#1
Okay, so I'm a Dutch student in my second year, and next year I have to go abroad for about 5/6 months. I have a few places on my list I'd like to go to (my school picks where I'll go off of that list), and I also want an English university to add to it.

Now the course I do is relatively new (it's called International Communication & Media), so there aren't a lot of partner universities.

tl;dr
What is a better student town in the UK, Canterbury or Preston? Or neither? Why?

Thanks in advance,
Max

EDIT: Hatfield, Southampton and Swansea are also on there, but they looked not as good (or worse) than the above 2 options
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#2
AFAIK neither are particularly renowned for their party atmosphere. Someone more local to the areas will know better however.
#3
bloody hell you don't really have very good choices do you,
you really wanna go somewhere bigger or not crap, don't you have like manchester or newcastle or a south coast uni you could go to?
#4
Of the two, Canterbury is probably better because of the University of Kent.



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#6
You'd be better to try and head into the cities, othewise you'll end up in a dead end town. There are a ton in and around London, manchester, liverpool, leeds, birminham and places like that. Bristol is a nice one also.
#7
If you're looking for student atmosphere then places like Newcastle, Leeds, Sheffield and Manchester are good if you get a choice. Can't say I've heard much about Preston or Canterbury though.
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Canterbury by a million miles, it's actually a pretty nice place to be fair. Preston on the other hand.... lol
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#10
I know nothing of universities but im going to say Bournemouth simply because i have a friend who goes there.

I can only warn you of one thing, you are Dutch, at an English University, you WILL be expected to have weed because of your nationality. Prepare yourself for this eventuality.
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Canterbury by a million miles, it's actually a pretty nice place to be fair. Preston on the other hand.... lol


pfft atleast preston isn't near kent
#12
Canterbury by far, the rest are bad. Especially Swansea >_>
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#13
Southampton's not that bad.

Out of the two proper options, Canterbury.
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#14
Um, Preston in itself is fine, and it's closer to bigger cities like Manchester, Liverpool and Sheffield. Canterbury is only near to London, but it's not even that close. If you discount London, the North West and West Midlands are the best places to go in England to have a social life
#15
Canterbury is pretty good if its the university of Kent. It has a great Campus life to make up for being in a small but not entirely lifeless city. It's also pretty easy to get to London by train.
#16
Preston is in the grim nether regions up north of Luton. One daren't venture up there without theatrical nuclear weapons; for it is a wasteland so horrifying it makes Mad Max seem like a nursery school.

That is my valuable help, go to the one which is in the South, and yes, prepare yourself for an eternity of "mate, you sellin'?" "can I buy a Ten off you?" and "Dutch, eh?..... So... Got some weed?"
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#17
Southampton is awesome, providing it's actually Southampton not Southampton Solant. My mates go there and I've visited a few times, had pretty good nights.
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#18
From people I know, Hatfield is supposed to be fun. Other than that, Southampton and Preston are probably your best bets.
#19
Go to Swansea man, you'll love it... I bet it's Swansea Institute too, which is more like a primary school than a university
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Preston is in the grim nether regions up north of Luton. One daren't venture up there without theatrical nuclear weapons; for it is a wasteland so horrifying it makes Mad Max seem like a nursery school.

That is my valuable help, go to the one which is in the South, and yes, prepare yourself for an eternity of "mate, you sellin'?" "can I buy a Ten off you?" and "Dutch, eh?..... So... Got some weed?"



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From people I know, Hatfield is supposed to be fun. Other than that, Southampton and Preston are probably your best bets.


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#21
I have a friend who is in Hatfield, he's thoroughly enjoying it. And Southampton is pretty alright (so I've heard)
I would think they're better options that Preston or Canterbury.
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#22
Canterbury is a pretty nice place, used to live fairly near there. I'd go for the proper Southampton though, been on a night out there and it was pretty damn good. Come to Sheffield though if you can.
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#23
wow. don't go to preston.

only go through it on buses to england and it looks ****ing grim.
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#25
Thanks y'all!

About Sheffield, A girl from my class is supposed to be going there, and there's only one spot there. From What I've heard, I think I'll be going with Canterbury.

And yes, I'll bring weed
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