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I need some advice from people living in Great Britain

Viveletennis
03-31-2007, 12:31 PM
Hi !

I'm gonna spend next year in Great Britain thanks to an Erasmus program, but my university is asking me to choose between these universities :

Warwick, Manchester, Coventry, Glasgow (Stathclyde), London Rhul, Birmingham and Dublin (DIT)

I don't know which city is best. Can you give me some advice ?
Thanks :wavey:

adee-gee
03-31-2007, 12:36 PM
Birmingham/Manchester are the best for students, I have a lot of friends who went there.....educationally they're both very good and they both have a very good nightlife, which is of course the most important thing ;)

I believe Warwick is pretty good as well, but I've never been. Strathclyde (Glasgow) I wouldn't advise, it's not the best.

alansk
03-31-2007, 12:38 PM
Warwick is good, but as far as I know you're stuck on a campus and the nearest place is Coventry, which is crap, I think. Manchester sounds the best bet. :)

*Ljubica*
03-31-2007, 12:54 PM
Well - I would agree with adee-gee and alansk. Manchester and Birmingham are both big and vibrant cities and excellent Universities, and Warwick is also a good Uni. though a much smaller place without much going on. Very pretty area though :) Dublin and Glasgow are both good places but the Unis don't have such a good reputation. Coventry isn't a very nice pace to live, and London can be very expensive and difficult for a foreign student. I would go for Manchester myself!!

realtin
03-31-2007, 01:18 PM
I live in Dublin (Republic of Ireland ;) ) and went to university here too and I always thought our universities had good reputations. I don't know much about DIT but as a city, Dublin is a friendly place and has a great social scene, especially for students, and many people come from other countries to study here.

On the downside, Dublin is a very expensive city to live in, but there are a lot of concessions for students.

sharpeirob
03-31-2007, 02:09 PM
I am from zimbabwe I am on a student placement in Birmingham Uni, pm me for details iif you like.

but i cant rate it high enough! there are loads of french people around too if u feeling home sick!

sharpeirob
03-31-2007, 02:11 PM
By the way - Warwick Uni and Coventry Uni are both in Coventry city.....both are not too far from Birmingham

guille&tati4life
03-31-2007, 02:20 PM
I don't know how good Strathclyde uni is, i know some people who go there and i get differing reports :p but, Glasgow's a pretty good city in general

LK_22
03-31-2007, 02:21 PM
Warwick is good, but as far as I know you're stuck on a campus and the nearest place is Coventry, which is crap, I think. Manchester sounds the best bet. :)

:lol: Thanks for that :p I live in Coventry :haha:

Seriously I would recommend Birmingham (where i'm at now) is a very good university good nightlife as well and plenty to do :)
Warwick is a very good university as well, it is campus based and nearest city is Coventry :) (Coming from someone that lives in Coventry, it is a nice place to live :))
If you want to ask any questions then PM me :wavey:

Suzi
03-31-2007, 02:22 PM
I have friends at Manchester, Wawrick and Birmingham and they all say its pretty good but out of the three Manchester is probably the better followed by Birmingham.

I agree with Rosie London is expensive depending on where you are

alansk
03-31-2007, 02:59 PM
:lol: Thanks for that :p I live in Coventry :haha:

Seriously I would recommend Birmingham (where i'm at now) is a very good university good nightlife as well and plenty to do :)
Warwick is a very good university as well, it is campus based and nearest city is Coventry :) (Coming from someone that lives in Coventry, it is a nice place to live :))
If you want to ask any questions then PM me :wavey:

:lol: Sorry mate. :p I have no idea what I'm on about, just spouting hearsay :D

Naranoc
03-31-2007, 03:19 PM
Leave off Birmingham. There are more than enough MTF'ers here already :scared:

LK_22
03-31-2007, 03:20 PM
:lol: Sorry mate. :p I have no idea what I'm on about, just spouting hearsay :D

:lol: That's ok mate no harm done :p

Horatio Caine
03-31-2007, 03:24 PM
Hi !

