Hi everyone, I'm a French student, I got an offer from both Sheffield and Birmingham for a Mechanical engineering course. I now I have the difficult task of choosing my first choice 😭 Do you have recommendation, or anything pulling me towards a uni. (Reputation) ?
Many thanks ! 😁
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Sheffield vs Birmingham Mechanical engineering watch
- Thread Starter
- 27-01-2017 19:48
- Community Assistant
- 28-01-2017 08:33
Both are good cities to live in although Birmingham's bigger which comes with certain amenities (equally people in the UK just don't really like Birmingham, so take from that what you will). I'd say Sheffield's reputation for engineering is a bit better than Birmingham and it has more up to date facilities. Birmingham also had a somewhat sketchy reputation as a uni to the point that they started giving everyone unconditional offers in order to improve recruitment, that reputation has gotten better though.
- 28-01-2017 09:30
Hi I'd choose Birmingham. It is generally higher up in league tables
(http://www.thecompleteuniversityguid...%20Engineering) and having visited both universities several times I prefer it over Sheffield. I would have applied to Birmingham for engineering myself but the course wasn't quite right for me.
The city is a great place to live (I'm a bit biased as I live ten miles outside the city centre) and its surrounded by great places to visit such as Warwick and Stratford upon Avon. Birmingham also has the youngest average age population in the U.K. Meaning there's loads to do for younger people. Also the Moseley and Kings Heath areas of Birmingham have been voted the best places to live in the U.K. in the past few years.
I would advise you to do some more research about both universities and cities before you decide and if possible and not to expensive try and visit them both (have you been invited to any Applicant days?) this will give you a much better basis for deciding on which your prefer.