Real life learning
When I was studying towards my A Levels I was considering going to university in the UK including Oxbridge, applying to US scholarships, and UK based degree apprenticeships. However, I chose to come to The Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology because it offered me a top degree while working on real engineering projects - and I get paid while doing it which takes the pressure off my parents to support me. I feel I can have more impact and learn more here than studying at a traditional university.
The biggest surprise was the amount of responsibility I received from day one. We all work hard but in return, we get to be involved with lots of really exciting projects and activities. Responsibility doesn't equal stress. I feel like I can contribute a lot already without feeling overwhelmed. Student support is exceptional. The wellbeing days are unique and they show that Dyson is passionate about student wellbeing. Regular catch-up sessions with our cohort's support staff are great to help work out any issues and a great opportunity for self-refection.