university: University of Southampton
Course: MEng Electronic Engineering
Why I chose Electronics?
I was attracted to Electronics because it is such broad subject area, used by so many people for so many different things. Electronics has the potential to change people’s lives for the better and that is what I intend to do with it. My main area of interest is in Medical Electronics and the amazing technology being developed for diagnosis and rehabilitation.
Why I chose vivaMOS
When looking for a scholarship I wanted to find a small company in which I could make a positive contribution and learn from engineers with lots of experience. vivaMOS offered all of these things, along with a great team atmosphere, the opportunity to try lots of different things and the chance to see some really exciting projects.
My experience at vivaMOS
During the placement, I worked with help from several engineers to design a PCB and some FPGA firmware. Working on this project has given me knowledge of different tools and programming languages and the chance to learn by practical experience. In addition to this, I have been able to observe the business aspect of the company and understand everyone else’s role within the team. I have really valued the advice given to me by engineers at vivaMOS on both my work and my career in engineering.
What I enjoy outside work
Music is a huge part of my life and I never go anywhere without my iPod. I love gigs and festivals, play a load of instruments and I’m a sucker for a decent sound system. At university, I play volleyball several times a week and often attend the university’s student wrestling club. I travel to Germany whenever I get the chance, but if I’m stuck in the UK, the pub is always a good choice.