MEng Civil Engineering, 2013
Pre-Construction Manager, LM JV (Laing O'Rourke and Murphy Group Joint Venture)
In this interview Mark reflects on his time at university and why Birmingham appealed to him. He particularly focuses on the positives of working so closely with companies, learning what employers are looking for and how this helped set him up for his career.
Now a Design Engineer on HS2, he believes it is every engineer's responsibility to inspire children and young people to discover how the world works. As such he is a huge advocate for equality and diversity in engineering, and works hard to ally with under-represented groups
“A lot of students think studying is always the priority, but to be honest your personal life is just as important. Don't just focus too much on your results; if you work hard and practise then your results will be fantastic but focusing only on results isn't always the right thing to do. Trust me! Do as much as you can do, and try as much as you can try - the University has so much you can try in sports and modules. You can find plenty of opportunities and you won't need to worry about too much in the future. The future is in your hands”