Best UK Universities

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#1
4.63 /5
4.63 /5

Loughborough University

  Loughborough University cultivates an incredible atmosphere, the campus motivates you to succeed in whatever you desire and those around you inspire y...
By KatieM17 On 22nd October 2018
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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
4.59 /5
4.59 /5

The University of Sheffield

  Where great research, great experiences and an excellent location combine with knowledgeable and compassionate staff to bring an overall fantastic exp...
By member632709 On 4th July 2018
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#4
4.48 /5
4.48 /5

Harper Adams University

  Harper is fantastic, despite being one of the smalllest Universities, it’s most definitely the mightiest! All the staff are willing and able to help e...
By member431515 On 2nd May 2018
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#5
4.46 /5
4.46 /5

University of Exeter

  Our campus is absolutely stunning and I have all the resources I need!! The WiFi sometimes has blips but that’s not something I can expect to be perfe...
By member933015 On 22nd July 2018
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#6
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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#7
4.45 /5
4.45 /5

Bangor University

  The WiFi is fast and there are plenty of options for food. I never see student union but the campus always has something to do...
By member1325695 On 8th January 2017
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#8
4.41 /5
4.41 /5

Nottingham Trent University (NTU)

  Great university lifestyle! Has a great location, great facilities, great environment! So happy I chose to go here!...
By member847777 On 10th March 2020
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#9
4.41 /5
4.41 /5

University of Bath

  I truly love my time at Bath. Happiest days of my life so far, and that’s just due to the social side. The professors are lovely and often hard work...
By member1033259 On 31st July 2018
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#10
4.4 /5
4.4 /5

University of Leeds

  Great university with talented staff. The way the university is organised and deploys it’s self it’s excellent. Only problem is the buildings are old ...
By member1132784 On 10th July 2018
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#11
4.39 /5
4.39 /5

University of Cambridge

  Good facilities (every college has a library, canteen and most have a small gym), housing isn't cheap but on par with other expensive university citie...
By member1231788 On 29th May 2018
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#12
4.37 /5
4.37 /5

Newcastle University

  You could not get a better package anywhere else! Career, Sport, Nightlife and amazing people - it’s all right there!...
By member1233171 On 28th July 2018
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#13
4.37 /5
4.37 /5

University of Nottingham

  Beautiful campus, lots of fully renovated study space, excellent student support and limitless number of extracurricular activities....
By member533154 On 27th July 2018
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#14
4.34 /5
4.34 /5

Durham University

  Could not imagine a better place to study and live. Such a wonderful city to be in with endless opportunities and communities. Feel incredibly lucky t...
By member732731 On 5th July 2018
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#15
4.32 /5
4.32 /5

University of Birmingham

  If you want to complete the MSc Psychology program here ... BEWARE. After an 8-month dispute with my School, I received 40% of my tuition funds bac...
By member849094 On 6th June 2020
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#16
4.3 /5
4.3 /5

University of Oxford

  The best university in the world, especially for those who appreciate tradition (open to all), beauty and want to work!...
By member1133836 On 13th September 2018
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#17
4.3 /5
4.3 /5

University of Glasgow

  The whole university as a whole is a timeless location with great minds coming out from it and has been a crucial part of the Galasgow culture and lif...
By member1232907 On 18th July 2018
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#18
4.28 /5
4.28 /5

Lancaster University

  From the moment I stepped foot on campus I knew it was the place for me. Everyone is welcoming, the campus is safe and tidy and the number of societie...
By member733363 On 7th August 2018
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#19
4.25 /5
4.25 /5

University of East Anglia (UEA)

  The UEA campus is INCREDIBLE! So much choice for lecture buildings, then you have the street and the square which is like the uni’s own town centre!...
By beccamorrison99 On 9th October 2018
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#20
4.23 /5
4.23 /5

University of Portsmouth

  I like my university - it has many facilities,which are built just for anything you need.there are also many clubs and societies,some of which have a ...
By Nikoleta Koleva On 22nd October 2018
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#21
4.22 /5
4.22 /5

University of Hull

  I have just graduated from Hull and I’ve had amazing 4 years! The campus is beautifull, one of a kind where everything is super close, but it is not s...
By member833603 On 24th August 2018
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#22
4.21 /5
4.21 /5

Aston University

  The university is very supporting of the students and will always help. There are a wide range of facilities for subjects which can be found on campus...
By ZoeB On 19th June 2018
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#23
4.2 /5
4.2 /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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#24
4.2 /5
4.2 /5

Cardiff University

  My first year at Cardiff has easily been the best year of my life. The staff are helpful, they really care about how well you are progressing in your ...
By member1233210 On 29th July 2018
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#25
4.2 /5
4.2 /5

