During my firstweek of university, being a woman in a classroom full of boys was very dauntingfor me. But luckily, I was always surrounded by inspiring and supportive peoplewho have encouraged me to be who I am today. For that reason, joining the Womenin Science and Engineering (WISE) communityas well as being keen to learn and share my knowledge and experiences meant Icould also inspire female students and young people to join and study STEM subjects.During my time at GE, I was able to organise STEM events with other interns atthe site, aiming at children aged 8 – 12 years, involving in a wide variety ofactivities to do with Engineering, Software and IT, that were supported withlessons by bringing real-world problems for them to experience and solve. As a part-timeStudent Ambassador, I work with other ambassadors to set up university events,such as Open Days, to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere to visitors and toguide and provide encouragement to prospective students to come to UWE, showenthusiasm and enhance the visibility of the university. Through efficientprioritisation, I organised my time so that I could meet university workdeadlines and achieve high grades, as well as work part-time as a studentambassador at UWE and enjoy all aspects of university life from the curricularto the social events.
For my thirdyear, I was chosen to take part in the Association for Project Management Challengewhere I was given the opportunity to work with graduates from Airbus to manageand deliver a project outside the academic environment to improve my projectmanagement skills. After myplacement, I have been given the opportunity to join the Edison EngineeringDevelopment Graduate Scheme by GE after my graduation. However, I have been accepted to defer my entry of the graduatescheme as I want to learn more new techniques and perspectives and integrateinto innovative solutions that will enable me to become an excellent engineerin the future by studying a master’s degree.
My choice ofsubject study and work experience have opened the door to a host of new topicssuch as programming, analogue and digital circuits and other interestingsubjects. This makes me very keen to study at the Department of Engineering atthe University of Loughborough due to your reputationfor excellence in these fields. The international recognition of thedepartment attracts such a variety of students and I believe it will be astimulating environment in which to study at master’s level.
The university also provides excellent working and recreation facilities for graduatestudents which demonstrates your commitments to the graduate body. I hope youwill give me the privilege of continuing my studies at your esteemed institution.