Engineer’s ambition to help doctors in the developing world

26 June 2015 Emmanuel Egbuniwe in the College's engineering workshop

Emmanuel Egbuniwe who will progress to study at UCL after studying Engineering at City and Islington College

A City and Islington College Engineering student is celebrating gaining a place at one of the top universities in the world.

Emmanuel Egbuniwe, 18, achieved the place after studying an Extended Diploma in Engineering at the College’s Centre for Applied Sciences in Angel. He will now study a BEng in Biomedical Engineering at University College London (UCL).  

One of Emmanuel’s ambitions for the future is to develop medical devices which harness the power of big data. In so doing these big data products will support doctors in the developing world who are on the frontline responding to epidemics.  

He said: “I have always had an inquisitive nature about the mechanics of the world around me. I constantly strive to build upon my knowledge and understanding of the world, so I can use them to solve the problems of today for a better tomorrow. I feel privileged to be set to study at one of the world’s top universities and I am determined to make a difference to the world through Engineering.” 

"I feel privileged to be set to study at one of the world’s top universities"

Emmanuel went to Holloway School, one of the College’s partner schools, and says he was instantly drawn to studying at City and Islington:

“I loved the vibrant  and cosmopolitan location of the College. It provided me with opportunities to explore and develop an interest of mine within and outside of Engineering. Being within the City of London kept me connected with the professionals working within its hub and gave me unrivalled insight into the application and use of engineering in the modern world. The College, members of  staff and my peers have been fantastic in making this a great place to study. - I will miss the community feel of the College.  

“I have gained an ocean of knowledge studying here. If you'd love to devise, design or develop apparatus, systems, structure and materials for the purpose of improving a process, a system or quality of life, then you would love STEM subjects  (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) at City and Islington. The world we live in is built upon these subjects and there are various disciplines and routes you can take.” 

During his time at the College, Emmanuel also gained work experience at global satellite communications company, Inmarsat.  

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