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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 second 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

IET Diamond Jubilee Scholar 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 and the IET Diamond Jubilee Scholars’ Council.

Meet Ross

Ross Cruickshank diary

Ross is currently in his final year of studying for a BEng in electrical and electronic engineering at the University of Manchester. Sponsored by ENGIE, he was given this opportunity after completing an apprenticeship with the company and returns every summer to work onsite. He is now looking to complete an MSc in a power systems related degree.

Elena Rastorgueva

Elena Rastorgueva diary

Currently in her first year of an engineering degree at Cambridge University, Elena talks about the jump from school to college work and the new challenges she faces. Here she shares her experience as a new undergrad as she finds her feet and discovers more about engineering and what uni life has to offer.

Past student diaries

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