A few words from Sayeem:
“My 5-year tenure at university has been a long, difficult but rewarding one. I learnt a lot about myself as well as meeting a great many people and making some lifelong friends along the way.
Going into university I kept my hardworking mentality from the outset as I understood the challenge ahead of me. Adjusting to university was difficult at the start, the lifestyle change was a bit of a shock and what I was learning during my course was just going over my head, but, through the people around me and my self-belief, i adapted and soon the course was becoming a breeze. I opted for an industrial placement between my 3rd and 4th years as I saw the importance of gaining experience and began to put into practice what I was learning during my course. I learnt a lot of skills during this placement year, skills that you don’t learn during your study, and gained a passion.
Choosing to do an MEng course, which meant having to do an already extra year, while your age-mates around you were graduating was pretty hard but I had a long-term prospect in mind and was determined to see it through. The coronavirus pandemic made the final year difficult but through tenacity, you get it done. As I finally graduate with my results coming through, I begin to see the fruits of my labour of the countless hours of work and many sleepless nights. I am extremely grateful for the opportunities my course has given me, where I begin to finish off my third month here at Banyards as a Graduate Engineer. I work with a fantastic team here at the Manchester office and have a great opportunity to learn a lot from them. I look forward to what the future holds.”
We look forward to Sayeem becoming more involved in some of our upcoming projects and the input that he will have on delivering those projects.