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Jakob Grant-Ward

Jakob is pursuing his dream of becoming a chartered engineer.

Jakob Grant-Ward

BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

'My placement made me a better-rounded individual and gave me the chance to put the things I had learned on the course into practice.'

What brought you to study at Teesside University?

I came to Teesside University to pursue my dream of becoming a chartered mechanical engineer.

What is your course like?

The course is quite challenging as it is very maths orientated and there is a large workload. Despite this my hard work has resulted in opportunities arising in the form of societies and Formula Student (the most established engineering competition hosted by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers).

What's been your favourite module?

So far, my favourite module has been Mechanics of Materials 1. The lecturer is really clear when talking about the subject as well as being really supportive of my studies.

Have you taken part in any work placements, or joined any clubs and societies?

One summer, I went on a work placement with a valve servicing company in Brighouse. I feel that it made me a better-rounded individual and gave me the chance to put the things I had learned on the course into practice. I also joined the mechanical engineering society and the Formula Student society to further my love for the subject.

Is there anything else you would like to say about your experience at Teesside University?

Teesside University is a very welcoming facility for learning and social experiences, and I feel that my time here is helping me to get closer to my goals.