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i know many of you may get annoyed with this question yet again hitting the forum.
But i need to settle this before may...Notts has better reputation being a Russell Group and all, it has a new engineering building however i wasn't shown this on the open day, whereas Loughborough has a solid department too, great vibe and a amazing accommodation. Notts is part of the univeritias21 and so there is a good chance of me going abroad. Despite Nottinghams prestige it is (on average, taking several rankings into consideration) not as highly ranked as loughborough. So my question id what uni do you think comes out top? and why? Thanks.

Oh and i have conditional offer from:
Aston BBB
Nottingham BBB/ABC
Loughborough BBB
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I was in a similiar situation last year to you about choosing between Loughborough and Nottingham for Engineering. (Currently i'm on an industry placement, and I'm starting at Nottingham in September but I'll try to give you as much help as I can!)

First of all, both Nottingham and Loughborough are highly respected univesities for Engineering. They both have great facilites, research teams, links with Industry and employement prospects. On some subjects, Loughborough may be more highly ranked but for Engineering they're about the same.

Because of this the main deciding factor for me was the campus and location. I fell in love with the green park campus at Nottingham, and the city is really great for things to do in the day. The buildings and accomodation looked really great, and I generally preferred them to Loughborough.

So what you should consider is the location. Loughborough is a smaller town, where Nottingham is a busy and lively city. Don't get me wrong, there is plenty to do in Loughborough with Nottingham and Leicester only short train rides away, but Nottingham is a city.

On the other hand though, Loughborough is a very good sporting university. This wasn't a factor for me as I don't play any sports, but if you do you might consider looking at Loughborough.

So what you're looking at really is do you want to large green campus with a busy city on your doorstep, or a good sporting experience with a slightly quieter town but several large cities nearby?

I hope this has helped somewhat!

Also, may I ask which Engineering courses you're looking at for each uni? I'm starting Product Design and Manufacture at Notts, and got similiar offers to you.
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(Original post by preeyen)
i know many of you may get annoyed with this question yet again hitting the forum.
But i need to settle this before may...Notts has better reputation being a Russell Group and all, it has a new engineering building however i wasn't shown this on the open day, whereas Loughborough has a solid department too, great vibe and a amazing accommodation. Notts is part of the univeritias21 and so there is a good chance of me going abroad. Despite Nottinghams prestige it is (on average, taking several rankings into consideration) not as highly ranked as loughborough. So my question id what uni do you think comes out top? and why? Thanks.

Oh and i have conditional offer from:
Aston BBB
Nottingham BBB/ABC
Loughborough BBB

What engineering did u do and what subjects?
I got ABC for maths physics and economics and got told to do engineering with foundation at notts.
Anyways I would go to Nottingham, from those 2.
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Hey thanks for the replys guys, I want to do electrical engineering and I am on target to get the required grades.
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Loughborough has a High ratio of males to females also. Dont know if that will affect your choice
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LOOOOL, yes, yes it would.
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Loughborough has a High ratio of males to females also. Dont know if that will affect your choice
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LOOOOL, yes, yes it would.
Tsk! Boys! Typical!

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LOOOOL, yes, yes it would.
Thats also why I dint apply there lol
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Tsk! Boys! Typical!

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lol but you must understand our situation, firstly engineering is like 90% male, so we don't want to go to a uni where the other departments are male dominant also. I thinks its close to 60:40(male:female) for the whole uni.
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lol but you must understand our situation, firstly engineering is like 90% male, so we don't want to go to a uni where the other departments are male dominant also. I thinks its close to 60:40(male:female) for the whole uni.
I think you're right about the Loughborough figures.

Notts i think is 51:49 guys to girls. So pretty even.

Well, whatever helps makes the decision easier!
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Loughborough
and your reasoning behind this?
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and your reasoning behind this?
I study in Loughborough and all of my friends from halls are engineering students. It's true that the majority of engineering students are guys but they all seem very happy and they love their course.
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I am going to study Human Factors and as far as UK is concerned, i am limited to just Nottingham & Loughborough. I noticed that there have been lengthy discussions on rankings in relation to the 2 Universities. However the rankings appear to be confined to UK Universities only (e.g. Sunday Times, Guardian etc). And when we examine global rankings such QS or Times Higher Education, it is unequivocal that Nottingham beats Loughborough hands down. With reference to such international standings, it is hard to reconcile that Loughborough is the superior University. I come from Singapore & in this part of the world, hardly anyone hears of Loughborough before. Its always Oxbridge stealing the limelight, followed by Imperial & UCL and then Manchester, Bristol, Nottingham, Warwick & all of that.
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I am going to study Human Factors and as far as UK is concerned, i am limited to just Nottingham & Loughborough. I noticed that there have been lengthy discussions on rankings in relation to the 2 Universities. However the rankings appear to be confined to UK Universities only (e.g. Sunday Times, Guardian etc). And when we examine global rankings such QS or Times Higher Education, it is unequivocal that Nottingham beats Loughborough hands down. With reference to such international standings, it is hard to reconcile that Loughborough is the superior University. I come from Singapore & in this part of the world, hardly anyone hears of Loughborough before. Its always Oxbridge stealing the limelight, followed by Imperial & UCL and then Manchester, Bristol, Nottingham, Warwick & all of that.
what does that matter?

http://www.thecompleteuniversityguid...gh/performance

seems to suggest loughborough beats nottingham in electrical, civil and mech engineering, often by a good few places. and as you say yourself other studies seem to suggest this too.

obviously different sources evaluate different criteria, but hands down loughborough seems to beat notts on the important topic of graduate prospects.

