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    Hey guys

    I'm current doing a STEM foundation year at Loughborough, which will essentially give me the equivalent of better A levels.

    I am considering transferring to Coventry to begin my degree in mech eng, as I've heard it has a better reputation for engineering than Loughborough. From what I understand, it has better prospects etc. Loughborough is higher on the league tables for results, but lower for student satisfaction. It's evident I didn't do well at A level so I was thinking I might need somewhere more used to helping people with lower grader achieve high results.

    Not really sure what to do here, as there are pros and cons to each.

    I was just wondering what you would recommend? Where is the course better?

    Thank you
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    Which did you choose? I'm looking at options for Mechanical Engineering at the moment so any advice/thoughts you have would be helpful
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    (Original post by mattwar)
    Which did you choose? I'm looking at options for Mechanical Engineering at the moment so any advice/thoughts you have would be helpful
    Hi! Wow it's been a long time haha.

    I chose Coventry, not as "prestigious" but a much nicer environment. I feel like they actually care about us and how we do, whereas Loughborough was more about the grade.

    I'm also not a sporty person, and that really ruins the experience of Loughborough, the whole community there is massively based around it and you can end up feeling quite left out if you're not in to sports.

    If you are in to sports, I can imagine it's a great place.

    Social things aside I found that Coventry has -much- better and newer equipment, and the Engineering building in particular is amazing. It also has massive links with the Automotive industry if that's what you're looking to go in to (I'm currently on Placement at Jaguar Land Rover, not through the uni but the software they train you in is the same, so I'm sure it helped)

    If you want any more info just ask I'm happy to answer any questions, it was a hard choice
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    (Original post by jadeharris)
    Hi! Wow it's been a long time haha.

    I chose Coventry, not as "prestigious" but a much nicer environment. I feel like they actually care about us and how we do, whereas Loughborough was more about the grade.

    I'm also not a sporty person, and that really ruins the experience of Loughborough, the whole community there is massively based around it and you can end up feeling quite left out if you're not in to sports.

    If you are in to sports, I can imagine it's a great place.

    Social things aside I found that Coventry has -much- better and newer equipment, and the Engineering building in particular is amazing. It also has massive links with the Automotive industry if that's what you're looking to go in to (I'm currently on Placement at Jaguar Land Rover, not through the uni but the software they train you in is the same, so I'm sure it helped)

    If you want any more info just ask I'm happy to answer any questions, it was a hard choice
    Sounds great, thanks for the help. I've been researching entry requirements and I was wondering if you could tell me a bit about how lenient they are, what kind of grades people normally get in with, and how competitive the course is for places. Are unconitional offers uncommon? Anything you know would be very helpful.
 
 
 
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