Introduction to Myself and Why I Chose Birmingham

Hello! My name is Marie Law and I am a second year Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Birmingham. Living in Birmingham has offered me all kinds of entertainment, along with different cuisines from countless restaurants.  My main hobbies are swimming, cooking and listening to music. I like to socialise with people of different … Continue reading “Introduction to Myself and Why I Chose Birmingham”

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Why I chose Birmingham – Yangyi

Hello, I am Yangyi, an international student from China currently in my final year of my Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Birmingham. Actually, I am taking part in a 2+2 programme between the University of Birmingham and Wuhan University of Technology (WHUT) in China, which means I have studied … Continue reading “Why I chose Birmingham – Yangyi”

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But what’s next?

So, my placement has finally come to an end. After a little over a year (54 weeks to be precise), I’ve handed back the staff access pass and said my final goodbyes. Reaching the end of the placement has brought with it very mixed feelings, I’m glad to have finished and I’m looking forward to … Continue reading “But what’s next?”

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The Big Report!

So I’m now 10 months into my placement and it’s time for the final report. For my course; this report is the major assessed part of my year and contributes 55% of my placement mark. As you might have guessed this means it’s no small piece, it weighs in at 8,000 words and is designed … Continue reading “The Big Report!”

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Living away from campus

As you may have guessed your placement year will most likely be spent living away from campus and although you’ll still have rent to manage and bills to pay like before, the experience may well feel a little different. Different companies work in different ways. Some will provide you with accommodation either with other students … Continue reading “Living away from campus”

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A fine juggling act – distance learning modules and time management

Holding down a full time job is a challenge in itself, especially if you’ve never done it before. But trying to study on top of that is an even bigger task! Depending on your course structure you’ll probably be given some Distance Learning Modules (DLMs) to complete whilst on placement. These will enable you to … Continue reading “A fine juggling act – distance learning modules and time management”

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