Best UK Universities

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#1
4.65 /5
4.65 /5

Loughborough University

 Loughborough honestly has something for everyone. There is so much to do and so many different paths you can take. The only reason Loughborough may no...
By member1030548 On 26th February 2018
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#2
4.62 /5
4.62 /5

University of Sheffield

 Just finished first year and had a wonderful year, the degree course was great, there is really good support from the staff and the students union is ...
By member129868 On 3rd July 2015
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#3
4.61 /5
4.61 /5

University of Dundee

 In general ,the port's union ,the library , and the dental school facilities are very good and organised.Generally speaking, the staff everywhere is f...
By member1231244 On 3rd April 2018
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#4
4.6 /5
4.6 /5

Harper Adams University

 Amazing uni with amazing facilities!...
By SpanglyHerbivore1189 On 26th June 2015
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#5
4.48 /5
4.48 /5

Oxford University

 Beautiful university, magical atmosphere, excellent education alongside very diverse peers. You get to form a great connection with all the tutors to...
By member815568 On 22nd September 2015
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#6
4.47 /5
4.47 /5

University of St Andrews

 I have just finished my first year at St Andrews and I love it. The town is beautiful and the people are so welcoming. The academics are well taught a...
By 1234321 On 3rd July 2015
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#7
4.46 /5
4.46 /5

University of Exeter

 My first year at Exeter has been one of the best of my life. Both campuses are incredible and the environment of the university is welcoming and safe....
By member75862 On 30th March 2015
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#8
4.45 /5
4.45 /5

Durham University

 This institution really sums up the British education experience, an eclectic mix of interesting people, sportsmen and students. It is not in every un...
By seexwne On 5th July 2015
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#9
4.42 /5
4.42 /5

University of Leeds

 Leeds has an amazing city centre campus, great location, facilities and uplifting environment. Opportunities wise they are second to none. I have ...
By member710407 On 5th July 2015
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#10
4.4 /5
4.4 /5

University of Bath

 Most courses offer the opportunity to go on a half or year long work placement, which is invaluable at making you stand out when it comes to finding g...
By member114355 On 23rd April 2015
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#11
4.39 /5
4.39 /5

Newcastle University

 I love Newcastle! Everything about it- the uni, the city, the people, the clubs, the shops, the fast food, the parks, the buildings, even the singing ...
By JackyP95 On 20th March 2015
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#12
4.38 /5
4.38 /5

Bangor University

 The university is amazing, has reviewed and been nominated for an abundance of reviews for it's quality of teaching, facilities and importantly; stude...
By Ash96 On 28th March 2015
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#13
4.38 /5
4.38 /5

University of Nottingham

 Nottingham is a beautiful campus and attracts great students. Great city with good transport links too. Wifi is patchy and annoying but that might ju...
By member529260 On 2nd December 2017
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#14
4.34 /5
4.34 /5

Queen Mary University of London

 Amazing location with an amazing campus. Great facilities and great teacher along with truly competent staff! 10/10 would recommend...
By member617670 On 31st October 2015
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#15
4.34 /5
4.34 /5

University of Glasgow

 The University of Glasgow has a plethora of outstanding features, in a variety of areas. From academic prowess and achievements to sporting dominance ...
By RuariMac14 On 5th July 2015
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#16
4.34 /5
4.34 /5

Queen's University Belfast

 My experience at qub have been very enjoyable. They offer a vast selection of clubs from chess to skydiving!! As for the facilities themselves, they a...
By member129095 On 10th June 2015
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#17
4.33 /5
4.33 /5

Falmouth University

 great staff teaching on the mfa program but no support from the university who wanted to close the course which lots of doubt and uncertainly, lost th...
By member722777 On 9th June 2016
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#18
4.32 /5
4.32 /5

Lancaster University

 Spine still not finished and constant diversions. Student union fail at advertising and unwelcoming at times....
By member1331896 On 1st June 2018
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#19
4.3 /5
4.3 /5

University of Cambridge

 Excellent university providing us with countless opportunities, both academic and extracurricular, whilst pastoral care and social needs are simultane...
By member119126 On 11th June 2015
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#20
4.3 /5
4.3 /5