University of Reading

  I love the uni !Everything is close by! Town is 10 minutes away from main campus by bus..buses are frequent though! Nightlife is amazing.. safe to wal...
By member1333354 On 6th August 2018
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#26
4.19 /5
4.19 /5

University of Warwick

  My experience here at Warwick has been really good. Academically, I am more than satisfied with my modules and timetable. Socially, could not have bee...
By member819412 On 20th November 2015
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#27
4.18 /5
4.18 /5

University of York

  Campus is STUNNING. And lots of green space and little hide aways. Students Union a little useless. Societies are fab! Careers are very helpful. WiFi ...
By LoneWolf On 14th August 2018
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#28
4.18 /5
4.18 /5

University of Chester

  Fab uni, not too far from town or from my accomodation. I’m doing religious studies so I’m just outside out the university so don’t make very many tri...
By member1346514 On 6th March 2020
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#29
4.18 /5
4.18 /5

University of Liverpool

  Honestly just a great experience, with great teaching and great people....
By member1133250 On 31st July 2018
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#30
4.17 /5
4.17 /5

UWE Bristol

  Uwe is the university for young students who not only wish to enjoy their university experience, but also enjoy their time doing it...
By member437269 On 23rd April 2019
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#31
4.16 /5
4.16 /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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#32
4.14 /5
4.14 /5

Manchester Metropolitan University

  Amazing university. Everyone is so helping and considerate. Staff are very friendly and accommodating. Facilities are very well laid out to help each ...
By Chloe19 On 28th February 2020
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#33
4.13 /5
4.13 /5

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)

  The campus was already beautiful (surrounded by a park and close to the canal) but it has become even better lately. It has many new facilities. Peopl...
By sara_m On 31st July 2019
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#34
4.12 /5
4.12 /5

Glasgow Caledonian University

  The small campus meant that students are able to move from one classroom or lecture hall to the next easily and relatively quickly for classes, and th...
By member1226719 On 6th June 2017
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#35
4.12 /5
4.12 /5

University of Leicester

  The campus is big enough to feel like a University campus but small enough for everything close by. The internet is outstanding as you will be connect...
By member733351 On 6th August 2018
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#36
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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#37
4.12 /5
4.12 /5

University of Southampton

  Just finished my first year, absolutely love it here! The campus is gorgeous, nightlife is really good and as long as you attend your lectures and wor...
By member832911 On 18th July 2018
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#38
4.12 /5
4.12 /5

Sheffield Hallam University

  Really great and welcoming university. After just completing my first year studying Sociology I couldn't be happier that I chose SHU; all the lectures...
By member931613 On 13th May 2018
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#39
4.11 /5
4.11 /5

University of Plymouth

  Although they could do with more society's and clubs. Besides that, its honestly such a brilliant and welcoming university....
By ChemistryCal On 4th July 2018
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#40
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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#41
4.09 /5
4.09 /5

Edge Hill University

  If dyslexic and need help, choose another uni, terrible support structure. Nice campus but miles from nowhere, in winter it's a horrible commute from ...
By member1032475 On 19th June 2018
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#42
4.09 /5
4.09 /5

University of Huddersfield

  The university has a very friendly and welcoming environment with amazing staff member. The international societies along with events hosted by the st...
By member633141 On 26th July 2018
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#43
4.09 /5
4.09 /5

Keele University

  Attractive university due to it's campus location and green space, with the student's union being very good for it's location. WiFi will cut out at ti...
By member1232592 On 28th June 2018
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#44
4.08 /5
4.08 /5

University of Bristol

  Best uni in the UK you have everything you could ask for!...
By member633180 On 28th July 2018
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#45
4.08 /5
4.08 /5

University of Essex

  The campus is a little city with everything you need without all the noise pollution of a big city. The student services are amazing and truly helpf...
By member833031 On 23rd July 2018
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#46
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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#47
4.08 /5
4.08 /5

University of Edinburgh

  Edinburgh University is a joke - the teaching quality is poor, and the academic staff does not appear to understand a single thing about running an ed...
By member442530 On 3rd October 2019
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#48
4.06 /5
4.06 /5

University of Lincoln

  A relatively new University that so far has impressed me with an excellent SU, as well as a great course that has helped me develop my existing skills...
By member1031803 On 30th May 2018
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#49
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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#50
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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#51
4.04 /5
4.04 /5

University of Kent

  My time at university of Kent has been amazing, I’ve been given fantastic opportunities in an amazing campus in an amazing city. My course lecturers a...
By member1133307 On 3rd August 2018
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#52
4.03 /5
4.03 /5

