What made you choose your university degree course?
I chose my Engineering degree course so that once I graduate I will be able to head back to my native land (Ghana in West Africa) and open some manufacturing-engineering companies, reduce the level of unemployment, and build healthcare centres like hospitals and care homes.
I want to help rural areas improve electricity and clean water distribution efficiently.
Highlights from my degree include building a line follower robot from scratch, which underpins some very powerful physics, electronics, programming skills and design concepts.
How did you promote engineering and the IET?
I participated in the Robot Day in Derby in July 2019. I took the opportunity to have a word with some of the kids who underlined the fact that they will be taking a GSCE in Engineering Subjects.
What are you doing now?
With the current pandemic, I have decided to further my studies and have been accepted onto a master’s degree course in Engineering Management. The course will last for 1 year and hopefully, after this, I will be able to land my dream job.
Do you have any advice for future applicants?
Never give up, believe in yourself and know that you can achieve greatness.