University of Edinburgh

 Edinburgh is a top class university. It is right in the city centre so the campus is the perfect for location for socials as well as studying. There a...
By member610379 On 5th July 2015
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#21
4.28 /5
4.28 /5

Nottingham Trent University

 Its is an amazing uni but as I am on brackenhust campus we doint benefit from the clubs and societies In the bigger campuses and there is not transpor...
By member86249 On 20th April 2015
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#22
4.28 /5
4.28 /5

University of Birmingham

 Students union could be cheaper and do more things such as gigs! Its soo pricey considering its supposed to be for us students! Good range of soci...
By member1121902 On 16th April 2016
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#23
4.26 /5
4.26 /5

Cardiff University

 Absolutely love Cardiff, the uni and the city itself. It's got everything you need close together so there's no need to get taxis or busses as you can...
By Bananakingdom On 5th July 2015
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#24
4.26 /5
4.26 /5

University of Hull

 Hull University is a very friendly and happy place to study. Joining last year was one of the best things I've done. The staff are very supportive and...
By member510458 On 6th July 2015
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#25
4.25 /5
4.25 /5

University of East Anglia

 Bit of a pot luck, in the village you could be put in a flat that doesn't have any ovens only one microwave and pay the same as a flat with two ovens ...
By member95145 On 25th March 2015
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#26
4.24 /5
4.24 /5

Aston University

 Love my course, high standard of teaching, lectures approachable and helpful, lots of practical experience. Good that the university puts emphasis on ...
By member811462 On 22nd July 2015
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#27
4.23 /5
4.23 /5

Brunel University London

 Great university, be sure that you're ready to put in the hard work yourself! You'll find a lot of the learning experience is left to you....
By member115655 On 28th March 2015
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#28
4.22 /5
4.22 /5

University of Lincoln

 Absolutely love the University of Lincoln! The people, the nightlife, the location! Amazing educational facility - with such amazing views! The town h...
By FranCann On 11th April 2015
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#29
4.22 /5
4.22 /5

University of Surrey

 I love studying at University of Surrey! There is so much to do in this wonderful Guildford town. So many benefits about the location e.g. London only...
By anas_stanowska On 30th March 2015
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#30
4.22 /5
4.22 /5

University of Warwick

 Great university with interesting modules, fantastic career support and a wide range of activities to be involved in!...
By member510587 On 8th July 2015
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#31
4.21 /5
4.21 /5

University of Portsmouth

 A great university, widely regarded as one of the most fun places you can be educated. Not only is it fun but it's a great city to live in for three y...
By member915828 On 26th September 2015
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#32
4.21 /5
4.21 /5

University of Reading

 The university library has been closed since the summer I arrived and will be closed until I graduate. If I knew this beforehand I would not have come...
By Louise On 21st May 2018
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#33
4.2 /5
4.2 /5

University of Strathclyde

 Incredible university in the heart of an incredible city. Facilities and opportunities are of the best in the country. Campus is ever expanding and th...
By member99824 On 3rd July 2015
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#34
4.2 /5
4.2 /5

St George's Hospital Medical School

 other than the WiFi, all is good....
By satoshi_nishizawa On 2nd November 2017
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#35
4.2 /5
4.2 /5

University of Essex

 I do not recommend anyone to join this campus, it's the worst place to study masters if you decide to go to Southend-on-sea you will lose one year of ...
By member627086 On 29th July 2017
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#36
4.2 /5
4.2 /5

UWE Bristol

 UWE boasts a state of the art Business School, a student union that provides the perfect social space and services for students, as well as excellent ...
By member631264 On 4th April 2018
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#37
4.2 /5
4.2 /5

University of York

 The student Union doesn't always get things done particularly fast, if at all. The internet/WiFi is great, when it isn't kicking you off for both reas...
By member58054 On 28th April 2015
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#38
4.2 /5
4.2 /5

Edge Hill University

 Amazing campus, probably the prettiest one, and enough societies for everyone! There will always be help if you need it!...
By mollrosey On 22nd March 2016
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#39
4.19 /5
4.19 /5

University of Leicester

 I'm currently going into my second year at Leicester and I don't want to leave. Everything from the people, to the library to the staff to the facilit...
By member615038 On 25th August 2015
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#40
4.17 /5
4.17 /5

