Why did you choose Heriot-Watt?
Heriot-Watt was one of the top universities in Scotland for the programme I wanted to study. I chose Heriot-Watt because when I visited on an open day I loved everything being on one campus and the staff were extremely friendly and welcoming.
What programme did you study and what made you choose it?
I studied Electrical and Electronic Engineering as I really enjoyed Mathematics and Physics at school. The degree provided me with a highly regarded qualification which helped me to get a well paid professional career.
What were your favourite aspects of the programme?
My favourite parts of the programme were the variation in activities, from individual projects to large group projects and theoretical work to practical lab work. The flexibility in the programme lets each student choose their own individual path to specialisation. There was something for everyone.
Who would you recommend your programme to and why?
I would recommend the programme to anyone that has an interest in science and technology and is willing to work hard. The programme is very interesting and explores many areas of electronics but students will only get out of the programme what they put in.
What is your current job?
My current (graduate) job is with the Ministry of Defence in Bristol. I am on a 2 year training scheme with the MoD which will provide me with training in project management, equipment support, design and development and production before being placed in a permanent post.
What was the best thing about being a student at Heriot-Watt?
The best thing about Heriot-Watt was not only doing a good programme but being part of the sports union and playing sport every week for Heriot-Watt. This gave me skills that I can utilise in my job such as leadership and team working.
What would be your practical tip to a new student?
My top tip would be to enjoy your time at university making sure you always focus on your degree to the level required but also explore the other opportunities such as sports clubs, societies and unions. Get involved in as many activities as possible, especially in the first few years when the work load is not as heavy, but remember you are there for a reason and that is to get a degree.