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Hi there, I’m tied between Uni of Leeds or Uni of Sheffield for MEng Mechanical Engineering. I have conditional offers for both, AAA at Sheffield and AAB at Leeds, as it will be reduced from A*AA with the completion of Access to Leeds. This reduced offer will only apply if I put Leeds as my firm choice.

For a while my heart has been set on Leeds, I just knew the city and campus felt right and the course is very good. However after visiting the Sheffield Applicant day, I am now stuck between them both. I think that the facilities for engineering at Sheffield are outstanding, and are much more invested and modern compared to Leeds, which is obviously a big factor in how the study experience will be.

Leeds is very high on league tables compared to Sheffield, but I don’t really know what makes Leeds so much better than other Unis for engineering.

I am just stuck, and not sure what to do.
Any help would be appreciated.
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Hi there, I’m tied between Uni of Leeds or Uni of Sheffield for MEng Mechanical Engineering. I have conditional offers for both, AAA at Sheffield and AAB at Leeds, as it will be reduced from A*AA with the completion of Access to Leeds. This reduced offer will only apply if I put Leeds as my firm choice.

For a while my heart has been set on Leeds, I just knew the city and campus felt right and the course is very good. However after visiting the Sheffield Applicant day, I am now stuck between them both. I think that the facilities for engineering at Sheffield are outstanding, and are much more invested and modern compared to Leeds, which is obviously a big factor in how the study experience will be.

Leeds is very high on league tables compared to Sheffield, but I don’t really know what makes Leeds so much better than other Unis for engineering.

I am just stuck, and not sure what to do.
Any help would be appreciated.
Pick the course you prefer

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On a real, I would stick with Leeds if I was you as they are ranked very high and have a very strong engineering department especially in mechanical engineering, I haven’t heard anything about Sheffield though but I know the engineering department in Leeds is very supportive and do provide a lot of support to students taking an engineering course at their university.
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Thankyou for your help
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On a real, I would stick with Leeds if I was you as they are ranked very high and have a very strong engineering department especially in mechanical engineering, I haven’t heard anything about Sheffield though but I know the engineering department in Leeds is very supportive and do provide a lot of support to students taking an engineering course at their university.
Sheffield is notably strong for Engineering.

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Leeds is 7th for mechanical engineering and Sheffield is 15th
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Leeds is 7th for mechanical engineering and Sheffield is 15th
Rankings change all the time, I wouldn't put much store on them for this exercise. (Sheffield was 4th a few years ago.)

They are both good universities. OP should choose the course they prefer and a university they want to live at for 4 or so years.

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I'd go for Leeds at the moment, Sheffield's mechanical engineering department is a shambles right now and they're going to have a bad decade.
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I'd go for Leeds at the moment, Sheffield's mechanical engineering department is a shambles right now and they're going to have a bad decade.
What do you mean a shambles, what's happened?
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I'd go for Leeds at the moment, Sheffield's mechanical engineering department is a shambles right now and they're going to have a bad decade.
Really, what happened? I thought you enjoyed it?

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What do you mean a shambles, what's happened?
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Really, what happened? I thought you enjoyed it?

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Poor management, no renewal of funding for a lot of high value and prestigious projects which were seen as guaranteed to be renewed, an expected drop in government funding from poor performance in the next Research Excellence Framework. As a result of these things a lot of staff are leaving too.

I was studying Aerospace for my undergrad which is under a different department at Sheffield and while we took some mech modules we were largely isolated from any problems with mech. For new cohorts there will be greater effects even in aero due to how big the changes are in mech (lots of engineering modules are being sacrificed in exchange for management modules as part of the management shake-up), but still relatively small. I would still recommend aero and pretty much any other engineering degree at Sheffield because of that, though I would be hesitant about anything run by mechanical engineering or the AMRC. As an undergrad you also don't really know much about what is going on at the university, why things happen, etc so it's easy to just go with the flow because you know you're stuck there for 3-4 years anyway.

Now during my PhD I was under mechanical engineering and if you have politically minded supervisors, you end up getting much more of the details even though ironically they're less pertinent to you, but certainly that information can be passed onto people making decisions about where to go to university.
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Poor management, no renewal of funding for a lot of high value and prestigious projects which were seen as guaranteed to be renewed, an expected drop in government funding from poor performance in the next Research Excellence Framework. As a result of these things a lot of staff are leaving too.

I was studying Aerospace for my undergrad which is under a different department at Sheffield and while we took some mech modules we were largely isolated from any problems with mech. For new cohorts there will be greater effects even in aero due to how big the changes are in mech (lots of engineering modules are being sacrificed in exchange for management modules as part of the management shake-up), but still relatively small. I would still recommend aero and pretty much any other engineering degree at Sheffield because of that, though I would be hesitant about anything run by mechanical engineering or the AMRC. As an undergrad you also don't really know much about what is going on at the university, why things happen, etc so it's easy to just go with the flow because you know you're stuck there for 3-4 years anyway.

Now during my PhD I was under mechanical engineering and if you have politically minded supervisors, you end up getting much more of the details even though ironically they're less pertinent to you, but certainly that information can be passed onto people making decisions about where to go to university.
Oh dear.

Well, OP, there's your insight.

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Poor management, no renewal of funding for a lot of high value and prestigious projects which were seen as guaranteed to be renewed, an expected drop in government funding from poor performance in the next Research Excellence Framework. As a result of these things a lot of staff are leaving too.

