies that...
By CygnetG On 16th February 2020
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#47
4.06 /5
4.06 /5

University of Edinburgh

  Good experience here. The professors were knowledgeable and generally approachable but the student development office and the advice and mentorship th...
By member1051349 On 30th September 2020
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#48
4.05 /5
4.05 /5

Cardiff Metropolitan University

  Both campuses fully equipped with specialist equipment. Lectures very knowledgeable on subjects with hand on experience in the industry. Modern and at...
By member733237 On 30th July 2018
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#49
4.05 /5
4.05 /5

Teesside University

  The uni itself is alright, the library is 24/7 and so is some of the buildings depending on what your school is. There's plenty of pc's and resources....
By itscoletta On 26th August 2018
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#50
4.05 /5
4.05 /5

University of Northumbria at Newcastle

  I cant speak for all departments, for obvious reasons, but Northumbria University Physics and Electrical Engineering facilities, staff, support, resou...
By ewanmatheson On 16th March 2020
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#51
4.03 /5
4.03 /5

University of Kent

  Very friendly, open and safe campus. Never had a problem with anything but if I did there are many services provided to ensure you have a safe and hap...
By member746434 On 5th March 2020
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#52
4.03 /5
4.03 /5

University of Winchester

  Great uni, studion Union is too packed and cramped on nights out so puts me off going. Library is great but would be better if it was abit bigger wit...
By member546575 On 8th March 2020
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#53
4.01 /5
4.01 /5

Royal Holloway, University of London

  I have just started at royal holloway but so far I am absolutely loving it. The support I am receiving is so good and everyone is very welcoming. The ...
By Freya On 18th October 2018
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#54
4.01 /5
4.01 /5

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)

  The classroom atmosphere is very good. The teacher is very humorous and helps us to solve many problems in our study and life...
By Kurumi On 17th May 2020
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#55
4.01 /5
4.01 /5

The University of Manchester

  Amazing uni can't recommend enough. Anything you might need, they have. Great library, teaching staff, location, support services etc. I struggled wit...
By member449060 On 5th June 2020
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#56
4.01 /5
4.01 /5

York St John University

  They're trying to improve the facilities for art and design courses. Would recommend for any creative courses. Su bar is super cheap, cafeteria is a l...
By Druid_at_heart On 27th May 2020
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#57
4 /5
4 /5

University of Brighton

  Brighton University has several campuses both in Brighton and in Eastbourne. Sports facilities in Brighton and Eastbourne are awesome. Lectures and tu...
By member947109 On 2nd April 2020
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#58
4 /5
4 /5

University of Stirling

  Campus is great as most of the accommodation is all bundled together which is ideal in first year as it's really easy to make and meet friends. Societ...
By member930504 On 23rd February 2018
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#59
3.99 /5
3.99 /5

Swansea University

  Swansea University has multiple disciplined areas of study and research with extensive library and library services plus health and well-being bringin...
By member1343771 On 18th November 2019
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#60
3.99 /5
3.99 /5

University of Aberdeen

  Aberdeen University is excellent. They provide traditional, high class education that rivals what is on offer from neighbouring institutions across th...
By member1250468 On 15th August 2020
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#61
3.98 /5
3.98 /5

Bournemouth University (BU)

  Glad I chose to study here, it's a good uni and the staff care. There is lots of help for mental health and I'd definitely recommend going to see them...
By member1249097 On 6th June 2020
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#62
3.95 /5
3.95 /5

University of Roehampton

  Roehampton boasts many impressive aspects from the incredible library, to the beautiful woodland campus. Many activities for students to be involved i...
By member750454 On 14th August 2020
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#63
3.92 /5
3.92 /5

Aberystwyth University

  I studied a bachelor's degree in a business department in 2017-2020, and as an international student, I really enjoyed the way teachers approached me....
By InternationalStu On 3rd October 2020
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#64
3.88 /5
3.88 /5

Queen's University Belfast (QUB)

