Why did you choose Loughborough University?
I decided to pursue Engineering as a career because I have always enjoyed Physics and Mathematics. I did some research on the courses available and found the course structure for Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Loughborough very interesting and diverse.
What attracted you to the University in the first place?
Loughborough has a good reputation for its Engineering taught courses and research. It has strong links in the industry, excellent employability rate and the course is accredited by professional engineering institutions. Also, I knew people who had studied at Loughborough before and the nature of the work they were involved in was truly innovative and inspiring.
What do you enjoy about your course?
The best part of the course is that it is not focussed on a single subject area and there is a balance between theoretical and practical learning. A wide variety of module choices are available both from the department and other schools from the University. This basically allows you to shape your learning and to specialise in an area you want to pursue in your career.
What do you think of the teaching quality and facilities?
The lecturers are experts in their respective fields and are involved in high-end research at University which is always reflected in the lectures. The lecturers are extremely approachable and genuinely interested in your progress. Everyone is allocated a personal tutor in first year and we can seek their guidance throughout the course.
Do you have a particularly favourite project/module on your course? Why did you enjoy it?
I am really enjoying working on my final year project. It has enabled me to work on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAVs) and also Android Application development. Both of which are being developed immensely in the recent years.
What kind of support have you had in the department and from the University?
The workshops organised by the Careers and Employability Centre were really useful in developing my skills and employability. Apart from the main Careers Fair organised by the University, the Department also organises a DIS fair at the start of the academic year aimed particularly at Engineering students. I found attending these fairs beneficial as it gave me the chance to interact with the employers and learn more about opportunities available to me.
What are some of the exciting/different things you can do on your course?
The course content covers a lot of exciting Engineering activities. You complete group project in second year which allows you to work in a real business environment and develop a robot to perform different activities.
Have you completed a placement whilst at University?
I did an industrial placement at General Electric and found the experience invaluable. I learned a lot during my year out in industry, expanded my technical knowledge and gained experience of delivering presentations. The experience also enhanced my interpersonal skills as I had the opportunity to work with people from different functional areas of the company. I was given some amazing opportunities and was responsible for multiple projects. The placement has had a positive effect on my studies and has given me a clearer idea of what I would like to do in my career.
What do you hope to do when you graduate, and how will your Loughborough degree support this?
Studying at Loughborough has provided me a wide range of engineering knowledge and some very useful contacts. Loughborough engineering graduates have a very good reputation with employers. After graduating, I hope to work in an engineering company and progress my career.
What would you say to someone considering your course?
I would definitely encourage them to apply and suggest attending one of the University Open Days to get a feel of the campus and the Department. This will allow them to meet the staff and get a feel of some of the exciting things we do in the Department. I have really enjoyed my time here at the University and cannot recommend it enough.
How do you find the social atmosphere on campus?
I am a Programme Representative for Electronic and Electrical Engineering this year and that gives me a chance to be a part of a community of 400 students from different departments. There are so many different societies and sports to get involved in and some of the events organised by the Student’s Union are really great. There is literally something for everyone!
What do you enjoy the most about being a Loughborough University student?
The best thing about being a Loughborough University student is that there is so much to get involved in – through both academic and extra-curricular activities.