Jakob is pursuing his dream of becoming a chartered engineer.
'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.'
I came to Teesside University to pursue my dream of becoming a chartered mechanical engineer.
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).
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.
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.
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.