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Ivana Almeida

BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering

Not only did I learn about chemical engineering but I also developed skills in critical thinking, attention to detail, team work and time management.

Ivana Almeida

Why Teesside?

I’m an international student – Sonangol, the Angolan national oil company, sponsored me to complete my degree here. They recommended Teesside because of their links with the industry and the fact that the University is located in the North East, the engineering hub of the UK.

Best thing about the campus?

I love that it’s so modern and most of the buildings are either new or have been recently renovated. The library is one of the best places to spend time while studying alone or doing a group project. Also people up north are really nice and welcoming so there’s no trouble making new friends.

Did you feel supported?

Yes definitely. The careers service helped me to develop my CV – they gave me great template ideas and tips on what to include.

How did your time at Teesside prepare you for your career?

I developed a range of transferrable skills that will help me in the future. Not only did I learn about chemical engineering but I also developed skills in critical thinking, attention to detail, team work and time management.

What are you doing now?

I’m working as an intern with an IT company, in a quality assurance role. My role involves improving the development of software, looking at research, testing, product evaluation and product monitoring.

What do you hope to do in the future?

I would like to continue pursuing a career in chemical engineering, focusing on developing strategies and policies to make the industry more sustainable.

Would you recommend Teesside to others?

Yes, I would recommend the University and my course. The campus and the lecturers are amazing and everyone is so helpful, putting the students’ interests first.