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Mechanical Engineering with Biomedical Engineering: MEng (Hons).

Newcastle University was in the top 10 for my course in the UK according to the league tables. Students I already knew here told me they loved it.

Choosing Newcastle

The University seemed to have a good reputation all round and from what I could see the past graduates were all progressing very well in their careers. I was also particularly interested that I could take a placement year whenever I wanted and that I could study design as part of my masters.

About the course

Be aware that the Mechanical Engineering course is a lot of work and you need to be able to balance your social life with work. The course gives you a lot for your money but you have to be prepared to get your head down at times when others are going out for the night. However, the course is very rewarding and in my opinion Newcastle is a great place to study.

Clubs and societies

This year I am representing Northern Ireland in the British finals of The Big Bang and running for Britain's Young Engineer of the Year. This has taken up a lot of preparation time but the prospects that may come from it are great. The University has been very supportive of me taking part in this, allowing me time off to attend.