Student diaries

Want to hear what the uni experience is really like? Each term our IET student bloggers write up a diary entry of their experiences that semester.

Want to know what a fresher's social life is really like or how tough final year coursework can be? 

How about what it's like to be an international or female student engineer? Read on for a glimpse into their lives.


Matthew Nethercote

Matthew Nethercote diary

IET Power Academy scholar Matthew is undertaking a five-year electronic and electrical engineering sandwich degree course at Queen's University Belfast. He’s now returned to his studies after  undertaking a year in industry at Analog Devices.


Ankur on placement

Ankur Banerjee diary

Ankur Banerjee began his diary with his arrival as a first year student at the University of Surrey. After studying in Singapore and a placement at an electronics design automation company, he now shares his experience as a final-year student researching computer vision processing.


Maria in Durban

Maria Felice diary

Maltese Maria Felice began writing for the IET during her final year at university, and has continued to report on her experiences as she undertakes her engineering doctorate at the University of Bristol and Rolls-Royce.



Past student diaries

Explore our archive of past student diary writers, who share their experiences of studying engineering or technology.