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Bath vs Southampton vs Sheffield

I have an offer from each of them and I have no idea which one to pick... please can anyone help give me some advice

I have visited all of them for an open day too
Academically I think they're all rather similar for engineering as a subject area (assuming that's what you're planning to study based on where you created the thread - you haven't specified otherwise though).

I'd probably then focus on practical and personal perspectives as a result. Practically consider what it would be like living in each city, moving down there (and potentially back home in the summer if you don't plan to find a let to stay in the city "full time"), and what the costs of living and rent are in each city. I suspect Bath and surrounding areas would be rather more than Sheffield or Southampton for example! Also consider transport links to major hubs if you expect to be travelling a fair bit (Southampton is pretty straightforward to get to London; I think Bath also has good links for that by rail. Not sure how Sheffield fares?).

Otherwise think about how you felt about what you saw and experienced at each uni at the open day. What were your "gut feelings" about each? That can sometimes be telling!
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Original post by artful_lounger
Academically I think they're all rather similar for engineering as a subject area (assuming that's what you're planning to study based on where you created the thread - you haven't specified otherwise though).
I'd probably then focus on practical and personal perspectives as a result. Practically consider what it would be like living in each city, moving down there (and potentially back home in the summer if you don't plan to find a let to stay in the city "full time"), and what the costs of living and rent are in each city. I suspect Bath and surrounding areas would be rather more than Sheffield or Southampton for example! Also consider transport links to major hubs if you expect to be travelling a fair bit (Southampton is pretty straightforward to get to London; I think Bath also has good links for that by rail. Not sure how Sheffield fares?).
Otherwise think about how you felt about what you saw and experienced at each uni at the open day. What were your "gut feelings" about each? That can sometimes be telling!

Oh yeah sorry I am looking to study aerospace engineering.

My problem is:

I like Southampton's course as it has quite a big space theme to it, good prospects and the rest of the course seemed pretty good but the area which the accommodation and the campus is surrounded by was not very nice

Bath unexpectedly gave me an offer, thinking I would be rejected I had completely forgotten about it. But I have heard that they have great prospects and the location was really nice but then you don't start the aerospace topics until the 3rd year which is annoying but I suppose that has its advantages as you become a more general engineer and so maybe more employable

Sheffield has really quite low grade requirements compared to what I am predicted, I liked the area, the course also seemed really good but then the prospects didn't seem as good for Sheffield

I am a bit lost lol
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Original post by Jdhehebe
I have an offer from each of them and I have no idea which one to pick... please can anyone help give me some advice
I have visited all of them for an open day too

Hiya,

First of all, congratulations on your offer!

Here is a service for you to contact current students if you want to find out more details about the course.
https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/study/chat

In terms of the University, our student union is ranked 1st nationally and there are lots of activities and societies to enrich your actual student life. The university also holds several career fairs throughout the year with several employers from different industries, allowing for great exposure. There also specifically engineering career fairs as well. We also hold several extra curricular activities, involving drones and rockets that would enhance your CV.

At the end of your university journey, your experience will be what you take out of it so wherever you end up choosing, allow yourself to engage with all the opportunities that are on offer!

Let me know if you have any more questions,
Jivanthika

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