Student Profiles

Our students' experiences of studying, and University life in Edinburgh

Rory, MEng Chemical Engineering student

"In high school, when discussing with a teacher my options for courses at university I told him that I had a strong interest in maths, chemistry and physics. He suggested chemical engineering and the more I researched it, the more it seemed like the right choice for me. I really liked the atmosphere at King's Buildings when I visited on the applicant's day and so Edinburgh became my first choice."

Emily Wang 1st year MEng (Hons) Electronics & Electrical Engineering

"The University’s close connection with industry was an important factor for me. I want to gain experience in various firms during my studies and I believe the University’s close links with industry will help me gain the experience I would like."

Alex, MEng Mechanical Engineering student

"After doing well at school, I had many options to consider in terms of choosing the right university for me. I came to Edinburgh primarily because of the great reputation that the engineering department at the University of Edinburgh has. In addition to this, the city itself really appealed to me. I had visited it before I moved because my sister was already studying here. I found the city to be extremely continental in nature, and more like a large town than a metropolitan capital city. After almost 5 years of living and studying in Edinburgh, I definitely think I made the right choice."

Zoe, MEng Civil Engineering Student

"At school, I found maths, physics and graphic communications the most enjoyable subjects so it only seemed right to pursue these subject further. This is when I realised that Civil Engineering encompasses all of these. My time at university has built on all three of these subjects and I am really glad that I discovered this discipline. The Civil Engineering department is very welcoming and has been very enthusiastic throughout my degree. I chose Edinburgh due it having a very good reputation and the city itself feeling more like a large town rather than a city. It's been a hard but very rewarding 5 years and I am glad I made the decision to study here." 

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