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

I wanted to deepen my skills and knowledge in regards to the chemical reactions involved in producing the items people need for daily life. Renewable energy and hydrogen fuel cells play important roles in combating global climate change and developing a sustainable world. Energy is one of the research focus at the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham. Studying this programme not only enables me to find out the ways to reshape energy supply and storage sustainably, but also helps me merge my career knowledge, comprehensive abilities and experience in the future workplace as a Chemical Engineer.

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

Unlike the other universities offering similar courses, UoB’s ACE offers thematic pathway modules which enable me to develop and extend my knowledge in areas of Chemical Engineering in which I am interested. This offers flexibility for students to acquire knowledge and skills in different research areas.

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

The University of Birmingham provides infinite resources such as books and journal articles for students to acquire the cutting edge knowledge and technology the institution is known for and succeed in their studies. But UoB is not just about studying. There are lots of societies where you can meet new friends and share your interests with. UoB Sports and Fitness provides state of the art indoor and outdoor sports facilities. Different sports clubs offer a wide variety of classes for students who are new to sports and want to learn the basic.

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

I met lots of classmates from different countries and backgrounds. We share our thoughts and exchange ideas in our study. I also joined the beginner course at the Archery Club. This gave me the opportunity to become a fully-fledged member of the club, and to represent the University during competitions!

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

Time management is very important. This is an intensive course. You need to prepare your timetable for revision and self-study to consolidate the knowledge and skills acquired. Don’t revise and complete your work at the last minute.