university: Aston University
Course: MEng Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
What appeals to me about Electronics
I have had an interest in electronics in some shape or form since I was a child. I would create small circuits with motors and fans on a hobby level when I was of primary school age, and I progressively became more interested in electronics as the years went by. Electronics has always been a way for me to problem solve and express my creativity, so choosing to study it at university was a natural choice. The future is in electronics, and the ability to be involved in innovation and creation is my major motivation to stay involved in the field. As electronics is a rapidly evolving field with constant progression and development, I believe it will keep me interested and motivated well into the future.
Why I chose AWE
The chance to contribute to the collective national security of the nation, while simultaneously having the opportunity of being exposed to niche technologies while on placement is what motivated me to apply. Upon completing an assessment day it became more clear that I would also have a number of personal development opportunities if I chose to work for AWE, such as the guidance to apply for the IET EngTech. This blend of development opportunities and a specialised tech environment is what motivated me to make the decision to work for AWE.
My placement and its value
During my time on placement I was part of the Applied Engineering group. My placement work itself took me away from my perceived strengths in hardware and I spent my time developing software. This was an incredible opportunity to enhance my skillset in a professional environment. This experience gave me a greater understanding of software optimisation, its effects on hardware resources and engineering processes. While on placement I also applied for the IET EngTech and was successful in attaining this first step in the journey of professional registration.
Aside from academics I keep quite busy. I am a long-standing member of my university computer science society and have held several committee roles during my time as a member. I am also a member of the Electronics Society at University. I also enjoy long country walks and connecting with nature, my favourite activity is reaching the top of a waterfall and admiring the view.