Staff and Student Profiles
MEng Chemical Engineering Student (2012-2016)
My Dad and Grandad were engineers, so they were very proud when I chose to follow a family tradition, even though I’m the first to choose Chemical Engineering.
I was nervous about being the only female, but there were five other women on my course, plus loads more across the whole school. In fact, in the year below me, the ratio of men to women is almost 50:50, which is fantastic.
MEng Civil & Structural Engineering Student
My keen interest in maths and physics as well as my father’s background in Electrical Aviation and Radio Engineering is what led me to want to study engineering. People regularly ask me what I am studying, when I tell then I am studying engineering 99.9% of the reactions I receive is "What? WOW!". People just don’t expect it.
I believe that if you feel that you would like to work in the engineering field and you are enjoying your maths and physics classes, you should not be afraid, even if you are the only woman on the course of 115 people. Proof to yourself and others that you are just as good as a male counterpart!