Laboratory Technician at the School of Engineering
I am a Technician in the Civil Engineering department. I achieved a degree in design before I decided to change my career path to civil engineering at the University in 2008. I achieved HND in Civil Engineering, a Scholarship from the Institution of Civil Engineers, and was even featured in the Bradford college prospectus. This year I was awarded Technician Membership with the Institution of Civil Engineers (TMICE, EngTech) for which I was proud to be highlighted in the Dean's Weekly News.
Based in the Engineering Labs, I work with degree, masters and research students. Lab classes with students are the most enjoyable/rewarding part of my job as it’s great to encourage students and provide help when needed. I get on really well with our students and they sometimes come to me for advice; I hope that I am a good role model for the female students and that I can help to encourage more women to choose engineering as their path.