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IET Diamond Jubilee Scholarship supported by BT

Name: Matthew Brookes

Imperial College, London

How did you first hear about the Institution of Engineering & Technology
(IET) and the IET Diamond Jubilee Scholarships?

My Physics teacher is a member of the IET and passed on the information


about this Scholarship to our class. I had already read that my course was
accredited by the IET so I decided to apply.

What did you study at school and how did you do e.g. what grades did
you get, what did you enjoy?

I studied Maths, Further Maths, Computing and Physics at A Level as well as


French and History at AS Level. I achieved high grades in all my subjects
especially in Maths and Further Maths, however I found studying the practical
uses of Maths in Physics and Computing for example particularly interesting.

What made you choose your university degree course? Tell us more
about your university degree e.g. what modules are you looking forward
to, do you have a gap year?

I decided to study Computing at university because the breadth of the course


means I will learn about many areas of the subject which are being
researched. During the first term I have enjoyed studying the Hardware
module because it has included lectures on building the fundamental
components of the computers which we use daily.

How will the scholarship help you during your studies?

This scholarship will allow me to purchase resources and equipment to


support my studies and having access to additional IET material will help me

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is working to engineer a better world. We inspire, inform and influence the global engineering
community, supporting technology innovation to meet the needs of society. The Institution of Engineering and Technology is registered as a Charity in
England and Wales (No. 211014) and Scotland (No. SCO38698).
to read around the subject. Using the IET Collaboration platform I will be able
to discuss topics I am studying with experts and refine my own understanding
of the role of Computing in Engineering.

Who/what does/has inspired you and why?

I am inspired by Opensource developers who produce content because they


enjoy it and not because they are paid for it.

How will you keep involved with the IET?

As I am studying in London I will be able to attend talks and events and by


reading the E&T magazine I will be able to demonstrate to students the
interesting work done being by engineers.

What are your hobbies outside of studying?

I play badminton and football at the weekend. I enjoy learning about history
and travelling to places where important events have occurred. I find various
genres of books interesting and reading is a good way of relaxing.

Would you like to add anything else to your case study e.g. a summary
of your achievements so far?

In 2010 I won the British Computer Society Coventry and Warwickshire KS3
Web Design Award and last year completed both the Duke of Edinburgh Gold
and Queen's Scout Awards.

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The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is working to engineer a better world. We inspire, inform and influence the global engineering
community, supporting technology innovation to meet the needs of society. The Institution of Engineering and Technology is registered as a Charity in
England and Wales (No. 211014) and Scotland (No. SCO38698).