Best UK Universities

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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

  I had low expectations, however it has been surprisingly pleasant. The facilities and laboratories are great as well as the atmosphere as a whole. Th...
By member1052561 On 25th November 2020
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#3
4.61 /5
4.61 /5

The University of Sheffield

  The service in crown house is perfect !Two months ago, I encountered difficulties in opening a bank account. The staff at the front desk patiently hel...
By member553471 On 13th January 2021
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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

  My time at Bangor University was one I hold so close to my heart. I often desperately miss not just the uni but the whole place. Academic excellence i...
By katiemayball On 5th November 2020
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#6
4.46 /5
4.46 /5

University of St Andrews

  The university is incredible, the buildings are wonderful. A lot of spaces are open to study (some of them 24h/24, 7 days/7). The professors are incre...
By member1053125 On 14th December 2020
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#7
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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#8
4.45 /5
4.45 /5

University of Exeter

  Although the university campus is really nice, it has been a really disappointing place to study. The lecturers are chosen based on the quality of the...
By member1152486 On 23rd November 2020
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#9
4.41 /5
4.41 /5

University of Bath

  The university of Bath is an amazing university in terms of its faculty, campus and its quality of education. It is a place where you feel valued and ...
By member1145181 On 3rd February 2020
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#10
4.41 /5
4.41 /5

Nottingham Trent University (NTU)

  My university is very fitting for all of my needs. I am at Nottingham Law School and this offers a diversity of opportunities for myself and others on...
By georgiaroeely On 29th October 2020
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#11
4.4 /5
4.4 /5

University of Leeds

  Awesome accommodation and service! Staffs here are so friendly. It is new and very clean. The great location makes my life in Leeds more convenient. T...
By member1153584 On 21st January 2021
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#12
4.37 /5
4.37 /5

University of Nottingham

  I don't actually know anything about the careers service. The campus is unbelievable: sustainable, amazing facilities, brilliantly green for mental he...
By ed_hagen On 30th August 2020
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#13
4.35 /5
4.35 /5

Newcastle University

  Due to the lockdown, I have not had the chance to been to campus much but overall the facilities are new. Not much chance to join clubs and societies ...
By member753566 On 20th January 2021
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#14
4.34 /5
4.34 /5

Durham University

  I have really enjoyed my time at Durham uni- irregardless of the reputation we are sometimes given. The facilities are good, the college system is ...
By member950542 On 17th August 2020
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#15
4.32 /5
4.32 /5

University of Birmingham

  The last senior recommended toybox, I booked one decisively. First of all, the location is very convenient, five minutes' walk to the city center. Sec...
By member753575 On 20th January 2021
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#16
4.28 /5
4.28 /5

Lancaster University

  Wouldn’t want to be anywhere else for my undergrad. The college system is truly unique and amazing. The best course I could have ever been on. No prob...
By member1046951 On 26th March 2020
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#17
4.27 /5
4.27 /5

University of Glasgow

  Extremely well-regarded and internationally ranked within the world top 65 universities. Enjoys a great reputation for high-level research and pretty ...
By member1345143 On 1st February 2020
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#18
4.26 /5
4.26 /5

University of East Anglia (UEA)

  pricey on campus food/ cafe outlets is my only complaint!! very frequent and reliable buses, personally i have had good experiences in my accomodat...
By member1152586 On 26th November 2020
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#19
4.25 /5
4.25 /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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#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
4.2 /5
4.2 /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

University of Reading

  Silver street is a great accommodation ,it is so modern and well built.The design is amazing,the rooms are very spacious and its a very cozy atmospher...
By member453705 On 25th January 2021
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#24
4.19 /5
4.19 /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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#25
4.19 /5
4.19 /5

Brunel University London

  I completed my undergrad at Brunel in 2020 and was the best time of my life. Brunel's one campus design really helps you get around even at night with...
By DimathSenaratne On 28th October 2020
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#26
4.17 /5
4.17 /5

Cardiff University

  I am a second year architecture student and so far my experience has been great. Cardiff University offers students all the facilities they need. Rece...
By christinestancu On 13th November 2020
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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
4.16 /5
4.16 /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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#29
4.16 /5
4.16 /5

