The Automatic Control & Systems Engineering Speed Networking event was held on Thursday 3rd December and was well attended by both ACSE Alumni and students alike.

The evening kicked off with an opening talk from our very own Dr Robin Purshouse, followed by a Careers Service talk from Annette Baxter.


Alumni then moved round the tables of students spending 10mins per table answering as many questions as they could fit in to the allotted time. The room was full of chatter, with lots of great pieces of advice being given to our ACSE students.


The aim of the event was to help students answer questions regarding their future, looking beyond their degree. By hosting this event we gave our students the chance to ask questions to people who have been there and done it - our ACSE alumni.


The evening was concluded with networking over food and wine, offering further time for students to gain additional information and ask any last questions in a less formal setting.


If you have similar careers questions but were unable to attend the speed networking event you can watch our video below which includes some useful hints and tips when looking to pursue your career in engineering.

A massive thank you to all of the ACSE alumni members who attended on Thursday, including:

Lee Bridges - MPhil, ACSE (1999) Project Director at Balfour Beatty
David Tickle - Control Systems Engineering (1974) Lead Instrument Engineer at Simon Carves Engineering
Jerin Philips Rajan - Mechatronics Engineering (2013) Systems Engineer at Jaguar Land Rover
Akin Akintoye - MEng Computer Systems (2004) Accessory Units Tech Lead at Rolls-Royce PLC
Joshua Piggott-Smith - Mechatronics (2012) Control Systems Engineer at Servelec Controls
Mehrdad Ekbatani - MEng Control Systems (1986) Product Marketing Manager at Nokia Networks
Timothy Hugh Charles Ankcorn - BEng Control Engineering (1987) Engineering Manager at Inovyn Runcorn
Joell Holness - MEng Mechatronics (2012) Specialist Safety Engineer at Jaguar Land Rover
Seb Paterson - MEng Systems and Control Engineering (2012) IT Consultant at The Royal Bank of Scotland

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