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    Hi guys,

    I know that engineering degrees are acreditted, but I am not sure whether going to a higher ranked uni will still make a difference?

    I mainly started to think about this when I saw this thread:http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=3962577

    I am currently studying at Hull, but I have an offer from Leicester.
    Leicester is higher ranked than Hull, but I like Hull's campus and surroundings more.

    Is it worth it to sacrifice Leicester's uni rank and stay at Hull?
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    (Original post by tinyflame)
    Hi guys,

    I know that engineering degrees are acreditted, but I am not sure whether going to a higher ranked uni will still make a difference?

    I mainly started to think about this when I saw this thread:http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...3962577&page=3

    I am currently studying at Hull, but I have an offer from Leicester.
    Leicester is higher ranked than Hull, but I like Hull's campus and surroundings more.

    Is it worth it to sacrifice Leicester's uni rank and stay at Hull?
    Employers won't know which university is ranked where. If you want to impress potential employers, impress them by being a good engineer.
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    (Original post by Smack)
    Employers won't know which university is ranked where. If you want to impress potential employers, impress them by being a good engineer.
    Thanks man, I just got worried about not being taught as much as higher ranking unis, as discussed in that linked thread.

    But you're right, it's more important how much I invest into being a good engineer myself in the first place.

    I guess it's more of a case of where I can see myself spending the next 4 years of my life.

    EDIT: I linked to the wrong page, this is the page where it's discussed http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=3962577
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    (Original post by tinyflame)
    Thanks man, I just got worried about not being taught as much as higher ranking unis, as discussed in that linked thread.

    But you're right, it's more important how much I invest into being a good engineer myself in the first place.

    I guess it's more of a case of where I can see myself spending the next 4 years of my life.
    ^this

    But check the course details, etc, etc.
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    (Original post by jneill)
    ^this

    But check the course details, etc, etc.
    I have a very tough time distinguishing the Leicester's features from Hull's, they both do Formula student, the both do a placement year and they both claim to have excellent links with industry. Although Leicester seems to have a more impressive list of industry partners/employers.

    I will go and look at the course content properly again, but so far I just have no idea, by the way the link I put to that thread went to the wrong page. I was supposed to link it to the first page where "Greu" talked about higher ranking unis teaching more content than lower ranking unis.

    So the "potential" problem is having to self teach when you graduate. But to be honest, all of this is just stressing out, I just don't know if I will enoy it at Leicester or not, I like Hull, but I'm worried it's too small for me to spend 4 years at.
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    (Original post by tinyflame)
    I have a very tough time distinguishing the Leicester's features from Hull's, they both do Formula student, the both do a placement year and they both claim to have excellent links with industry. Although Leicester seems to have a more impressive list of industry partners/employers.

    I will go and look at the course content properly again, but so far I just have no idea, by the way the link I put to that thread went to the wrong page. I was supposed to link it to the first page where "Greu" talked about higher ranking unis teaching more content than lower ranking unis.

    So the "potential" problem is having to self teach when you graduate. But to be honest, all of this is just stressing out, I just don't know if I will enoy it at Leicester or not, I like Hull, but I'm worried it's too small for me to spend 4 years at.
    An employer would, almost certainly, be putting it's new graduate hires through their own training program.

    I can't comment on the merits of Hull v Leicester. And rankingwise they are similar anyway, so that's not really a deciding factor (even if it was...). Maybe, revisit both and come to a decision.
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    (Original post by jneill)
    An employer would, almost certainly, be putting it's new graduate hires through their own training program.

    I can't comment on the merits of Hull v Leicester. And rankingwise they are similar anyway, so that's not really a deciding factor (even if it was...). Maybe, revisit both and come to a decision.
    Thanks man

    Well, I'm just so stressed out really.

    Hull has such a nice campus, but it's small. It also has a convenient and compact student area very close to the uni, but then again, it's also small.

    I really don't like how Leicester's campus buildings look like, they've got this old 1980s feel to them, some of them are hideous to be honest, only some of the buildings are nice, and Hull's library is like twice to almost three times the size of Leicester's and seems a lot nicer.

    This is a big worry, since I will be spending most of my time in the library.
    But I just don't know, Leicester just seems bigger as a uni and as a city, but the student areas seem a bit further away from the uni.

    I'll have to keep looking into this.
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    Thanks man

    Well, I'm just so stressed out really.

    Hull has such a nice campus, but it's small. It also has a convenient and compact student area very close to the uni, but then again, it's also small.

    I really don't like how Leicester's campus buildings look like, they've got this old 1980s feel to them, some of them are hideous to be honest, only some of the buildings are nice, and Hull's library is like twice to almost three times the size of Leicester's and seems a lot nicer.

