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    Hello all, I am currently about to finish my GCSEs, and I am going to college to study physics, chemistry, maths and electronics. I want to study aerospace engineering at university specialising in the astronautical aspects, hopefully at southampton. I was wondering if you knew how I could get work experience at college that would boost my application, or what part time jobs would boost it.
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    (Original post by Dom1961)
    Hello all, I am currently about to finish my GCSEs, and I am going to college to study physics, chemistry, maths and electronics. I want to study aerospace engineering at university specialising in the astronautical aspects, hopefully at southampton. I was wondering if you knew how I could get work experience at college that would boost my application, or what part time jobs would boost it.
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    Hey!

    Glad to hear you're interested in Aerospace. Your main priority will be to get as good grades as possible. Many universities will offer places purely based off of your academic standing - regardless of your relevant experience or extra-curriculars. If you get, for example, an A in Physics and Maths, you will have a good background knowledge for engineering and this will be a requirement for a lot of universities.

    There are so many different things you could do to boost your university application, it doesn't necessarily need to be engineering related. Any kind of leadership position helps tremendously, as well as joining team sports or volunteering.

    If you are interested in something relevant, try and join, or even start, a project. That way you can work with others, you can lead various roles, and you can learn and apply different techniques. Before I applied to university, some friends and I decided to build our own quadcopter from scratch (unsuccessfully, but hey, we still learnt things and it's about the process).

    Hope this helps!

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    It's engineering not medicine, you don't need to boost your application...

    However if you want to prepare yourself for the course get an arduino and start learning how to program it, learn how to do laplace and fourier transforms, learn about control theory. If you have the ability to play around with engines, do that.
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    (Original post by Helloworld_95)
    It's engineering not medicine, you don't need to boost your application...

    However if you want to prepare yourself for the course get an arduino and start learning how to program it, learn how to do laplace and fourier transforms, learn about control theory. If you have the ability to play around with engines, do that.
    Luckily, I already build and program arduino projects!
 
 
 
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