Student Stories

Read what some of our current students are up to whilst completing their studies.

Hafsah Akhtar (Pakistan) | PhD Engineering Materials

Hafsah Akhtar"Doctoral Academy Award has provided me a platform to nourish my interest in Materials Research which was nearly impossible without a scholarship. Being a Pakistani, it has provided me a chance to represent my country internationally and gain world class research experience from a renowned university. Winning the Award for PhD was not only an academic achievement but it was an honour which will have a huge positive impact on my future endeavours." Read more.

Gifty Tetteh (Ghana) | PhD Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

Gifty Tetteh“My desire to engage in STEM increased even more after volunteering at the 2013 Bucky Ball event led by Professor Harry Kroto. I was able to work with other demonstrators to help 50 school children to construct miniature versions of the Kroto Bucky Ball using specially provided kits.” Read more.

Stephanie Thornber (UK) | PhD Nuclear Engineering

Stephanie Thornber"Starting University I didn't know what I wanted to do as a career but always had an interest in nuclear which was why I applied for the summer placement. I felt the PhD was the best next step for me to head towards a career in the nuclear industry, whether it's in research and academia or in industry ." Read more.