Maria del Carmen Bocanegra-Yanez

Maria graduated in 2014 with an MSc Sustainable Engineering: Renewable Energy Systems and the Environment from Strathclyde's Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering.

Where do you come from? What did you study previously and at which institution?

I come from Spain and I studied Industrial Engineering at the University of Malaga.

Why did you choose Strathclyde?

It is one of the most outstanding universities in the UK in the engineering sector with the largest engineering Faculty in Scotland.

Did you receive a scholarship?

I am one of the recipients of the Iberdrola Foundation Scholarship 2013-2014.

What are you enjoying most about the programme?

I have enjoyed the Sustainable Engineering: Renewable Energy Systems and the Environment programme because it is very well organised with a good diversity of technological background in different energy resources and energy efficiency, and teaches you how to work as part of a group having a strong link with the industry.

What are your plans after graduation?

After my graduation I have continued my studies at Strathclyde starting a PhD in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering which brings a great opportunity to develop my skills further. I was awarded a University scholarship to pursue my PhD.

What do you like about Glasgow?

Glasgow is a great place to live since it is a very lively city. There are plenty of activities you can do like shopping, visiting museums, parks, going for a walk or dance ceilidh! Furthermore, hiking at weekends is a great opportunity to discover Scotland’s amazing countryside.