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I have applied for Mechanical Engineering at University of Leicester and MMU and I have received offers from both of them. But I just can't decide between the two, I've been thinking about this for a while now and it's quite stressing.

I'm from Nottingham so on the one hand, University of Leicester is closer to me and will cheaper if I commute plus they also have a better Mechanical Engineering degree.

However, on the other hand MMU is in Manchester which is a better city, social city where I can make friends, however the degree isn't as 'valuable' there when compared to Leicester.

I feel as if I pick University of Leicester it would be better in the long run for the future, however I'm just not sure.

Can anyone give me some advice? Quite stumped.

Thank you (sorry if this wasn't in the right thread, not sure where to put it)
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Hi,

I have applied for Mechanical Engineering at University of Leicester and MMU and I have received offers from both of them. But I just can't decide between the two, I've been thinking about this for a while now and it's quite stressing.

I'm from Nottingham so on the one hand, University of Leicester is closer to me and will cheaper if I commute plus they also have a better Mechanical Engineering degree.

However, on the other hand MMU is in Manchester which is a better city, social city where I can make friends, however the degree isn't as 'valuable' there when compared to Leicester.

I feel as if I pick University of Leicester it would be better in the long run for the future, however I'm just not sure.

Can anyone give me some advice? Quite stumped.

Thank you (sorry if this wasn't in the right thread, not sure where to put it)
I would pick Leicester because as you say, it has a better reputation for Mech Eng. Would it be possible for you to live in Halls for first year, as that would probably make it easier to socialise and after all, you would have to pay accommodation fees if you moved to Manchester? There is no guarantee that you would have a better uni experience if you moved to Manchester as how much fun you have is largely down to luck regarding the people you meet and the friends you make
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I would pick Leicester because as you say, it has a better reputation for Mech Eng. Would it be possible for you to live in Halls for first year, as that would probably make it easier to socialise and after all, you would have to pay accommodation fees if you moved to Manchester? There is no guarantee that you would have a better uni experience if you moved to Manchester as how much fun you have is largely down to luck regarding the people you meet and the friends you make
You're right. Especially considering nowadays the job market, economy and all of that is just getting worse it would be the best long term choice. And besides, like you said I could get accomodation in Leicester and still make friends and socialise, so I might just do that, it would be less hassle doing that anyways, instead of commuting. And Manchester accomodation fees are more expensive anyways, so going to Leicester would help.
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(Original post by evaristegalois)
Hi,

I have applied for Mechanical Engineering at University of Leicester and MMU and I have received offers from both of them. But I just can't decide between the two, I've been thinking about this for a while now and it's quite stressing.

I'm from Nottingham so on the one hand, University of Leicester is closer to me and will cheaper if I commute plus they also have a better Mechanical Engineering degree.

However, on the other hand MMU is in Manchester which is a better city, social city where I can make friends, however the degree isn't as 'valuable' there when compared to Leicester.

I feel as if I pick University of Leicester it would be better in the long run for the future, however I'm just not sure.

Can anyone give me some advice? Quite stumped.

Thank you (sorry if this wasn't in the right thread, not sure where to put it)
You have already answered your question - UOL better in the long run - but to be honest - it is a stem subject - you could get a degree from a dub university and it is still worth a lot.
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You have already answered your question - UOL better in the long run - but to be honest - it is a stem subject - you could get a degree from a dub university and it is still worth a lot.
Yeah you're right it is a STEM subject so it's useful anywhere and all the course contents for universities are really similar. I think perception can be quite important when it comes to employability as well.

It's quite interesting, I was doing something research. According to, The Economist: "The Economist has ranked MMU #92 out of 124 within the UK in degree value, based on statistics from the Department for Education, which indicated MMU degrees having a negative effect on graduate prospects."

Now that statement is just a general statement and doesn't mean anything towards Mechanical Engineering. As a matter of fact it doesn't have any meaning to towards any degree, but still its just the perception and how people view it that counts sometimes. Especially employers. Thanks for the replies anyways, I'm going to just move to Leicester.
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Yeah you're right it is a STEM subject so it's useful anywhere and all the course contents for universities are really similar. I think perception can be quite important when it comes to employability as well.

It's quite interesting, I was doing something research. According to, The Economist: "The Economist has ranked MMU #92 out of 124 within the UK in degree value, based on statistics from the Department for Education, which indicated MMU degrees having a negative effect on graduate prospects."

Now that statement is just a general statement and doesn't mean anything towards Mechanical Engineering. As a matter of fact it doesn't have any meaning to towards any degree, but still its just the perception and how people view it that counts sometimes. Especially employers. Thanks for the replies anyways, I'm going to just move to Leicester.
Right decision - but do stay in halls as previous poster suggested. Great for social life and meeting the opposite sex!
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In Mechanical Engineering degree rep is gonna be borderline irrelevant because you're gonna have in demand skills regardless. Remember you are going to have to live in your uni city for 3 years.
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