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    I HAVE OFFERS FROM BIRMINGHAM UNI AND LOUGHBOROUGH UNI AND I DON’T KNOW WHICH ONE TO FIRM I WANTED TO KNOW WHAT ITS LIKE TO BE A STUDENT AT BIRMINGHAM AND LOUGHBOROUGH AND WHY WHAT MAKES THE UNI SPECIAL TO YOU

    IF ANYONE DOES MECHANICAL ENGINEERING HOW GOOD IS THE COURCE AT EITHER OF THE UNIS

    WHATS THE NIGHT LIFE LIKE AT BOTH OF THE UNIVERSITYS

    IVE BEEN TO BOTH OF THE OPEN DAYS AND I AM STILL STUCK AND I NEED TO MAKE A DECSION ASAP SO ANY ADVICE WILL BE HELPFUL SO THANKS IN ADAVANCE
    RAJAN
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    (Original post by rajan95)
    I HAVE OFFERS FROM BIRMINGHAM UNI AND LOUGHBOROUGH UNI AND I DON’T KNOW WHICH ONE TO FIRM I WANTED TO KNOW WHAT ITS LIKE TO BE A STUDENT AT BIRMINGHAM AND LOUGHBOROUGH AND WHY WHAT MAKES THE UNI SPECIAL TO YOU

    IF ANYONE DOES MECHANICAL ENGINEERING HOW GOOD IS THE COURCE AT EITHER OF THE UNIS

    WHATS THE NIGHT LIFE LIKE AT BOTH OF THE UNIVERSITYS

    IVE BEEN TO BOTH OF THE OPEN DAYS AND I AM STILL STUCK AND I NEED TO MAKE A DECSION ASAP SO ANY ADVICE WILL BE HELPFUL SO THANKS IN ADAVANCE
    RAJAN
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    I studied maths at Birmingham 7 years ago. I can tell you that the uni is fantastic. The campus is beautiful (as you would have seen) and that definitely creates a nice vibe around the place.

    The nightlife is excellent. The majority of student nights are spent on Broad St, which is littered with bars, pubs, clubs, cinemas (2), a casino and bowling ally. Every saturday there is a 'fab n fresh' at the student union - which is a very cool place indeed and is always vibrant. There is something to do every night of the week without fail. And because it's such a large uni - 28000 i believe - there are always people around.

    I can't speak for the course itself but from my understanding their engineering department is very good. I seem to remember seeing lots in the media over the years about their groundbreaking research into renewable energy and electric cars.

    All in all, you would not regret deciding to study here. And if a good social life is a priority of yours, Birmingham will not let you down. I highly recommend it.
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    (Original post by kingm)
    I studied maths at Birmingham 7 years ago. I can tell you that the uni is fantastic. The campus is beautiful (as you would have seen) and that definitely creates a nice vibe around the place.

    The nightlife is excellent. The majority of student nights are spent on Broad St, which is littered with bars, pubs, clubs, cinemas (2), a casino and bowling ally. Every saturday there is a 'fab n fresh' at the student union - which is a very cool place indeed and is always vibrant. There is something to do every night of the week without fail. And because it's such a large uni - 28000 i believe - there are always people around.

    I can't speak for the course itself but from my understanding their engineering department is very good. I seem to remember seeing lots in the media over the years about their groundbreaking research into renewable energy and electric cars.

    All in all, you would not regret deciding to study here. And if a good social life is a priority of yours, Birmingham will not let you down. I highly recommend it.
    im guessing you are a mature student then? You did a degree in maths? wow nice xD

    what made you want to do engineering now?
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    im guessing you are a mature student then? You did a degree in maths? wow nice xD

    what made you want to do engineering now?
    STARTED a degree in Maths :-). Failed miserably because i got a little too excited about being away from home for the first time in my life and completely neglected my studies!

    I want to do engineering because i realised that I'm good at solving problems and making things. And i'm definitely up for a challenge. I also like the idea of having the option to live abroad and see the world!

    Oh, and i'm more mature in age than manner. I have a horrible feeling that i'm going to be a terrible influence on innocent freshers next year, haha.
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    (Original post by kingm)
    STARTED a degree in Maths :-). Failed miserably because i got a little too excited about being away from home for the first time in my life and completely neglected my studies!

    I want to do engineering because i realised that I'm good at solving problems and making things. And i'm definitely up for a challenge. I also like the idea of having the option to live abroad and see the world!

    Oh, and i'm more mature in age than manner. I have a horrible feeling that i'm going to be a terrible influence on innocent freshers next year, haha.
    yes i too want to do a year abroad perhaps singapore NUS or california tech thats still far away tho. Main priority now is make it to university first. As for freshers im not too bothered about it, im more excited to get to build stuff and get my degree over and done with so i can start travelling places!!

    Wait so why are u doing extra maths now? or are u just recapping?
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    yes i too want to do a year abroad perhaps singapore NUS or california tech thats still far away tho. Main priority now is make it to university first. As for freshers im not too bothered about it, im more excited to get to build stuff and get my degree over and done with so i can start travelling places!!

    Wait so why are u doing extra maths now? or are u just recapping?
    Had to complete the A2 in further maths so that i could get into the uni i wanted. I had the As already but i was advised to finish the A2 also. It's screwed me over though, because i haven't studied maths for so long that i forgot virtually everything. And to go straight into FP2 and FP3 has been a real battle and a mind-****. But i'm slowly getting there. In a couple of weeks i'll be in to full revision mode and will do as many past-papers as possible - something which i didn't think to do for FP2 in Jan and thus i'm retaking it haha. How's your studying going?
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    (Original post by kingm)
    Had to complete the A2 in further maths so that i could get into the uni i wanted. I had the As already but i was advised to finish the A2 also. It's screwed me over though, because i haven't studied maths for so long that i forgot virtually everything. And to go straight into FP2 and FP3 has been a real battle and a mind-****. But i'm slowly getting there. In a couple of weeks i'll be in to full revision mode and will do as many past-papers as possible - something which i didn't think to do for FP2 in Jan and thus i'm retaking it haha. How's your studying going?
    For me its physics thats a pain in the ass. The exam is more about interpreting what they want rather than the knowledge which i think is unfair. I think it should just be marked in terms of your knowledge not marked on certain "words". At least at uni it will be marked on knowledge not that so woohoo I'm also doing AS further maths and S1 and D2 are a pain im trying to self learn them because my teacher for S1 assumed because people did it at gcse she skipped half of the explaining parts so now im forced to learn things by myself.

    Over this holiday i have done a little bit of work mainly C4, Computing, and learnt some D2. I hear Fp2 is a *****, what did u get? I've got Fp1 in the summer. The first week back at college i will get into revision mode and start getting things done in my free breaks.
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    i couldnt read all of OPs post. the little voice in my head got a sore throat from shouting too much
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    I went to Loughborough and really enjoyed, great department, great campus, more than plausible town, cracking rail links, good student housing on and off campus, no issues finding a placement, and no problem walking straight into a job after graduation, infact if anything, it was too easy.

    Not that Birmingham is not also a great university, my friend housemate and colleague of three years did Mechanical and Business there, and while a very different course due to being dual subject, enjoyed it a lot.


    Daniel
 
 
 
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