Student Profile - Helen Watson

MEng Electrical and Energy Engineering, School of Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering

helen-watson "The lectures are really hands on and we have lots of time in the laboratories to put into practice what we have learnt."

 

 

Why did you originally apply to do your chosen course at Birmingham?

I applied to Birmingham because of its reputation as one of the best universities. Another big factor for me was the campus, it has a really beautiful campus in a great location to get everywhere you need. The city centre is really close and there’s loads of opportunities to get involved with activities outside of lectures.

What do you think are the best points of your course?

The best thing about the School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering is the learning atmosphere. The lectures are really hands on and we have lots of time in the laboratories to put into practice what we have learnt. The lecturers are really helpful too if you have any extra questions.

What’s the best thing about studying at the University of Birmingham?

I think the best thing about studying here is the support that you can get. There is loads of course specific help available from Post Graduate teaching assistants and there is also loads of support available across campus for whatever you are struggling with.

What’s your highlight of your time at the University?

I was offered the chance to go to China with my course as part of a cultural exchange. We went away for two and half weeks visiting Beijing, Wuhan and Hong Kong staying at universities in those cities. We got the chance to see all the famous attractions and then we took part in a week long lab with Chinese students building cars that could automatically drive round an obstacle course. It was an amazing experience and a chance to get to see how other engineers learn.