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Guys, so basically I can get into either, Loughborough is slightly cheaper (I’m an international Student so that’s important), my course at Birmingham is chemical engineering, while at Loughborough it’s Finance, i personally slightly prefer finance ? But I like chemistry too, but I heard finance has more opportunities and I just don’t know what to pick. Clubbing and fun are also important to me, so which is better in that sense ? (I have to make a decision in 3 days, so any advice would be appreciated ASAP)

I’d like to add that Birmingham is currently the firm choice on UCAS, while Loughborough would be the clearing choice, which id like to know if that poses any extra disadvantage
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Loughborough is simply a small town full of students - literally everyone is a student in there. The community is amazing. The hall parties are bloody amazing and people have constant fun over there.
Edit: University is brilliant, from any perspective.

I'll wait for someone else to comment on Birmingham, as my opinion would be objective.
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Loughborough is simply a small town full of students - literally everyone is a student in there. The community is amazing. The hall parties are bloody amazing and people have constant fun over there.

I'll wait for someone else to comment on Birmingham, as my opinion would be objective.
Alright, how about the ethnic mix there ? And the employer reputability ?
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Guys, so basically I can get into either, Loughborough is slightly cheaper (I’m an international Student so that’s important), my course at Birmingham is chemical engineering, while at Loughborough it’s Finance, i personally slightly prefer finance ? But I like chemistry too, but I heard finance has more opportunities and I just don’t know what to pick. Clubbing and fun are also important to me, so which is better in that sense ? (I have to make a decision in 3 days, so any advice would be appreciated ASAP)

I’d like to add that Birmingham is currently the firm choice on UCAS, while Loughborough would be the clearing choice, which id like to know if that poses any extra disadvantage
If Birmingham is your firm then you’ll be ok for accommodation. If you go through clearing you are a lot less likely to get your chosen type of accommodation and end up somewhere else or you may not get accommodation at all and have to go private.
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Guys, so basically I can get into either, Loughborough is slightly cheaper (I’m an international Student so that’s important), my course at Birmingham is chemical engineering, while at Loughborough it’s Finance, i personally slightly prefer finance ? But I like chemistry too, but I heard finance has more opportunities and I just don’t know what to pick. Clubbing and fun are also important to me, so which is better in that sense ? (I have to make a decision in 3 days, so any advice would be appreciated ASAP)

I’d like to add that Birmingham is currently the firm choice on UCAS, while Loughborough would be the clearing choice, which id like to know if that poses any extra disadvantage
Hi I'm a fourth year chemical engineer at Uob currently on placement at a major food company.

Chemical engineering is a really marketable degree and I know several people who have moved into finance graduate schemes from chemical engineering.

As for the towns brum is a sick city to go out in, with multiple nights every night, plenty of variety, lots of dnb jungle garage reggae, you name it, it's there.

As for ethnic mix Birmingham is a very multicultural city with people from all over the world, most ethnicities have a club or society at the guild which is a great way to meet like minded people!

Hope that helps feel free to ask me any questions

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Hi I'm a fourth year chemical engineer at Uob currently on placement at a major food company.

Chemical engineering is a really marketable degree and I know several people who have moved into finance graduate schemes from chemical engineering.

As for the towns brum is a sick city to go out in, with multiple nights every night, plenty of variety, lots of dnb jungle garage reggae, you name it, it's there.

As for ethnic mix Birmingham is a very multicultural city with people from all over the world, most ethnicities have a club or society at the guild which is a great way to meet like minded people!

Hope that helps feel free to ask me any questions

Harry
Were there any struggles in shifting from Chemical Engineering to finance ?
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Were there any struggles in shifting from Chemical Engineering to finance ?
I'm personally not in finance, but I don't think there would be. Chem eng teaches a lot of analytical problem solving and team work skills that transfer well and are desirable in any industry.

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I'm personally not in finance, but I don't think there would be. Chem eng teaches a lot of analytical problem solving and team work skills that transfer well and are desirable in any industry.

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And how did you feel about the student life ? Are people cooperative towards each other ? Thank you for your help
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And how did you feel about the student life ? Are people cooperative towards each other ? Thank you for your help
Yes! The social life as part of the course is amazing. BUCES the birmingham chem eng society has almost weekly socials with bar crawls and sober socials etc, we've also won the national chem eng sports day (Frank Morton) 5 years running.

There's a really great culture within the department of students in older years helping to guide and tutor the younger students which really helps the course feel more manageable!
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That sounds amazing. How about the accommodation ? Are the rules strict ? Is there a specific curfew ?
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That sounds amazing. How about the accommodation ? Are the rules strict ? Is there a specific curfew ?
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you can check out accomodation here:

https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/study/a...ion/index.aspx

There aren't really any rules, my flat hosted pres a couple of times a week and we'd have flat parties etc.

No curfew either, although this is the same for all the unis in the UK as far as i know!

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That sounds awesome, do you have any negative experience from the university that you’d like to share ?
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That sounds awesome, do you have any negative experience from the university that you’d like to share ?
I mean no university is perfect, sometimes the course is stressful and can feel overwhelming or the neighbours are playing music until 4am the day before your exam. The food on campus is a bit overpriced in my opinion too!
But in general I've had an amazing time at Birmingham and can fully recommend both the course and the university in general. I've made amazing friends and memories and am currently on a work placement that I really enjoy all because of the uni, and that's really the stuff that matters if you ask me.

I'm sure there are people who have had problems etc, but I personally have basically all good things to say about Birmingham.
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And how about the opportunities in the placement year ?
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And how about the opportunities in the placement year ?
The vast majority of my friends who wanted placements got them and the uni supported me as much as they could with CV workshops, mock interviews etc, but at the end of the day it's on you to apply for placements etc. This'll be the same at all unis though!

Im on placement in the research and development department of a major food company and really enjoying it atm!


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That’s perfect, but I wanted to know if I’m someone who leans more on the financial side of things, can I get my placement in a job that leans more towards that than engineering but is still linked to chemical engineering ?
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That’s perfect, but I wanted to know if I’m someone who leans more on the financial side of things, can I get my placement in a job that leans more towards that than engineering but is still linked to chemical engineering ?
Yes I have friends doing placements in supply chain and logistics, data science, project management and finance, there are plenty of placements out there for what you're interested in.
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That’s brilliant, and are there any finance related modules in the course ? And how much physics is involved ?
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