HelenWhy did you choose to study at Newcastle University?

The atmosphere in the department felt really down to earth. The staff were friendly and approachable which is important during your studies.

What did you love most about your time at Newcastle University?

The Chemical Engineering society was really active and the second largest after medicine at the time, so I met a lot of people and settled in quickly.

What did you enjoy most about Newcastle as a city and your time at Newcastle University?

Newcastle is a really vibrant and compact city which makes it easier to make friends.

How do you feel your degree has helped you to get to where you are today?

Having a Chemical Engineering degree from Newcastle definitely looks good on my CV. My Pipeline Engineering MSc helped me get the role I have now in Denmark as separate Master's degrees are well recognised in other parts of Europe.

What do you enjoy most about your current role?

Working in the operation and maintenance of offshore oil and gas pipelines comes with a variety of challenges and working places both in the office and on platforms and vessels. Moving to Denmark has also been a highly satisfying life experience for me.

What piece of advice would you give to students interested in pursuing a similar career?

Aim high and don't think you aren't capable of pursuing a career you are passionate about.