  QUB is in Belfast as you might guess. Old world class research university. Founded in 1845, has roots from 1810 and hosts several world known alumni. ...
By memberofbelfastheckk On 30th August 2020
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#65
3.87 /5
3.87 /5

Solent University, Southampton

  This university is THE BEST !!!!!! The lecturers pay a lot of attention to you and make sure you understand everything. They are always ready to hel...
By Nefertiti On 19th January 2020
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#66
3.87 /5
3.87 /5

City, University of London

  Cass is small and facilities there are really advanced, especially the computer softwares in the library...
By member1048442 On 19th May 2020
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#67
3.86 /5
3.86 /5

Coventry University

  Study inn accommodation : Old, dark room, uncomfortable bed, sofa broken, worst desk chair ever, house keeping once 1 month, the fire alarm test ever...
By member549966 On 19th July 2020
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#68
3.86 /5
3.86 /5

Falmouth University

  Its the one of the most nurturing, challenging and industry connected universities I’ve ever known. Popular music in particular is really hard in term...
By member948770 On 28th May 2020
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#69
3.85 /5
3.85 /5

Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU)

  So far in my time at John Moores I have enjoyed my time here. Despite the current pandemic, the online classes have been educational and helpful and I...
By GeorgeParr02 On 19th October 2020
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#70
3.85 /5
3.85 /5

University of Gloucestershire

  Cos I suffer from anxiety I have yet to make the most of trying what is available here so it's not my place to rate the clubs/societies etc which is w...
By member549865 On 12th July 2020
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#71
3.85 /5
3.85 /5

De Montfort University (DMU)

  While I'm not able to compare this University to others, I will say it is the best possible choice I could've made by coming here. I have enjoyed almo...
By aabc.2000 On 14th February 2020
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#72
3.82 /5
3.82 /5

Bath Spa University

  A potentially great Uni let down by poor logistics and communication. You can never get a clear answer from staff on university related issues or poli...
By member629023 On 10th November 2017
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#73
3.82 /5
3.82 /5

Hartpury University

  I went to several Universities and Hartpury was the most accommodating and helpful. When I got there they did not disappoint!! Amazing place....
By member1044490 On 18th December 2019
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#74
3.82 /5
3.82 /5

Leeds Trinity University

  Currently study photography. They are constantly encouraging us to be more creative. The facilities are all new and top spec! They have a great suppor...
By member1143722 On 16th November 2019
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#75
3.8 /5
3.8 /5

University of Derby

  I actually really like this university, the facilities are pretty good, good societies (particularly sports ones), good job prospects. But the main pr...
By member950419 On 13th August 2020
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#76
3.8 /5
3.8 /5

Imperial College London

  The best university in the UK, without a doubt....
By member933431 On 15th August 2018
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#77
3.79 /5
3.79 /5

Canterbury Christ Church University

  CCCU is well situated in Canterbury. The campus is mostly compact and on the same site so navigating is not hard....
By member750456 On 14th August 2020
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#78
3.79 /5
3.79 /5

King's College London (KCL)

  Fantastic university with some of the best facilities in the world. Top notch staff and academics. Certainly more than just a degree you get here....
By member1347325 On 15th April 2020
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#79
3.76 /5
3.76 /5

University of Greenwich

  Overall, Good.Nice new library,24 hrs drinkable water supply, your best friend during end of year. Environment is good, in fact awesome, specially ...
By member1031780 On 29th May 2018
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#80
3.76 /5
3.76 /5

Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU)

  Bishop Grosseteste University is the lovely place with a friendly environment that allows all students to feel comfortable and express themselves. The...
By member846123 On 26th February 2020
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#81
3.75 /5
3.75 /5

Leeds Beckett University

  When l finished in the bee hive l will going to the Moulton colleges after that Justine will give a jobs. I am going the club going to go university ...
By member948313 On 16th May 2020
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#82
3.73 /5
3.73 /5

Anglia Ruskin University (ARU)

  ARU has been incredible to study at, brand new state of the art facilities for my course were amazing, socially ARU was like one huge, diverse, friend...
By member489u30 On 15th May 2020
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#83
3.71 /5
3.71 /5

