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Sheffield is quite popular for engineering and they have a quite a new building dedicated to engineering which was really nice and modern with lots of study spaces/ lecture halls and i think it had a library in it too. They also had a lot of flight stimulators which was pretty cool. At the course talk the guy talked a lot about the companies that they’re linked with so i think they do have quite a strong focus on industry. And yeah for the course i think at sheffield you do general engineering for the first year which i think means that if you changed your mind about doing aerospace and wanted to a different kind of engineering instead then you probably could.
I wasn’t really a fan of the accommodation but that’s because i wanted shared bathroom so there wasn’t much choice and it was a bit dated. But the en suite accommodation was really new and it was pretty nice. A lot of the accommodation is like a 25/30 minute walk from campus so i think a lot of people get the bus there but i think there was city accommodation that was closer but i didn’t see that.
City is nice enough but i mean i didn’t really see much of it tbh.
I don’t know a lot about Southampton since I didn’t apply there but I can tell you why I picked Sheffield
First of all the diamond building is amazing! I fell in love with it when I visited and it looks and feels like a really good place to learn. In the first year it’s like an introduction to aerospace engineering then in second year you can choose to specialise more in avionics or aeromechanics which is another reason why I chose Sheffield since you can learn a bit about everything and then choose what you want to study more about.
Sheffield just feels really friendly and welcoming as well the student union is amazing and the campus is just on the edge of the city - the uni also has its own tram stop for easy access into the city centre.
The city is just a normal city I guess with everything you need and Sheffield is very green and that’s what I love about it I think there’s 4 trees for every person so I mean if you like trees then Sheffield is for you! There’s also a big shopping centre (Meadowhall) which is like a 4 min train ride from Sheffield train station and I (think) it has its own tram stop as well, so for more shops and food that’s an option as well
I think the accommodation is quite nice - I have a room in ranmoor which is a bit quieter than endcliffe since I wanted somewhere I can have fun but also study - I don’t know much about city accommodation though... but the en-suites look nice - decent size and better than some accommodation I viewed at other universities for the same price.
I guess just do your research - Sheffield are doing an online virtual open day on the 22nd of April for aerospace engineering you probs got the email so just do your research and if you choose Sheffield I’ll see you in September )