Manchester Metropolitan University

  After completing my UG degree, I'm so glad I chose MMU. The campus is great, modern facilities and unique buildings, loads of study spaces and a reall...
By member553062 On 10th December 2020
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#30
4.16 /5
4.16 /5

UWE Bristol

  UWE is a fantastic Uni which offers an excellent student experience. The teaching, student support and career opportunities are a key standout for UWE...
By member1346151 On 27th February 2020
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#31
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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#32
4.14 /5
4.14 /5

Sheffield Hallam University

  Started studying in my first year at Hallam in 2020/21 and it has been brilliant so far. Despite the majority of teaching being online we have receive...
By member452288 On 17th November 2020
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#33
4.13 /5
4.13 /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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#34
4.13 /5
4.13 /5

University of Strathclyde

  You'll find us in the heart of Glasgow's city centre where we're surrounded by supermarkets to suit all tastes, we have an abundance of high street st...
By member953485 On 14th January 2021
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#35
4.13 /5
4.13 /5

University of Plymouth

  My Computer Science course was a mostly well-run course with good, industry-relevant content. Lecturers were nice and module content was mostly fair a...
By OTjornelund On 30th October 2020
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#36
4.12 /5
4.12 /5

University of Leicester

  The University has been incredibly supportive in these a little harder months, regarding the pandemic situation. Feel supported and the facilities tha...
By member1152588 On 26th November 2020
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#37
4.11 /5
4.11 /5

University of Lincoln

  Absolutely love living at Gravity, IconInc! The facilities are amazing and everyone who works here is so lovely! Especially during this pandemic it re...
By member553646 On 22nd January 2021
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#38
4.11 /5
4.11 /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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#39
4.11 /5
4.11 /5

University of Bristol

  Absolutely love the uni so far, lecturers are so helpful, I don't think my experience was anything which I expected (Covid) but the uni are handling i...
By yalikejazz? On 2nd August 2020
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#40
4.1 /5
4.1 /5

University of Surrey

  Modern, excellent pastoral care, beautiful surroundings; feels like home....
By member1133223 On 30th July 2018
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#41
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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#42
4.1 /5
4.1 /5

University of Southampton

  As a PhD student, university of Southampton has provided safety facilities and enough resource for my research....
By member752147 On 16th November 2020
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#43
4.1 /5
4.1 /5

Keele University

  As a graduate I can say keele is one of the best universities in the England, especially for Medicine and many other subjects. Very supportive and car...
By 007 On 11th November 2020
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#44
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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#45
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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#46
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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#47
4.07 /5
4.07 /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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#48
4.07 /5
4.07 /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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#49
4.07 /5
4.07 /5

University of Edinburgh

  The University of Edinburgh is one of the best unis in my opinion. Even though I started university with the coronavirus (how nice) I have managed (th...
By member1053092 On 11th December 2020
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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

  I am really enjoying my time at Kent uni.The facilities are good, the college system is a lovely way of getting people to meet new people, and the cam...
By member1053097 On 11th December 2020
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#52
4.03 /5
4.03 /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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#53
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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#54
4.01 /5
4.01 /5

The University of Manchester

  An outstanding university! A Russel group University in the top 5 universities in the UK, and within the top 20 of the whole world! This universit...
By member989286 On 15th January 2021
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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

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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#57
4.01 /5
4.01 /5

Swansea University

  I had a few different uni’s on my list, and I can safely say picking Swansea University was the best choice I've made....
By member649239 On 10th June 2020
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#58
4 /5
4 /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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#59
4 /5
4 /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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#60
3.99 /5
3.99 /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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#61
3.97 /5
3.97 /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
3.92 /5
3.92 /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
3.91 /5
3.91 /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
3.89 /5
3.89 /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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#65
3.88 /5
3.88 /5

De Montfort University (DMU)

  Coming to DMU was the best decision I have made! I can’t find any faults! The facilities are amazing and the accommodation I can’t speak enough of! I ...
By Madsproctor4 On 10th November 2020
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#66
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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#67
3.87 /5
3.87 /5

Coventry University

  Lovely place for students. It is close to the city centre as well as being in a private area, meaning no disturbances. Rooms are lovely as well as ot...
By member1053632 On 22nd January 2021
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#68
3.87 /5
3.87 /5

