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Faris Abbas enjoyed the sense of community at the University of Greenwich’s Medway Campus, and the work he did on his individual project

Learning by doing

When Faris Abbas finished his final year of an electrical and electronic engineering degree at the university's Medway Campus, he remembers his proudest moment as being the work he did on his final year project when he designed, built and implemented a wireless sensor network for a weather station. He enjoyed being given this chance to pour his new skills and knowledge into this challenge, resulting in an end product.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering students complete a project in their final year, which enables them to study a topic relating to their chosen engineering specialism in depth and create something relevant to their industry. These projects involve investigation, planning, design, construction and evaluation, which allows students to put to practice the skills they have developed throughout their course. It gives them a glimpse of the kind of work they might expect to undertake after their course.

A great community

Originally from the Ukraine, Faris was living in Qatar when he was looking for potential places to study. After some research, he chose the UK because it had one of the most highly rated higher education systems in the world.

It was my father who encouraged me to apply to Greenwich. He was impressed by the large number of international students.

His father's instincts proved well-founded. Faris gained a lot from his time at university besides his degree. "I'm a very social person, so one of my main instincts was to make friends. Luckily, it's a great community here. There's always someone to have a chat with and you never feel alone." He also appreciated the help from his tutors, and the university’s focus on student welfare.

It’s safe to say the University of Greenwich made Faris feel at home in Medway.

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