I am moving to the United Kingdom next year to study architecture. I live in Egypt now and I have noooo idea what to base my decision on. Any suggestions are welcome. I am thinking of Cardiff, Bath, Sheffield, Newcastle, Manchester, Nottingham, Canterbury and of course London. How is it like living in these different places? I am 18 year old female, I want a fun and friendly city with a lively young lifestyle. Thanks!
If you want a lively city, Bath/Nottingham/Canterbury may not be the best options; they're all somewhat smallish, and from what I heard, they don't have much of a student life. Newcastle and Manchester, on the other hand, do. However, Bath is ranked among the top schools for architecture... difficult choice.
I'd take a serious look at Edinburgh if I were you. It's easily the most beautiful city in the UK. Good community and very friendly too.
Some beautiful architecture as well.
A few universities. Look at Heriot Watt (great campus on outskirts) and Edinburgh itself.
The nightlife in the town is good with plenty restaurants, bars, clubs etc.
Downside may be the weather but it's no different to Newcastle which is one of your options.