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Student Diary | A day in the life of a Geospatial Engineering student

Student Diary | A day in the life of a Geospatial Engineering student

by Sheoma

Curious to find out what a typical day would be for an engineering student? Find out why Sheoma chose to study Geospatial Engineering, and what she thinks of the reality of student life...

Hi everyone!

My name is Sheoma and I am a third year undergraduate student studying BSc Geographic Information Science.

Newcastle University was the obvious choice for me as the city seemed very small and friendly and the quality of the teaching on my degree was extremely high.

My typical day consists of being at university from 9am – 5pm for lectures and practicals. After that, I usually head home to work on assignments. Sometimes I socialise with friends by heading to the cinema or catching student deals at my favourite spots.

My course consists of many lectures and modules that are all interconnected and contribute to my overall learning experience.

Practicals give me the opportunity to practice skills or theories that may have been discussed in lectures.They also allow you to gain a better understanding of the course content by giving you hands-on experience.

Don’t worry if you find yourself saying "Hmmm" during a practical. It is expected that they clarify things that may have been otherwise difficult to comprehend. There are also occasionally a few seminars where specific topics are discussed to stimulate ideas and encourage everyone to participate.

Although there are many lectures and practicals, you will appreciate them when you realise that they have equipped you with all the skills necessary to be one of the best in your profession.

As a GIS student, you can become a member of the Civil Engineering & Geosciences Society. They organise a variety of events that range from socials to paint balling. A particular favourite of the society is the annual Christmas Ball where everyone puts on their most exquisite attire! If you fancy something else, there are over 160 societies to choose from, as well as the many adventures that await you in the ‘Toon’.

The thing that I find most interesting about my course is the strong links with industry. We constantly have the opportunity to network with employers who value and appreciate the level of academic excellence at Newcastle University. This makes the placement and graduate process more straightforward because we have already been exposed to a lot of different companies and have an idea of what they expect from graduates.

Hope to see you soon!


Interested in finding out more about Engineering at Newcastle University? Discover the practicalities of our different Engineering degrees, career prospects, and opportunities to study abroad in our Engineering subject page.