University of Northumbria at Newcastle

  The facilities at Northumbria are second to none, whether it be for sports or for engineering, it's phenominal. The English department seems to be a t...
By Tan023 On 2nd July 2018
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#53
4.03 /5
4.03 /5

University of Winchester

  Fantastic lecturers, beautiful campus, top wifi speed and an study area that sells delicious organic pizza! Historic town centre, great restaurants an...
By member432808 On 12th July 2018
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#54
4.01 /5
4.01 /5

The University of Manchester

  Glad I got a place at Manchester. Great city to live in with lots to offer. WiFi is always fast and reliable wherever you go. The main campus and its ...
By member434621 On 24th October 2018
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#55
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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#56
4.01 /5
4.01 /5

York St John University

  An amazing university, so welcoming, with amazing staff and in a fantastic location! Would recommend to anyone!...
By member433003 On 22nd July 2018
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#57
4 /5
4 /5

University of Aberdeen

  Positives: beautiful main campus, well-stocked, spacious & awesome library, lecturers seemed professional, passionate & eager to share their own resea...
By member1334003 On 3rd October 2018
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#58
4 /5
4 /5

University of Brighton

  The facilities are good around the uni and the library at Moulescoombe is great. There are many cafes which are quite expensive but still good to soci...
By member733209 On 29th July 2018
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#59
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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#60
3.99 /5
3.99 /5

Swansea University

  My time so far at swansea has been incredible, I really feel looked after in the university and the course is really well taught. Plus it has a beach!...
By member633170 On 28th July 2018
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#61
3.99 /5
3.99 /5

Bournemouth University (BU)

  Bournemouth is genuinely one of the most up and coming Universities in Britain. With hundreds of millions of pounds being pumped into making new build...
By member647371 On 16th April 2020
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#62
3.95 /5
3.95 /5

University of Roehampton

  Pro: Lecturers and departments are fantastic! Nice facilities and a green campus. Cons: The university administration is abhorrent!!! They are extr...
By member1228373 On 19th September 2017
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#63
3.91 /5
3.91 /5

Aberystwyth University

  I am a first year student who needs extra help with my English being dyslexic Aberystwyth allows that extra help and contact I need. It being a smalle...
By member1233065 On 24th July 2018
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#64
3.87 /5
3.87 /5

De Montfort University (DMU)

  Lovely campus with fantastic facilities throughout...
By member730129 On 30th January 2018
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#65
3.87 /5
3.87 /5

Solent University

  Badly organised lectures. Timetable apps never work. But amazing facilities to be used unlike any other. Some good teachers other OK...
By member1337312 On 24th April 2019
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#66
3.87 /5
3.87 /5

Queen's University Belfast (QUB)

  Open-mindedness, inclusiveness and excellence is at the heart of what QUB has offered me. Here I have made some of the best friends and memory's I sha...
By member641683 On 21st August 2019
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#67
3.86 /5
3.86 /5

Falmouth University

  I study BA Fashion Photography, the course has been somewhat of a shambles. The majority of our tutors fairly unhelpful and rude at times. Lectures we...
By Honestfalmouthreview On 30th July 2018
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#68
3.86 /5
3.86 /5

Coventry University

  This is a review on the coventry university global mba business course. (summary, dont bother) Honestly coventry university global mba business cou...
By member1246781 On 16th March 2020
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#69
3.85 /5
3.85 /5

University of Gloucestershire

  My experience at university has been incredible. I feel the university goes above and beyond in supporting students especially with the Helpzone and Y...
By member842621 On 8th October 2019
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#70
3.84 /5
3.84 /5

King's College London (KCL)

  Great time! Would highly recommend...
By member1134200 On 17th October 2018
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#71
3.84 /5
3.84 /5

City, University of London

  First year Psychology student. The overall experience has been positive! The Student Union and Internet Connection could be improved a bit but the tea...
By PsychologyStudent On 6th May 2017
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#72
3.84 /5
3.84 /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
3.83 /5
3.83 /5

Imperial College London

  The best university in the UK, without a doubt....
By member933431 On 15th August 2018
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#74
3.82 /5
3.82 /5

Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU)

  On my course, some lecturers are brilliant and a couple are the complete opposite!...
By member720372 On 12th December 2015
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#75
3.82 /5
3.82 /5

Canterbury Christ Church University

  I have just finished my 3 years studying Psychology at Christ Church, and I enjoyed every moment of it. There really is a good community feel here, de...
By member432565 On 26th June 2018
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#76
3.82 /5
3.82 /5

