Thomas Wright

Thomas Wright

This course had given me the tools for industry I need, teaching me to think in a methodical manner and find new solutions to a problem.

After studying Physics, Maths, Further Maths and Product Design at 6th form, I had a clear idea that I wanted to do something that was both heavily theoretical, but also highly practical. I was drawn to Electrical and Electronic Engineering as it combined both these things with my interest of all things “techy”.

I had always wanted to go to a top University and Manchester fit the bill with membership of the Russell Group, along with its academic history and high league table position for Electrical and Electronic Engineering. But, it
wasn’t until I visited the University that I knew this is where I wanted to be. I was blown away by the facilities and the friendliness and enthusiasm of the staff and students.  All of this topped off with being in such a vibrant city as Manchester made my decision to come here easy.

Being a local meant that I knew a lot about the city, or so I thought. I had never really been very far down Oxford road and was surprised to find such a huge student population hidden just outside the city centre. I was impressed by the size and diversity of the student population and how the University had facilities to cater to all needs, with its huge variety of halls and locations. This course had given me the tools for industry I need, teaching me to think in a methodical manner and find new solutions to a problem.

Outside of studies I have been a part of the University’s Hockey team, which helps build interpersonal skills, while also allowing for a release from study.

I feel that Manchester has many benefits to offer and has a great reputation allowing for easy access to jobs and placements, during and after university. I have taken advantage of these links to industry in the form of the Power Academy Scholarship. This allows me to work inside a well-known and respected company getting a flavour of work in the real world, while helping support me through my studies.

I have been asked if I believe that due to the difficult nature of the course, has it impacted on my social life; I do not think it has. I would urge anyone applying not to be put off by its difficulty, but rather to relish in the level of knowledge you gain from such a degree and the satisfaction of completing seemingly impossible tasks.

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