Who gives a flying toss really about international standing? What people talk about overseas is more related to prestige than performance. unless you are planning to work abroad (as in apply for jobs abroad for foreign firms), all that matters is what the UK thinks of the uni.

and without being funny, lets face it. You are applying for electrical engineering. its hardly gunna be a scene from porn is it? where ever you go, its gunna be rammed with blokes on your course.

Id say there are more than enough girls at lboro to have a crack at.
even if there was a 1:1 ratio, what does that mean? you arent guarenteed to hook up just because theres a girl for every boy.
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I'm currently studying Chemical Engineering at Nottingham, but I considered Loughborough when I was applying because it has a strong reputation.
I based my decision on several factors:
Teaching - the lecturer showing us round at Loughborough bored me while the lecturers I met in Nottingham were interesting and engaging. This might not be the case for Electrical Engineering, I can only speak for Chem Eng.
The Campus - I fell in love with University Park when I arrived on the Open Day. When I went to Loughborough it felt less green, more of a concrete city.
Local area - To me it felt like Loughborough itself was quite a bland place to live, I spent an afternoon in the town feeling like there was nowhere to go.

As for the gender ratios - If you're going into Electrical Engineering, that is not the subject to be picky about how many girls there are. There's gonna be dudes everywhere wherever you go...deal with it! :P

This is an incredibly biased account seeing as I'm in Notts and very happy to be there but hopefully there's something there to help you?
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I see that Loughborough has many staunch defenders when it comes to such discussions. And I acknowledge that we can't draw a conclusion where everyone agrees upon the Uni. that is more deserving of a superior placing. In my case, i was scouring for an UK Uni. and i did that with an absolutely open mind. Then, one of my critical criteria was that the Uni ought to be internationally recognised and branded. Because in my part of the world, where globalisation is moving ahead at full steam, it is imperative to be associated to an Ivy League or the equivalence on one's resume. In this regard i think Nottingham fits the bill completely. On the other hand, although I have read raving reviews about Loughborough and have no doubts about its academic credentials, it appears to fall short when it comes to prestige and international standing. It is also commented in several forums that the reason why Loughborough made it to the UK tables is simply because there is a strong emphasis on student satisfaction. Nevertheless, I am interested to find out the general sentiment in England towards the 2 aforementioned Universities. Perhaps you can enlighten me

All said, Toyota may be the more efficient car but if i have the choice, I would go for Rolls Royce.


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what does that matter?

http://www.thecompleteuniversityguid...gh/performance

seems to suggest loughborough beats nottingham in electrical, civil and mech engineering, often by a good few places. and as you say yourself other studies seem to suggest this too.

obviously different sources evaluate different criteria, but hands down loughborough seems to beat notts on the important topic of graduate prospects.

Who gives a flying toss really about international standing? What people talk about overseas is more related to prestige than performance. unless you are planning to work abroad (as in apply for jobs abroad for foreign firms), all that matters is what the UK thinks of the uni.

and without being funny, lets face it. You are applying for electrical engineering. its hardly gunna be a scene from porn is it? where ever you go, its gunna be rammed with blokes on your course.

Id say there are more than enough girls at lboro to have a crack at.
even if there was a 1:1 ratio, what does that mean? you arent guarenteed to hook up just because theres a girl for every boy.
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(Original post by helen-a-ravenclaw)
I was in a similiar situation last year to you about choosing between Loughborough and Nottingham for Engineering. (Currently i'm on an industry placement, and I'm starting at Nottingham in September but I'll try to give you as much help as I can!)

First of all, both Nottingham and Loughborough are highly respected univesities for Engineering. They both have great facilites, research teams, links with Industry and employement prospects. On some subjects, Loughborough may be more highly ranked but for Engineering they're about the same.

Because of this the main deciding factor for me was the campus and location. I fell in love with the green park campus at Nottingham, and the city is really great for things to do in the day. The buildings and accomodation looked really great, and I generally preferred them to Loughborough.

So what you should consider is the location. Loughborough is a smaller town, where Nottingham is a busy and lively city. Don't get me wrong, there is plenty to do in Loughborough with Nottingham and Leicester only short train rides away, but Nottingham is a city.

On the other hand though, Loughborough is a very good sporting university. This wasn't a factor for me as I don't play any sports, but if you do you might consider looking at Loughborough.

So what you're looking at really is do you want to large green campus with a busy city on your doorstep, or a good sporting experience with a slightly quieter town but several large cities nearby?

I hope this has helped somewhat!

Also, may I ask which Engineering courses you're looking at for each uni? I'm starting Product Design and Manufacture at Notts, and got similiar offers to you.
omg i wanna do that exact course(in notts) as opposed to the lboro counterpart. How's the course like? Hows the uni? Whats the diversity like?
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