Student profiles

Every student has a different story to tell as to why they chose to study Electronics and Electrical Engineering at Sheffield and their experiences during their time here. Read the profiles below to find out more.

Photo of Yanelle, an MEng student in the EEE Department

Meet Yanelle- “Studying engineering will be one of the best decisions you will ever make”

Yanelle Redaus Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Yanelle is a second-year MEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering student, she is also a Science and Engineering Ambassador for the university. Moving from London to pursue her passion for Electronic and Electrical Engineering, she shares her experience in the department and at the University of Sheffield.

Photograph of Aiman outside the General Electric Renewable Energy offices during his industrial placement year

I got a job! - Aiman's journey with General Electric Renewable Energy, from a placement year to a graduate job

Ameerul Aiman Bin Shahizam Electrical and Electronic Engineering (with an Industrial Placement Year)

As part of his MEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Aiman completed an Industrial Placement Year as a Control Engineering Intern at GE Renewable Energy. After many successes over the course of his Electrical and Electronic Engineering Degree, including being shortlisted for a Leadership award at the Inspiring Student Worker Awards and winning the People's Prize 'Champion of Champions' at 'Engineering, You're Hired', Aiman is now moving on to a graduate job with his previous employer from his Industrial Placement Year. Read his thoughts looking back on his time in the EEE Department at Sheffield in this Q&A.

A photo of Yichen (Joanna) in the Peak District

Yichen's student experience - "Sheffield is a very diverse city, and I felt welcomed as an international student."

Yichen (Joanna) Zhu Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Yichen (Joanna) is an international student from China pursuing a BEng degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Joanna is an International Engineering Ambassador, and in this Q&A shares her experience and provides advice for prospective students considering Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Joanna will continue her journey in the study of Electrical and Electronic Engineering after finishing her BEng degree, and sees herself as a competent and responsible global citizen who wants to apply her engineering knowledge in the future to make the world a better place.

Photograph of Garima next to the River Thames in London

Meet Garima - “Extracurricular activities have added greatly to my university experience, making it wholesome and multifaceted"

Garima Malhotra Electronics and Computer Engineering

Garima is an international student from India who is currently studying for an MEng degree in Electronics and Computer Engineering at the University of Sheffield. In her spare time, she actively contributes as a valued member of the Women in Engineering Society, and participates in the Sheffield Engineering Leadership and Service Award (SELSA), a programme that equips her with invaluable leadership skills and allows her to create a profound impact in both research and industry. With her rich and diverse university experiences, Garima provides a comprehensive insight into the vibrant environment at Sheffield.

Photograph of Ece in a green space outside

Ece talks about her experience on the BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Ece Erkan Electrical and Electronic Engineering (with an Industrial Placement Year)

Ece is an international student from Turkey in her final year of study for a BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and has had a remarkable experience studying at Sheffield so far. She did a year in industry as an Electronics Design Engineer, is a recipient of the Electronics Weekly Bright Sparks award, and attended a hackathon with a cross-faculty University of Sheffield engineering team which has led to a graduate role! We caught up with her to find out about her experience studying with us in the department, and the role she’ll be moving onto at Siemens Mobility after graduating this year.

A photograph taken of MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering student Wei Theng Haw

Wei Theng's MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering experience

Wei Theng Haw Electrical and Electronic Engineering (MEng)

Wei Theng, an international student from Malaysia, talks to us about his experience studying for a Masters in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Sheffield.

Photograph of student Kacper

Kacper's Sheffield journey - from exciting beginnings to an industrial placement year with ZF Group

Kacper Sikorski MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Kacper is a third year MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering student at the University of Sheffield. He is currently undertaking an industrial placement year as an Associate Electronics Engineer with ZF Group, a global technology company supplying systems for all kinds of vehicles and technologies!

EEE student Boon Kean stands outside the Diamond building

We won the competition as we worked well as a team

Boon Kean Electronics and Computer Engineering

Boon Kean is from Malaysia and has been awarded an undergraduate merit scholarship for the duration of his studies at EEE. He was also part of the winning team which competed in the Siemens SustainaCity Racer Competition. He shares his experiences of studying in Sheffield and why he thinks his team won.

Jacob who was awarded the Thomas Daisy Walker Scholarship

I realised the future of engineering is going to be electric

Jacob Electrical and Electronic Engineering

After doing an apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering, Jacob decided he wanted his future to be in Electronic and Electrical Engineering. As a mature student (over 21 years of age) he was eligible to apply for, and was successful in his application for, the Thomas and Daisy Walker Scholarship which provides £3,000 a year for each year of the degree programme. He very kindly agreed to share his individual pathway to university and how the scholarship will help him make the most of his time with us.

Photograph of female student Ellie

Becoming President of EEE Soc allowed me to put my ideas into action.

Ellie MEng Electronic Engineering

Ellie chose to study with EEE due to her interest in how electronics in computer systems work and in her third year was elected as President of the department's student society EEE Soc.

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