Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Tribosonics, a Sheffield-based company that uses high-tech embedded sensing technology to provide powerful and targeted data to its clients. Tribosonics is using its technology to drive transformation in the transport, power generation, and manufacturing sectors.
My experience was packed full of new learning opportunities, both with practical data analysis, as well as cultivating new spreadsheets to help keep inventory of stocks. Bridging the gap between academia and industry is a crucial opportunity, and being able to gain feedback directly from industry is the fastest way to learn which skills hold the highest priority.
Friday, 14 May 2021
Wednesday, 12 May 2021
Monday, 10 May 2021
Jack Trethewey, Cohort 2018
Wednesday, 5 May 2021
There has arguably never been a time where such a light has shone on the challenges students face in managing and striving to meet their academic targets but also, in striving to stay happy, stay well and stay rested. Students around the country are looking for ways to support their wellbeing which is exactly why SELA Cohort 2018 graduate Matthew Bate is currently developing a first of its kind, entirely student-focused health and wellbeing service, U Calm.
Saturday, 1 May 2021
As a mechanical engineer, I have been lucky enough to enjoy a varied and interesting course. I’ve experienced everything from electronics to thermodynamics and material science, as well a boatload of physical mechanics. A lot of my experience as an undergraduate engineer has centred on equations and learning how to use them in an individual exam environment. These are really important skills, and help build the kind of understanding that is essential for modern engineers, but the focus is heavily on the theory. At Sheffield, I have been a part of some fantastic group work modules that focus on more than just the theory, on soft skills such as team work. However, it has been my time at SELA which has really reinforced my team working abilities.
Friday, 30 April 2021
Thursday, 18 March 2021
Sam recognises that his recognition is underpinned by learning from SELA, where he has developed professional skills such as presenting, communication, team working and flexibility. Such skills making a huge difference when working on summer placements, and gave him the confidence to, ‘tackle difficult engineering projects, communicate my ideas to a wide audience and embrace new challenges.’
Monday, 8 March 2021
Today is the 46th celebration of International Women’s day, and every year the day has a different theme, with this year's being ‘women in leadership’, and so it is fitting that we have interviewed a woman who is just that, SELA Cohort 2016 graduate Hemanshi Galaiya.
As well as her commitment to SELA, Hemanshi was also President of the Women in Engineering Society at the University of Sheffield, and she has continued to achieve highlight as an inspiring young leader in Kenya. Drawing on her learning from SELA, Hemanshi was inspired to create the change she wanted to see in the world.
Wednesday, 3 March 2021
Natasha Anderson & Sam Casadei, SELA Cohort 2019
Monday, 1 March 2021
Thursday, 25 February 2021
SELA aims to inspire and guide its members into their future careers as engineering leaders, including through talks by successful industry leaders from an array of engineering backgrounds. The talks enable students to gain contextualised knowledge and examples of a variety of career possibilities, whilst making learning enjoyable and interactive.
Wednesday, 10 February 2021
Crina Maria Pricop, Cohort 2020
SELA skills workshops are highly interactive, designed to involve all the cohort in the learning process through different activities, covering topics from working out which role would suit us, to perfecting our leadership skills and harnessing social media in our job search.
Each workshop introduces a new concept, and spurs us on to investigate further on our own, demonstrating and encouraging real methods. Hands-on skills are taught where we have a chance to try out new approaches and fail in a safe situation.The following is what I have experienced so far, including what is expected from all the SELA skills workshops throughout the year.
Wednesday, 3 February 2021
Over the last 100 years the average number of Natural Disasters per year has increased from 15 in 1910 to 393 in 2010 and because of this, there is more damage caused per year. As the population of the earth is increasing, so is the demand for housing. This means more people are having to build houses in natural disaster prone areas. This means that more damage will be caused per disaster if something is not done.
Wednesday, 27 January 2021
Wednesday, 20 January 2021
SELA wishes to demonstrate how engineering could have an impact in tackling the myriad of sustainability issues which plague our society before irreparable damage is done.
Today, we are looking at renewable energy and the issues and potential solutions it offers in the future. We have researched exciting up and coming technologies and brainstormed to find an area that was not only relevant but was also facing challenges. We all know that renewable energy is great, but how do we power our homes when the wind doesn't blow and the sun doesn't shine?