Which unis are campus & RG please?

(105 Posts)
Snowglobes Tue 14-Jan-20 06:28:15

I’ve tried googling ‘RG campus universities’ but I get links to one of the other and not both. I know there’s Warwick, Birmingham and Nottingham but where else please? Is Reading?

OP’s posts: |
happy97 Tue 14-Jan-20 06:31:23

Reading isn't RG.

Manchester has a campus I think, so does Liverpool.

happy97 Tue 14-Jan-20 06:34:06

York does and Birmingham.


Wanderer1 Tue 14-Jan-20 06:34:54

York is RG and a campus

Snowglobes Tue 14-Jan-20 06:39:05

Manchester isn’t a campus is spread across the city. Is Liverpool a campus?

OP’s posts: |
Snowglobes Tue 14-Jan-20 06:40:35

So there’s only
and maybe Liverpool?

OP’s posts: |
chopc Tue 14-Jan-20 06:41:16



Ginfordinner Tue 14-Jan-20 06:42:53

Lancaster isn't RG, but is consistently in the top 10 in every league table. It is very much a campus university.

happy97 Tue 14-Jan-20 06:43:35

Liverpool does, my daughter went there.

I think Kent may have.

It's probably easier to get a list of the 24 unis and cross reference each one.

SinkGirl Tue 14-Jan-20 06:46:18

IIRC Exeter is a campus uni. I went to Birmingham in the end but Exeter was my second choice and I’m pretty sure it had a lovely campus.

Snowglobes Tue 14-Jan-20 06:47:19

Happy97 yes, getting a list of RG is easy but trying to find out if they’re a campus or not isn’t necessarily mentioned on their website. MNers will definitely know!

OP’s posts: |
MissBattleaxe Tue 14-Jan-20 06:48:21

Exeter has a beautiful campus and is RG.

LemonPrism Tue 14-Jan-20 06:51:10

Lancaster has a campus and is top 10, but isn't a RG. There are a lot of great non RG unis now I wouldn't bank on it as a guarantee of standards

MarchingFrogs Tue 14-Jan-20 06:54:49

Leeds, in that ?all the buildings where teaching takes place, plus some of the accommodation, are all together. But still art of the city, rather than, you have to travel out to a separate place to get to it.

Southampton, at least teaching buildings all together (there is more than one site, but I think all the teaching for a given subject is on the one site, e.g. Biosciences at Highfield), but accommodation is not within the same 'boundary', but close by.

What is the subject area to be studied? And you / your DC do realise that 'RG' isn't necessarily the best for a particular course?

Jins Tue 14-Jan-20 06:55:58

Liverpool isn’t a campus university. It’s similar to Manchester in set up

MarchingFrogs Tue 14-Jan-20 07:01:17

And Kent (mentioned upthread) is definitely campus, with stunning views over Canterbury. But not a member of the club.

SallyOMalley Tue 14-Jan-20 07:01:18

Sheffield isn't a campus as such, but many of its buildings are very close together. I reckon it's probably more compact than, say, York which is now across two campuses 15mins walk apart.

EmmaGrundyForPM Tue 14-Jan-20 07:10:22

Dd was adamant he didn't want a campus university untl Dh persuaded him to look at Nottngham. He is now in his final year there and loving it.

Bath is a campus university but I think that's what put ds off the idea of a campus- very small and quite a way from.the city.

BobbinThreadbare123 Tue 14-Jan-20 07:10:25

Liverpool is not campus; the buildings aren't even that close together.
Lancaster is an excellent campus uni.
York, too.
Russell Group is a red herring nowadays. The unis pay to be in it and always have done, but a lot of them are being outdone in every league table because they're resting on the "oh DC went to a RG university" thing.

raindropsfallingonglass Tue 14-Jan-20 07:11:14

Southampton - RG and campus, plus the perfect mix in that the campus is not too far from the city (?20 minutes by bus, and actually not that much longer to walk it), and the main student housing is clustered around Portswood which has a couple of supermarkets and part way between uni and town. I’m a Soton grad in case you didn’t guess, but I enjoyed my time there - the campus gives a good feeling of belonging to the uni, has good facilities, and is not way out of town like Bath/Warwick

Ginfordinner Tue 14-Jan-20 07:14:41

Russell Group is a red herring nowadays.

Last time I looked three of the top ten universities were not RG. Schools are blinded by the idea that RG is "better" and push the idea on to students and parents.

And quite frankly, most students don't care whether a university is research intensive or not. DD is at a research intensive university, but as she is studying biomedical sciences being research intensive is important. I would have though it less important for arts/humanities degrees.

PhoneLock Tue 14-Jan-20 07:17:51

I teach at a RG university and my advice to parents and prospective students is to prioritise the course first, then look at the university. Always visit and talk to students before making your choice.

burnoutbabe Tue 14-Jan-20 07:29:21

Queen mary in London is campus based (though medical school is separate)

okiedokieme Tue 14-Jan-20 07:34:44

Ignore the rg label and concentrate on 1. the course content and 2. A setting you will be happy with. Loughborough is campus based btw. Rg was a lobby group formed and for political reasons several major universities refused to join, whilst they tend to be better theres so much variation, it's very course dependent

cortex10 Tue 14-Jan-20 07:41:27

Queen Mary is worth a look if at all interested in studying in London. As PP mentions - main blocks are close together - but onsite accommodation isn't guaranteed.

Join the discussion

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.

Join Mumsnet

Already have a Mumsnet account? Log in