Looking at my career I think I definitely made the right choice. I really enjoy the work I do, find it interesting and there is plenty of opportunity to progress my career into other types of engineering if I want or towards management.
I have loads of friends at my office that I can hang out with, and plenty of free time!
Definitely. Although I didn’t intend on doing an EngD (there were no standard graduate jobs available at Buro Happold) I’m very glad I did as I wouldn’t have had half of the appreciation for public engagement and encouraging engineering uptake as I do, and I wouldn’t have met some incredible people.
When I wasn’t accepted for my PhD at Newcastle University due to lack of funding, I thought my academic life was pretty much over. However, after doing some research into what is out there and not what is on my door step, I found that there was a lot more than what meets the eye!
I never regret things in life, as I see everything is an experience to learn, but I know I definitely made the right decision moving to Sheffield and studying here. It’s opened up a lot of new opportunities I otherwise wouldn’t have had!