Hartpury University

  Amazing facilities amazing lecturers that develop more than your knowkedge. They are with times and understand placement is important...
By member436726 On 24th March 2019
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#77
3.82 /5
3.82 /5

Leeds Trinity University

  Leeds Trinity is a campus uni, but regardless of whether you live on or off you still feel like home!! The facilities are amazing and there are clu...
By ltu12345 On 20th February 2020
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#78
3.81 /5
3.81 /5

University of Derby

  The university is a great modern building and with amenities like Subway, Starbucks and Papa Jons - as well as the university’s own cafe Blends, the f...
By Cerys Ball On 21st January 2018
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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
3.75 /5
3.75 /5

Leeds Beckett University

  Good uni, good location, friendly stff...
By member1233930 On 23rd September 2018
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#81
3.73 /5
3.73 /5

Anglia Ruskin University (ARU)

  Simply frustrating. My worst educational experience so far. Extremely poor communication channels and haphazard organisational skills....
By member733784 On 8th September 2018
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#82
3.71 /5
3.71 /5

Oxford Brookes University

  I was enrolled at MSc Quantity surveying online degree. I started my program 2 weeks late as they had some IT issues, couldn't catch up with my studie...
By member844671 On 7th January 2020
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#83
3.71 /5
3.71 /5

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

  I recently studied the BSc Hons in Health and Social Care at Burnley and in my opinion the support was terrible, teachers gave me extremely low marks ...
By member733368 On 7th August 2018
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#84
3.7 /5
3.7 /5

Buckinghamshire New University

  Confirmed my place with bucks university in july 2016 to start my course in feb 2017only to find out the previous day that my start date has been cha...
By member1125781 On 23rd January 2017
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#85
3.7 /5
3.7 /5

Staffordshire University

  So far my experience with the campus and classes have been more than what I expected. My tutors are beyond excellent and can’t be more helpful and ent...
By member1028655 On 5th October 2017
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#86
3.67 /5
3.67 /5

University of Bradford

  Despite the low reviews, bradford overall has a really comfortable and homy vibe! Its like a small village, may not be the best in terms of resources ...
By member1033122 On 26th July 2018
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#87
3.65 /5
3.65 /5

University of Hertfordshire

  University of Hertfordshire has great services such as the SU. There are always events and things to do including colour runs, treasure hunts and nigh...
By member1329454 On 22nd December 2017
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#88
3.64 /5
3.64 /5

University College London (UCL)

  I love UCL. The staff are friendly, the atmosphere is relaxed, the facilities are good. They need to reduce their rent fees. Its right next to ULU....
By member614799 On 17th August 2015
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#89
3.63 /5
3.63 /5

Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU)

  Overall brilliant university, so glad I chose to come here....
By member1130388 On 17th February 2018
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#90
3.63 /5
3.63 /5

Robert Gordon University (RGU)

  Eduroam is more unreliable than that pal who'll say he's game for a night out but always cancel before hand. Pretty fast when you can connect but....
By HugoT On 3rd September 2017
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#91
3.62 /5
3.62 /5

University of Salford

  Salford uni is amazing! I am so glad I found out about this place. It’s bascially in Manchester (just next door) but you get to Live and study on cam...
By member933895 On 19th September 2018
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#92
3.6 /5
3.6 /5

Goldsmiths, University of London

  campus is lovely, most the buildings are very nice, particularly Richard Hoggart Building and the library. seems to have invested a lot into improving...
By member822672 On 28th May 2016
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#93
3.56 /5
3.56 /5

Birmingham City University

  Very poor. At City South you are cut off from the social aspect of the uni - everything is at City Centre Campus. There is next to no Student Union p...
By member531673 On 19th May 2018
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#94
3.55 /5
3.55 /5

Liverpool Hope University

  I love it here! It has a buzzing atmosphere!...
By member533240 On 30th July 2018
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#95
3.55 /5
3.55 /5

Birkbeck, University of London

  Journalism & Foreign Language (Japanese), BA-Full Time 3 years course is extremely good and can recommend for everyone, although it seems that not eve...
By member1330995 On 20th March 2018
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#96
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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#97
3.53 /5
3.53 /5

Ulster University

  As a student who has just finished first year I have to say that the society life here is great. I joined with very few people that I know and I am qu...
By member640967 On 1st August 2019
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#98
3.52 /5
3.52 /5

Edinburgh Napier University

  Im at the sighthill campus doing nursing. Placement experiences are great. Lectures (if they are organised well) tend to be very imformative and relev...
By member832683 On 4th July 2018
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#99
3.51 /5
3.51 /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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#100
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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