King's College London

 There's loads of society's for basically anything you can think of, and they're really easy to join into. Everyone is willing to except new people at ...
By member919175 On 18th November 2015
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#41
4.17 /5
4.17 /5

University of Winchester

 A small but wonderful university where you can get to know everyone and everything, the student union is great and although the town is small you can ...
By hannahrose33 On 21st April 2015
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#42
4.16 /5
4.16 /5

University of Huddersfield

 University of Huddersfield has very friendly and helpful staff. It is constantly being improved and upgraded with up to date technology and facilities...
By ginnierichichi On 5th July 2015
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#43
4.15 /5
4.15 /5

University of Southampton

 Large number of societies, great night life with so many clubs and student nights. Generally very lovely people at the university, all like minded and...
By hannahdutton On 20th February 2015
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#44
4.15 /5
4.15 /5

Cardiff Metropolitan University

 Great university, could do with some better support systems etc. But all together, an amazing university and awesome lecturers....
By member414820 On 17th August 2015
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#45
4.14 /5
4.14 /5

Keele University

 Keele is a lovely, welcoming environment. The SU is great and the range of societies and types of people mean that you never feel alienated or separat...
By member416962 On 18th October 2015
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#46
4.12 /5
4.12 /5

University of Plymouth

 A university dramatically changed into something truly world-class...
By member817345 On 23rd October 2015
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#47
4.09 /5
4.09 /5

Teesside University

 They are currently updating all of the campus facilities - and the su looks sexy after last summers revamp!! New buildings and new furnishings - the o...
By Littleamy94 On 25th March 2015
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#48
4.08 /5
4.08 /5

University of Manchester

 I have studied at three different universities and there are certain qualities about Manchester that I really don't like. Firstly there is no campus f...
By Mark On 18th November 2017
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#49
4.08 /5
4.08 /5

University College London

 Great uni in many aspects. The union is useless, both from my experience as a student hearing their political aspirations which reflection a tiny prop...
By member1217989 On 10th November 2015
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#50
4.07 /5
4.07 /5

University of Stirling

 Beautiful campus, wonderful fellow students, decent course, good freshers week, however staff do not post exam results online like they are supposed t...
By member99896 On 3rd July 2015
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#51
4.07 /5
4.07 /5

University of Chester

 the campus is small so it easy to find your way around and it soon feels like home. the student union bar is nothing special but always has great deal...
By member129161 On 13th June 2015
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#52
4.06 /5
4.06 /5

Arts University Bournemouth

 Having been a student in the first year to pay close to 9000 a year, I am a little disappointed with the lack of resources available on my course and ...
By member410827 On 10th July 2015
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#53
4.06 /5
4.06 /5

University of Kent

 It has everything you could possibly want. Amazing campus, wonderful facilities, WiFi almost everywhere (every building has it), always bombarded with...
By member126898 On 24th April 2015
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#54
4.05 /5
4.05 /5

School of Oriental and African Studies

 Unique, and honestly quite niche university. World class lecturers in some subjects, less so in others, but if you have a good idea of what it is you ...
By samcarlton3577 On 19th May 2016
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#55
4.05 /5
4.05 /5

University of Chichester

 The university itself was good, the library was good, a few issues with wifi but not many, the SU was fine and they held some good nights out. The onl...
By member1015115 On 28th August 2015
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#56
4.04 /5
4.04 /5

University of Wales (Trinity Saint David)

By member420888 On 19th February 2016
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#57
4.04 /5
4.04 /5

York St John University

 Thoroughly enjoyed my experience studying at YSJ. The campus and facilities are very modern and state of the art, due largely in part to an intensive...
By member128914 On 30th April 2015
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#58
4.03 /5
4.03 /5

Swansea University

 Very impressive provisions, with almost everything you need in the heart of the campus: Grocery store, post office, banks (yes, multiple), resto's, co...
By member1020411 On 14th December 2015
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#59
4.03 /5
4.03 /5

Royal Holloway, University of London

 Beautiful campus with amazing teachers and facilities. Good structure within the departments and general school organization. A well rounded school of...
By Daszewskasmithg On 29th June 2015
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#60
4.02 /5
4.02 /5

