university: University of Leeds
Course: MEng Electronics & Computer Systems
How did you become interested in Electronics?
Electronics is a really creative subject – it’s one of the few disciplines where you can learn some new theory and go home and create something with that knowledge the same day. I love this idea and I think it’s super important to be able to understand and participate in the creation of the millions of electronic products around us.
Why did you want a scholarship with Sky?
I was eager to work for Sky as they make products which so many people have in their homes – things people touch every day. I’m really interested in how we can make people enjoy their experience with electronics more.
What type of work were you involved with during your placement?
For most of my placement I was working in a team doing a R&D project for future Sky projects, involving some really cool new ideas. This was a really fun and creative project to work on, especially as it was so different to anything I’d seen before. I was also writing low level code in C. It was great to do some work in the DevOps team too, writing Python code to help the programmers in the office.
What do you like to do outside of work?
I love art and design and I am a member of the art society at university. I enjoy working with code and electronics to make generative artworks. I’m also really into conservation and gardening and enjoy working in the sustainable garden at my university. Currently I am doing the 3rd year of my degree abroad at KU Leuven in Belgium, and I’d really encourage more engineers to study abroad as part of their course!