"The course allowed me to work on a real world project, rather than a hypothetical one, which was both challenging but fun."

Nathan Wright, Medical Engineering Design MSc graduate

Why did you choose to do a Postgraduate course, and why Keele?

I chose to do a postgraduate degree because I wanted to gain a more in depth knowledge of my field and was interested in doing a PhD. I specifically chose Keele because I wanted to return home and study locally. I also saw that Keele offered paid internships which would help me to gain some real world experience whilst studying.

How has the course helped your career progression?

The course has helped me develop a better knowledge of concepts that underpin medical device design but also helped to give me an understanding of how to approach any design problem. The course also allowed me to work on a real world project, rather than a hypothetical one, which was both challenging but fun.

How has the expertise of teaching staff enhanced your learning?

I believe learning with Professor Ogrodnik has been pivotal in developing a methodology to follow and adhere to when designing new medical devices. By having a lecturer with a high level of experience it made it useful when debating and developing understanding of the reasoning behind why certain actions are taken.

What would you say have been the key benefits of the course at keele?

Some of the benefits have been working with an experienced professional in the field, working on a project which could have impact on real life issues, a greater understanding of medical device regulations and learning about quality control documentation for medical devices. Outside of the course KRISP internships helped me to network with local businesses and work on numerous interesting projects.

What are you doing now?

I currently work as a Junior Product Developer at a medical devices company and I am actively working towards Chartered Engineer status