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Discussion in 'Personal' started by jacob, Mar 11, 2011.
Did PGCE at Keele. Hated the uni and the area. Newcastle is a dump, Stoke is ugly. Campus was nasty.
Isn't it just below Hull ?
If looking for a campus, high ranking uni, nice area, and nearby city; try Lancaster.
Uni okay, Newcastle-under-Lyme okay, Stoke awful.
Get up to Newcastle instead ! Great Uni and med school (on the other side of the road from the RVI). Right in the city centre and a great place to live. I studied near Keele and thought the Potteries were a dump - and I know a dump when I see one (ask celticqueen). Mind you there's some cracking countryside around.
Oh God! That sums it up!
Better half attended 20 odd years ago
It was quiet then apparently
Interesting, as h jnr mght consider Keele as an 'insurance' place. Their current offer is BBC when others (like Leicester and Southampton) want ABB for the same course. Definitely need to visit given the comments here so far!
Applied to Keele as my 5th choice decades back. Found the campus awful, the surrounding area awful and just really, really had no intention of ever going to study there. If I hadn't have got my grades needed for elsewhere, I would have taken a year out and resat, rather than go to Keele (sorry to anyone who has had positive experiences at Keele).
Keele also offered really low grades to get in - I only needed to get CCD.
For the other unis (including the one I went to) I had to get a minimum of BBC.
Don't know if the entry standards have changed since the 80s.
Thanks for all the comments guys, I will telephone my brother tonight and let him know!
I went to The University of Cambridge and The University of Sheffield.
I thought that they were both about the same really! No preference!
I don't know what unis specialise in what nowadays in the UK - but all my medic friends went to Newcastle, Birmingham or UCL. They were considered the best unis to study medicine at.
Oh, and three (well, one did dentristy) went to....tada...
Keele is 16 in the list of best unis for medicine
Sheffield is 24
aha! Things have changed then?
What about Newcastle, B'ham and ULC - where are they on the list?
In answer to the OP I had an offer from Keele and went to look round. I thought the campus was lovely.
In answer to the comments about Hull, I'm from Hull and I am sick of people criticising it!