    This is a big worry, since I will be spending most of my time in the library.
    But I just don't know, Leicester just seems bigger as a uni and as a city, but the student areas seem a bit further away from the uni.

    I'll have to keep looking into this.
    The couple of people I know who went to Leicester (not for engineering though) had a great time.
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    (Original post by tinyflame)
    I have a very tough time distinguishing the Leicester's features from Hull's, they both do Formula student, the both do a placement year and they both claim to have excellent links with industry. Although Leicester seems to have a more impressive list of industry partners/employers.

    I will go and look at the course content properly again, but so far I just have no idea, by the way the link I put to that thread went to the wrong page. I was supposed to link it to the first page where "Greu" talked about higher ranking unis teaching more content than lower ranking unis.

    So the "potential" problem is having to self teach when you graduate. But to be honest, all of this is just stressing out, I just don't know if I will enoy it at Leicester or not, I like Hull, but I'm worried it's too small for me to spend 4 years at.
    That might be his/her experience and I'm not going to disagree with it, but I think that very few graduates find it the case that their job requires every last bit of knowledge taught during the course of their degree. Most engineering jobs will probably require you to learn new things, but that's regardless of whether you went to the top or bottom university.
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    That might be his/her experience and I'm not going to disagree with it, but I think that very few graduates find it the case that their job requires every last bit of knowledge taught during the course of their degree. Most engineering jobs will probably require you to learn new things, but that's regardless of whether you went to the top or bottom university.
    Yeah I forgot about that as well, the fact that you won't be using everything learnt in your degree and that employers will need you to adapt to their own needs.

    Sighhh, it's so tough to decide, is it a bad idea to go to a university you don't like aesthetically? even though it's bigger and the city is bigger?

    I mean I could stay at Hull, but I would feel so confined to where I am right now.

    Thanks for your advice though Smack
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    Look at unis with years in industry. This helps a lot and you could possibly get to work with your partnered company after graduation. The uni I've applied to for my engineering course has a scholarships where we are partnered with a company for summer placements and a year in industry and with the majority of people on the scholarship they work for their partner company on graduation.

    Really with uni rankings its also to do with student satisfaction and other factors which really a employer wouldn't care about. Ranking is more a general guide for students looking for a uni that suits them, not for employers to know about how good a graduate is.
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    (Original post by jneill)
    The couple of people I know who went to Leicester (not for engineering though) had a great time.
    What did they like most about Leicester though?
    The campus, the city or the student accommodation?
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    Look at unis with years in industry. This helps a lot and you could possibly get to work with your partnered company after graduation. The uni I've applied to for my engineering course has a scholarships where we are partnered with a company for summer placements and a year in industry and with the majority of people on the scholarship they work for their partner company on graduation.

    Really with uni rankings its also to do with student satisfaction and other factors which really a employer wouldn't care about. Ranking is more a general guide for students looking for a uni that suits them, not for employers to know about how good a graduate is.
    Hey, thanks for your insight man, really appreciate it.

    The problem is that I've already made my five choices and I'm waiting from two other unis for offers. But I've already got an offer from leicester and derby so far. UCAS says that I can possibly change my uni choices up until 30th of June, but I'm not sure how likely this is as I'm already well past the 7 day grace period where I had the chance to change my choices. I will call them about it.

    The thing is that both Hull and Leicester offer degrees with a year in industry, I have never heard of these specific scholarships though, I doubt I would be cut out for a scholarship though as I've had a poor academic history.
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    (Original post by tinyflame)
    Hey, thanks for your insight man, really appreciate it.

    The problem is that I've already made my five choices and I'm waiting from two other unis for offers. But I've already got an offer from leicester and derby so far. UCAS says that I can possibly change my uni choices up until 30th of June, but I'm not sure how likely this is as I'm already well past the 7 day grace period where I had the chance to change my choices. I will call them about it.

    The thing is that both Hull and Leicester offer degrees with a year in industry, I have never heard of these specific scholarships though, I doubt I would be cut out for a scholarship though as I've had a poor academic history.
    Depends on your uni. Look at the courses you've applied to if they offer any scholarships. My scholarship wasn't entirely based on academic grades.
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    Depends on your uni. Look at the courses you've applied to if they offer any scholarships. My scholarship wasn't entirely based on academic grades.
    Yeah I will definitely do that, I only remember Leicester offering scholarships, but I remember these are only for students who have AAB for their A level results, which I don't have. But I will see if there is still a way to be eligible for it.

    I don't remember Hull offering a scholarship, but I will look into my other uni choices as well.
 
 
 
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