Hi, I'm currently studying my AS levels and with exams coming to an end I'm having to look to my future and think seriously about university. I'm hoping that help can be provided by people with much more experience than me . I'm currently thinking of going to study Civil engineering, hopefully with water engineering as part of the study. I'm pretty much set on going to do an engineering / design course as they're pretty much what I've been interested in for all my life and what I've been best at too. Engineering seems a more viable route to take as it seems like a better career and I'm not that confident in my ability to draw (fast enough) for a design course. The preference to do a civil engineering course partly because I want to leave a mark on the world worried: perhaps not a great trait but I do, I'd love to be able to point at something and say I had a part in it) and looking to the future I feel that civil engineering would hold me in better stead whatever may happen (say reliable fuel sources run out, for example) than a design course would or other engineering courses such as aeronautics or electronics. I am currently studying: Maths (C1, C2, M1, with C3, C4 and I think S1 next year) - Predicted A Further Maths (FP1, D1, M2, planning to drop next year) - Predicted B (not going to happen though) Physics - Predicted B Product Design (pretty much resistant materials with a bit more graphics) - Predicted B So, I need to start thinking what open days to be going on... Currently I'm thinking of going to Sheffield and Loughborough for open days as they seem to do well on league tables, fill the above and Loughborough has been recommended by my design teacher. I also might go to Manchester for an open day but I think that's a bit too close to home to go to university The other factor for me going to Uni will be that I'd really like to go and live in a city / with access to a city or big town - I live in a village and it make going out and going to gigs pretty hard and nothing is really near me... What're peoples thoughts on the above? And can anyone recommend other Uni's to consider or recommend useful websites to help? Am I Crazy? Any and every piece of advice will be greatly appriciated .