Harry Newton

Harry Newton

Why did I choose to study Chemical Engineering at the University of Leeds?

During my time at sixth form I enjoyed my A-levels; chemistry, maths and physics and wanted to find the course that linked all of these. I found that chemical engineering was my answer.

What has been the best aspect of studying on your course and at the University and why?

The wide range of different applications and modules that you learn. This made me actually realise how big and important chemical engineering is in the world. At the university there are hundreds of societies to choose from, so it is very easy to find one or even several to join! This led me to discover the amazing annual event, for chemical engineering students from all over the UK that is Frank Morton's Sports Day.

Tell us about some of the exciting projects you have completed so far?

Recently I have just finished two group projects. This allowed me to expand my skillset such as; communication, leadership and time management even further. This will allow me to show employers why they should employ me and put me ahead of the competition!

What does Leeds as a city have to offer students?

Literally anything and everything. It is such a diverse and student orientated city with plenty to offer, so you will always find something that suits your fancy. From sports, pubs and bars you will easily find something to do for when you are not studying. There is such a good transport link so nothing is ever out of your reach. Even if drinking is not your thing, you still have so much on offer to choose from!

What are your ambitions for the future?

I would like to see myself working up high and being respected by fellow employees in a well-established company. Further to this, I would like to see myself maybe staying in Leeds if possible. But, with this degree from this university, who knows where I could end up, the world is my oyster!

What Experiences at Leeds do you think will help you in your future career?

The role of social secretary of the chemical engineering society last year will show the skills to employers and broaden my CV. This then led me to becoming president of the society for this year. This will hopefully enable me to display to employers my commitment and setup future contacts.

What would you say to students coming to do the same course?

Come here with a committed and strong attitude and you will go very far. Be very warming and approachable and just make sure you balance your social life with your work. Don't be scared, this will be the best decision you will ever make.