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Charlotte Gibb

Charlotte was inspired to study engineering by working with engineers.

Charlotte Gibb

HNC Civil Engineering

What brought you to study at Teesside University?

I work in an engineering company in an administrative role. I became interested in engineering, and with my employer’s support I looked for ways to train as an engineer. I chose Teesside University as a lot of my colleagues had studied here and gave very positive feedback. After spending some time with different disciplines in the office, I decided I wanted a career in civil engineering.

What’s the course like?

I’m studying part-time while working full-time, with the support of my company which is also paying my fees. I enjoy the variety of learning that the course provides. I also like the slight overlap between the modules, which means that something you learn in one class can become relevant in another.

And you won a scholarship?

My tutor first mentioned the QUEST Technician Scholarship in class and advised that he thought I would be a good candidate. It’s awarded by the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE), and it’s a great addition to your CV. I did some research into ICE and spoke to colleagues at work. Realising what a prestigious opportunity it was, I decided to apply. I was selected for an interview at Newcastle University and was lucky enough to be awarded the Scholarship. I'm very much looking forward to getting involved in ICE events and this award has helped me gain recognition in my office.