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Nadia Ahmed

Whilst working professionally I came to realise how well City has prepared me for a practical career.

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Why did you choose to study at City, University of London?

Initially I decided to study at City due to its growing reputation and high employment prospects. However after completing my undergraduate course and applying for a Master’s degree, I realised City had so much more to offer in terms of their expertise and highly qualified lecturers.

What did you enjoy most about your course?

The lecturers provided a great learning atmosphere and provided an in depth understanding of the subject matter along with their breadth of experience. As well as providing sound technical knowledge the course also provided a platform to further develop my personal skills and gave me an opportunity to meet other individuals with similar aspirations.

What was the highlight of your time at City, University of London?

Understanding my passion and being able to apply it in my career. For many students, knowing what to do in the future is sometimes an afterthought; however I was lucky enough to realise what it was I wanted to do in life. Whilst studying at City I felt a growing aspiration to become a successful Structural Engineer.

How did City prepare you for your chosen career path?

Whilst working professionally I came to realise how well City has prepared me for a practical career. The course provided projects that dealt with real life scenarios and problems faced within the industry, this coupled with collaboration with industry partners prepared me for the role that I am currently in. Whilst studying, I had ample support and guidance from lecturers who have unknowingly set a benchmark for standards I must work by and hopefully exceed to the best of my ability.