The Space Pi Project: Visit to RAL Space

  Holly, Abu and Alex, Aerospace EngineeringCollege of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham Third-year Aerospace Engineering students Holly, Abu, and Alex have spent their third-year research projects developing a potential space payload instrument controlled by a Raspberry Pi Model 4. The Pi has been space-qualified previously, and Pi Models 3 and 4 are … Continue reading “The Space Pi Project: Visit to RAL Space”

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How to Get the Most Out of a Year in Industry

  By Joe, Civil EngineeringCollege of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham I was very fortunate to be able to apply for a year in industry through the university-organised RESPECT scheme. Following a successful interview, I accepted an offer from Osborne (a civil engineering contractor on National Highways’ framework for delivery of major road … Continue reading “How to Get the Most Out of a Year in Industry”

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Why I Chose Chemical Engineering at Birmingham

  By Emma, Chemical EngineeringCollege of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham Trying to find the perfect balance of everything in a university is sometimes difficult. We are presented with a seemingly unending list of options of courses and universities and narrowing them down can sometimes seem overwhelming. I decided to pursue studying chemical … Continue reading “Why I Chose Chemical Engineering at Birmingham”

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Hobbies and Societies: Why it’s ok to be bad at them!

  By Emma, Chemical EngineeringCollege of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham During my first year of university, I didn’t join any societies – not even one. In my second year, amidst the peak of the pandemic, I decided to join a dance society. I remember messaging the committee to ask, ‘are you sure … Continue reading “Hobbies and Societies: Why it’s ok to be bad at them!”

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Postgraduate Study as a MORSE Student at Birmingham

  By Holly, Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and EconometricsCollege of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham   Hi there, my name is Holly, and I’m a MSc Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Econometrics (MORSE) student here at the University of Birmingham. Now in the second semester of my degree, I am eager to reflect … Continue reading “Postgraduate Study as a MORSE Student at Birmingham”

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A Week in the Life of an Engineer

  By Will, Civil EngineeringCollege of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham   Hi, I’m Will, and I’m a third year MEng Civil Engineer. In third year as a Civil Engineer, we have around four hours of lectures per module each week, and with three modules per semester this means we have about 8-12 … Continue reading “A Week in the Life of an Engineer”

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Reflections on my Year Abroad

  By Joe, Civil EngineeringCollege of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham   The University of Birmingham provided me with the opportunity to complete the third year of my integrated Masters degree abroad. As a student of Civil Engineering, I had always wanted to learn infrastructure design and sustainability principles from a different viewpoint. At the same … Continue reading “Reflections on my Year Abroad”

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Managing Finances at University

  By Varan, Computer ScienceCollege of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham   As an international student, there are many challenging and confusing situations that we must face. One of these very common situations is finance. Like most other students, finance is an issue that we all face, but coming from another country we … Continue reading “Managing Finances at University”

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Student Societies at Birmingham

  By Will, Civil EngineeringCollege of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham   Hi, I’m Will and I’m a third year MEng Civil Engineer. I’m a member of the Civil Engineering Society (CivSoc) and the Music Society. I am the current social secretary (social sec) for CivSoc and I play with the Music Society’s … Continue reading “Student Societies at Birmingham”

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