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    I am currently on track to meet all the conditions for the offers I've received but I'm really not sure where to go. Right now i work at a top end nightclub/lounge in Mayfair and i frequently converse with wealth Arabs mainly and other people who have become successful through the oil industry. Even the guy that owns my club made his money from it my dad is also heavily involved in the industry and has climbed his way up from being a chemical engineer working in a refinery lab to becoming a global coordinator. I am a strong believer of the phrase network = net worth so i believe the potential links i can form at work, through my father and the university i go to will definitely get me to where i want to go but there are a lot of things that are playing on my mind about my uni choices.

    Coventry - Oil, gas and energy management (BSc) 3 years
    Manchester - Petroleum engineering(BEng) 3 years
    Surrey - Chemical and petroleum engineering(BEng) 3 years
    Greenwich school of management (GSM) - Oil and gas management accelerated (Bsc) 2 years
    Birkbeck university of london (Bsc)- Geology

    Greenwich and birkbeck are both in London and as i feel secure in my job i feel as if i could continue work there throughout my degree and even if it does go sour i reckon i could find work at another high end club through other links. Despite this i know for a fact gsm isn't the best place to go and isn't going to offer me the best for what i want to do plus i think it will be harder to get on to master program through that degree but a positive is it can be completed quicker giving be more time to venture on an further my qualifications and experience while the course at birkbeck is fairly adrift as to what i want to do so it doesn't seem as beneficial either. If was to go outside London i would be placed in better Unis with Manchester and surrey being top choices for my chosen degrees but i fear that i would have to work harder something admittedly I'm prepared to do but i always got taught to work smarter not harder also i could potentially lose valuable links at my workplace. I really do want to experience Uni life as a whole with independent living and campus life as a whole seems very appealing to me and all the unis outside london seem to have great extra curricular stuff (I am interested to join a sports team),
    So all in all i want to know whether going out of London is worth it for degrees that are deemed more valuable to employers in a sense or could i get just as far with a more basic degree accompanied with more experience and possible opportunities. PLEASE help all advice is welcome.
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    I am currently on track to meet all the conditions for the offers I've received but I'm really not sure where to go. Right now i work at a top end nightclub/lounge in Mayfair and i frequently converse with wealth Arabs mainly and other people who have become successful through the oil industry. Even the guy that owns my club made his money from it my dad is also heavily involved in the industry and has climbed his way up from being a chemical engineer working in a refinery lab to becoming a global coordinator. I am a strong believer of the phrase network = net worth so i believe the potential links i can form at work, through my father and the university i go to will definitely get me to where i want to go but there are a lot of things that are playing on my mind about my uni choices.

    Coventry - Oil, gas and energy management (BSc) 3 years
    Manchester - Petroleum engineering(BEng) 3 years
    Surrey - Chemical and petroleum engineering(BEng) 3 years
    Greenwich school of management (GSM) - Oil and gas management accelerated (Bsc) 2 years
    Birkbeck university of london (Bsc)- Geology

    Greenwich and birkbeck are both in London and as i feel secure in my job i feel as if i could continue work there throughout my degree and even if it does go sour i reckon i could find work at another high end club through other links. Despite this i know for a fact gsm isn't the best place to go and isn't going to offer me the best for what i want to do plus i think it will be harder to get on to master program through that degree but a positive is it can be completed quicker giving be more time to venture on an further my qualifications and experience while the course at birkbeck is fairly adrift as to what i want to do so it doesn't seem as beneficial either. If was to go outside London i would be placed in better Unis with Manchester and surrey being top choices for my chosen degrees but i fear that i would have to work harder something admittedly I'm prepared to do but i always got taught to work smarter not harder also i could potentially lose valuable links at my workplace. I really do want to experience Uni life as a whole with independent living and campus life as a whole seems very appealing to me and all the unis outside london seem to have great extra curricular stuff (I am interested to join a sports team),
    So all in all i want to know whether going out of London is worth it for degrees that are deemed more valuable to employers in a sense or could i get just as far with a more basic degree accompanied with more experience and possible opportunities. PLEASE help all advice is welcome.
    If you're not interested in engineering then I wouldn't be looking towards engineering courses.

    You need to narrow down what exactly it is you want to do in the industry and then choose the appropriate course.
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    I will strongly advise you to Manchester University, as they are the best uni doing Petroleum engineering course, Coventry Oil and gas degree is absolutely waste of time, Coventry is good as university, but this course waste of money and time, I have withdrawn in my first semester
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    I have Aberdeen was quite good.
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    strathclyde in Glasgow, look into that one


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    I will agree scotish universities is the best when it comes to the oil and gas courses, Aberdeen is oil and gas capital in Europe.
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    Agree with looking at Scotland and Aberdeen in particular for oil related engineering courses in the UK. Seems odd to concentrate on England when the oil is in Scotland.
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    Definitely Aberdeen
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    Agree with Smack though that it's not clear that you actually want to be an engineer, you just seem to want to socialise with rich people. I strongly disagree that network = networth. Network can just mean too much time on your hands. Who you know can only take you so far. Getting a good degree and doing well in industry experience are more important than being an affable chap or Tim nice but dim. If you're not passionate about your job it shows.
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    (Original post by ostara1)
    I will strongly advise you to Manchester University, as they are the best uni doing Petroleum engineering course, Coventry Oil and gas degree is absolutely waste of time, Coventry is good as university, but this course waste of money and time, I have withdrawn in my first semester
    why would you say its a waste of money and time?
 
 
 
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