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

– To gain specialized knowledge and skills in Road Management. This is particularly relevant to my role at the National Highways Authority in Kenya, where such expertise is crucial for developing and maintaining efficient, safe, and sustainable road networks.
– The programme is tailored specifically for roads; hence it offers a focused and specialized curriculum.
– The opportunity to study at a university recognized for its research and teaching excellence in this field was a significant motivator.
– Due to its strategic location within the UK, which is ideal for an international student like myself. The University’s reputation in Engineering and the reasonable tuition fees also played a significant role in my decision.

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

We have access to modern, state-of-the-art facilities and resources that enhances our learning experience and prepares us for high-level professional roles.
Our cohort constitutes of 99% international students. The diverse student body offers a global perspective on road management challenges and solutions, facilitating a rich exchange of ideas and networking opportunities.
The course equipped us with practical, industry-relevant skills that are immediately applicable in real-world road infrastructure projects and management.

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

The best thing about studying at the University of Birmingham is its vibrant campus life, combined with a strong sense of community and support among students and staff. This welcoming environment fosters personal growth and encourages collaboration and innovation across various disciplines.

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

My highlight at the University of Birmingham so far has been engaging in diverse and enriching activities outside of academics, such as school events and touring the city, which have significantly enhanced my university experience and provided opportunities for personal development and building lasting friendships.

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

Students thinking about joining this course should definitely go for it, especially if they are eyeing opportunities in the road sector. The programme equips you with relevant skills for the industry, not only preparing you for technical roles but also moulding you to be a high-level manager or even a minister mayhap. Make the most of the learning experience, engage with the industry through internships or projects, and build a strong network with professionals and peers alike.