Here in the Faculty of Engineering every day is definitely different. We’re always building very different things for very different purposes.
Let’s explain what we mean ... we build new parts to improve the way things work. This could mean creating a brand new piece of kit that makes refrigerators more efficient, or that helps solar panels to produce more energy. And every time, we have to manufacture and build the parts from scratch.
The Professors have the ideas for the new parts, and they pass it to one of their students, and they brief us. We build it and test it for them - then the Professor records and documents the results. Meanwhile, we move on to the next idea, which without doubt will be something completely different and could involve building frameworks, carrying out welding, and any kind of assembly technique.
It's really rewarding to be involved in because when we make something and it works, it means we're the first people to see the realisation of this innovative thinking. And these projects call on all our talents ... our team has lots of different skills, and even our individual roles are multi-skilled, which means it’s a really interesting job to do and a really interesting place to work.
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