Why did you decide to study at Strathclyde?
I decided to study at University of Strathclyde because of the following reasons: Firstly, University of Strathclyde won the Times UK University of the year award in 2012. Secondly, my course of choice, Sustainable Eng: Renewable Energy Systems and the Environment, is accredited by three professional bodies, Institute of Mechanical Engineers “IMechE”, Royal Aeronautical Society “RAeS”, and Energy Institute “EI”. Thirdly, I wanted to study in a University located in a different part of the UK, outside England, that had a renowned reputation in the field of Engineering. Thus Strathclyde happened to be the most favourable option.
What did you study previously and at which institution?
I studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Lagos, Nigeria.
What did you like about the course?
One major aspect I liked about the course was the group project which involved proposing sustainable solutions to energy related issues in industries. It gave me an exposure in a new dimension, as it involved working with contacts in organisations and concatenating theoretical knowledge with practical skills. Also, I enjoyed the field trips and site visits I embarked on, that showcased the practical applications of what we learnt during the taught classes. Lastly, the course enabled me to join two major professional bodies with less bureaucracy. These are Energy Institute “EI” and Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment “IEMA”.
How relevant do you feel your studies are in relation to future/employment studies?
This course is highly relevant in all engineering firms that have sustainability related departments.
Would you recommend Strathclyde to others?
What did you like about Glasgow and Scotland?
The people are friendly and gregarious.
What are you doing now?
I am in the process of starting up my solar pv company, as there is an inexhaustible market for the technology in Nigeria.