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    Hi guys, (TL;DR at the end)
    Having gone through all the trouble of writing a personal statement, applying then nervously waiting for offers (I did get offers from all 5 in the end) for my originally chosen course of Civil Engineering from my top 5 of:
    - Leeds (MEng - AAA),
    - Manchester (BEng - AAB),
    - Newcastle (BEng - AAB),
    - Liverpool (BEng - ABB),
    - Sheffield (BEng - AAA),
    I ended up firming Leeds, with Manchester as my insurance, I have now decided that civil engineering just isn't for me...

    So! I have decided, based on my love of F1, that Mechanical Engineering is now my favoured choice. I then went onto the Williams F1 careers advice page (http://www.williamsf1.com/pages/careers/faqs) and they helpfully have a list of favoured unis for f1 hopefuls, so I checked these websites for their entry requirements, as well as UCAS extra for whether they have clearing places available - most of which seemed to, if I understood the results correctly.

    I am now in the situation where I don't know whether it'd be best to just wait until results day, then dive into clearing and attempt to get an offer from one of those 5 suggested by Williams, or whether it'd be worth emailing the universities, asking if they'd consider my application, then ask UCAS to transfer my application to them (obviously I'd have to reject my firm and insurance).

    Any advice would be gratefully appreciated!

    TL;DR - I want to change my course from Civil Engineering to Mech Eng, and was wondering the best way to do it, and also whether my insurance would treat my change favourably to one I rejected
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    (Original post by laskovich)
    Hi guys, (TL;DR at the end)
    Having gone through all the trouble of writing a personal statement, applying then nervously waiting for offers (I did get offers from all 5 in the end) for my originally chosen course of Civil Engineering from my top 5 of:
    - Leeds (MEng - AAA),
    - Manchester (BEng - AAB),
    - Newcastle (BEng - AAB),
    - Liverpool (BEng - ABB),
    - Sheffield (BEng - AAA),
    I ended up firming Leeds, with Manchester as my insurance, I have now decided that civil engineering just isn't for me...

    So! I have decided, based on my love of F1, that Mechanical Engineering is now my favoured choice. I then went onto the Williams F1 careers advice page (http://www.williamsf1.com/pages/careers/faqs) and they helpfully have a list of favoured unis for f1 hopefuls, so I checked these websites for their entry requirements, as well as UCAS extra for whether they have clearing places available - most of which seemed to, if I understood the results correctly.

    I am now in the situation where I don't know whether it'd be best to just wait until results day, then dive into clearing and attempt to get an offer from one of those 5 suggested by Williams, or whether it'd be worth emailing the universities, asking if they'd consider my application, then ask UCAS to transfer my application to them (obviously I'd have to reject my firm and insurance).

    Any advice would be gratefully appreciated!

    TL;DR - I want to change my course from Civil Engineering to Mech Eng, and was wondering the best way to do it, and also whether my insurance would treat my change favourably to one I rejected
    At this point your application would have to go through Clearing - if you know you don't want to try to switch to mech eng at Leeds or Manchester (which would be the safest option) then you'd need to contact both of them to ask if you can be placed into clearing ASAP.

    Of the list on the F1 website only Brunel, Bristol, Loughborough and Southampton are regularly entering clearing/adjustment - but it may well be that they don't have spaces for their Mech Eng courses. I'd suggest ringing them up ASAP to test the water about whether they're likely to have places available in clearing for mecheng for someone with your likely grades.

    If the answer from all 4 is no then you have the choice to either try to switch to mech eng at Leeds/Manchester or to take a gap year and reapply to the F1 recommended universities.

    You need to get on this ASAP though - ring all 4 universities now (ie this afternoon before everyone goes home for the weekend).
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    Right then, I have some phoning to do, will let you know how it goes
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    (Original post by laskovich)
    Hi guys, (TL;DR at the end)
    Having gone through all the trouble of writing a personal statement, applying then nervously waiting for offers (I did get offers from all 5 in the end) for my originally chosen course of Civil Engineering from my top 5 of:
    - Leeds (MEng - AAA),
    - Manchester (BEng - AAB),
    - Newcastle (BEng - AAB),
    - Liverpool (BEng - ABB),
    - Sheffield (BEng - AAA),
    I ended up firming Leeds, with Manchester as my insurance, I have now decided that civil engineering just isn't for me...

