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TingTing Yu

MSc Telecommunications and Wireless Systems

Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

I'm a MSc student from China and I am very interested in doing experiments and research.

What course are you studying?

My major is Telecommunications and wireless systems

What made you choose to do this course?

Because of my research interests. 

How has your experience been studying?

I have learned a lot of professional knowledge and took part in a lot of experiments at the University of Liverpool. All of these will be very useful for my future development.

What are the best things about the course?

The amount of experiments.

How have you been supported during your time?

In the University of Liverpool, I always get help from many people in the department when I have any difficulties. For example, when I have problems with my professional knowledge, I always can get help from my lecturers, and when I have some problems in the library I can get help from the library staff.

How have you found the city of Liverpool to study in?

Liverpool is a very good city. It has a beautiful coast, and the people here are very hospitable.

Do you have any top tips to share with future and current students?

Focusing on your studies will help you make great progress.

What are your plans for the future?

I hope to find a job or do a PhD in the future.

 

 

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Dhrishya S Menon

MSc Microelectronic Systems

Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

I have always been passionate about Integrated Circuits from a young age and the reason for my inspiration is my father who taught me about different existing as well as upcoming technologies. I completed my bachelor in technology degree in Electronics and Communication from India and was a member of the Hardware club which was founded by the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Development Center of my university.

What course are you studying/have you studied?

I am currently studying Masters in Microelectronic Systems at the University and have completed my bachelors in Electronics and communication engineering.

What made you choose to do this course?

I always wanted to explore the depths of Electronics industry, what could be achieved by learning and practically applying the skills to increase my knowledge and expertise. My final year project in my B.Tech was selected as one of best projects and awarded at a state-level technical competition which involved modifying a data glove to perform three different activities involving image processing and data recognition as well as implementing IoT functionalities. I wanted to learn what more could be learned in making the prototype of my project more compact and wanted to gain a wide-level of exposure in the field of electronics.

How has your experience been studying?

Studying Microelectronics System at the University of Liverpool has been a wonderful experience. I gained a wide practical exposure in subjects previously unknown to me. I had the privilege to be taught by some of the best faculty present in the field of electronics as well as the opportunity to meet new people and gaining new insightful things from them which was enlightening. The assignments given made me think about different methods with which a single final solution could be derived.

What are the best things about the course?

The hands-on experience and the practical knowledge gained during the laboratory sessions were very helpful and one of the best things regarding the course as it made me think on a different level. It sure was challenging at first but learning so many new things regarding the subjects helped me in searching and finding out the answers in-depth.

How have you been supported during your time?

There are many different forums where you can seek help mainly via e-mail, then through the discussion board on Vital which has the added benefit of gaining insights from your classmates as well regarding your doubts or questions.

Which aspects of your course do you think have been the most beneficial to your career development?

I would say the overall experience of studying the course have been beneficial in my career development. I am currently working as Product and Software developer at one of the leading Condition Monitoring & Reliability Engineering Company. Different aspects ranging from different sectors of my course have been very helpful in moulding me into the person I am today. Hands-on training and learning, researching on different topics related to different subjects, time-management and the ability to differentiate on approaching a question and deriving the most precise answer are some of the main beneficial aspects of my course.

How have you found the city of Liverpool to study in?

I have found Liverpool to be a very friendly and a peaceful place to study in which I love the most. It is a city where a student can enjoy to the most. The varied cuisines and culture make you seldom miss home. You meet some many people from different background which is refreshing.

Do you have any top tips to share with future and current students?

I would like to say that make the most of your time while here in Liverpool. Whenever you get the chance of visiting a place or an event do make sure you can go as it is a delightful experience which lets you make many memories as well as makes you learn new things from the experience. Also do make the most out of the library resources available at the University, it will help you immensely. In terms of searching for part-time or full-time jobs, make sure you have a well composed C.V and Cover letter and start applying sooner in order to avoid the struggle in future.

What are your plans for the future?

Presently, I am working in a company and would love to continue to display and enhance my skills, meet new people and learn new things. In the near future I would like to settle down in the U.K as I love this country.

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Adam Hughes

MSc Energy and Power Systems

Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

Hi, my names Adam Hughes, I'm 24 and just about to finish my fantastic time at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Liverpool. I started on the foundation course and progressed to masters level. I'm from Liverpool and have acquired a job for Scottish Power with masters funding due to my new qualifications and have made many friends along the way!

What course are you studying?

I am now finishing a Masters in Energy and Power Systems.

What made you choose to do the MSc in Energy and Power Systems?

I've always loved how things work from an early age, especially electronics, after doing my A-levels and gaining experience in the industry I decided this is the next step to further my career. When I was applying for courses, I realised that one of the best electrical and electronic engineering red brick departments in the country was in my city. Once I finished my bachelor's I realised that I particularly enjoyed power systems, so I applied for the masters in Power and Energy Systems.

What did you do previously before University?

Before I started university, I was doing my A-levels in Electronics, Physics and Chemistry as well as working part-time in an engineering company.

I came to the University of Liverpool by first doing the Engineering Foundation Course in Carmel College, I then studied a bachelors in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

How has your experience been studying?

