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    (Original post by ssshah2)
    m8 have you chosen not to read this thread at all?
    OP is warning the likes of us to stay away from the department, (and FYI Bath engineering is far better).
    I read all of it, and carefully. There seems to be complaints about chem, mech and biomed for engineering. I haven't seen any complaints on student room for civil yet, only positive experiences.
    I'm aware but Bath's civil is more focussed on the structural side... Plus, UCL is in London, has better job prospects and is one of the most recognised unis worldwide.
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    (Original post by zaybun)
    I read all of it, and carefully. There seems to be complaints about chem, mech and biomed for engineering. I haven't seen any complaints on student room for civil yet, only positive experiences.
    I'm aware but Bath's civil is more focussed on the structural side... Plus, UCL is in London, has better job prospects and is one of the most recognised unis worldwide.
    can confirm from friends who have graduated, civil eng at ucl is one of the best in the country, Civil Eng and Chem Eng are two very different beasts.
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    (Original post by Oilfreak1)
    can confirm from friends who have graduated, civil eng at ucl is one of the best in the country, Civil Eng and Chem Eng are two very different beasts.
    Thank you! Just can't wait to finish my a levels lol
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    (Original post by zaybun)
    I read all of it, and carefully. There seems to be complaints about chem, mech and biomed for engineering. I haven't seen any complaints on student room for civil yet, only positive experiences.
    I'm aware but Bath's civil is more focussed on the structural side... Plus, UCL is in London, has better job prospects and is one of the most recognised unis worldwide.
    Sure the name recognition helps, but I also know for a fact that should you be actually good in the course you've applied for, then you could even study at Hertfordshire and get a job. Also, student satisfaction is a real thing, UCL, whilst being a world-renowned institution, has never been really great for engineering (of any kind), and so you could actually end up hating your course because of your experiences there.
    Seriously consider bath, it is actually great for engineering.
    A lot to take in eh
    Cheers
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    (Original post by ssshah2)
    Sure the name recognition helps, but I also know for a fact that should you be actually good in the course you've applied for, then you could even study at Hertfordshire and get a job. Also, student satisfaction is a real thing, UCL, whilst being a world-renowned institution, has never been really great for engineering (of any kind), and so you could actually end up hating your course because of your experiences there.
    Seriously consider bath, it is actually great for engineering.
    A lot to take in eh
    Cheers
    I know, I've seen unistats and what not and I know Bath is brilliant for engineering but I like London! I don't think I could handle a small city for 4 years 😂 And I do want to live outside the UK in the future, so having a degree from UCL would make it much easier to do that. Its unfortunate but employers do look at prospective employees by which uni they went to and whether its recognised in their country
    I have a couple of friends who studied/are currently studying civ eng at ucl and love it. I'm also really liking their integrated programme...

    Haha yes, a lot back at you but thanks!!
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    (Original post by zaybun)
    I know, I've seen unistats and what not and I know Bath is brilliant for engineering but I like London! I don't think I could handle a small city for 4 years 😂 And I do want to live outside the UK in the future, so having a degree from UCL would make it much easier to do that. Its unfortunate but employers do look at prospective employees by which uni they went to and whether its recognised in their country
    I have a couple of friends who studied/are currently studying civ eng at ucl and love it. I'm also really liking their integrated programme...

    Haha yes, a lot back at you but thanks!!
    I think you're making the right call
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    (Original post by JustOneLastTime)
    Hi, I was wondering if you know how people feel About the natural sciences department, more towards biology and chemistry? If they enjoy the course and lectures? I'm currently deciding on what to firm and insure and UCL is one of them. Thanks!
    Why hasn't anyone replied to this? I have pretty much the same question! It's either between Durham and UCL for Natural Sciences (though at Durham it's biology and Earth science- They won't let me do chemistry), I think both are equal academically (though you may argue this!) , though UCL is better on a worldwide scale and their experiences seem so different! However UCL seems to be in a bit of hot water at the moment regarding rent costs... any students on here?
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    Does anyone know how good the UCL Computer Science Department is?
    I know the entry requirements are quite high - A*AA but I have also heard that UCL is not all that good for CompSci and is not worth having those grades as their entry requirements.
    Is this true or not?
    Thanks.
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    (Original post by bj1)
    Why hasn't anyone replied to this? I have pretty much the same question! It's either between Durham and UCL for Natural Sciences (though at Durham it's biology and Earth science- They won't let me do chemistry), I think both are equal academically (though you may argue this!) , though UCL is better on a worldwide scale and their experiences seem so different! However UCL seems to be in a bit of hot water at the moment regarding rent costs... any students on here?
    Because this is in the engineering forum...