I'm gonna spend next year in Great Britain thanks to an Erasmus program, but my university is asking me to choose between these universities :

Warwick, Manchester, Coventry, Glasgow (Stathclyde), London Rhul, Birmingham and Dublin (DIT)

I don't know which city is best. Can you give me some advice ?
Thanks :wavey:

I've seen Wawrick as that was one of my short-listed options, and it is a very nice campus. As a poster said, it is pretty small and not much goes on though.

Birmingham and Manchester are both good unis, and they are in pretty vibrant cities which is good for the "student experience." You'd also benefit from good transport links.

Don't know anything about the others.

its.like.that
03-31-2007, 04:19 PM
Leave off Birmingham. There are more than enough MTF'ers here already :scared:

:lol:

Go to Birmingham! :D

jazar
03-31-2007, 05:00 PM
warwick is alright, but a bit posh.
birmingham is a really nice uni and the city is alright as well.
i dont know about manchester uni, but it is a really great city

Viveletennis
04-01-2007, 06:49 AM
Thanks a lot for answering ! :)

It's not easy for someone coming from a different country to get an idea about the cities and universities of Great Britain and Republic of Ireland ;)

I'm gonna visit once again the websites and I'll take my decision later.
Thanks again

its.like.that
04-02-2007, 12:45 PM
Thanks a lot for answering ! :)

It's not easy for someone coming from a different country to get an idea about the cities and universities of Great Britain and Republic of Ireland ;)

I'm gonna visit once again the websites and I'll take my decision later.
Thanks again

No, the decision has been made.

You are off to Birmingham.

Enjoy.

:wavey:

Naranoc
04-02-2007, 01:45 PM
Please ignore the forceful orders of the above poster. As a resident of the place, take my advice as regards to Birmingham seriously :D
Manchester and Warwick are, generally speaking, better options :yeah:

sharpeirob
04-02-2007, 02:22 PM
But you, Naranoc dont witness University life as of yet. And you seem to be in a little bubble this way and only see the best of Birmingham IMO.

Viveletennis
04-02-2007, 02:37 PM
I think I'm gonna go to Coventry in the end. (sorry its.like.that ;) )

I know it may not be the most beautiful city but I'd like to study tourims and the only universities in which I could do that are Coventry, Glasgow and Dublin.

But I won't be far from Birmingham : only 20 min by train !
And this way I'll be able to expand the area of MTF members. Not only Birmingham but also the cities around... :wavey:

Naranoc
04-02-2007, 03:04 PM
But you, Naranoc dont witness University life as of yet. And you seem to be in a little bubble this way and only see the best of Birmingham IMO.

:retard:

The whole point was that I arguing against his going to Birmingham...

I think I'm gonna go to Coventry in the end. (sorry its.like.that ;) )

I know it may not be the most beautiful city but I'd like to study tourims and the only universities in which I could do that are Coventry, Glasgow and Dublin.

But I won't be far from Birmingham : only 20 min by train !
And this way I'll be able to expand the area of MTF members. Not only Birmingham but also the cities around... :wavey:

Fair enough, but if you're thinking of meeting Brummie MTF members, you can do no better than popping around for tea at sharpeirob's :D
Oh, and I hope you have a great time studying at Coventry. It's a decent place :banana:

danton
04-02-2007, 06:04 PM
Manchester is great for students I had friends there and wished i'd picked it as my Uni. London's good to visit but I live her and it is so expensive. Many things you want to do you have a book ages in advance and that is if you can afford/get hold of tickets. I would suggest going outside of london but then planning some time to visit. Book your train tickets far in advance and you can get them really cheap. In Pimlico (very central in Westminster) there are loads of clean cheap hostels that international students use.

LK_22
04-03-2007, 03:57 PM
:retard:

The whole point was that I arguing against his going to Birmingham...



Fair enough, but if you're thinking of meeting Brummie MTF members, you can do no better than popping around for tea at sharpeirob's :D
Oh, and I hope you have a great time studying at Coventry. It's a decent place :banana:

Wise choice, Coventry is a beautiful city! :banana:
Birmigham is good as well not too far away
Good luck! :wavey: