Best UK Universities

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#1
4.63 /5
4.63 /5

Loughborough University

  Amazing lecturers and support staff who are incredibly committed to academic excellence and genuinely invested in their students. Student accommodatio...
By member455002 On 7th March 2021
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#2
4.62 /5
4.62 /5

The University of Sheffield

  The location is very convenient. Close to university buildings and grocery stores. It’s also close to the city centre. The rooms are also well designe...
By member1054640 On 25th February 2021
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#3
4.59 /5
4.59 /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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#4
4.48 /5
4.48 /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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#5
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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#6
4.47 /5
4.47 /5

Bangor University

  An overall amazing uni. It’s sad I’ve only realised how incredible it was since doing a Masters at a Russell Group uni. Bangor may not be the best on ...
By member1154462 On 22nd February 2021
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#7
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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#8
4.45 /5
4.45 /5

University of Exeter

  Comfort is very good, the bed is very soft, very tired;Iron Bridge each room has a sofa, very soft and comfortable.Sound insulation is also very good,...
By member1255303 On 17th March 2021
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#9
4.41 /5
4.41 /5

University of Bath

  I hardly ever go to the campus this semester due to the pademic, but I can feel that the teachers and the staffs are friendly and patient....
By member1355480 On 22nd March 2021
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#10
4.4 /5
4.4 /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

  Leeds University is also a very good place, it is full of academic atmosphere. I can interact very friendly with the teacher, but unfortunately the r...
By member1354232 On 16th February 2021
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#12
4.36 /5
4.36 /5

University of Nottingham

  The campus is too large and inefficient, but the facilities and services provided are plentiful, and it's a nice place to be. However, don't be surpri...
By maxkho On 15th November 2020
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#13
4.34 /5
4.34 /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
4.32 /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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#15
4.32 /5
4.32 /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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#16
4.28 /5
4.28 /5

Lancaster University

  I visited St Leonard's House during the pandemic. The whole St. Leonard's team was super polite, nice and accommodating. They took care of each and ev...
By member555106 On 10th March 2021
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#17
4.28 /5
4.28 /5

University of Warwick

  Very nice student accommodation with friendly reception and peaceful environment. The location is very convenient as well. By the way The staffs provi...
By member755278 On 16th March 2021
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#18
4.27 /5
4.27 /5

University of Glasgow

  I've only been in Glasgow for four days and I'm still in quarantine. But I went shopping before and passed by our uni. I thought the scenery of the sc...
By member755641 On 26th March 2021
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#19
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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#20
4.25 /5
4.25 /5

University of Liverpool

  It's hard to judge all the facilities this year as I haven't been able to use them due to covid. But any time I've emailed anyone with a question it h...
By member655449 On 20th March 2021
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#21
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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#22
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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#23
4.21 /5
4.21 /5

University of Reading

  I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience at the University of Reading. My first year in halls was a great introduction to independence and the followin...
By member754340 On 18th February 2021
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#24
4.2 /5
4.2 /5

Aston University

  Lots of great support from everyone around. The facilities are brilliant with modern technology and aesthetics. It's a nice environment to study in an...
By member655736 On 30th March 2021
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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
4.18 /5
4.18 /5

University of York

  Hes west is older than Hes East and my lectures r based in west thats why I gave it a mediocre review for facilities.. But the facilities in East are ...
By member447396 On 17th April 2020
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#27
4.16 /5
4.16 /5

Cardiff University

  I really enjoy staying here. I feel relaxed in my room. All the staff are so friendly and have really supported me since my arrival. It's a top, clean...
By Member52 On 22nd March 2021
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#28
4.16 /5
4.16 /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 Chester

  Even though the circumstances weren't in my favour for my stay abroad at the University of Chester, I've enjoyed every minute of it thanks to what the...
By member855744 On 30th March 2021
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#30
4.16 /5
4.16 /5

University of Bristol

  Bu university is famous all over the world for its combination of outstanding academic innovation and independent and forward-looking spirit. By 2018,...
By member755604 On 25th March 2021
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#31
4.15 /5
4.15 /5

Manchester Metropolitan University

  Manchester Metropolitan University provides students with an excellent learning environment. The modern facilities help students develop their skills ...
By member555089 On 9th March 2021
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#32
4.15 /5
4.15 /5

