Meet our Student Ambassadors

If you come to an Open Day this year, you'll meet some of our Ambassadors, current undergraduates who help out at outreach events and answer questions about what it's like to study Engineering at Oxford

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Ambre Bertrand, 2nd Year, St Edmund Hall

From: King's College School in Wimbledon, London

"I find it really rewarding to see that the scientific and mathematical knowledge I learn has a use and purpose, and that I can combine these skills as an individual or as part of a team to create something useful and unique that contributes to the improvement of the environment and people's lives. I recently read about some new biomechanical 'smart' prostheses that allow patients who have lost a limb to receive a new artificial one which somehow connects to their nervous system, making it possible for them to control eg. the fingers at the end of the arm... If I was asked tomorrow what project I would like to start I would probably pick something like that!"

Daffodil Dhayaa, 1st year, Wadham College

From: Bancroft's school in Essex

What makes you excited about Engineering?

"New innovations and being able to understand the advancements in science and technology and how they relate to improving our standard of living. Coding also excites me, trying to understand how a computer processes code and seeing the output is always pretty cool."

Emmanuel Oladokun, 3rd year, St Peter's College

From: Loreto Sixth Form in Manchester

"Engineering has the potential to positively influence many lives. I am personally interested in the developments and real world applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Driverless cars are a concept being made reality through the use of AI and to think they could progress far enough to be in common use is exciting. AI has also been used in healthcare by helping doctors treat cancer."

Charlie Blake, 2nd year, St Catherine's College

From: a state school in Watford

What makes you excited about Engineering?

"Building Bridges; Maths; when you say you study engineering and people say 'oooo a real subject, that's useful!'. I think Aeroplanes are pretty cool to be honest!"

Nikita Dheer, 2nd Year, New College

From: Rugby High School

"I love the fact that engineering is all around us, without us always realising. For example, even an object as simple as a paper clip has had a lengthy design process involving choosing the material, exact shape and size. I find it interesting how different constraints can heavily impact on the final product produced."

 

 

Sebastian Elliott, 3rd year, New College

From: Trinity School, Croydon

What makes you excited about Engineering?

"General Motors is planning to have a fleet of self-driving taxis rolling out across the US in 2019, offering rides to the public for $1/mile! Aside from the really exciting competition this creates with Uber, Tesla, Ford etc., it's an incredibly example of all the different engineering roles coming together to create something that will have a profound impact on our societies; how we travel, our working lives, and how cities look and operate today."

Jiayun Cao, 1st year, Trinity

From: King Edward's School

What makes you excited about Engineering?

"General Motors is planning to have a fleet of self-driving taxis rolling out across the US in 2019, offering rides to the public for $1/mile! Aside from the really exciting competition this creates with Uber, Tesla, Ford etc., it's an incredibly example of all the different engineering roles coming together to create something that will have a profound impact on our societies; how we travel, our working lives, and how cities look and operate today."

Felix Peterken, 2nd Year, Balliol

From: St. Cyres Comprehensive School, Wales

"On a near term basis, the application of maths to real world scenarios to model systems is something that gives me great satisfaction, as well as the joy of problem solving and arriving at the correct result after a long method. In a longer term approach, it would be nice to consider what I do as being worthwhile to people, like playing a roll in reducing climate change or creating tech that makes people's lives easier."

Minnie Karanjavala, 1st Year, St Peter's College

From: The Royal High School, Bath

"The world is facing many serious challenges at present – such as developing sustainable energy resources, dealing with climate change and strengthening our cyber security. Engineers are perfectly placed to solve all of these problems and so much more and that’s why I think it’s the most exciting and interesting field you could work in. It’s required to keep the world moving forwards and without engineers we would have none of the possessions or facilities which we talk for granted everyday. Everything around us has been engineered and I think when people realise this you can’t help but be impressed by the importance of the profession and excited by the endless possibilities of what engineers will do next."

James Leader, 1st year, Somerville College

From: The Kings of Wessex

"I find myself inspired by the impact that engineers can have on our society and even civilisation; they are at the forefront of crucial projects that can have enormous social and economic consequences. Engineers therefore are people that have some power to change things for the better, especially engineers of our generation."

Oscar Powell, 1st Year, Oriel College

From: Queen Elizabeth's High School, Gainsborough

"The array of opportunity available to an engineering student is unrivalled; especially within the Oxford Engineering Course there is much support for students interested in any field which has been of benefit to me so far. The University itself seems great at connecting students with getting work experience, which is something I’d love to get involved in. I also enjoy the direct applicability of what we learn in our course to the real world."

 

Sam Liu, 3rd Year, Somerville College

From: Kingswood School, Bath

What makes you excited about Engineering?

"The ability to make change in everyone's daily life and the freedom to choose which aspects of it to act on. I can be a mechanical engineering working on construction projects to a biomechanical engineer helping athletes."

 

 

Holly Wright, 2nd Year, Keble College

From: Churcher's College, Petersfield

"I am excited about the concept of innovation and being able to take ideas in my head and actually bring them to life. Engineering is such a face paced and broad field that there is almost no limit of what you can do in terms of careers, I am sure I will never have a 'boring' job."

 

 

 

 

 

George Heywood, 3rd Year, St. Edmund Hall

From: Pocklington

"One has to watch out for engineers - they begin with the sewing machine and end up with the atomic bomb. ― Marcel Pagnol"