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So, I should be going off to uni in 2015 but obviously one bonus point for me would be some regular snow! One obvious problem I will encounter though is the fact universities are more than often situated in the city centre meaning totals will generally be lower anyway. So I am looking to head to the universities of Manchester, Sheffield (first choice and most practical), Newcastle, Leeds or Nottingham to do my studying and was wondering what one of these generally has the best chance of snowfall, obviously Newcastle would benefit much more greatly from north sea showers however the uni is right in the city centre, Sheffield uni is dubbed 'England's snowiest city, but is it reliable? The height above sea level would also be an important factor in inner city areas, I was just hoping some others could shed some light on the subject for me?

 

 I am also open to other potential universities if they are of a good standard!

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I think Sheffield would be your best bet due to greater elevation - though I would urge you not to pick your university on the basis of snow alone!

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I haven't examined the statistics in detail but I would think Aberdeen was probably the snowiest university in the U.K. ( unless it's a 'yes' vote in three weeks time)

In England I would go for Keele or Sheffield but as Cheese says, probably best not to pick your uni' on the basis of snowfall alone.

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better than Staffordshire, low lying area

 

I imagine Stoke campus does alright?

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You would see most snow in Newcastle from North Sea showers.
You are also only a short distance from the North Pennines which are the coldest part of England with some of the higher areas considered to have a Sub-Arctic climate..


If that's what you really want ...  :fool:

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I'd say the likes of Norwich, Lincoln, Nottingham, Derby, Sheffield, Leeds and up to Newcastle, basically anywhere north and east of the country.

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Obviously I'm not going to pick it on snowfall alone, its just a bonus! Sheffield is my first choice as it was voted as best university for psychology by the telegraph (arguably reliable?). The other cities I mentioned are highly ranked for the subject. Does anyone actually know the height ASL or Sheffield university?

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How about Lund in Sweden  ??......GREAT FOR SNOW!!

A top university and they teach in English

My sister went there ...medicine ....and really enjoyed it.

 

http://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/

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They should have a university in highlands with campuses in braemar , aviemore , dalwhinnie and tomintoul for all the snow lovers:-D

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How about Lund in Sweden  ??......GREAT FOR SNOW!!

A top university and they teach in English

My sister went there ...medicine ....and really enjoyed it.

 

http://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/

haha would love that, and trust me i would be on the next plane to Syracuse University if I had the opportunity! Have commitments at home so the closer the better, Sheffield is looking like the best option at the moment providing I attain the AAB I need (which I should do)

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Well I went to Plymouth which was no good for snow but drove up to the moors at days/nights when it was snowing (20 minute drive) and it was like a different world.

Awesome place in the middle of the night with snow coming down.

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Huddersfield.  Class.

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I went to York in 2004 - 07. These were awful for snow in a city widely regarded for its cold winter weather.

Shame I didn't get to go later in 2010 when the Ouse was frozen solid for most of December and they had a sack full of snow.

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I went to York in 2004 - 07. These were awful for snow in a city widely regarded for its cold winter weather.

Shame I didn't get to go later in 2010 when the Ouse was frozen solid for most of December and they had a sack full of snow.

York isn't that good for snow - almost all of the city is below 20M ASL. Good for cold overnight lows though.

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My friends in Durham seem to have had snow a lot over the last few years, even in the winter just gone! Going by facebook photos, Birmingham seems to have had some of the heavier falls, far enough southwest that it gets the heavier battleground dumps but north of the M4 so it doesn't often turn to rain.

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I went to Newcastle and it was pretty good for snow- this was the early 2000s so not a cold era. Any wind direction from NW through SE can deliver there, though NE is the one to look for. In westerlies its often dry and bright while places like Manchester are rainy. The downside is cloudy easterlies, they are really depressing up there. December 2002 in Newcastle yuck yuck.

The university is on the northern edge of the city centre, a really good location. Walking distance to everything, but lots of green space around it.

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University of Leeds campus last year in January. :D

 

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The campus is situated just to the north of the city centre between 70-100mASL, so not too shabby.

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Huddersfield,it is in the pennines whereas Sheffield is just to the east of the pennines !!

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South Pennines are often too far inland to see much snow during the most frequent snowy setup, which is showers from the North Sea.
To get significant falls inland relies too much on unusual combinations of cold air in place and disturbed weather pushing into it.
It's not unusual for this to never quite happen at all some winters.

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Leeds, Sheffield, without doubt, out of the ones you mentioned.

 

Definitely avoid Manchester.

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I would say Lampeter in mid Wales, or Lancaster.

Lancaster is outside the town on the edge of the Forest of Bowland, land 1500ft high, often snowy in winter. Even if there is no snow on campus there could be within a few miles, also Lancaster is within easy reach of Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.

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