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    I go to the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, which is a post 1992 uni. I'm doing my BEng in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. The Uni itself is mid ranking on the league tables ( 64th in CUG, 44th in Guardian) but in the Engineering subject tables it performs around the 25th mark - which I think is decent enough. However, I'm starting to worry about my graduate prospects. My first concern is that it's a post 1992 uni and I don't know if graduate employers will care about that. My second concern is that I would like to go into either renewables or aerospace, and I don't know if I've harmed my chances of doing that by going to a uni that's close to the oil and gas industry. Could someone give me advice on this or tell me I'm over thinking this?
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    I go to the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, which is a post 1992 uni. I'm doing my BEng in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. The Uni itself is mid ranking on the league tables ( 64th in CUG, 44th in Guardian) but in the Engineering subject tables it performs around the 25th mark - which I think is decent enough. However, I'm starting to worry about my graduate prospects. My first concern is that it's a post 1992 uni and I don't know if graduate employers will care about that. My second concern is that I would like to go into either renewables or aerospace, and I don't know if I've harmed my chances of doing that by going to a uni that's close to the oil and gas industry. Could someone give me advice on this or tell me I'm over thinking this?
    I went to RGU too, although I was fortunate enough to graduate in a time when the oil industry was recruiting in large numbers so from what I know, everyone on my course, aside from one guy, went into it.

    I think that you are overthinking this. From what I have heard, those that actually want jobs in other industries, elsewhere in the country, are able to get them. Get a LinkedIn account and see for yourself what recent graduates are up to. As RGU draws a lot of its students from the local populace, there are certainly some that would rather pull pints or whatever in the meantime, until they can get an Aberdeen based job, but I haven't seen or heard anything to suggest that RGU grads can only get jobs in the oil industry.

    Generally, the MEng is preferred, although an MSc, particularly if it's in a relevant field, may also be helpful.
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    I went to RGU too, although I was fortunate enough to graduate in a time when the oil industry was recruiting in large numbers so from what I know, everyone on my course, aside from one guy, went into it.

    I think that you are overthinking this. From what I have heard, those that actually want jobs in other industries, elsewhere in the country, are able to get them. Get a LinkedIn account and see for yourself what recent graduates are up to. As RGU draws a lot of its students from the local populace, there are certainly some that would rather pull pints or whatever in the meantime, until they can get an Aberdeen based job, but I haven't seen or heard anything to suggest that RGU grads can only get jobs in the oil industry.

    Generally, the MEng is preferred, although an MSc, particularly if it's in a relevant field, may also be helpful.
    Thanks for replying, I get really worried about these things. I don't think I would like starting a career up in Aberdeen so I wouldn't mind moving elsewhere in the country to be in an industry I liked. When you were applying for graduate schemes, did they care about where you got your degree from?

    I think I would rather just try and do a BEng now and then specialise in something later
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    (Original post by RL2308)
    Thanks for replying, I get really worried about these things. I don't think I would like starting a career up in Aberdeen so I wouldn't mind moving elsewhere in the country to be in an industry I liked. When you were applying for graduate schemes, did they care about where you got your degree from?

    I think I would rather just try and do a BEng now and then specialise in something later
    I mainly applied to oil & gas, so going to RGU definitely helped a little.
 
 
 
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