David Oakley
David Oakley

Studying here has set me up to get a job the moment I graduate and made me all-round a more confident person.

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

I couldn’t originally decide which engineering course to choose. However, Chemical Engineering at Manchester appealed to me for a few reasons; there was a wide range of job prospects available with this degree, the course had industrial sponsorship and the reputation of both the School and the University was good.

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

I knew the city only a little before coming to her for university, but once I got here I thought it was a great place. It’s not too big like London but it’s big enough that it doesn’t feel small.

What are you most enjoying about your course?

The social side of things is enjoyable but what I like most is the fact that my work is more applied than theoretical.

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

The course has taught me a lot, and not all of it has been academic. I’ve learnt a lot about working in groups and how to ensure that work is carried out without conflict. I’ve also gained a lot from working within the Chemical Engineering Society for the last three years.

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

Studying here has set me up to get a job the moment I graduate and made me all-round a more confident person.

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

Do it! My course is very rewarding and presents me with a lot of opportunities.

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