29th June 2016
Writing: Jay Patel (Year 12)
Editing: Jay Carter (Year 12)
Wednesday 29th June saw Dr Will Whittow, a Loughborough Admissions Tutor, give an insightful and educational talk to Year 12 students wanting to pursue engineering at university and beyond. Dr Whittow specialises in wireless communication, and his brief introduction to the topic was of great interest to many Year 12 students.
He covered topics from electrical engineering, something which he believes to be responsible for shaping the future, to current university student projects - one of which is a drone designed and build from scratch by Loughborough engineers.
As well as this, Dr Whittow delved into university admissions and the engineering course at Loughborough, to which many of the students are considering applying. The information given by Dr Whittow was extremely useful and will undoubtedly be used when the students apply through UCAS next year.
Reflecting on engineering in general, Dr Whittow concluded by talking about how important young engineers will become in the future in a country short of innovative engineers - definitely something for Year 12 students to think about as they begin to consider their Higher Education options.