One of the things that attracted me to Surrey was its focus on professional training and the support framework they had in place to help students secure placements. On the academic side, the aerospace engineering course was one of the best in the country and the Department’s industry links impressed me.
The best thing about my course was being given opportunities to put theory into practice. For something like engineering, it’s important to see the practical application of all the theory you learn. The best experience for me was when I secured a bursary to carry out research in the wind tunnel over the summer.
I’m currently on the Rolls Royce graduate programme in Derby, doing rotations in the business. I have worked in engine testing, manufacturing and in noise engineering. My time at Surrey helped me learn what interested me and what did not. This is something important to discover before starting work.