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Olesea Matcovschi

Aeronautical Engineering (BEng) BEng
Olesea Matcovschi

City lecturers are not only friendly and helpful, but they are internationally reputable experts within their field.

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

City, University of London was the first university in the UK that started teaching Aeronautical Engineering course in 1909, just six years after the Wright brothers’ successful launch of their first aircraft. City’s central location is a great benefit for its students since it provides a lot of opportunities to access different interesting workshops, seminars and conferences. The diverse community with students coming from more than 160 countries and a variety of extra-curricular activities available on campus make City, University of London one of the best universities in the UK.

What do you enjoy most about your course?

The worldwide known experts in their fields who are lecturers at City at the same time such as Professor Chris Atkin, the president of the Royal Aeronautical Society 2016/17 and Professor Ranjan Banerjee who has published around one hundred and fifty papers in international journals really make City, University of London stand out. I like that the university staff is very friendly and helpful, and I like that there are so many opportunities to connect with people from different backgrounds and countries.

What has been your favourite module and why?

I have enjoyed the most the modules that are aimed at providing a proper understanding of the industry, explain how the system works and how to succeed throughout a career in engineering. Engineering Management module has made me realise that there are many ways to progress in your career but you must choose the one that you will enjoy and that is the most suitable for you at the same time.

What has been a highlight of your course so far?

I loved taking part in a short gliding course as part of my degree. It was an amazing experience and it really brought my perception of flying to the next level.

What do you plan to do after you graduate?

I have been elected City, University of London Students’ Union president for the 2017/18 academic year which is a full-time paid position. I plan to pursue a career in aerospace engineering after finishing my presidential duties.