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    just finished my first year of uni. there was a talk at the beginning of the year about joining the IET. Wanted to but never got round to it.
    do you think it would be a good idea of joining the IET and/or IEEE?

    Thanks
    It's not essential but it does give you a few perks, you'll probably end up having to join at some point after you graduate anyway if you want to get chartered status. My university covers the cost of membership for all its students for the duration of their degree so it might be worth asking your university to see if they do anything similar.
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    (Original post by Ilovemaths96)
    just finished my first year of uni. there was a talk at the beginning of the year about joining the IET. Wanted to but never got round to it.
    do you think it would be a good idea of joining the IET and/or IEEE?

    Thanks
    Haven't started uni yet but I have talked to some recent grads and they say that joining the IET is important as an EE engineer and doing so early is an advantage.
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    (Original post by dalvp)
    Hi everyone,
    I'm struggling between UCL and Bristol. Both seem to have good EEE departments so it's hard for me to decide
    Which one has the best international reputation? (That's quite important to me given that i would like to work abroad in the future)
    I got into Imperial, Bristol, UCL, Notts - and I've just finished my first year at UCL for EEE. If you have any questions feel free.
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    (Original post by Hana Zener Diode)
    Electrical and Electronic Engineer graduate : D
    Are you working now or further study?
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    (Original post by Stickman)
    I got into Imperial, Bristol, UCL, Notts - and I've just finished my first year at UCL for EEE. If you have any questions feel free.
    Top tips for first years?
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    (Original post by Stickman)
    I got into Imperial, Bristol, UCL, Notts - and I've just finished my first year at UCL for EEE. If you have any questions feel free.
    How do you find UCL in general, and the course there? I've been reading mixed reviews all over the place, but not relating to EEE, so I don't have a clear opinion of the school.
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    (Original post by Faded-Pi)
    Top tips for first years?
    Enjoy your first year. Make as many friends as possible in the first term. With your friends it'll be much easier to revise, do assignments and generally keeps your morale high through any hard bits that you're hating if at all through uni. Your assignments won't count for as much as you think. But the main exams at the end of the year will. Do not compromise on any revision time for those. Revise for those exams like you've never before because you will be able to recover poor assignments from your exams. Also be nice to your tutor as they will probably write your reference for any internships. I was nice to mine and he just gave me a paid project to work on over the summer. Always look for opportunities! There are always there, especially in engineering - there is always something that can be done better.
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    (Original post by McRite)
    How do you find UCL in general, and the course there? I've been reading mixed reviews all over the place, but not relating to EEE, so I don't have a clear opinion of the school.
    I don't agree whenever people define a uni to its social life. A social life is about YOU socialising with others and making friends and you being able to hang out with them and having fun. You'll get that everywhere but the great thing about UCL is that you'll find lots of people doing lots of courses so you'll find many opportunities at learning more about others. This will develop you as a person and UCL allows you to do that - without sounding too criticising of Imperial - you would not find as varied people there, certainly for me whom I could hang out with.

    Its in central London. Needn't I say anymore? It's the best city in the world.

    They've changed the course quite a lot for us as first years so you will be sitting the first year that we did for the first time. They've made the course much better. The engineering department has taken on board the recommendations given from industry - the sorts of skills that they are looking for and have adapted their courses for this. This shows UCL does not want to back down even in engineering. I don't know why it isn't known as much, probably because of low publicity (medics and economists are well known) but the Engineering is really good. EEE is one of the largest departments in the uni, certainly one of the bigger engineering departments. We have scenario weeks which are project weeks, there's a good balance of practical v theoretical. The lectures are really good - make you want to attend unlike I know from some other universities that my friends go to. Best of all its in London so you're never short of any career opportunities.
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    (Original post by Stickman)
    I don't agree whenever people define a uni to its social life. A social life is about YOU socialising with others and making friends and you being able to hang out with them and having fun. You'll get that everywhere but the great thing about UCL is that you'll find lots of people doing lots of courses so you'll find many opportunities at learning more about others. This will develop you as a person and UCL allows you to do that - without sounding too criticising of Imperial - you would not find as varied people there, certainly for me whom I could hang out with.

    Its in central London. Needn't I say anymore? It's the best city in the world.

    They've changed the course quite a lot for us as first years so you will be sitting the first year that we did for the first time. They've made the course much better. The engineering department has taken on board the recommendations given from industry - the sorts of skills that they are looking for and have adapted their courses for this. This shows UCL does not want to back down even in engineering. I don't know why it isn't known as much, probably because of low publicity (medics and economists are well known) but the Engineering is really good. EEE is one of the largest departments in the uni, certainly one of the bigger engineering departments. We have scenario weeks which are project weeks, there's a good balance of practical v theoretical. The lectures are really good - make you want to attend unlike I know from some lithe universities that my friends go to. Best of all its in London so you're never short of any career opportunities.
    Thanks, mate. This has really cleared things up for me.
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    (Original post by Stickman)
    Enjoy your first year. Make as many friends as possible in the first term. With your friends it'll be much easier to revise, do assignments and generally keeps your morale high through any hard bits that you're hating if at all through uni. Your assignments won't count for as much as you think. But the main exams at the end of the year will. Do not compromise on any revision time for those. Revise for those exams like you've never before because you will be able to recover poor assignments from your exams. Also be nice to your tutor as they will probably write your reference for any internships. I was nice to mine and he just gave me a paid project to work on over the summer. Always look for opportunities! There are always there, especially in engineering - there is always something that can be done better.
    Thanks very much!
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    IET is not really worth it tbh, more of a sales/marketing pitch that they do to naive first year students to get more money. It's not a must to join by any means. I'd suggest anyone who wants Chartered status to join, otherwise it's really not necessary.
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    (Original post by Ilovemaths96)
    just finished my first year of uni. there was a talk at the beginning of the year about joining the IET. Wanted to but never got round to it.
    do you think it would be a good idea of joining the IET and/or IEEE?

    Thanks
    Quoted, see my reply above.
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    (Original post by Stickman)
    I got into Imperial, Bristol, UCL, Notts - and I've just finished my first year at UCL for EEE. If you have any questions feel free.
    Why did you choose UCL and not Imperial?
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    (Original post by chrisidialu)
    Why did you choose UCL and not Imperial?
    Imperial was firm. UCL was insurance. Didn't have a choice on results day.
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    Decent material to read for EEE for my uni application?

    Applied to Southampton FY as took the wrong subjects
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    (Original post by Ryanx623)
    Decent material to read for EEE for my uni application?

    Applied to Southampton FY as took the wrong subjects
    Doing FY or year 1 for EEE ?
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    (Original post by dahl786)
    Doing FY or year 1 for EEE ?
    FY
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    (Original post by Ryanx623)
    FY
    Looking to do EEE after ?
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    (Original post by dahl786)
    Looking to do EEE after ?
    Yep
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    (Original post by Ryanx623)
    Yep
    Good lad, im in 1st year for EEE AT nottingham...so excited, heard good things about eee at notts 😀
 
 
 
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