    Maybe check the UCL uni forum instead.

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    (Original post by ssshah2)
    Sure the name recognition helps, but I also know for a fact that should you be actually good in the course you've applied for, then you could even study at Hertfordshire and get a job. Also, student satisfaction is a real thing, UCL, whilst being a world-renowned institution, has never been really great for engineering (of any kind), and so you could actually end up hating your course because of your experiences there.
    Seriously consider bath, it is actually great for engineering.
    A lot to take in eh
    Cheers
    Hindsight is 20/20, people need to make their own mistakes to learn from them.
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    (Original post by zaybun)
    I know, I've seen unistats and what not and I know Bath is brilliant for engineering but I like London! I don't think I could handle a small city for 4 years 😂 And I do want to live outside the UK in the future, so having a degree from UCL would make it much easier to do that. Its unfortunate but employers do look at prospective employees by which uni they went to and whether its recognised in their country
    I have a couple of friends who studied/are currently studying civ eng at ucl and love it. I'm also really liking their integrated programme...

    Haha yes, a lot back at you but thanks!!
    One of my best friends is currently in his 3rd year of Civ. Eng at UCL and loving it! And the other people in his course too! There's a lot of work with the courserwork especially but the lecturers are very good


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    (Original post by zaybun)
    I know, I've seen unistats and what not and I know Bath is brilliant for engineering but I like London! I don't think I could handle a small city for 4 years 😂 And I do want to live outside the UK in the future, so having a degree from UCL would make it much easier to do that. Its unfortunate but employers do look at prospective employees by which uni they went to and whether its recognised in their country
    I have a couple of friends who studied/are currently studying civ eng at ucl and love it. I'm also really liking their integrated programme...

    Haha yes, a lot back at you but thanks!!
    In that case, UCL is definitely for you
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    (Original post by Student403)
    I think you're making the right call
    Yeah? Thanks
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    (Original post by Metrododo)
    One of my best friends is currently in his 3rd year of Civ. Eng at UCL and loving it! And the other people in his course too! There's a lot of work with the courserwork especially but the lecturers are very good
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    Thats awesome news! Thanks! Really excited to start in September lol👏🏼😂
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    (Original post by zaybun)
    Thats awesome news! Thanks! Really excited to start in September lol👏🏼😂
    Me too (although not civ engineering) xD it's definitely the best eng course at UCL
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    I think the best thing to take from this thread is that you shouldn't assume just because of the entry requirements that the course you're applying to is great.

    Entry requirements are a way of filtering out applications. If UCL were to open a brand new degree that was poorly organised, probably garuanteed to still have high (AAB+) entry requirements solely based on the reputation of the uni.

    Thanks OP for telling your experiences, I am not a highflier like a lot of people seem to be on this forum so it helps put me at ease about my decision making process. I used student statisfaction, feedback, contact type and assessment type to make my decisions.
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    (Original post by Metrododo)
    Me too (although not civ engineering) xD it's definitely the best eng course at UCL
    What course did you apply for ?
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    (Original post by zaybun)
    What course did you apply for ?
    Economics! was an unconditional offer too since I'm on a gap year so I'm pretty eager to start already
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    (Original post by Aristotle's' Disciple)
    Hindsight is 20/20, people need to make their own mistakes to learn from them.
    Not to say foresight is blind
 
 
 
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