Imperial College London

  Very thoughtful staff who are very helpful and go beyond to residents feel welcome. Residents are very friendly and as a plus television in room. Go...
By member652380 On 19th November 2020
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#69
3.86 /5
3.86 /5

University of Greenwich

  University of Greenwich is underrated university! To begin with - I completed work placement. University's employability services helped me to find ...
By member1253331 On 7th January 2021
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#70
3.86 /5
3.86 /5

Solent University, Southampton

  Solent has been nothing but amazing for me. It has enabled me to achieve my true potential and achieve nothing but 1sts or 2:1s in all my assignments....
By member1147461 On 21st April 2020
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#71
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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#72
3.86 /5
3.86 /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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#73
3.85 /5
3.85 /5

Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU)

  Liverpool John Moores University was my first choice uni, I chose to come to John Moores to study Modern History because this course offered the best ...
By FayeHughes98 On 21st January 2021
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#74
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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#75
3.81 /5
3.81 /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
3.81 /5
3.81 /5

Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU)

  I think you’d struggle to find a friendlier university experience. The close knit community is something very special. I studied here as an undergradu...
By member1052026 On 11th November 2020
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#77
3.81 /5
3.81 /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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#78
3.81 /5
3.81 /5

Staffordshire University

  I’ve been unable to experience the full campus clubs and facilities, but the WiFi in the library is really fast, and from what I have experienced, Sta...
By member853614 On 21st January 2021
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#79
3.8 /5
3.8 /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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#80
3.79 /5
3.79 /5

King's College London (KCL)

  Kcl is incredible, I have absolutely nothing to complain about. Even in times of covid, my experience there has been exceptional...
By member953175 On 18th December 2020
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#81
3.76 /5
3.76 /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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#82
3.76 /5
3.76 /5

Canterbury Christ Church University

  I've really enjoyed my time at CCCU so far. I feel like this is a really inclusive and friendly university and there's something for everyone here....
By member1353111 On 12th December 2020
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#83
3.76 /5
3.76 /5

University of Bradford

  The whole university seems really friendly, I've found most places easily accessible as a disabled person, and many times they will make adjustments t...
By bluepurplewhovi On 1st December 2020
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#84
3.74 /5
3.74 /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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#85
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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#86
3.69 /5
3.69 /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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#87
3.69 /5
3.69 /5

Robert Gordon University (RGU)

  The experience at RGU has been really smooth throughout Covid. Despite the first semester starting three weeks late I feel as if the perpetration done...
By member552016 On 10th November 2020
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#88
3.67 /5
3.67 /5

Goldsmiths, University of London

  Though I cannot compare to any other Uni I am having a time of my life at Goldsmiths. Be outgoing, socialise with people and teacher, everyone is happ...
By TMH1993 On 15th May 2020
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#89
3.66 /5
3.66 /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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#90
3.64 /5
3.64 /5

Birkbeck, University of London

  Did a postgraduate degree there. The careers service, at that time, helped me out with my CV and thanks to them I started an internship the same y...
By member1052745 On 2nd December 2020
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#91
3.64 /5
3.64 /5

University College London (UCL)

  It's my first year to study in UCL but I have spent the whole year study remotely, so I don't know about the campus and facilities. There are many act...
By member653561 On 20th January 2021
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#92
3.63 /5
3.63 /5

University of Hertfordshire

  The campus is really nice, plenty of places to meet with friends or get food/ study. Most of the staff I have encountered have been brilliant and when...
By member1053494 On 15th January 2021
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#93
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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#94
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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#95
3.6 /5
3.6 /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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#96
3.6 /5
3.6 /5

Birmingham City University

  One of the best in Birmingham, great support from faculty, student support is amazing and academically a great place to study and learn. Close to the ...
By member852961 On 7th December 2020
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#97
3.57 /5
3.57 /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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#98
3.56 /5
3.56 /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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#99
3.53 /5
3.53 /5

Kingston University

  Very good university, with campuses very developed to students needs. Multiple libraries, labs and various facilities to ensure the students get the m...
By member1352035 On 11th November 2020
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#100
3.46 /5
3.46 /5

University of Sunderland

  I chose Sunderland because the campus and facilities are all new and lovely, as well as being rated one of the best psychology departments in the Nort...
By member99133 On 12th June 2015
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