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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.

Elsie Baderinwa

Elsie Baderinwa diary

Elsie Baderinwa is a third year MEng Electrical and Electronic engineering student at the University of Sheffield. Here she talks about choosing between studying engineering and medicine, as well as her first year university experience.


Aurelia with Evolution. Credit: Owen Brown and by kind permission of the Provost and Scholars of King's College, Cambridge

Aurelia Hibbert diary

Aurelia is an MEng engineering student at Cambridge University. Since starting her degree she's joined the Cambridge University Eco-Racing Team and become a member of Engineers Without Borders.


Paul Whitehouse a placement student  

Diary of a 40-year-old placement student

Paul Whitehouse shares his experiences as a mature engineering placement student during his yearlong industrial work placement at Moog Aircraft Group in his monthly diary blog.


Past student diaries

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