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Whole chunks quotes copied from earlier editions
on 28 May 2011
The guide is useful in giving a feel for what a university is like, what the mix of students, housing and social side is like. So from that point of view it gives a little more than the tables you can get online from the Guardian or the Complete University Guide websites. However, for the universities I am looking at much is a word for word copy of student comments or admission tutors from the 2010 edition - so presumably quotes gathered in 2009 or perhaps earlier. This is a huge disappointment, and frankly given the amount of change going on with higher education, the amount of building work across campuses etc, politics of applications between Scotland, England and Wales, I'd expect something better from Virgin. I suggest you just see if you can get an older edition from the library first.