    So! I have decided, based on my love of F1, that Mechanical Engineering is now my favoured choice. I then went onto the Williams F1 careers advice page (http://www.williamsf1.com/pages/careers/faqs) and they helpfully have a list of favoured unis for f1 hopefuls, so I checked these websites for their entry requirements, as well as UCAS extra for whether they have clearing places available - most of which seemed to, if I understood the results correctly.

    I am now in the situation where I don't know whether it'd be best to just wait until results day, then dive into clearing and attempt to get an offer from one of those 5 suggested by Williams, or whether it'd be worth emailing the universities, asking if they'd consider my application, then ask UCAS to transfer my application to them (obviously I'd have to reject my firm and insurance).

    Any advice would be gratefully appreciated!

    TL;DR - I want to change my course from Civil Engineering to Mech Eng, and was wondering the best way to do it, and also whether my insurance would treat my change favourably to one I rejected
    I wouldn't base your choice of university on the vanishingly small chance of getting a position in F1, nevermind Williams specifically. It is hugely competitive, and I doubt coming from any of your current universities would put you at a disadvantage. They are looking for great engineers, and will take them from wherever they appear.

    Your best bet really is to see if you can change to MechEng at Leeds or Manchester.

    As for the universities they list (and Williams haven't said you can't come from elsewhere, just that they are "popular")
    Cambridge is not in clearing
    Imperial is not in clearing
    Brunel : typical offer AAB
    Bristol : typical offer A*AA
    Loughborough : typical offer A*AA
    Southampton: typical offer A*AA

    So your grades may only suit Brunel anyway.
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    I wouldn't base your choice of university on the vanishingly small chance of getting a position in F1, nevermind Williams specifically. It is hugely competitive, and I doubt coming from any of your current universities would put you at a disadvantage. They are looking for great engineers, and will take them from wherever they appear.

    Your best bet really is to see if you can change to MechEng at Leeds or Manchester.

    As for the universities they list (and Williams haven't said you can't come from elsewhere, just that they are "popular"
    Cambridge is not in clearing
    Imperial is not in clearing
    Brunel : typical offer AAB
    Bristol : typical offer A*AA
    Loughborough : typical offer A*AA
    Southampton: typical offer A*AA

    So your grades may only suit Brunel anyway.
    I was only going for the BEng (as most universities offer the ability to change to an MEng with decent performance in first year), and unfortunately Leeds' Mech Eng course has the same grades for BEng as MEng (A*AA) so the ability to switch course now is looking unlikely.

    If I were to ring Manchester, and ask if they'd swap my application, would that mean I'd have to reject Leeds' offer, as they are for different courses?
    Then if Manchester would let me swap, should I still ring the Loughbrough and Brunel for clearing places?
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    (Original post by laskovich)
    I was only going for the BEng (as most universities offer the ability to change to an MEng with decent performance in first year), and unfortunately Leeds' Mech Eng course has the same grades for BEng as MEng (A*AA) so the ability to switch course now is looking unlikely.

    If I were to ring Manchester, and ask if they'd swap my application, would that mean I'd have to reject Leeds' offer, as they are for different courses?
    Then if Manchester would let me swap, should I still ring the Loughbrough and Brunel for clearing places?
    The grades I quoted are all BEng.

    And yes if Manchester accept you then you will need to tell Leeds you have changed your mind about Civil Engineering.

    Also contact the other universities now but they won't be able to formally give you an offer until Results Day.

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    The grades I quoted are all BEng.And yes if Manchester accept you then you will need to tell Leeds you have changed your mind about Civil Engineering.Also contact the other universities now but they won't be able to formally give you an offer until Results Day.Posted from TSR Mobile

    Right, thanks a lot! I shall get on the phone asap
 
 
 
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