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    Any 16/17/18 yr olds on here? just want to know what draws you to a college/uni

    doing a uni project where I've got2 do a short soundless film advertising my college, but the research is most of the mark, so just wondered if any one1 who's thinking of going to college/uni, or those that can remember what drew them to the uni they went to if you've been, could tell me what factors are important when considering a campus, apart from they do the course u want. Im doing it for blackpool college, I just went because I already live there, so if anyones heard anything good about the college that I could use to say, theres are hat people hear about the place now, thatd be greatly appreciated aswel. thanku to anyone that can help.

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    University reputation, location, night life, facilities & sensible footwear policy.

    My choice was purely down to laziness & skinflinterry I was already in my 20's when I started uni so I went to the nearest one to save on traveling/living expenses.
    Edited by: "danmc" 3rd Oct 2010

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    danmc

    University reputation, location, night life, facilities & sensible … University reputation, location, night life, facilities & sensible footwear policy.



    sensible footwear policy??

    i was hoping for more specifics than that tbh if poss

    it was the value for me! and with reports of allowing the buisness like university free rain of there fees's debt in the future is looking like a meer £80,000 lol

    on a serious note for me i wanted to move away from home, i was in leeds and went to northumbria, the social life of the city of newcastle was a mssive draw, it had one of the best sports reputations for rugby and that drew me over lets say loughbrough which has a riddic ration of guys to girls, the academic reputation didnt bother me too much nor did the course particularly

    i then did a masters at newcastle and that was more to provide me a career line doing a course that might get me somewhere even though i hated it and its a much more prestigious university... dunno if that helps

    Son says location important - accessible on public transport, but not too close to home!!

    The course is critical - needs to have the right elements/modules

    The location of the college/uni in relation to town (folk seem to have a preference for either campus unis or urban unis) son prefers a more central (less isolated?) location so he can get about to shops/pubs/clubs/sports facilities shared by the locals - and not just uni-ville!!!!

    The atmosphere at open day has also left an impression (amazing how the "student ambassadors" can portray the uni in a positive or negative light

    cost of living is also a factor (huge vareince in first year student accom an indicator for the next 3 yrs)

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    these are good, these answers are the sort of thing i was looking for, anymore would be fab, thankyou

    Went to College because I got crappy GCSEs, and I had no interest in working after.

    Was 15 min walk away, it's a nice place, relaxed, decent tutors, and I went to learn about the Business world.

    All my mates who never went haven't had decent jobs, and everyone who did has got brilliant jobs (pretty much anyway), it shows for itself why people go.

    I chose to go to a campus uni, growing up in the country miles from anywhere i wanted to be right next to all the action, and keele has a beautifull campus, they also did dual honours and i wanted to study geography and history. It was away from home, but not too far.

    They also had a high proportion of mature and foreign students and i thought that would make it more interesting.

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    Randa1

    They also had a high proportion of mature and foreign students and i … They also had a high proportion of mature and foreign students and i thought that would make it more interesting.



    interesting answer

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    anyone else?

    when i went to open days if there were a lot of munters on the course i was out.

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    micoo

    when i went to open days if there were a lot of munters on the course i … when i went to open days if there were a lot of munters on the course i was out.



    thanks, thats super helpful

    I went to Blackpool sixth! Anyway the reason I went to college and then university was simply because I recognised that I was 'good' at education, and I also wanted to work in the business sector so wanted to get any qualifications I could really. Why I chose Lancaster..? Good reputation, still in the north west but not too close to home, generous bursary offerings.

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    the surrounding area and nightlife is important. also its difficult to get anywhere without going uni/college these days.

    THe best thing to do is go to open days for any uni that's of interest, that way you can get a feel for whether the place suits you or not. Then you obviously need to consider the course/reputation/nightlife etc. I also wanted to move away from home so that was an important consideration. If you're being sensible you'd also want to consider the cost of living, things like accomodation if you're not going to be in halls...
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