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Student Profile: Egemen Ertem

Course:Egeman Ertem

BEng Manufacturing & Mechanical Engineering

How did you find out about Warwick?

ATEC, one of Warwick's representatives in Turkey, told me about Warwick.

Did you consider applying anywhere else? What made you choose Warwick?

I considered Cambridge, Imperial, Loughborough and Nottingham. But I chose Warwick because it has great academic facilities.

As I am a Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering student, WMG's experience is a great plus. Also, some other universities only offer mechanical engineering.

Did you contact the department prior to applying?

I went to an Open Day but I didn't need to contact the department as the information was available from my agent, ATEC, or from the university's website

How did you apply? Did you receive any help with the process?

ATEC helped me with the visa process. In the year I applied, the course content changed a little bit therefore the ATAS course code was delayed. ATEC helped me resolve the issue and they also helped me with the UCAS application.

How was your arrival? What were your first impressions of your accommodation?

It was all perfect. My dorm was bigger and more comfortable than any other of my friends I know who are at other universities.

Have you joined any clubs or societies?

Warwick Engineering Society and the Turkish Society. I was working on a project with a company during my first year, so I couldn't attend too many events but they have lots of events that I am hoping to attend this year.

What is the best thing about being a student at Warwick?

The IT infrastructure and the feeling of being a customer.

I prefer using technology, rather than pen and paper. At Warwick, I can achieve that, I don't carry books, notebook etc. I only carry my phone to the lectures and rarely my laptop too. The lectures are recorded, so I had the chance to go and attend a conference in the US without missing a single class.

At Warwick, the professors really work hard to make our lives easier. They reply quickly, they are very helpful and kind. They also feel like friends. Also, there is a place called Engineering Build Space. Students can go and learn to use or use the equipment there in order to make the things they want to make so they can learn.

What do you hope to do when you graduate?

I want to work in the Additive Manufacturing industry. Additive Manufacturing (AM) is basically industrial 3d printing, sometimes for metals. My options are staying in academia, working in a company utilising AM, or maybe inventing a new AM technology and starting my own business. Life will show. Directly after, I will probably study masters.

What makes you happiest about studying at Warwick?

Kind staff.

What advice would you give anyone considering studying at Warwick?

Experience is the most important thing in learning so take full advantage of Engineering Build Space, and try being more social than I have been.