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    (Original post by Alexion)
    The London life ain't for me...
    London life is the best life mate
    Highest living costs in the nation, don't blame you aha.
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    The worst thing you'll do is look at rankings and make your life choice based on some ever-changing numbers.
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    (Original post by kind3110)
    Has anyone else (especially those who got interviewed on 11th Nov) got mail like the below . I got one just now , don't know if it is 100% sure that I would get offer or still I should wait for offiicial thru UCAS before jumping.

    I hope you enjoyed your recent interview with Dr....., I am delighted to let you know that we will be making you an offer for H604 MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering.The offer will be sent to UCAS within the next few days, and full details including the offer conditions will appear on UCAS Track within a week.Imperial College London is a highly competitive institution. Offers are made exclusively to outstanding applicants who are well placed to take advantage of the exceptional learning experience on offer here at Imperial and we sincerely hope that you will be keen to join us for your studies.This is not an official offer; it is for information only. The official offer will appear on UCAS Track.
    That's an offer.
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    (Original post by Formless)
    London life is the best life mate
    Highest living costs in the nation, don't blame you aha.
    I just want somewhere affordable with good internet and low-ish crime rates :lol:

    Still, I preferred the department at So'ton to the one at Imperial anyway
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    (Original post by samiesto)
    Southampton has a much better ranking for EEE, and is very reputable in the industry
    (Original post by Alexion)
    Out of my 5 (Southampton, Bath, Bristol, Surrey, and Imperial College) I discounted Bristol pretty soon after making all the visits.

    It's department just isn't up to the same standards as the others', especially So'ton's - backed up by its position in the league tables (14th if I remember? With the others at 1st, 10th, 3rd and 2nd respectively).

    I already accepted my offer from Southampton as my firm
    (Original post by Formless)
    Ive visited both Bristol and Southampton, Also applying for EEE.

    Southampton is 100% better for EEE, Nationally they are very reputable, there department is heavily invested into and have a strong faculty.

    Bristol on the other still has a strong dept, but Southampton is definitely better. Bristol has the international reputability, like you said more 'Prestigious', this doesn't necessarily mean its better, as proven through Southampton's EEE dept outranking Bristol. Industries in the UK would see a degree from Southampton as stronger. Internationally it would probably have to go to Bristol.

    To conclude, Southampton, unless you plan on working abroad.
    On another note, I personally like Southampton in terms of the Uni and City, felt it was a lot more nicer and appealing than Bristol, but that's just me Good Luck
    I live 25 minutes away from Southampton, so that's another bonus (drawback to others, I'm sure ). I went to the Headstart course at Soton last year, really enjoyed it. Makes sense to go with what you have experience with. I think due to the large amount of funding EECS at Soton gets, it really does have a stark contrast to everywhere else.

    Out of interest, what department is Bristol famous for?
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    An email from Surrey Uni inviting to attend an applicants day.

    Anyone done this yet. What does it entail and what does it mean.
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    (Original post by hedgemonkey)
    An email from Surrey Uni inviting to attend an applicants day.

    Anyone done this yet. What does it entail and what does it mean.
    I went to theirs last Wednesday, you should find the timetable on the applicant portal. It's nothing to worry about, it's just a more specialised open day really. If I were you I'd come with a few questions to ask as you have about half an hour to talk to Professors and Lecturers and it can be a tad awkward if you don't have anything to ask. It's the first year they're doing this rather than interviews so they seemed as lost as I was.


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    (Original post by Lydianne)
    I went to theirs last Wednesday, you should find the timetable on the applicant portal. It's nothing to worry about, it's just a more specialised open day really. If I were you I'd come with a few questions to ask as you have about half an hour to talk to Professors and Lecturers and it can be a tad awkward if you don't have anything to ask. It's the first year they're doing this rather than interviews so they seemed as lost as I was.


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    Many thanks for the response. Glad to know that it is not a one to one interview. I have already been to the Uni in sep for an open day, not a EEE specific one. So will have to go again in Jan.

    Does this mean an offer is in the pipeline? How many came for the applicants day last wed?
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    (Original post by hedgemonkey)
    Many thanks for the response. Glad to know that it is not a one to one interview. I have already been to the Uni in sep for an open day, not a EEE specific one. So will have to go again in Jan.

    Does this mean an offer is in the pipeline? How many came for the applicants day last wed?
    There was about 20-25 on Wednesday, and I got my offer the next day. The professor I was talking to said that all offers are made a few days after the applicant day.


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    (Original post by Lydianne)
    There was about 20-25 on Wednesday, and I got my offer the next day. The professor I was talking to said that all offers are made a few days after the applicant day.


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    Hi, I Just recieved an invitation aswell, Is it compulsory to come, does it affect me chance of an offer in any way?

