university: University of Southampton
Course: MEng Electronic Engineering
What appeals to you about Electronics?
I’ve spent my entire life trying to be free. Free to think, to express myself, to be myself. It didn’t take long to realize that in the world we live in, true freedom can only be experienced within one’s mind; I can imagine the freedoms I want and imagine myself enjoying them, but reality remains unchanged. Therefore, I started studying the world around me. In order to consciously change something one must first understand it; I delved into Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. I enriched my arsenal of knowledge and set out to change the world – through Engineering.
There are many forms of Engineering, but none as mysterious and magical as Electronic Engineering. From displays to telephones to computers, the possibilities are endless. I felt free for the first time in a while. I was equipped with the power to imagine something, design it, create it and change the world forever.
Why did you want a scholarship with Moortec?
As I progressed with my studies I came across the UKESF Scholarship Scheme. I painstakingly researched every company prior to choosing Moortec Semiconductor Ltd. Moortec jumped off the page in my eyes. They are a hardware design company, imagining and designing, changing the world. Their product is necessary yet unconventional; it showed me they think differently, just like me. It was a small company on the outset of expanding, meaning I got to talk to everyone, take on actual work and my efforts didn’t go unnoticed – just as I’d hoped.
What type of work have you been involved with during your placement?
In my placement I was challenged with difficult tasks and real world consequences. I was regularly given the opportunity to stray out of my comfort zone, and thanks to this I no longer doubt what I can do; if I want to do it and it can be done, I will do it, I tell myself.
What are your hobbies and interests?
I enjoy playing basketball, watching movies, reading books and hanging out with friends. I often go on long walks and occasionally enjoy writing literature.