university: University of Nottingham
Course: MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering
What appeals to me about Electronics
Electronics is such a vast field that touches almost every corner of modern society, meaning that it can be used to create a genuine, wide-reaching impact on the lives of many. This gives the opportunity to improve the quality of life for many across the world, and hopefully work towards creating a sustainable future. The analytical problem-solving nature of engineering makes work incredibly satisfying, especially when a project that has taken a huge amount of effort finally works.
Why I chose Vision4ce
I wanted a scholarship through the UKESF as I felt I needed true real world experience that can only be gained in industry, and not a university lecture theatre. Vision4ce appealed to me as they develop impressive computer vision and AI technology, which is amazing to see in action. Vision4ce being a smaller, engineering-led company also reassured me that I would be truly immersed in the team and be able to work alongside like-minded people on a genuine project.
My placement and its value
During my summer placement at Vision4ce, I worked on a project to create automated system testing in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of testing before systems are shipped to customers. This was significantly more programming work than I have had the chance to work on during my time at university, which built my software engineering skills in terms of OOP programming on a large scale and designing GUIs. It was great to work on a genuine project that will actually be used as it makes the hard work feel worthwhile and appreciated.
When not at work or study for university, I enjoy going to live music, outdoor adventures or socialising with friends playing games.