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    Hi all, i am having a bit of trouble deciding between the two for general engineering. I have applied to both but I can't work out which is better. Durham would have been my initial first choice, it has always been very high up in the league tables, and is a popular choice for private school people (i'm definitely not one of them, but that kind of suggests it's a good uni). I have visited the place and it is really nice, and I love the collegiate system.

    However, I currently have an offer from Warwick. After visting a recent open day, I was very impressed by the Engineering faculty there, and currently it is higher than Durham for engineering.

    What degree looks better to employers? If it was evenly matched I would definitely choose Durham for its history and charm.

    Im asking because i am currently waiting for my imminant Oxford rejection

    Thanks for your help
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    League tables are completely irrelevant to engineering. If you're impressed by Warwick's engineering faculty, go there. But if you like Durham's history and charm, go there.

    Which degree looks better to employers? The only people that can really answer that are employers themselves, although a lot won't have heard of either Durham or Warwick before.

    Also, with general engineering, don't you get asked to transfer onto a specialised discipline of engineering after a few years anyway?
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    (Original post by Smack)
    League tables are completely irrelevant to engineering. If you're impressed by Warwick's engineering faculty, go there. But if you like Durham's history and charm, go there.

    Which degree looks better to employers? The only people that can really answer that are employers themselves, although a lot won't have heard of either Durham or Warwick before.

    Also, with general engineering, don't you get asked to transfer onto a specialised discipline of engineering after a few years anyway?
    why do league tables not matter? I mean less so with engineering than anything else?
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      Durham, it's just so much sexier.
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      (Original post by domino0806)
      Durham, it's just so much sexier.
      *sigh* theres my dilemna
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      (Original post by spocckka)
      why do league tables not matter? I mean less so with engineering than anything else?
      They don't matter because engineering firms don't use them.
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      Personally I found the campus and Warwick too different an environment to what I am used to but the big killer for me, was in your second year you live off campus usually at least half an hour away and lectures start at 9, that was enough of a turn off for me. Then I got my Oxford offer so that made things easier, (though I put Durham as back up). Another thing to consider is distance from home, a lot of my friends are currently stuck at Uni because the snow is stopping them getting home.
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      neither are powerhouses when it comes to Engineering so pick the one you felt more at home with.
     
     
     
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