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Hi, is anyone from TSR going to Aston for chem eng? I started a thread about it on the engineering forum a few months back, but got no replies lol. So, anyone going there this year or already there, pls give us a shout
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Hey there, i have applied for the BEng course, i have an offer of BBB but my biology and chemistry exams really didn't go too well, im so scared i wont meet the requirements. Do you think if i slip a grade they would 100% reject me or do you think they may be leanient? How have your exams been going and stuff?
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Hi, erm its impossible for me to say whether you'll be accepted if you slip a grade. It just depends on how many offers the uni has made compared to the number of places available. When I started back in 2007, I know of people that got in with BBC.

I'm due to graduate with a B.Eng this July. The course has been quite intense, especially the final year when most of your time will be occupied on your design project. It is split into two parts, a group project, then an individual project. Other than that, all I can advise is keep up-to-date with your work, attend lectures, attempt tutorials..... and seek advice if you don't understand anything (especially in 1st year when you learn the fundamentals, which you then build on in 2nd and 3rd year). Doing a placement year is also highly recommended, around half of the students choose to do one... You'll be told about it when the time comes, and theres plenty of support available.

Good luck with your exam results, hope it goes well. If you have any other specific qns, feel free to ask =)
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Ive chose chemistry at aston as my firm
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Hi, erm its impossible for me to say whether you'll be accepted if you slip a grade. It just depends on how many offers the uni has made compared to the number of places available. When I started back in 2007, I know of people that got in with BBC.

I'm due to graduate with a B.Eng this July. The course has been quite intense, especially the final year when most of your time will be occupied on your design project. It is split into two parts, a group project, then an individual project. Other than that, all I can advise is keep up-to-date with your work, attend lectures, attempt tutorials..... and seek advice if you don't understand anything (especially in 1st year when you learn the fundamentals, which you then build on in 2nd and 3rd year). Doing a placement year is also highly recommended, around half of the students choose to do one... You'll be told about it when the time comes, and theres plenty of support available.

Good luck with your exam results, hope it goes well. If you have any other specific qns, feel free to ask =)

Hey thanks for that, i hope all your exams went well. Wow that sounds really cool, what was the design project based on? Did you have a choice or was it a fixed thing everybody had to do. Oh and also how many lectures do you have and how long is each lecture? Hope its not toooo many LOL. I'm really excited i just sincerely hope i get those darn grades
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Ive chose chemistry at aston as my firm
Hey thats awesome i've also firmed aston! Need to get BBB but the exams were IMMENSELY hard this year :O What are you're entry requirements? Are you doing the BEng?
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Hey thanks for that, i hope all your exams went well. Wow that sounds really cool, what was the design project based on? Did you have a choice or was it a fixed thing everybody had to do. Oh and also how many lectures do you have and how long is each lecture? Hope its not toooo many LOL. I'm really excited i just sincerely hope i get those darn grades
Yeah, the design projects are quite interesting and very varied. Mine was on the manufacture of a synthetic fibre. However, most of the design projects at Aston seem to be based around bioenergy, mainly because one of our professors' heads the European Bioenergy Research Group (very cool - http://www.aston-berg.co.uk/?_id=1). The design projects have been fixed and we normally don't get to choose, but this issue was raised in the staff/student committees, so that should change hopefully.

Regarding lectures, the largest number of lectures are in year 1 and these decrease as you progress. In year 3, for example, you have very few lectures, and even less in the 4th year if you stay to do a MEng. Lectures last between 1 and 3 hours. In 1st year, we had a few 9am-5pm days, but its not too bad.
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Hey thats awesome i've also firmed aston! Need to get BBB but the exams were IMMENSELY hard this year :O What are you're entry requirements? Are you doing the BEng?
Nice! I needed BBB and i got A* A* B so im in

Nah i think im doing the BSci
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Hi, erm its impossible for me to say whether you'll be accepted if you slip a grade. It just depends on how many offers the uni has made compared to the number of places available. When I started back in 2007, I know of people that got in with BBC.

I'm due to graduate with a B.Eng this July. The course has been quite intense, especially the final year when most of your time will be occupied on your design project. It is split into two parts, a group project, then an individual project. Other than that, all I can advise is keep up-to-date with your work, attend lectures, attempt tutorials..... and seek advice if you don't understand anything (especially in 1st year when you learn the fundamentals, which you then build on in 2nd and 3rd year). Doing a placement year is also highly recommended, around half of the students choose to do one... You'll be told about it when the time comes, and theres plenty of support available.

Good luck with your exam results, hope it goes well. If you have any other specific qns, feel free to ask =)

Hi
If you did the degree 2011
How good the jobs are?thanks 🌺
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Hey there, i have applied for the BEng course, i have an offer of BBB but my biology and chemistry exams really didn't go too well, im so scared i wont meet the requirements. Do you think if i slip a grade they would 100% reject me or do you think they may be leanient? How have your exams been going and stuff?

don't worry about it too much. I got direct entry to the second year because I did my first year at Birmingham uni. two years later and I just didn't graduate. there was nothing I could do. in the end I had to beg for a diploma to show something for my time at uni. that diploma is useless. you can't do anything with it. don't stress too much about it.
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If you did the degree 2011
How good the jobs are?thanks 🌺
aston does an industrial year. basically all those who did an industrial placement got a degree automatically. the ones who didn't, had to resit the final year. speaks for itself. anyway, I've spoken to others who were in my year before they did the IY and they just have regular jobs that you don't need a chemical engineering degree for, like working for a bank. plus the pay, that's not going to reflect your years at uni studying such a hard course. you're better off saving yourself the debt and just getting a job. when I left aston, I got a job at £12, 0000 annum. there was an 18 year old who only did A'levels and she got a job as a department manager at £18,000
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