Operations Transformation Manager at Deloitte

I chose University of Nottingham because it's one of the top universities in the world and is a member of the prestigious UK based Russell Group, The university campus ground is amazing, extremely green and once you visit the campus you will fall in love straight away. 

Tosin Animashahun

Why did you choose to study engineering?

I chose Manufacturing Engineering for two reasons.

Firstly, I didn’t want to limit my career path when I completed my undergraduate degree. I knew this course would open doors to various fields such as consulting, investment banking, project management and finance. At 18 it was very hard for me to know exactly what I wanted to do career wise and I thought this would help keep my options open.

Secondly, I love to solve problems and manufacturing engineering is filled problem solving! In many worlds such as supply chain and industrial manufacturing, you don't just learn from the book, you are also given the chance to learn from the real world and see the solutions to problems in real time. 

What did you enjoy most about your course?

I really enjoyed the fact that parts of our course were built around real workplace problems. We had the opportunity to visit companies such as Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), Boots Distribution Centre, and JCB. We were able to see how what we learned in the classroom could be applied in the real world. These are topics such lean manufacturing and quality control. I really didn’t hear of many courses that offered such exposure to real world of work than the Manufacturing Engineering (MEng) degree I completed at the University of Nottingham. 

What were the lecturers/your fellow students like?

Where do I even start! The quality of teaching within my course was excellent. No question was a stupid question. Lecturers really want you to do well and will equip you with the tools to make it happen. My tutors were amazing, they supported me when times were tough and guided me throughout my four years at the university (Joel Segal and Richard Cobb).  

As a Russell Group university, the University of Nottingham attracts a great pool of students. I have made friends for life and when I needed help with some engineering mathematics, I didn’t only turn to students in my class but even students in other courses such as Economics and Mathematics. It was a very supportive environment from both lecturers and students. 

What advice would you give to current engineering students at Nottingham? 

My advice is simple. Play hard work hard. Know when to have fun and when it’s time to get your head down. Ensure you get to know your lecturers and fellow students as they will be the ones to support you when times get tough. 

The students I was surrounded with loved to have fun but they could also put their head down academically. We were like a big family and the environment was very supportive.



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