International Engineering Ambassadors
Insight into the life & course of international students.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Meet Our IEA Alumni: Aatisha Gupta

Department: Civil and Structural Engineering

Course: Structural Engineering and Architecture

Nationality: Indian

What was your favourite subject at school?
Maths and Art.
How did you decide which degree course to take?
Seemed like an interesting combination of the two subjects I love the most.
What advice would you give to people about to choose a university course?
Look closer into the course and its structure rather than just its title. Dig deeper and you might just find something that’s more YOU!
What inspired you/Who inspired you to follow this route?
Following around the architect who helped renovate my house and play boss once in a while! My fascination with buildings and structures in general played a big role.
What do you particularly enjoy and why?
Being a part of several different societies and getting a chance to be in an organising committee for events. The student life is a once in a lifetime experience and being a part of societies makes you feel like you’re finally making a difference rather than simply being taught how things work.
Best job/most fun/most fulfilling/challenges?
Sheffield Volunteering one-off: We were asked to help paint a homeless shelter for children. After 6 hours of painting, sore arms and shoulders, the smile on the children’s faces was one of our most rewarding experiences.
How is studying your subject or methods of learning different at university than at school?
More room for asking questions. More of an interactive, cordial relationship with your professor rather than a master-student one.
What are your plans for the future/dreams/goals?
Be the next Santiago Calatrava… Or close enough!
What do you like to do when you are not working on your degree?
Playing Basketball, Swimming and giving a go at Give It A Go’s (You’ll hear more about it when you join Uni!).

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