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Jim Hirst

Jim Hirst

The highlight of Jim’s course has been the engaging geological field trips

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

City University London is in a great location for progressing into a career and has an excellent reputation for teaching Civil Engineering. The opportunities for bursaries and scholarships are superb, a big reward for putting in some hard work.

What do you enjoy most about your course?

The links with industry that City's lecturers have mean that a variety of interesting external lecturers visit and also students have the opportunity to visit some of the biggest projects currently underway in London.

What has been your favourite module and why?

Geotechnical Engineering is my favourite module as it is a fascinating subject, very well taught and backed up by performing tests in the lab. The lab tests really make the theory click into place.

What has been a highlight of your course so far?

The field trips in the first and second years for geology and surveying were brilliant. Visiting some operating quarries so see engineering in practice as well as gaining an appreciation for how difficult precise surveying is were great experiences. Also a chance to really get to know your course mates!

What do you plan to do after you graduate?

After I graduate I hope to begin my career as a Civil Engineer with a top graduate job and progress from there!