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71. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 8y

This is oh-so-subjective isn't it?

For me, it's:
1 - Leeds
2 - Sheffield
3 - Liverpool
4 - Nottingham
5 - Birmingham

I've put Leeds/Sheffield top as they are friendly, young, fairly vibrant and reasonably priced (compared to London anyway). All of these would be good cities, I prefer Birmingham least...

I prefer Newcastle over Glasgow, partly 'cause I adore the architecture by the quayside, I don't particularly like Glasgow's layout for some reason. Newcastle is also reasonable and has good nightlife.

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73. Posted by Pheownagh (Budding Member 8 posts) 8y

thanks, i really appreciate your opinion, leeds is definately my favourite I'm just trying to find reasons not to like it because the grades are so high but I suppose I might as well go for it!

Newcastle vs. Glasgow person, if you're coming from the South, like me, go for Newcastle because, as my boss rightly said, your friends won't come visit you that far up North, it's too much of a mission! They're both amazing cities, though, I'd say that Glasgow was my favourite Scottish city, so much diversity on the music scene and I hear the nightlife is wild .. it's meant to be good in Newcastle aswell, which is weird as it is a relatively small city. Wherever you go I'm sure you'll enjoy it I don't think the 'university experience' varies that much from city to city although I find the further north you get, the more relaxed and friendly people are, and it's pretty cheap too.

74. Posted by dj tk (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

NEWCASTLE>>>>>NEWCASTLE>>>>>NEWCASTLE:):):):)

75. Posted by kkeati2 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

I am trying to do a semester abroad in England. My choices are University of Sussex in Brighton, University of Nottingham in Nottingham, University of Sussex in Colchester, and University of Hull in Hull. I am having a problem deciding where I want to go. I am from Louisiana in the US. I am used to really warm weather (I have only seen snow 2 in my life). I am planning on going for the spring semester, so I don't want to anywhere too cold. I also want a bigger walking city with a fun nightlife and interesting things to see. I want to be able to easily travel while in Europe as well. I want a lot of things apparently.

Any suggestions?

76. Posted by hmclehto (Full Member 142 posts) 8y

London, London, London.

I lived there for 7 years (I am a Finnish national) and now lving in Australia. Missing London every day. Always something happening, yes the weather sucks but it's not everything. Did I mention London is the best :)

77. Posted by HB1986 (Budding Member 17 posts) 8y

....do you mean University of Essex? If you do, then I think Colchester is a really lovely town (note town not city!) if you want a city environment then it probably is quite smaller than you are expecting.Saying that, there is a University and a couple of higher education colleges in Colchester so lots of students and good clubs. It is also only about 50 minutes on the train from London with regular connections so getting there is very easy, I think it is about £12 return with a young persons railcard.

78. Posted by Pheownagh (Budding Member 8 posts) 8y

kkeati2, if it were me i would pick nottingham. sussex would be warmer and is pretty cool also as it is near brighton.

79. Posted by -Bella- (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

I live in Australia. I've wanted to move to England for so long. I'm still in high school, and I really want to go to university there. Has anyone been to Australia who lives in or has also been to England who could compare them? I don't know if it’s worth it. I've heard it’s very expensive. I am thinking of London but have discovered that the crime rate is very high. I live in the suburbs, about 40 minutes from the CBD. I've been told maybe it would be too much of a difference in the style of living etc. to live in London. Another reason why I want to move to London is because Ben Barnes lives there somewhere around Wimbledon and I have to meet him. DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE HE LIVES???????????????????????????????????????? Apart from that, suggestions for possible towns?

80. Posted by -Bella- (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

Quoting hmclehto

London, London, London.

I lived there for 7 years (I am a Finnish national) and now lving in Australia. Missing London every day. Always something happening, yes the weather sucks but it's not everything. Did I mention London is the best :)

So London is a good place to live? Is it better than Australia?

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