Miaomiao Liu

Miaomiao Liu

Why did you decide to study an MSc in Communications and Signal Processing at the University of Leeds?

The content of the course built on what I had learnt when I was a undergraduate (Communication engineering). Also, the University of Leeds is a member of the Russell Group, so I thought it would provide me with more opportunities to access more advanced technologies.

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

The best aspect of my studying is the independent study. After given the questions, I find out the answers by using many kinds of ways, for example searching it online, finding background from books, and discussing with my classmates. All this improve my independent study abilities.

Tell us about some of the exciting projects you have completed.

The most exciting projects I have completed was the mini project of model 5333. We use the WiMap software to distribute the base station for a special city. As changing the location of BS and the angel of antenna, we found out the best strategy, which can provide the best coverage of the wireless signals.
Another exciting project comes from model 5453 (Hamming code). With the help of my supervisor, I completed the code and got the expected results.

What does Leeds as a city have to offer students?

Leeds is a very nice city to learn and live. Everyone is very friendly, no matter what they always have a smile on their face. The important thing this city has to offer to students, is safety. Fortunately, Leeds is a very safe city for everyone.

What are your ambitions for the future?

Until now, I have two plans. The first one is after finishing my MSc courses, I want to apply a PhD position at Leeds University. Or I will look for a job in some well-known company like HUAWEI, Vodafone and O2.

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

I really had a nice year in Leeds. The study experience in Leeds brings huge benefits for me. For example, the group work can help me improve teamwork, which is a key requirement in my future career. Independent study ability gives me more confidence to address all kinds of problems, even in unknown areas that I have never touched upon before.

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

Work hard, study hard, and take everything seriously, and you will have a different new future. Once you are confused or have problems, do not hesitated to contact your supervisor, or department staff, as they are all friendly and will provide you useful advise. Do work outside of lectures so better understand all the slides the lecturer has presented in the class. The reading list is also a very useful source to help you understand and catch up with the content in the slides. I hope you enjoy your studies in electronic and electrical engineering.