Student Stories

Our students discuss their experience of undergraduate study at the School of Engineering, from the best parts of their programme to advice for new students (and everything in between). Discover the university clubs and societies they enjoy in their free time and how they fit their studies around other aspects of their life.

Mechanical Engineering

Abdul Hakim Norazman

Hakim enjoys the vast range of student societies at the University of Edinburgh and discusses joining the swing dancing, sign language and trading clubs. Find out more about his favourite aspects of the Electrical and Mechanical Engineering programme and his top tips for new students.

Julian Stachura

Julian has taken full advantage of the University of Edinburgh’s many student clubs and societies. Find out more about his experiences with the University’s Weightlifting Club, tutoring with EngPALS, designing and building a race car with Edinburgh University Formula Student, and competing in a hackathon.

Megan Bramwell

Megan feels lucky to have so many green spaces on her doorstep as a student at the University of Edinburgh. From Arthur’s Seat to the Pentland Hills, the Meadows Park and Portobello beach, she discusses her favourite parts of the city and why she chose to study here.

Electronics and Electrical Engineering

Abdul Hakim Norazman

Hakim enjoys the vast range of student societies at the University of Edinburgh and discusses joining the swing dancing, sign language and trading clubs. Find out more about his favourite aspects of the Electrical and Mechanical Engineering programme and his top tips for new students.

Daniel standing beside Dunnet Head

Daniel chose to study at the University of Edinburgh because of its world renowned reputation which he hopes will provide him with employment opportunities upon graduation. He discusses balancing his studies with a part time job and his summer placements at Leonardo.

David Kong

As an Edinburgh local, David believes the University of Edinburgh provides a fantastic environment for students to learn, grow and make an impact. David discusses spending his third year studying at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in the US as part of the University’s year abroad scheme.

Kai Ferguson

What do you like most about being a student at the University of Edinburgh?

The thing I like the most about being a student at the University is living in Edinburgh as part of the University of Edinburgh student body.

Edinburgh is a great city to live in, and I am reminded of this when I feel safe walking around at night, or when I’m appreciating the suburban cityscape while commuting to and from the King’s Buildings campus.

Chemical Engineering

Claire Richard, standing in middle of road, Edinburgh

Hailing from Malaysia, Claire likes the ‘home away from home’ feeling the University of Edinburgh’s Malaysian Society has given her since moving to the city. Learn more about her student accommodation experiences and her post-graduation plans.

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