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Which place offers the best student experience?
Leave the boring courses and modules stuff to your careers advisor - when it comes to finding out which city offers the best student experience (and this includes everything from drinking games to ultimate Frisbee), who better to ask than other students? The 2012 list from the Times Higher Education (THE) student experience study has just come out, having surveyed over 14,000 students, asking questions in a wide number of categories including life and accommodation.
It's regarded as being one of the definitive guides to the top 10 universities that offer the best experience. Read our countdown to find out which one came first.
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Once you've chosen, what the 'Psychos' call 'positive reinforcement' comes into it. In plain speak, you big up the place because it was your choice. How many people ever say there holiday choice was wrong? When you've spent loads, planned, put in the time and dreamed of the moment, you HAVE to convince yourself it's good.
Also, if you ever worked in one, you'll know all Unis now are smart to the power of League Tables. They encourage all the most positive students led by their most positive lecturers to fill in the questionnaire, and are less forward about asking those wthye know will be negative. RESULT? A smiley, rose-tinted PARTIAL picture.
Chris Williams and Matt are right, Manchester should be on the list, it's got everything the other more pretentious university towns have, great night life with some of the best bars and clubs anywhere, culture - alternative or otherwise, history, a great sporting tradition and all kinds off great foreign cuisine on your doorstep,
if you like shopping, there are markets, the Arndale, Afflek's Palace and all kinds off shops for all tastes and budgets.
I feel insulted that a great city like Manchester isn't on the list.
(Who wants to keep their job? ME ME ME!! Write a silly article about University cities and make sure its completely different to the last one on here or you're in the dole queue on Monday. Facts!? FACTS!?!? Who give a tiddle about facts! Just make sure that the cities are different, tell you what, just put them into a hat and pick them out)
The city I live very near to is always on top 10 lists. Not saying where it is or if it's on this list, but those of us living there resent the students because there are just too many of them.
They are mainly from middle or upper class families ( or celebrities, yes we have many here )who buy property for their kids while they live here for 4 years.
This doesn't affect me as we have a paid for house, but for young people it's a nightmare.
Rental properties are ridiculous prices too for the same reason.
So, if your favourite Uni city isn't on the list be thankful lol.
LIVERPOOOOOOL 1 1 1 1 111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 ALL THE WAY
No sign of Liverpool Uni or JMU?
When MSN posted only a month or so ago that the city was voted a top Uni City, with its night life beating London in a recent survey?
Mmmm, perhaps they want to keep it under wraps?
I wish that you'd live up to the first sentence of your post.
You come on some thread every day,saying that you've given up,
then go through the whole rigamirole again.
My son went to Bolton University ,cant wait to return to work there,calls Manchester his home,loves the place.
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- Collecting lots of momentos and keeping them in a safe place
- Creating an online photo album and sharing with friends
- Keeping my personal digital photo collection to look back to
- Not really bothered about photos or momentos, the memories are in my head