My experience has been very positive as I have learned so much to the point where my pre-university self would think I'm working in a different language. The lectures are taught well, and the workload is manageable. If there is an issue or you can't understand something, the friendly staff will always make time for you and encourage students to ask questions in lectures and give plenty of tutorials.

What are the best things about the course?

One of the best things about the course is final year projects, you can pitch your idea, and the staff will completely support you; this means you can do what interests you, even If it's a moon shot idea the university will help make it a reality with funding. If your project goes well, you can get attention from industry working with the department or other staff giving you incredible opportunities to work on cutting edge technology projects. Another good thing is your surrounded by people who are on the same wavelength as you; you can talk for hours about a subject you may not have been able to speak about much previously.

How have you been supported during your time?

The University of Liverpool has been very supportive; if you have an issue, the staff will try to support you as much and as soon as they can. If you have DSA eligibility, it feels like the university goes a step beyond, all staff are kept in the loop. Additional weekly study support is provided if it's needed and you can tell your issues to any staff member, and they will tell you the best way to get the support you need.  All students are assigned a learning mentor who helps look after them throughout their study. The learning resources and reading lists provided can give you such in-depth knowledge of a subject when you are being taught, so you don't have to worry about looking online for extra materials.

Which aspects of your course do you think have been the most beneficial to your career development?

Working in labs taught me much about designing and building systems from the ground up. Your first year of study is to give you a strong foundation to start understanding the more complex systems in the second year of study, In your third year, you choose your optional modules which help you specialise your skills to create something totally new in your third year project potentially. This specialised project can be used to demonstrate your skills to a specific industry. Also just because you took Electrical and Electronic Engineering doesn't mean you have to work with circuits, you can jump into thousands of different job roles usually reserved for other engineering disciplines or computer science.  

How have you found the city of Liverpool to study in?

I’m a Liverpudlian, so it’s the best city hands down for nightlife, things to do and has the friendliest people you will meet. It also has a good student scene as four universities are sharing the same city.

Do you have any hobbies outside of studying?

I spend my free time playing the guitar, going to the pub with my friends, working with the electrical engineering Eshock society and creating a measuring equipment start-up.  

Any top tips to share with future and current students?

My top tip for new students is to make friends with the teaching staff; it can seem daunting because you assume they are very busy, but they will always make time for you and will catch up in the labs when your doing projects. They can give you good advice and tell you about any opportunities that can benefit you. My second tip is to apply for every opportunity there is from the department; it can boost your CV.

What are your plans for the future?

I received a scholarship from Scottish Power to fund my masters, and I plan to work for them in September to start my career in engineering and hopefully obtain chartership.

Are there any other memories you would like to share from your time at the University of Liverpool?

My fondest memory is seeing my bachelors final year project on LiFi technology displayed in the Liverpool World Museum on May the 4th day and once my bachelors was completed celebrating with my university friends.

 

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Emily McLean

MSc Energy and Power Systems

Can you tell us abit about yourself?

My name is Emily McLean, I am 23 and from Liverpool.

What course are you studying/have you studied?

I am a recent MSc Energy and Power Systems and BEng Electrical Engineering graduate from the University of Liverpool.

What made you choose this course?

I was always interested in Renewable Energy and enjoyed Mathematics, Electrical Engineering seemed interesting and had a wide range of great opportunities. Now complete, I am very happy with my degree choice.

What did you do previously before this course?

Before my degree I was studying my A levels in Maths, History and Physics and then took a year out to get some work experience and decide on my next steps.

How has your experience been studying?

I have had an amazing experience at Liverpool University. The Electrical Engineering department has a community feel and I have had some great lecturers, very helpful tutors and the Electrical Engineering support office staff are always a great help. The department motivates you to do well but are also very understanding when need be.

What are the best thing about the course?

You get to study a very wide range of topics and find out what you most enjoy, for me it was the electrical and power topics which I specialised in during my third year. I really enjoyed the individual and group projects, they helped me a lot to improve my understanding. I was able to choose all my projects to specialise in renewable energy, you are also given the option to propose your own project if you have a specific idea in mind.

How have you been supported during your time?

The allocated tutor system works well and they have always helped when I have had any problems. The office staff are always very helpful and quick to get back to you. I have made great friends from my course, everyone was very friendly and open to help.

How have you found the city of Liverpool to study in?

Being from Liverpool I have always loved the city and I am still not bored of living here. There is lots  going on and I love that the campus is in the city centre and The Albert Dock is a must visit, it is my favourite part of the city. Also the student housing I stayed in is a 15 minute bus ride however I liked this as it is near some nice parks.

Do you have any hobbies?

I was part of the University Cheerleading competition team, I loved this aspect of university. We travelled to many competitions all around the UK. I have made some great friends with similar interests to me.

What are your top tips for other students?

Find a routine that works for you, sometimes I would work best in the evening when the libraries were quieter. Surround yourself with people who motivate you to work hard.

What are your plans for the future?

I completed my Masters degree a month ago and I am currently looking for my first full time job, hopefully something to do with renewable energy. All of my course mates who graduated before me have managed to find great engineering jobs all around the UK or have gone on to further research at Liverpool University.