Class notes

Wondering what former College students are doing now? Find out with our class notes below.

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EPS class notes

Alumni News: Grace Hayward - Life at university; a daunting adventure?

Grace Hayward (MEng Chemical and Energy Engineering, 2017) shares a heartfelt reflection of her time at Birmingham.

Why it pays to give back: chemical engineering graduate discusses the importance of outreach

Earlier this month recent graduate William Davies was interviewed by The Chemical Engineer for a feature discussing the importance of outreach in encouraging young people to consider careers in science and engineering.

The Original Formula Student Project (1967)

Thanks to UBRacing, Birmingham has a strong history of building racing cars and even founding the Formula Student competition. Little did we know it actually began 30 years earlier!

Pippi Hornsby

Pippi Hornsby
MEng Mechanical Engineering 2014, "though the nature of my work changed from my MEng to my MA, I attribute my functional design style to my undergraduate in engineering, and wouldn't be able to produce the work I do now without the knowledge I gained at the University of Birmingham."

Ray Broadbridge

BSc. Electronic Engineering, 1975. "I started with crystal sets and valves; managed to lure unsuspecting girls with promises of Real Stereo Music from homemade amplifiers..."
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