Celine Dischamps
Celine Dischamps

Organisation is definitely a skill I developed at university. I have to balance a demanding course, being part of the university korfball team and having a part time job as a student ambassador.

How did you decide on your degree choice? What appealed about Manchester?

I decided to study Chemical Engineering as it is quite a broad subject and overlaps with many other areas of engineering. Manchester appealed to me because of its reputation, links with industry and many worldwide partner universities.

What were your first impressions of the university and the city?

As I first started visiting the campus I realised there were many brand new buildings which were all state-of-the-art, mixed with old buildings. It was full of history! We are also very close to the city centre where there is a lot going on.

What are you most enjoying about your course?

Links with industry are one this university’s main attributes. We have loads of companies coming in to give presentations about their company as they are looking for Manchester graduates! It makes us feel really valued.

We also have opportunities to go on plant visits to see real size equipment and understand a bit more how all the units of the plant are related.

What skills and attributes do you think you have gained from your course and co-curricular activities so far?

Organisation is definitely a skill I developed at university. I have to balance a demanding course, being part of the university korfball team and having a part time job as a student ambassador. But I get so much out of it; meeting new people, having responsibilities and being independent are just a few of the attributes of studying in Manchester.

How do you think you are benefitting from studying at Manchester?

Manchester offers excellent facilities; whether its sport grounds, libraries, computer clusters or music rooms.

Manchester has given me so many opportunities both in my academic and social life. It has a huge number of societies which is a great way of taking up new activities and making new friends! I have also found it extremely easy to find work, placements, volunteering as the University provides us with a wide range of information and contacts.

What advice would you give to students considering applying for the same course that you took?

Be realistic - this is one of the most demanding courses and has one of the biggest workloads! However, I think we are lucky to have so many contact hours because we have so much support from lecturers. Social life is great, you just have to find a way to fit those nights out in your timetable without compromising any coursework or lab report deadlines!

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