Michelle Jideofor, originally from Nigeria before coming to the UK from Botswana, is now studying Civil Engineering at the University of Bristol. In this blog, she talks about her degree and why it’s important for women to be represented in the Engineering industry.
I always knew I wanted to study abroad.
The UK was always on my radar as a study destination. However, my application was a bit impromptu, I applied via UCAS the day before the deadline so to this day I’m surprised my application was submitted on time!
I love my university!
There is always something fun to do in Bristol, and there are so many hills! I’ve learnt a lot by coming here, not just through my course but in other aspects, too. The UK is a great place to study – not only is the education of a very high standard, but there are so many opportunities and things to do here.
I’ve always been interested in Civil Engineering.
Coming from a developing country, I have always been interested in how infrastructure and highways can boost an economy. Civil engineers shape the world we live in, from the roads we move on, to the infrastructure we live in. Civil Engineering not only provides me with a challenge but also allows me to be creative in the process. It is an amazing way for me to give back to my community. Besides, who would not love to pass by a building and say, ‘I designed that!’
I love the structure of my course.
It is just as much about practicality as it is about the theory. We have had so many projects where we design and build our model structures using 3D laser printing, which is so cool.