City, University of London

 Within the first day of induction I felt in a safe environment that had a clear buzz of opportunity and excitement. The facilities at City are far bey...
By member614683 On 13th August 2015
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#61
4 /5
4 /5

Coventry University

 With the 9 grand I spend a year on my course, I get tonnes of out-of-lecture support, free equipment I need for the course(tablet, raspberry pi, chro...
By dancinotter On 2nd February 2015
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#62
4 /5
4 /5

Imperial College London

 I could not think of a better place to be spending 6 years of my life, clubs and societies to cater for anyone's needs. A centre academic excellence a...
By member915291 On 7th September 2015
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#63
4 /5
4 /5

Leeds College of Art

By member1028675 On 7th October 2017
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#64
4 /5
4 /5

Norwich University of the Arts

 Brilliant small university environment, everyone is friendly and it's a lovely place to study. Great facilities and opportunities plus Norwich is beau...
By A.M. On 22nd April 2015
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#65
3.99 /5
3.99 /5

University of Northumbria at Newcastle

 Overall a good university! Love the city of Newcastle. It's vibrant, fun, and there is always something to do. If you're looking for something a bit m...
By member420310 On 6th December 2015
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#66
3.99 /5
3.99 /5

University of Liverpool

 OK - lots of online courses. I'd expect a face to face with a professor and I think you get that at most unis....
By member1324817 On 25th November 2016
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#67
3.98 /5
3.98 /5

Bournemouth University

 A very good University, one of the best locations to study and a really friendly learning environment. New student centre has just been built which is...
On 23rd April 2015
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#68
3.96 /5
3.96 /5

Buckinghamshire New University

 the lack of a real "campus vibe" lets this place down It is built on a small plot in the centre of the town, re-energising what was previously a publ...
By member1111051 On 10th July 2015
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#69
3.96 /5
3.96 /5

Roehampton University

 Lovely campus, very green. Lots of building work being done at the moment (Jan 2015). Lecturers are very enthusiastic and very easy to talk to. If ...
By Megan Bidecant On 21st January 2015
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#70
3.95 /5
3.95 /5

De Montfort University

 Don't go to this uni. The staff are appalling. Nice campus but the lack of organisation from staff from many departments will ruin it for you...
By member118525 On 30th April 2015
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#71
3.94 /5
3.94 /5

University of Bristol

 Really good uni for facilities and courses. Not great that the student union was closed for half of my time at the uni and it's a bit far away. Becaus...
By member86746 On 23rd April 2015
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#72
3.94 /5
3.94 /5

Sheffield Hallam University

 Sheffield Hallam University is a great place to study. It has a fantastic range of courses to choose from. The lecturers are supportive. The halls of ...
By Blackangel1 On 24th March 2015
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#73
3.94 /5
3.94 /5

Aberystwyth University

 The Uni's pretty lovely as far as the academic side goes and the staff are all really quite nice as far as the student standpoint goes, Upper levels a...
By J420blazeit On 26th March 2015
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#74
3.92 /5
3.92 /5

Manchester Metropolitan University

 Manchester metropolitan university is truly amazing, i study Fashion business and management and i am very happy with the support i get from tutors da...
By member1129800 On 22nd January 2018
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#75
3.92 /5
3.92 /5

University of Greenwich

 I am currently doing my PGCE (Secondary education) with Greenwich. This University was one my choices amongst others. And I am glad I chose this place...
By member1021980 On 23rd April 2016
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#76
3.91 /5
3.91 /5

Abertay University (Dundee)

 Had a really good experience at Abertay really enjoyed the university experience, the lecturers are great and very helpful. I got my dream job through...
By member1111070 On 11th July 2015
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#77
3.9 /5
3.9 /5

Canterbury Christ Church University

 No one attends student union, waste of funding and too small to house any events that would spark any interest from students. Wifi is limited on what ...
By member911024 On 10th July 2015
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#78
3.89 /5
3.89 /5

University of Aberdeen

 Fab uni, really welcoming and the courses are fantastic. Great for indecisive people, as changing courses is easy. Give lots of support - just brillia...
By member1111230 On 14th July 2015
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#79
3.88 /5
3.88 /5

