From an early stage in life, I was fascinated by the world oftechnology where numerous devices were built to match the needs of a human.Thoroughly enjoying maths and having a profound interest in physics I wasattracted to engineering. I want to study engineering because engineering ismaking real what seems impossible to the lay person.
For example, manned flightwas considered an unrealistic dream a little over a century ago, until theWright Brothers flew their Flyer plane in December 1903. While in today’s worldcommercial jets are just another commonplace method of transport. Aerospaceindustry is pushing the limitations of technical innovations at an exponentialrate.
When I was a child I used to dream of flying cars and suddenly they arenot mere dreams any more but real possibilities. Other technologicaladvancements such as self-driven cars could be commonplace in a few years. Studying physics and maths at A-Level gave me a deeperunderstanding of these subjects and made me more interested, as the courseschallenge your problem solving and critical thinking skills. These subjectsallowed me to expand my knowledge on scientific and mathematical principlesthat are applied for the efficient working of everyday machines and system. Iam determined to enhance and develop In the National Numeracy Challenge I haveachieved gold award both times I have participated.
Being in the AQA baccalaureate tutor group in college I was ableto be a part of the HE+ Scheme, where I was able to do several workshops onBiochemistry and also had the opportunity to listen to physics and mathslectures from professors in Cambridge University. As part of the ScienceAcademy research/ experiment we, chose to do “Physics of SpillingCoffee” for which we carried out several primary and secondary researches,helped us to reach a valid conclusion and allowed me to gain more knowledge. Italso improved my team work and organisation skills. In our Physics class wherewe were presented with a task to build the strongest bridge using ruler andretort stands, I was able to make the strongest bridge in class, which reflectsmy ability and passion towards engineering.
Outside college, I have completed National Citizen Service (NCS),which involved several activities during the residential, such as rockclimbing, fell walking and other activities that required teamwork andenthusiasm. This helped me expand my understanding of the importance ofdetermination in order to achieve my aims. In addition, for the Social Actionaspect of the course, we picked up litter from streets around Bolton for 5 daysthrough which we were able to make many people aware of their surroundings andit was more successful when people came to us offering help and joining us. NCSexperience has helped me improve my team working, communicating and decisionmaking skills, as we have completed several activities during the two months ofthe programme.Working in a pharmacy alongside the staff assisting them withtheir work allowed me to advance my communication and team working skills andthe proficiency to work under pressure. Being on time for work and meetingtarget within set time even enhanced my responsible behaviour and punctuality.
Besides my interest in Physics, I have a keen interest inbadminton and have represented Bolton Lads and Girls Club in several league andcup championships. Travelling, playing carrom and cricket occupies my free timeand helped me to boost my confidence and self-esteem. While in India, I wasgiven an opportunity to work with the Red Cross as part of a charitable programorganized by my school. This experience gave me an insight on the value oflife, caring and helping the ones in need. Being a multi lingual speakingMalayalam, English and Tamil has helped me in adapting to different culturesand understanding the world and its diversity.Overall, I believe that my experience and courses undertaken havedemonstrated the requirement needed to pursue my dream in reading aerospaceengineering.