Daniel Stratham

Daniel Statham

Why did you choose to study Aviation Technology with Pilot Studies?

I decided to study Aviation Technology with Pilot Studies because of its reputation among aviation employers and I had received good feedback from alumni. I want to be a pilot and wanted to become more independent, so decided to study this course at Leeds.

What's the best aspect of the course?

I hope to become a commercial airline pilot and believe that my degree at Leeds has given me the opportunity to do just that! I have been able to meet alumni who are pilots and they’ve offered advice. My course has also allowing me to undertake flight training alongside my degree, as opposed to leaving it until after I graduate.

Also, I've been a course rep where I represented the views of my course colleagues, and was the Treasurer for Henry Price Halls of Residence. I'm currently the Aviation Society President.

Have you undertaken any work experience?

I did my work experience at Barton Aerodrome, Wolverhampton Airport and East Midlands Airport. I organised these separately but I'm sure the reputation of the university helped me get these placements. 

Do you have any advice for prospective students?

If you want to work in the aviation industry, this is a brilliant degree to have. As well as the academic side, there are plenty of job and extra-curricular opportunities at this university including positions of responsibility and societies for fun and extra skills.

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