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    I have applied to several universities, 3 of them are pretty good while the other two (Birmingham city and de Montfort) aren't do good. I have applied for mechanical engineering with a foundation year as I don't have the right a levels. All of the courses are accredited by the appropriate organisations so do employers really care that much about the university or should I just pick the one where I will be happiest?
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    Attaining accreditation is the main thing that employers will be looking for. In terms of whether the uni matters or not, personally I don't think so because I've known quite a few people who haven't gone to the top unis and securing some pretty well-paid jobs but some others may think otherwise. At the end of the day, it all boils down to your skill and aptitude in the field so be sure to go to a uni where the course fulfils what modern employers will be looking for.
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    (Original post by maximo17000)
    I have applied to several universities, 3 of them are pretty good while the other two (Birmingham city and de Montfort) aren't do good. I have applied for mechanical engineering with a foundation year as I don't have the right a levels. All of the courses are accredited by the appropriate organisations so do employers really care that much about the university or should I just pick the one where I will be happiest?
    It's definitely important to consider the quality of teaching at each university. Even though they all might be accredited, which is common for engineering degrees in most unis, that doesn't necessarily mean that all the courses are on par in terms of content / facilities / teaching etc.

    Companies that take in a lot of graduates can often tell which universities provide the best employees, and so you don't want to be coming from one that they recognise as often providing sub-par graduates.

    Although choosing a place that makes you happy is important, it's just as important to consider the quality of the degree you get.

    What are the other three if I may ask?
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    It's definitely important to consider the quality of teaching at each university. Even though they all might be accredited, which is common for engineering degrees in most unis, that doesn't necessarily mean that all the courses are on par in terms of content / facilities / teaching etc.

    Companies that take in a lot of graduates can often tell which universities provide the best employees, and so you don't want to be coming from one that they recognise as often providing sub-par graduates.

    Although choosing a place that makes you happy is important, it's just as important to consider the quality of the degree you get.

    What are the other three if I may ask?
    Loughborough, swansea and brunel.

    I'm not really expecting offers from these 3 since i will only have 2 a levels at the end of the year because of illness last year. but they are the ones i really wanted to go to so i thought why not apply anyway, and if not then i'll just have to do an extra year
 
 
 
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