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Victoria Rigby, MSc Mechanical Engineering

Sheffield Hallam University

Victoria was awarded the first IMechE & AESSEAL Postgraduate Scholarship in September 2016 to study on the MSc Mechanical Engineering which is one of Hallam’s first conversion courses, designed for students who didn’t study engineering at undergraduate level.

Most of Victoria’s family work in engineering in some form, but when choosing career options at 18 Victoria didn’t feel able to follow this career path at the time.  Instead she decided to take up a BSc in Internet Computing at London South Bank University in 2005.

Since graduating she was employed in various administration roles, including with the Department of Engineering and Maths at Sheffield Hallam University where she was inspired by the passionate staff she worked with. When the MSc scholarship was announced, Victoria took up the chance to follow a new career path. She hopes that her experiences encourage more women of all ages to consider the many different opportunities available within engineering and make more informed decisions about their own futures.

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