Staffordshire University

  Great university. The psychology department are fantastic! I love it here and hope to secure a place on the professional doctorate when I graduate!...
By member548523 On 20th May 2020
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#84
3.71 /5
3.71 /5

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

  I sat a postgraduate course with the UCLan Law School and found that the staff were supportive in both the taught and research aspects of the programm...
By member1151720 On 21st October 2020
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#85
3.7 /5
3.7 /5

Buckinghamshire New University

  University is great, compared to the brook street accommodation. Everything is within 5/10 minutes. The student union is actually pretty good as well ...
By member1348980 On 3rd June 2020
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#86
3.67 /5
3.67 /5

University of Bradford

  The availability of various facilities at campus is appreciable.University has many clubs and societies to enjoy more and have fun. Both student union...
By member548319 On 17th May 2020
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#87
3.65 /5
3.65 /5

Robert Gordon University (RGU)

  Can i do top up with my English course to business management bachelor in this college?? To get my bachelor in another subject...
By member1250653 On 20th August 2020
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#88
3.65 /5
3.65 /5

Oxford Brookes University

  I am a postgraduate student at Brookes - Headington Campus and comparing my experience there with my experience as an undergraduate at a different uni...
By member949535 On 26th June 2020
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#89
3.63 /5
3.63 /5

University of Hertfordshire

  There are always computers available in both libraries and the internet speed is good. Silent study areas are also readily avaiable and rooms can be b...
By member1146463 On 5th March 2020
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#90
3.62 /5
3.62 /5

Liverpool Hope University

  LJMU has a lot of facilities students can make use of and the staff is there for you whatever the problem. The environment is nice, the staff is suppo...
By member1345898 On 19th February 2020
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#91
3.62 /5
3.62 /5

University College London (UCL)

  I cannot really comment on the undergraduate side of things at UCL as I completed a Masters degree here. The facilities were great and all start of th...
By member748871 On 31st May 2020
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#92
3.61 /5
3.61 /5

University of Salford

  Love it!!! in Big massive Studio in new Adelphi building for Fashion Design and demonstrators or tutor are really really friendly and super helpful ...
By member743528 On 13th November 2019
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#93
3.6 /5
3.6 /5

Goldsmiths, University of London

  I love this uni! I study international relations and chinese and I'm a second year uk student... I do think this uni is for a specific type of person...
By Charlieboi On 11th January 2020
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#94
3.58 /5
3.58 /5

Birmingham City University

  I don't know why this University is so underrated. In my opinion, one of the best Universities in UK. You will get all campus facilities, very friendl...
By member750602 On 18th August 2020
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#95
3.57 /5
3.57 /5

Birkbeck, University of London

  Birkbeck offers a different university experience from most other institutions across the UK. With lectures and seminars being held in the evening (be...
By member650554 On 17th August 2020
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#96
3.55 /5
3.55 /5

Ulster University

  Ulster university is located perfectly in the city center. This makes it easy to walk to places. The teachers and staff are easy to approach. There is...
By member645365 On 8th February 2020
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#97
3.55 /5
3.55 /5

University of Worcester

  The university has many nice sites. There are mangey clubs and societies to choose from. The student union are always happy to help and there is al...
By member1226517 On 16th May 2017
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#98
3.5 /5
3.5 /5

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

  Little care or concern for students - you come here for the reputation and little else. Half of the campus is currently a building site with vehicles ...
By member1330795 On 10th March 2018
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#99
3.5 /5
3.5 /5

Kingston University

  I love the atmosphere and education at Kingston University. I have studied 4 years (BA Architecture) and returned to do my part 2 (MA Architecture), w...
By member748212 On 14th May 2020
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#100
3.46 /5
3.46 /5

Abertay University (Dundee)

  Awful place, especially if you're not a game design student. Art students in particular are thrown to the dogs and have units catered to SUPPORTING th...
By member1047152 On 4th April 2020
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