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Feras Abozaid

BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering

Feras is now working at Bauer Technologies after completing his civil engineering degree at Teesside.

There is so much I loved during my time at Teesside. The lecturers were great and always supportive. The campus itself is really secure, has outstanding facilities and 24 hour access to some

Feras  Abozaid

Why Teesside?

My father completed his PhD at Teesside and highly recommended it. After visiting Middlesbrough and seeing the campus I decided it was the place I also wanted to study. It was the best decision I made.

What skills did you develop?

The course included group projects, which helped develop key skills such as team work, effective communication, and leadership and management skills.

English isn’t my first language but there was so much support available that I never felt this was an issue. The library offered workshops on proof reading and I attended English classes to help develop my academic writing.

Tell us about the careers service

They helped with searching for jobs, gave me hints and tips on writing my CV and prepared me for interviews. It was such a helpful service that I would highly recommend to current students.

What did you get involved in outside of your studies?

I founded and was president of the International Student Association. This was a huge achievement for me and the first society at Teesside for all international students.

I also worked as a student ambassador and took part in volunteering opportunities through the Volun-tees scheme.

Best thing about Teesside?

There is so much I loved during my time at Teesside. The lecturers were great and always supportive. The campus itself is really secure, has outstanding facilities and 24 hour access to some services.

For a small town the social life is amazing, there are lots of different places to eat and I would recommend trying the Teesside parmo!

What have you done since graduating?

I secured a job at Bauer Technologies as a bentonite technician, and within three months was promoted to project engineer. I was involved in the North Yorkshire Moors potash mine development, one of the biggest projects of its type in the UK. I then moved to their head office in London as part of the estimating team and have now returned to the operations team, working across various sites in London, Aberdeen, Lockwood Beck and others.

What do you do in your current role?

I develop pre-construction documents such as method statements, lift plans and project programmes. I’m responsible for quality assurance and quality control, ensuring work items conform to site inspection plans. I also complete and submit pile and panel records and work closely with cutter and rig operators to produce daily shift reports. And I gather and modify data into the correct format ready for 3D modelling.

Future ambitions?

At the moment I’m focused on my career but won’t rule out further academic study. I’m co-author of a paper which is due to be published shortly, so may consider going into research. I also run my own small online business, which keeps me very busy.

Would you recommend Teesside University?

I recommend Teesside all the time and will continue to do so. I want everyone to enjoy an amazing university experience like I did.