Laura Daniels, BSc Renewable Energy

Student profile

“The course is unique, so once I looked into the curriculum and saw the multidisciplinary approach I knew it was for me. I’d advise visiting the campus if you can. As soon as I stepped out of the car I felt at home. I wanted to study somewhere a bit different to my urban roots and the Cornwall Campus definitely fits the bill!

I love the fact that in Cornwall renewable energy technologies are being applied. I can go to a local wind farm planning meeting or get involved in projects in the surrounding area and see the things I’m learning being put into practice.

Camborne School of Mines is a really active department on campus. There are always events and socials, from their very own Freshers' activities to evening lectures. Not only is the student body active, but there is great support on hand from the staff all the way through.

I’ve had the opportunity to get involved in lots of extracurricular activities in my time on campus. I’ve been on the Staff Student Liaison Committee since first year, and was involved in the Career Mentor Scheme last year. This meant I was assigned a mentor from industry to discuss career paths and progression which was really helpful in thinking about jobs on graduation. I’ve also been part of an interdisciplinary Think Tank as part of the Big Dilemmas programme which involved students from both Streatham and the Cornwall Campus undertaking research on renewable energy in the Severn Estuary. The work we produced in the project has been a really useful example of professional report writing to discuss in interviews.

My work as a Student Ambassador has also allowed me to visit schools to talk about university education as well as Engineering. This is great fun and provides an opportunity to integrate with the local community.”
Laura Daniels, BSc Renewable Energy, Cornwall Campus