2022 Electrical Engineering applicants

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Welcome to the '22 EEE (Electrical &/or electronics engineering) applicants thread!

Feel free to introduce yourself with these icebreaker questions:

What course are you applying for:
What universities are you thinking of:
A level / IB / Higher predicted grades:
GCSE grades:
Extra curriculars:
(Share as much detail as you're comfortable with.)

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I'll start :/

1. What course are you applying for:
EEE

2. What universities are you thinking of:
Applied Imperial, Cambridge, Southampton, UCL, Manchester

3. A level / IB / Higher predicted grades:
Achieved 4A* (Maths, FM, Physics, Econ)

4. GCSE grades:
99999999A*A*A*A*A
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(Original post by Varss)
I'll start :/

1. What course are you applying for:
EEE

2. What universities are you thinking of:
Applied Imperial, Cambridge, Southampton, UCL, Manchester

3. A level / IB / Higher predicted grades:
Achieved 4A* (Maths, FM, Physics, Econ)

4. GCSE grades:
99999999A*A*A*A*A
Good luck!
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Good luck!
thank you
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Anyone heard back from ucl yet???
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I have and got an offer so yay!But I have a question for everyone here: I have offers from UCL and Southampton, but I can't choose between them. Does anyone have the power to help me with this haha
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I have and got an offer so yay!But I have a question for everyone here: I have offers from UCL and Southampton, but I can't choose between them. Does anyone have the power to help me with this haha
UCL is more well known in a general sense & certainly internationally.
S'oton has an excellent engineering reputation and is generally considered one of the strongest universities for engineering in the UK.

UCL is in London and that has a very different lifestyle & costs to S'oton which will be a more typical student city.

If you are interested in working internationally or in finance/consulting UCL is probably the route to consider; for a job in engineering (R&D, manufacturing....) id probably say it's unlikely to make a be a big difference CV wise but I personally think you'll probably have a larger cohort and probably more engineering specific facilities at S'oton.

For a typical student I personally think S'oton would be more enjoyable, London is just so crazy expensive and the nightlife is less together then it is in cities which arent as metropoloaised
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UCL is more well known in a general sense & certainly internationally.
S'oton has an excellent engineering reputation and is generally considered one of the strongest universities for engineering in the UK.

UCL is in London and that has a very different lifestyle & costs to S'oton which will be a more typical student city.

If you are interested in working internationally or in finance/consulting UCL is probably the route to consider; for a job in engineering (R&D, manufacturing....) id probably say it's unlikely to make a be a big difference CV wise but I personally think you'll probably have a larger cohort and probably more engineering specific facilities at S'oton.

For a typical student I personally think S'oton would be more enjoyable, London is just so crazy expensive and the nightlife is less together then it is in cities which arent as metropoloaised
Thank you so much for that! I've heard so much about Southampton being great for engineering but was unsure as to how good UCL is for engineering. I appreciate your input!
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Has anyone heard back from Imperial for EEE yet?
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Has anyone heard back from Imperial for EEE yet?
Yes. Yesterday. Home student, applied beginning of October and interviewed 12th November. Hope you hear soon. It was a long wait….
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anyone still waiting on ucl??
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yeah I'm still waiting for UCL
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yeah I'm still waiting for UCL
mind me asking what your stats are?
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mind me asking what your stats are?
A*A*AA predicted
9999999866 (6s were in English Lang and Lit)
Applied in December
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Hi I’m an international student. I don’t know if this is the right place to ask this but I couldn’t find a better thread , do you guys ever think about all those Reddit answers and other posts about engineers in the uk being underpaid ? I get really demotivated from reading those and start doubting myself. Would you agree with those posts? How do you guys deal with it mentally ?
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Yes. Yesterday. Home student, applied beginning of October and interviewed 12th November. Hope you hear soon. It was a long wait….
Well done omg. My interview was 8th December but I should probably hear back by the end of March agh
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Hi I’m an international student. I don’t know if this is the right place to ask this but I couldn’t find a better thread , do you guys ever think about all those Reddit answers and other posts about engineers in the uk being underpaid ? I get really demotivated from reading those and start doubting myself. Would you agree with those posts? How do you guys deal with it mentally ?
My dad is an engineer here in the UK, and he's told me multiple times that the money in engineering is NOT in the UK, so by that what I think most the reddit posts you're talking about is that UK engineers are relatively underpaid for similar jobs. You're probably going to get far more money in US and other countries. It's not really demotivated me though because I'm interested in the subject.
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My dad is an engineer here in the UK, and he's told me multiple times that the money in engineering is NOT in the UK, so by that what I think most the reddit posts you're talking about is that UK engineers are relatively underpaid for similar jobs. You're probably going to get far more money in US and other countries. It's not really demotivated me though because I'm interested in the subject.
Depends where you work, technical consultancy, energy, IP can be very financially lucrative.

But run of the mill engineering jobs in supply chain, manufacturing or average r&d firm pulls in £40-£70,000 and you need to be in management to make 6figs.

FWIW, electrical engineering is very in demand (what doesn’t use power electronics nowadays...), ive seen grad schemes for EE in £30,000+ (Outside law/data science/finance thats as good as it gets really )
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Depends where you work, technical consultancy, energy, IP can be very financially lucrative.

But run of the mill engineering jobs in supply chain, manufacturing or average r&d firm pulls in £40-£70,000 and you need to be in management to make 6figs.

FWIW, electrical engineering is very in demand (what doesn’t use power electronics nowadays...), ive seen grad schemes for EE in £30,000+ (Outside law/data science/finance thats as good as it gets really )
Aren’t graduate schemes really competitive ? How do people get into one ?
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Aren’t graduate schemes really competitive ? How do people get into one ?
It varies company to company.

Some are very competitive, others are very attainable (a lot is dependent on industry and how visible they are, but lots of big industry employers aren’t necessarily visible to society generally but still have lots of great opportunities, so networking & careers fairs really help dig them out) .

You just apply on the careers website of companies you are interested in, most companies have a process like CV screening, psychometric testing or video interview, assessment center. But you are free to apply for as many as you like.
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