I have got all my offers for civil engineering but as a firm choice im wondering which out of Warwick, Bath and Nottingham i should choose.
i have only been to warwick out of the three and thought it was a very good uni but sadly i haven't seen its name on any of the engineering top uni's list (im not sure if this has any baring the job prospects after Uni), so it got me thinking about what is the better uni - in finding jobs, soical life and teaching - and which i should choose. (the grade boundary for warwick is lowest with bbc the others bbb)
any help would be appreciated. thank you
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- 11-04-2006 10:13
- 11-04-2006 10:16
I would pick Nottingham as your firm and Warwick as your insurance.
- 11-04-2006 10:59
visit them before you make any decisions! sometimes you can just walk into a place and know instantly if you wanna go there or not
i applied for civil at warwick and nottingham (not bath) so will try and give a bit of advice on these two
warwick is a general course so you'll be studying things connected with all engineering disciplines for 2 years before you specialise in civil. it also seems to have a lot of business content, i think maybe 25% in the first year, which can be a good or a bad thing depending on what interests you. in the first 2 years there is also an optional module, these seem to be weird things like history of the british car industry, probably not very useful later in life - it seemed as though they just needed to fill up some time??? campus is nice but way out of the city (as im sure you've seen) so you'll need to bear in mind that after your first year you'll be living quite a way away from your lectures
nottingham is a straight civils course - you'll be doing civil only from day 1. also a nice campus, again its a bit out of the city but only about 5-10 mins on a bus and someone on our open day walked it in about half an hour. accommodation after 1st year seems nearer to campus than at warwick. one thing that put me off was how you apply for accommodation - you specify type of room (en-suite or not, etc.) and they choose a hall for you so you could wind up anywhere. didn't really like this idea as some of the halls seemed a bit grotty. (at warwick i think you apply for a specific hall)
but you should visit nottingham - the civils day is good, you get talks on the course, tour of department and tour of campus on a bus and then they take you out and show you where most people live after 1st year
don't worry about what league tables say cos the right uni for some people isn't necessarily the right uni for you. all 3 courses will be accreditted and all have good reputations so id worry more about which uni you can see yourself living and studying at for 3/4 years
hope this helps a bit, most important advice is visit the unis!
- 11-04-2006 11:59
i think nottingham woulod have the best rep out of the 3 for civil, i visited it and it seemed a good department.
- 12-04-2006 10:45
I don't know much about Bath but I here very good things about it. So don't write it off. What lisa_2k said about the difference in courses is important. Do you want to deffinetly do Civil? If so then Nottingham.
Personally when I visited Warwick I was very unimpressed with the staff's attitude and the concrete jungle campus.
Nottingham, I thought was great.
- 12-04-2006 12:42
Nottingham all the way! Hell i even picked it above imperial so it must be good
- 13-04-2006 23:39
Were these offer for the BEng 3 year course? because they seem pretty low. You have good choice of unis there, all quite respected so I suggest you take a visit to the Unis themselves to see which you prefer.
Personally though I agree with majority on here ang go with Nottingham.