Why did you originally apply to do your chosen course at Birmingham?

I originally applied to do this course at Birmingham due to the unique skills that the course offered alongside the chance to work with Leah, who had worked on space missions in the past. Space Engineering is a very unique course, and UoB provided a course that had a wide range of modules, alongside a specialist as a supervisor. Additionally, I had done my undergraduate degree here and the campus is one of the nicest in the country.

What do you think are the best points of your course?

I am currently completing my Master’s Degree in Space Engineering after receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science at UoB. I aim to work in areas where there is an overlap between these two disciplines, particularly Space Software Engineering.
The best points are the different skills that you will pick up through a variety of different modules alongside the support received from the module lead (Leah). The modules help you develop both practical and theoretical knowledge. The support from Leah is also second to none and she will regularly go out of her way to ensure that you feel supported both with course content and beyond the course (e.g. with careers).

What’s the best thing about studying at the University of Birmingham?

The campus, alongside the support network provided (with Leah and beyond this with the Careers Network).

What’s your highlight of your time at the University?

The highlight of my time during my Master’s Degree was the disassembly of a previous CubeSat mission, alongside my work on a 3U CubeSat mission. Also, my research into interstellar travel was another highlight.

What advice would you give to students thinking about studying on the course?

Make the most out of all the different specialists you will learn from in modules on the course as they will help you develop your skills in varying ways.

Is there anything extra students thinking about studying on the course should know?

Leah is one of the best course leads/supervisors I have worked with throughout my academic journey and I would definitely recommend this course if you’re someone interested in space but not sure where to get started. You will receive the support and skills to help you thrive in the field!