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Bath (civil) vs Bristol (civil) vs Queen mary (electrical engineering)

I live in London, and so queen mary would be much cheaper to go to but since it'll be a different course (electrical engineering), I would have to apply through clearing.

Have received unconditional offers from Bath and Bristol for civil engineering but they are both similarly perceived so i'm not sure what to choose. The Bath offer does include a placement year whilst Bristol's does not.

I don't mind either electrical engineering or civil engineering at University since ig both jobs are future proof ??
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Original post by throughthewindow
I live in London, and so queen mary would be much cheaper to go to but since it'll be a different course (electrical engineering), I would have to apply through clearing.
Have received unconditional offers from Bath and Bristol for civil engineering but they are both similarly perceived so i'm not sure what to choose. The Bath offer does include a placement year whilst Bristol's does not.
I don't mind either electrical engineering or civil engineering at University since ig both jobs are future proof ??

Umm have u looked at the modules. Them two courses are quite different :smile:
Hi there,

There are lots of things to consider when applying to universities. You'll want to balance what course suits you with the place you shall be living for a few years. I can give you some insight into Bath and the civil engineering course!

First, you may want to decide which course - civil or electrical you would prefer. While both have abundant opportunities at the end, its also important that you are enjoying your studies and it is something you are passionate to pursue - is there one that you think you prefer over the other? Have a look at the course modules (and also compare these between Bristol and bath as they will teach in different ways) and consider what calls out to you. In general civil engineering will cover a diverse range of subjects from geology, hydrology to structures and building environment. The course at bath is very hands on, lots of practical experience and projects. There is also the placement that you mentioned - I highly recommend taking one of these if permitted as its a great way of getting experience which builds your connections, improves your skills and opens a lot of graduate opportunities later on.

Also consider where you would like to live. Queen Mary is cheaper for you but would you like to live at home or move away? Bristol and Bath are very close with a lot of transport links between them but are different in the vibe of the town. Bristol is a busy city with more going on whereas bath is quieter with a lot of green parks and architecture. Personally I have found Bath to be amazing - a beautiful city with great transport links, a concentrated town centre so easy to reach all the activities, lots of student socials happening pretty much every day and a very safe atmosphere. The small campus is ideal as its all in one place so easy to get from lecture to lecture with lots of facilities such as full gym, Olympic pool, courts/pitches etc, a design studio, art studio, dance studio and so much more. There is a lot of support from mental wellbeing to financial aid, and 24/7 security which can be accessed in person, on a 24 hour number or through the safe zone app.

Good luck with your decision,

Sophie (uni of Bath)

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