    I went on a Headstart Summer School in the University of Surrey, so ive already visited and had a tour/questioned answered specific to EEE etc. Therefore i feel like its a bit of a waste to go. Im considering emailing them letting them know why i wouldn't like to attend.
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    I'm a first year doing EEE at Soton, feel free to ask me any questions! I was in your position last year, so I thought I'd help you guys out, as those in the year above did for me
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    Hi, I applied for EEE and at the moment I had offers from Manchester, Bristol,Leeds and Bath, still waiting for Southampton.
    At the moment I think I will choose Leeds as my insurance.
    Does anyone have any suggestion for which uni choose as firm?
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    Hi I have offers from Manchester, Bristol, Bath and Leeds. I also applied to Southampton, but at the moment I didn't have any response.

    What do you suggest me to do?
    I don't live in the UK, so I am not sure of what to do.

    For instance, I found out that Machester is going to invest 350 milions for a new Engineering Campus. So I think this uni will have a brighter future.
    On the other hand, searching on Internet I saw that in Bristol is due to open in the 2017 an other university specialized in Engineering so I don't know if it is a good idea accept Bristol offer's.
    Southampton instead, at the moment seems to be the highest ranked university in this sector, but at the moment I don't have any news from this university.

    What do you suggest me to do?

    Thank you for your help.
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    (Original post by Pier Paolo)
    Hi I have offers from Manchester, Bristol, Bath and Leeds. I also applied to Southampton, but at the moment I didn't have any response.

    What do you suggest me to do?
    I don't live in the UK, so I am not sure of what to do.

    For instance, I found out that Machester is going to invest 350 milions for a new Engineering Campus. So I think this uni will have a brighter future.
    On the other hand, searching on Internet I saw that in Bristol is due to open in the 2017 an other university specialized in Engineering so I don't know if it is a good idea accept Bristol offer's.
    Southampton instead, at the moment seems to be the highest ranked university in this sector, but at the moment I don't have any news from this university.

    What do you suggest me to do?

    Thank you for your help.
    Hi,

    I'm a first year International Management student studying here at the University of Bath. I have really enjoyed my time here so far! In making your decision of which offer to firm I would consider what type of university you are looking for, Bath is a campus university for example. I like this because it means that you will very frequently bump into friends, having everything on campus is also very convenient! I would certainly recommend attending offer holder days to get a better feel for each university. Our careers service at Bath is also very strong, it is worth considering how much you value this kind of support. Even as a first year I have had a great amount of support on my application to PwC for their Talent Academy. This was a major factor that encouraged me to make Bath my firm choice.

    I believe that we have an engineering student also monitoring the Student Room, so do feel free to quote me for any engineering specific questions!

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    Thank you for the response.

    I am really interested in the University of Bath, expecially because it is the only English city that I had the opportunity to visit, during a study experience two years ago. I extremely enjoyed the city and its surrounding and it is also one of the reasons why I decided to apply to this institution.

    My only concern is about its international rankings, in fact both in the QS and in The Times of Higher Education, it is placed far from the top 100 Universities.
    While in the national ones,The University Guide and The Guardian, has been quite always in the top 10 of UK Universities during the last few years in most of the subjects area.

    As an International applicant, this is my only preoccupation.
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    University Of Bath ^^
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    (Original post by OhRickiursofine)
    I'm a first year doing EEE at Soton, feel free to ask me any questions! I was in your position last year, so I thought I'd help you guys out, as those in the year above did for me
    Ayy, I recently accepted my offer to come study EE at Southampton next year couldn't come soon enough...
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    (Original post by OhRickiursofine)
    I'm a first year doing EEE at Soton, feel free to ask me any questions! I was in your position last year, so I thought I'd help you guys out, as those in the year above did for me
    Hey, that's cool I've applied to Southampton for 2016, hoping I get an offer. What were your expectations vs reality there? Thanks in advance.
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    (Original post by Alexion)
    Ayy, I recently accepted my offer to come study EE at Southampton next year couldn't come soon enough...
    Congrats! The one thing I recommend to do over the summer before you start is to familiarise yourself with the basics of the C programming language (if you don't have any prior experience of programming). That's what you'll cover in your programming module (ELEC1201 if you're interested) in your first semester. But It doesn't have to be a lot, try and watch a couple short videos or something.

    It makes the lab work a lot easier if you're already familiar, I didn't do much programming before I started the course so it was a steep learning curve for me! I still managed to get by though, so it isn't required if you don't have the time haha
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    (Original post by McRite)
    Hey, that's cool I've applied to Southampton for 2016, hoping I get an offer. What were your expectations vs reality there? Thanks in advance.
    Good luck! I went to an EDT Headstart Southampton summer school when I was in Year 12 so I already knew what the university and the department was like. Mind you when I went they had the old labs and now they have the new ones (opened this September), so it looks even better!

    In terms of the course I knew it was going to be a lot of work, but I didn't really think about it. Now that I'm here I can confirm there's a lot of work. But it's manageable, and you learn a lot of valuable skills straight from the get-go, so it doesn't feel like what you're learning is pointless.

    I still have time to go on nights out which is great, and the bus links are really good so it's easy to get around the city.
 
 
 
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