University of Southampton

  I am studying at the Business School of the University of Southampton. During my study here, the school can provide sufficient teaching resources, and...
By member555044 On 8th March 2021
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#33
4.15 /5
4.15 /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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#34
4.14 /5
4.14 /5

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)

  The lecturers are great and helpful, the TAs know what they’re doing and the campus is one of the best in London....
By member854613 On 25th February 2021
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#35
4.13 /5
4.13 /5

University of Strathclyde

  Great university that is supporting students even after they graduate (through career services). Knowledgeable and friendly lecturers and staff. G...
By member855752 On 30th March 2021
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#36
4.13 /5
4.13 /5

Sheffield Hallam University

  Excellent facilities here at Sheffield hallam. Friendly staff and they're always an email away if we need any help. I would recommend this university ...
By member855751 On 30th March 2021
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#37
4.13 /5
4.13 /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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#38
4.12 /5
4.12 /5

University of Lincoln

  Overall brilliant experience. Lecturers go above and beyond to ensure you understand how to go about assignments, reading, tasks set. Especially with ...
By member1355194 On 12th March 2021
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#39
4.11 /5
4.11 /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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#40
4.11 /5
4.11 /5

Keele University

  Beautiful campus. Everyone is really nice to you. You are provided with a lot of support if you are struggling. However, I haven’t experienced my cour...
By member1054441 On 22nd February 2021
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#41
4.1 /5
4.1 /5

Northumbria University

  I have been living here for few years since I was a undergraduate student. To be honestly, I do love The Foundry and Newcastle city, as I have spent p...
By member1055157 On 11th March 2021
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#42
4.1 /5
4.1 /5

University of Huddersfield

  At first I worried about choosing a university, since I am an international student and did not know any recommendations. But I am pleasantly surpris...
By member1155352 On 17th March 2021
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#43
4.1 /5
4.1 /5

University of Edinburgh

  From the short time we were allowed on campus it was a fabulous experience, online learning has been difficult for everyone but the lecturers made the...
By member655658 On 27th March 2021
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#44
4.1 /5
4.1 /5

University of Surrey

  Has everything a student need, the lectures are fun and helpful, the campus looks really well and the lake next to it is stunning...
By member1138196 On 19th May 2019
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#45
4.1 /5
4.1 /5

University of Chichester

  Really personal, Chichester is a great town...
By member744777 On 13th January 2020
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#46
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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#47
4.09 /5
4.09 /5

University of Essex

  Lovely, green campus with great facilities. The shops and restaurants have good variety. The award-winning SU consistently goes above and beyond in it...
By member1253130 On 14th December 2020
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#48
4.07 /5
4.07 /5

Arts University Bournemouth (AUB)

  I've had an amazing time at AUB. The campus has a brilliant vibe and I have learnt so much from the lecturers, tech dems and students (on my course an...
By OliviaAUB On 3rd June 2019
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#49
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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#50
4.05 /5
4.05 /5

Cardiff Metropolitan University

  I was looking for an ideal combination of Data Science that can build my theoratical as well as practical knowledge. Cardiff Metropolitan University h...
By member1055139 On 11th March 2021
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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

Teesside University

  The lectures were always on hand to help and the services they provided after helped me start up my own business by offering students the chance to wi...
By member1038212 On 20th May 2019
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#53
4.02 /5
4.02 /5

York St John University

  Moved in in September, although feeling apprehensive at first the staff made me feel extremely welcome and comfortable. The kitchen facilities are cle...
By member1254589 On 24th February 2021
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#54
4.02 /5
4.02 /5

University of Winchester

  I’ve not attended the university yet however have visited the campus and am very excited to start my course...
By member553796 On 30th January 2021
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#55
4.02 /5
4.02 /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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#56
4.02 /5
4.02 /5

Royal Holloway, University of London

  The university is incredibly beautiful, very friendly and with amazing facilities, resources, staff and students; couldn't ask for better....
By member555357 On 17th March 2021
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#57
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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#58
4.01 /5
4.01 /5

University of Brighton

  Overall Brighton is a good uni in a fantastic city. Falmer campus is really nice and Moulsecoomb is pretty good too. However I don't think that manage...
By member755471 On 21st March 2021
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#59
4.01 /5
4.01 /5

