Simon WongMechanical Engineering (BEng) BEng
Simon is part of the Formula Student team and is currently working towards publishing his first journal paper.
Why did you choose to study at City, University of London?
After reviewing other potential universities, City showed the greatest potential in fulfilling my objectives in terms of education and support. Location was also very important and as City is based right in the heart on the city, providing a great area for socializing and exploration.
What do you enjoy most about your course?
I think being able to go hands on on creating things has been one of the best part of the course. Currently working in the Formula Student team, being able to see your creation from conceptual designs, all the way to the final product, is amazing. At the end of the day, being able to point and say 'I designed and made that!' is very satisfying.
What has been your favourite module and why?
I'd have to say the group project modules during 3rd and 4th year have been my favourite due to the fact that I was able to speak and get to know others better and see how others work. This allows for improvement for not just yourself, but for others as well. Along with this, being able to develop my communication and leadership skills within the course is very beneficial to me in the long run when I work in industry.
What has been a highlight of your course so far?
Being able to work towards my first publication. After completing my dissertation in my 3rd year, I was given the opportunity to further complete research on my work and am currently working towards publishing my first journal/research paper. To see what you have done throughout the last couple years and published for others to see is very satisfying.
What do you plan to do after you graduate?
I am currently looking at working in the engineering industry via graduate schemes. What I'm aiming for is to gain Chartered Status as an engineer and then either further work towards a higher position in engineering or even explore different areas linked to engineering.
Anything else you would like to highlight about City?
One thing I would definitely like to point out is the staff within the university are very professional and helpful. They are also there to help you out when in doubt and I think that is one quality within this university that others probably won't have.