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cute1foeva
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Hi Guys!

Need major help. So confused about which uni to pick. And I need to make a decision now because retake forms are due on Tuesday.

So I've got
Imperial: AAA (A's in all maths modules)
Bristol: AAA
UCL: ABB
Manchester: AAB
Nottingham: AAB

I've got accepted into all of them but have no idea which one to choose. Obviously I'm leaning towards Imperial in a sense that their engineering department is amazing and what not, but I'm not too sure cus it seems so boring and dry their! Like uni years are ment to be the best part of life, and I just seem to think its gonna be horrible. Plus ratio is 7:3 boys to gurls, which is... ridiculous. Not to mention in the engineering department its EVEN WORSE! So Imperial is like ahh. plus It means i have to retake maths modules such as C4 cus i got 79, 1 mark away! and 76 for c3... so buncha retakes rite their

Also UCL I know is not that great for meng, but when I went down their I LOVED IT! i thought it was great.. and the professor seemed so nice! Also UCL does have a good reputation for the college overal.

Bristol I think is good for the course and a good uni, but its not internationaly renowed... so im a bit ehh

nd the other two, not too keen on.

HELP?
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you'll have a good time where ever you go, and imperial has the best course.
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Well done on your offers.

I would take Imperial if I was you.

Good luck...
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Imperial ftw
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Imperial no doubt. Unless you have personal issues such as living expenses/quality in London, int. tuition fees, etc.
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Sounds to me like you want to, and would be happiest at UCL. You're right - it is an incredibly significant part of your life, so you "loved it" why are you asking this question?!

But my thoughts on the topic are:
- Imperial: academics
- Bristol: academics & social life
- UCL: social life

I know that's a very basic breakdown, but I think, ultimately that's the kind of trade off you would probably be making (when I say social life, I just mean that the universities are more social, and when I say academic, I meant the universities are known to produce high-calibre graduates). And on the subject of international reputation, (I'm being ignorant here) but what purpose does it serve unless you want to work abroad?
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Inperial is work hard; play hard. It's not boring by any stretch of the imagination. Go for it. I love it here
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Uni is about learning a degree that you would base your future 40+ years on. its not about getting drunk every night and having some sexy time with some girls every other night(thats probably true about first 1-2 months, after that you wont give a damn about it). especially if you want to be an engineer and to be good at it. Bristol is internationally renowned for engineering cause they do a lot of significant research in the area and everywhere you go in Europe, you are most probably going to be recognized as a good grad. UCL has the edge in USA but who gives a damn about that? Id go with Bristol/Imperial and Nottingham probably as insurance. If you look for having fun during your degree do something like arts where you dont have coursework and tests all the time...and for gods sake learn to spell basic words like there(your "their"), YOU ARE ENGLISH AND HAVE AAA, IT IS EMBARRASSING!!! good luck with your application!
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Well I actually do want to work abroad, so picking an internationally renowned university would help.

I've applied for my retakes anyways, just incase I decide Imperial it is! but I'm still a bit confused. Thanks anyways!
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(Original post by Peel)
Sounds to me like you want to, and would be happiest at UCL. You're right - it is an incredibly significant part of your life, so you "loved it" why are you asking this question?!

But my thoughts on the topic are:
- Imperial: academics
- Bristol: academics & social life
- UCL: social life

I know that's a very basic breakdown, but I think, ultimately that's the kind of trade off you would probably be making (when I say social life, I just mean that the universities are more social, and when I say academic, I meant the universities are known to produce high-calibre graduates). And on the subject of international reputation, (I'm being ignorant here) but what purpose does it serve unless you want to work abroad?

I see that your doing civil engineering. Howd you find Imperial overal? The professors seem a bit scary actually!
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(Original post by cute1foeva)
I see that your doing civil engineering. Howd you find Imperial overal? The professors seem a bit scary actually!
Overall: hard work but enjoyable Yeah, I got that impression a bit when I went for interviews, but I've found myself thinking (a surprising amount of times) that the lecturers are really friendly and helpful. What I've found so far at Imperial is that most lecturers are very passionate about their work, and will really go out of their way to help you. Just two days ago I visited one of my lecturers and he spent one and a half hours helping me out with some problems; this was unscheduled too!

Are you applying this year or choosing unis? (If you have any other questions just drop me a PM. I'm quite busy at the moment but I should be able to reply in a week or so.)
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well done with your offers and what gcse grades do you have
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I would firm Imperial and insurance UCL. I wouldn't normally recommend UCL for engineering, but since you like so much, then go for it.
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well imperial uni it very tempting but hold ure horse check timesonline uni guide bristols higher ranked than imperial. take ure time weigh out the pros and cons eventhough they are neglible
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If you arent looking for engineering jobs then what does the departments reputation matter? Would you think only the overall university reputation is important?
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If you arent looking for engineering jobs then what does the departments reputation matter? Would you think only the overall university reputation is important?
Department reputation could be more important if you are looking for a job outside of engineering since engineering firms aren't interested in the reputation of the department someone comes from, whereas some non-engineering jobs might be much more interested in the university someone comes from.
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Department reputation could be more important if you are looking for a job outside of engineering since engineering firms aren't interested in the reputation of the department someone comes from, whereas some non-engineering jobs might be much more interested in the university someone comes from.
so you agree? non-engineering jobs=important uni so ucl is fine
please xplain though why engineering firms arent interested in the departments reputation
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please xplain though why engineering firms arent interested in the departments reputation
Because they want to hire engineers not engineering departments from universities.
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Because they want to hire engineers not engineering departments from universities.
thats good to know, because my uni (Lancaster) is 22nd for mechanical eng
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thats good to know, because my uni (Lancaster) is 22nd for mechanical eng
According to what table?
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