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.

Erik Mårtensson

Erik from Trelleborg in Sweden shares his standout memories of being a student at the University of Edinburgh - from leading the development of a self-driving electric race car as part of the Edinburgh University Formula Student, to playing rugby in front of 12,000 people at Murrayfield stadium - and provides his top tips for freshers joining Edinburgh in autumn 2020.

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.

Sutejas Chari

Sutejas shares his personal highlights of being a student at Edinburgh, including a year abroad in California which helped shape his ambition to pursue management consultancy. He also explains why he would encourage freshers to try as many extracurricular activities as possible in their first two years at Edinburgh.

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 visiting Dunnet Head, the most northerly point of mainland Britain

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.

Erik Mårtensson

Erik from Trelleborg in Sweden shares his standout memories of being a student at the University of Edinburgh - from leading the development of a self-driving electric race car as part of the Edinburgh University Formula Student, to playing rugby in front of 12,000 people at Murrayfield stadium - and provides his top tips for freshers joining Edinburgh in autumn 2020.

Kai Ferguson

Kai explains what he enjoys most about being part of a community of students from all over the globe at Edinburgh - including participating in the University's Japanese Society - and why studying electronics and electrical engineering is proving a fascinating preparation for his future career.

Kang Fu at Old College, University of Edinburgh

Kang came to the University of Edinburgh as a student on the 2+2 joint programme - having spent the first two years of his degree at North China Electric Power University. Kang explains what has made his time in Scotland so unforgettable - from sampling the skiing at Glencoe, to joining thousands of people from across the world on Princes Street for Hogmanay celebrations.

Chemical Engineering

Claire Richard

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.

Helen Rogers competing in the GB team trials for her sport, canoe slalom

An Edinburgh native, Helen Rogers explains why she thinks the city is one of the best in the world to study in and how she managed to juggle studying chemical engineering with competing in the GB team trials in the sport of canoe slalom.

Jack Robinson on placement at Girvan Distillery

Jack from the rural village of Lochgoilhead in Argyll explains why Edinburgh provides a great living environment, close to nature and fresh air while also providing the vibrant atmosphere and nightlife of a big city. He also shares his advice to freshers on why paying attention to the "basics" of engineering early on in the programme will help make life easier later on.

Logan Sirel playing for Edinburgh University Association Football Club

A common thread running through Logan's student experience has been football, whether playing for the Edinburgh University Association Football Club, or representing Iowa State's Men's Soccer team during his year abroad. Hailing from Glasgow, Logan explains why he chose to study chemical engineering at Edinburgh, and what makes the student social scene here so special.

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