I was studying Aerospace for my undergrad which is under a different department at Sheffield and while we took some mech modules we were largely isolated from any problems with mech. For new cohorts there will be greater effects even in aero due to how big the changes are in mech (lots of engineering modules are being sacrificed in exchange for management modules as part of the management shake-up), but still relatively small. I would still recommend aero and pretty much any other engineering degree at Sheffield because of that, though I would be hesitant about anything run by mechanical engineering or the AMRC. As an undergrad you also don't really know much about what is going on at the university, why things happen, etc so it's easy to just go with the flow because you know you're stuck there for 3-4 years anyway.

Now during my PhD I was under mechanical engineering and if you have politically minded supervisors, you end up getting much more of the details even though ironically they're less pertinent to you, but certainly that information can be passed onto people making decisions about where to go to university.
Thankyou for your reply, and I am sorry you have been messed around like that...imma have to reconsider Sheffield
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Poor management, no renewal of funding for a lot of high value and prestigious projects which were seen as guaranteed to be renewed, an expected drop in government funding from poor performance in the next Research Excellence Framework. As a result of these things a lot of staff are leaving too.

I was studying Aerospace for my undergrad which is under a different department at Sheffield and while we took some mech modules we were largely isolated from any problems with mech. For new cohorts there will be greater effects even in aero due to how big the changes are in mech (lots of engineering modules are being sacrificed in exchange for management modules as part of the management shake-up), but still relatively small. I would still recommend aero and pretty much any other engineering degree at Sheffield because of that, though I would be hesitant about anything run by mechanical engineering or the AMRC. As an undergrad you also don't really know much about what is going on at the university, why things happen, etc so it's easy to just go with the flow because you know you're stuck there for 3-4 years anyway.

Now during my PhD I was under mechanical engineering and if you have politically minded supervisors, you end up getting much more of the details even though ironically they're less pertinent to you, but certainly that information can be passed onto people making decisions about where to go to university.
I am currently considering Sheffield for Bioengineering. Would you advise against it?
(also have an offer from leeds)
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I am currently considering Sheffield for Bioengineering. Would you advise against it?
(also have an offer from leeds)
No, definitely wouldn't advise against it. Bioengineering has minimal contact with mechanical, and it offers a good amount of actual biology and medical content which no other university does in their bioeng/biomed eng degree from what I've seen.
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Poor management, no renewal of funding for a lot of high value and prestigious projects which were seen as guaranteed to be renewed, an expected drop in government funding from poor performance in the next Research Excellence Framework. As a result of these things a lot of staff are leaving too.

I was studying Aerospace for my undergrad which is under a different department at Sheffield and while we took some mech modules we were largely isolated from any problems with mech. For new cohorts there will be greater effects even in aero due to how big the changes are in mech (lots of engineering modules are being sacrificed in exchange for management modules as part of the management shake-up), but still relatively small. I would still recommend aero and pretty much any other engineering degree at Sheffield because of that, though I would be hesitant about anything run by mechanical engineering or the AMRC. As an undergrad you also don't really know much about what is going on at the university, why things happen, etc so it's easy to just go with the flow because you know you're stuck there for 3-4 years anyway.

Now during my PhD I was under mechanical engineering and if you have politically minded supervisors, you end up getting much more of the details even though ironically they're less pertinent to you, but certainly that information can be passed onto people making decisions about where to go to university.
Hi,

I have recently firmed my offer from Warwick for Mechanical Engineering, but was thinking of trying to apply for Sheffield for Mech Eng when we get our results (Through clearing / adjustment), however after reading ur comment, I am unsure.

I would prefer to do a mech eng / general eng course rather than aerospace (However Ive heard the Sheffield aerospace course is quite broad so would u still be able to apply to the same jobs as Mech graduates can).

Do u think I should stick with Warwick, or try for Sheffield?

Many thanks
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Hi there, I’m tied between Uni of Leeds or Uni of Sheffield for MEng Mechanical Engineering. I have conditional offers for both, AAA at Sheffield and AAB at Leeds, as it will be reduced from A*AA with the completion of Access to Leeds. This reduced offer will only apply if I put Leeds as my firm choice.

For a while my heart has been set on Leeds, I just knew the city and campus felt right and the course is very good. However after visiting the Sheffield Applicant day, I am now stuck between them both. I think that the facilities for engineering at Sheffield are outstanding, and are much more invested and modern compared to Leeds, which is obviously a big factor in how the study experience will be.

Leeds is very high on league tables compared to Sheffield, but I don’t really know what makes Leeds so much better than other Unis for engineering.

I am just stuck, and not sure what to do.
Any help would be appreciated.
I vote Leeds
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Hi,

I have recently firmed my offer from Warwick for Mechanical Engineering, but was thinking of trying to apply for Sheffield for Mech Eng when we get our results (Through clearing / adjustment), however after reading ur comment, I am unsure.

I would prefer to do a mech eng / general eng course rather than aerospace (However Ive heard the Sheffield aerospace course is quite broad so would u still be able to apply to the same jobs as Mech graduates can).

Do u think I should stick with Warwick, or try for Sheffield?

Many thanks
Best to make a new thread, this one is a year old.
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Hi,

I have recently firmed my offer from Warwick for Mechanical Engineering, but was thinking of trying to apply for Sheffield for Mech Eng when we get our results (Through clearing / adjustment), however after reading ur comment, I am unsure.

I would prefer to do a mech eng / general eng course rather than aerospace (However Ive heard the Sheffield aerospace course is quite broad so would u still be able to apply to the same jobs as Mech graduates can).

Do u think I should stick with Warwick, or try for Sheffield?

Many thanks
I think Warwick is a good university for engineering too so I wouldn't make it a massive priority to jump away from it. As for Sheffield you could try either their General Engineering or Aerospace courses. I would be aware that many universities are in the process of making redundancies at the moment though so it's quite difficult to say what position any uni will be in by the time you start though.
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