University of Aberdeen

  University has made sure all its students and staff have been kept safe, especially during the time where lock down was eased and some in person teach...
By member554774 On 1st March 2021
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#60
3.98 /5
3.98 /5

University of Stirling

  Great campus, environment and sporting facilities. I’m studying economics and my first year has been great!...
By member938806 On 2nd June 2019
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#61
3.98 /5
3.98 /5

City, University of London

  The location is good, with supermarkets, barbican centre, gym, etc nearby. The staff from the reception is also very friendly, and whenever there is ...
By member554850 On 2nd March 2021
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#62
3.94 /5
3.94 /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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#63
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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#64
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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#65
3.91 /5
3.91 /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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#66
3.9 /5
3.9 /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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#67
3.89 /5
3.89 /5

King's College London (KCL)

  I stopped my studies early because I was not satisfied with the quality. Now I've switched to another university and I've been very satisfied so far. ...
By pillepalle On 27th January 2021
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#68
3.88 /5
3.88 /5

De Montfort University (DMU)

  It's a good uni but we've had no support during the pandemic which is really bad. The teachers haven't been helpful and some have even given us wrong ...
By member1054359 On 19th February 2021
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#69
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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#70
3.87 /5
3.87 /5

Coventry University

  I’ve graduated from Coventry university and now I am studying towards my MA here too! I highly recommend choosing Coventry University. In my experienc...
By member1354011 On 9th February 2021
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#71
3.87 /5
3.87 /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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#72
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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#73
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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#74
3.85 /5
3.85 /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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#75
3.83 /5
3.83 /5

University of Derby

  The University of Derby is an incredible place. As an international student, I'm grateful to the Uni for being so accepting and the staff for helping ...
By member655769 On 31st March 2021
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#76
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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#77
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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#78
3.81 /5
3.81 /5

Buckinghamshire New University

  Campus provides all essential facilities specific to your course. Student union provides exceptional support with mental health and other services. Li...
By member453857 On 3rd February 2021
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#79
3.81 /5
3.81 /5

Bath Spa University

  Beautiful university and campus, Gardens accommodation is amazing and there's a great mix of different societies. I'm really happy I chose this uni an...
By member442794 On 17th October 2019
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#80
3.8 /5
3.8 /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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#81
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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#82
3.79 /5
3.79 /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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#83
3.78 /5
3.78 /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

Anglia Ruskin University (ARU)

  ARU is a uni that has a wide range of students. It’s a great place to learn new things and meet new people. There’s a good mix of both home and intern...
By member855174 On 12th March 2021
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#85
3.74 /5
3.74 /5

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

  A fantastic inclusive university. The teaching is really innovative and the city style campus is brilliant. The facilities are very modern with many n...
By member855994 On 9th April 2021
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#86
3.73 /5
3.73 /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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#87
3.71 /5
3.71 /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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#88
3.65 /5
3.65 /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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#89
3.62 /5
3.62 /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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#90
3.61 /5
3.61 /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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#91
3.58 /5
3.58 /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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#92
3.58 /5
3.58 /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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#93
3.55 /5
3.55 /5

Liverpool Hope University

  Very good accommodation with amazing staff. Very good size rooms. Nice social place with gym and cinema room....
By Aoife Coughlan On 9th August 2020
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#94
3.51 /5
3.51 /5

Ulster University

  Great placement programme. Got the chance to go to Liverpool for the year to coach and have loved every second of it. Placement supervisor is very nic...
By member455368 On 18th March 2021
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#95
3.48 /5
3.48 /5

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

  It might be the closest competitor for Oxbridge. Additionally, the programmes taught in LSE are never less than the ones taught in the best universiti...
By member1337326 On 24th April 2019
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#96
3.47 /5
3.47 /5

University of Worcester

  Awesome uni experience!!!...
By member538102 On 30th December 2020
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#97
3.43 /5
3.43 /5

University of Sunderland

  The university is perfect and has all things I require. The staff are amazing and always there for any support at all....
By Kushan On 29th January 2021
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#98
3.39 /5
3.39 /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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#99
3.38 /5
3.38 /5

Goldsmiths, University of London

  It's not the best year for reviewing a university, thanks to the pandemic, but all in all I've loved my time with Goldsmiths so far....
By member1054703 On 26th February 2021
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#100
3.33 /5
3.33 /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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