Bath Spa University

 Bath spa university is genuinely one of the best universities in my opinion especially as a student studying a creative degree. The main campus Newton...
On 23rd April 2015
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#80
3.87 /5
3.87 /5

St Mary's University College

 Student Union is the BEST with organising soo many events throughout the year including freshers week which was really great. The campus is also so be...
By Shannonk On 5th October 2015
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#81
3.81 /5
3.81 /5

University of Northampton

 So far I have completed my first year. It was amazing experience and with all the facilities at the University I had no struggle. The University o...
By PhilHendry On 8th September 2015
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#82
3.8 /5
3.8 /5

Edge Hotel School

 Decent wifi all around campus...
By member824631 On 9th November 2016
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#83
3.79 /5
3.79 /5

Southampton Solent University

 Despite Southampton solents poor ratings in comparison to other universities. It's a quite good university as the staff are very helpful and are willi...
By Student1201 On 22nd June 2015
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#84
3.79 /5
3.79 /5

Edinburgh Napier University

 Napier is great, but Sighthill needs more table space/staggered lunchtimes, and the WiFi is a bit rubbish. Vet nurses have very good employability rat...
By member1315436 On 16th September 2015
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#85
3.78 /5
3.78 /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‚Äôs own cafe Blends, the f...
By Cerys Ball On 21st January 2018
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#86
3.77 /5
3.77 /5

University of Sussex

 Terrible university, where students are treated appallingly. Do not even consider this university....
By member1332650 On 2nd July 2018
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#87
3.76 /5
3.76 /5

Leeds Beckett University

 Great for creative courses, present loads of practical opportunities to students of all schools. Fantastic music facilities, particularly the music st...
By member75598 On 27th March 2015
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#88
3.71 /5
3.71 /5

Birkbeck, University of London

 Prestigious, very good lecturers in a great part of London, next to other universities....
By member911177 On 13th July 2015
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#89
3.7 /5
3.7 /5

University of the Highlands and Islands

By member924310 On 17th October 2016
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#90
3.68 /5
3.68 /5

University of West London

 Even though the university of west London is a rather small university, the facilities it offers are fantastic! the halls of residence are pretty good...
By member514654 On 12th August 2015
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#91
3.66 /5
3.66 /5

Oxford Brookes University

 Great university, fab location! Had the best time!...
By member722302 On 7th May 2016
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#92
3.66 /5
3.66 /5

Anglia Ruskin University

 Great university, the Lord Ashcroft Business School looks great and the facilities cater to your every need, WiFi is good but can be a bit weak someti...
By Marcyboi06 On 9th June 2015
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#93
3.65 /5
3.65 /5

Kingston University

 Very good uni with good people, good facilities, many job opportunities. Nice town and close to london...
By member1017694 On 1st November 2015
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#94
3.64 /5
3.64 /5

Staffordshire University

 Campus was small which was nice sometimes due to always walking past someone you knew which created a family feel. Only really heard mention of the ru...
By beccaagiless On 30th April 2015
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#95
3.64 /5
3.64 /5

University of Bradford

 Great facilities on the campus and in the halls. It's a shame that I was put with quite possibly the worst flatmates in existence! But the warden team...
By member720614 On 6th January 2016
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#96
3.64 /5
3.64 /5

Bishop Grosseteste University

 Wifi was terrible, however, we got the provider changed towards the end of the year. Not really any job opportunities on campus but have a careers bui...
By jodie.butterfield On 22nd June 2015
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#97
3.62 /5
3.62 /5

Goldsmiths, University of London

 I am doing my MSc in Forensic Psychology here. I thought my undergraduate uni was bad but this really is something else. Severe lack of communicati...
By member732791 On 10th July 2018
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#98
3.62 /5
3.62 /5

University of Salford

 It's a good university. I can only really speak for the MediaCityUK campus, because that's where I spend most of my time. But the internet is good, th...
By member45334 On 26th March 2015
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#99
3.61 /5
3.61 /5

University of St Mark & St John

By member65856 On 29th March 2015
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#100
3.61 /5
3.61 /5

University of Central Lancashire

 Really great computing department and specialised labs. Staff are friendly and approachable too!...
By member1317516 On 27th October 2015
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