Nur Ramli, MEng Chemical Engineering undergraduate in the Faculty of Engineering.

Nur Hanina Binti Ramli

Why did you decide to study at the University of Leeds?

I am a sponsored student and thus, when choosing my firm and insurance universities on UCAS, I had to choose top 100 universities worldwide. Predictably, the University of Leeds is one of the top universities by QS World Universities Ranking. Furthermore, I had a few seniors from college studying here and they always mentioned about the University of Leeds having one of the best student support and let you have a good learning experience. Without a doubt, I decided to choose the University of Leeds as my firm choice and thankfully, I got the unconditional offer!

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

It would be the modules that I'm taking are interesting and the lecturers are very supportive and helpful. I always email them every now and then and get a fast reply, even on holidays! They give me feedbacks on my lab reports, answer my questions on the modules, and would let you in the office if you have more questions. Not only that, I also get to attend talks on how to write a better CV and chances to be involved in summer internships. The surroundings here make you feel comfortable because they are always happy to help. 

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

Last term I had a couple of projects which are material selection for Materials Science module and also production of a chemical for technical and skills application module. They are both group projects so I had meetings often with my group members. I learnt using a software, CESEdupack in order to complete my assignment for materials science. The best thing is that there was a step-by-step methods in using the software so it was fun.   

What does Leeds as a city have to offer students?

I would say that Leeds City Centre has more than what a student needs. From the newly opened John Lewis and Victoria Gate shopping centres to many more interesting shops, food, and other entertainment that we could always go to. It's also a bonus that it's only 15 minutes walking distance from the University of Leeds!

What are your ambitions for the future?

I had several options that I have in mind after completing my MEng in Chemical Engineering. One of them is to go for a PhD program. Since we've started writing a few lab reports since the beginning of semester, it could be baby steps to that! I also find it interesting to work in the oil and gas industry since it's always in high demand and a growing industry.

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

Communication and teamwork skills are important, since we had several group projects and presentation. The experience and skills that I gained can be adopted and implemented in my career. The knowledge I gained throughout this course will also help in becoming a chemical engineer in the future. 

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

Enjoy learning the subjects the University offers and always attempt to finish the assignments given before the deadline. Pay attention in all the classes and the practical sessions. Seek advices or improvements from your tutor as well, because he/she will be there to lend a helping hand. Don't forget that you can always get involved in any society's activities from the Leeds University Union's webpage or be a volunteer to gain as much experience as a student here!