BEng Civil and Railway Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering
"It's a progressive timetable, as long as you take the time to understand what you have been taught, the next lecture just builds on to it."
Why did you originally apply to do your chosen course at Birmingham?
Birmingham is such a great location, I was also drawn to the campus and social activities available. It is a prestigious university with a learning and teaching environment that suits my style.
What do you think are the best points of your course?
The best thing for me are the variety of subjects and the level at which they are taught. Nothing is impossible, there are plenty of resources to use if you're not quite sure on something. It's a progressive timetable, as long as you take the time to understand what you have been taught, the next lecture just builds on to it.
What’s the best thing about studying at the University of Birmingham?
The range of areas to do work and the help available from lecturers, tutors and grad students. It's also a great campus to chill out on between lectures.
What’s your highlight of your time at the University?
Finishing my first year exams!!
What advice would you give to students thinking about studying on the course?
Come with enthusiasm and you won't go far wrong, that goes for social activities as well as studying.
Is there anything extra students thinking about studying on the course should know?
The course itself is not everything; there are plenty of opportunities for summer placements and years in industry. I did a summer with Carillion and it has helped me, both with my academic understanding, and with what I plan to do in the future.