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Good day! Are you an aspiring engineer looking to study at the University of Cambridge? If so, this is the thread where you can introduce yourself and a medium to discuss with others.

To introduce yourself answer the following questions:
1) Year of Entry
2) Home/International (Optional: Country)
3) What A Levels (or other eligible qualifications) are you taking and what are your predicted grades?
4) What grades did you get at GCSE?
5) Which college are you applying to? (Optional: Why)
6) Why Cambridge specifically?
7) What other universities are you going to apply to?
8) How are you preparing for the ENGAA?
9) What super/extracurricular activities are you doing to strengthen your application/Personal Statement?

Past Cambridge Engineering Applicants are encouraged to share some tips or opportunities such as competitions, good reads, and MOOCs.
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I might as well start it off:



1) Year of Entry
2022
2) Home/International (Optional: Country)
International (Austria)
3) What A Levels (or other eligible qualifications) are you taking and what are your predicted grades?
Central Exam = Matura (Reifeprüfung): Subjects - German, English, Maths, Physics, Informatics, (Biology or Chemistry)
4) What grades did you get at GCSE?
N/A - 1.0 (Best Grade) Average last four years and A+ average when I used to live in the US
5) Which college are you applying to? (Optional: Why)
Haven't completely decided yet but Pembroke, Emmanuel, and Sidney Sussex are my favorites
6) Why Cambridge specifically?
I prefer the course structure at Cambridge compared to Oxford and it is more "known" than Oxford in Engineering (even though both are great). Also, Cambridge is the heart of Silicon Fen which brings a lot of opportunities for engineers (e.g. internships)
7) What other universities are you going to apply to?
UK: Imperial College London, Switzerland: ETH, Germany: TU Munich, Austria: TU Graz and TU Wien (and possibly Delft, KTH, and EPFL)
8) How are you preparing for the ENGAA?
So far I have looked through a few problems from past papers and will start studying in the middle of spring next year.
9) What super/extracurricular activities are you doing to strengthen your application/Personal Statement?
I have won/been successful in multiple regional maths competitions. Have done many Isaac Physics questions to develop my physics skills which will help for ENGAA. I've took part in a youth innovation challenge and achieved 4th out of original 150 teams by engineering the Multipurpose Odor Sensing System (MOSS). We have made an in depth concept (tech, design, business canvas etc.) and are looking to make a prototype this school year. Additionally, I have made a concept in the biomedical engineering field. Furthermore, I won the Downing College and Cambridge Zero Climate Change Letter Competition. Finally, next summer I am looking to do an internship in a local company (most likely in the electrical engineering field --> semiconductors and sensors).
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1) Year of Entry 2022
2) Home/International (Optional: Country) home
3) What A Levels (or other eligible qualifications) are you taking and what are your predicted grades? Maths , Further Maths , Physics, Spanish
4) What grades did you get at GCSE?
9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,8
5) Which college are you applying to? (Optional: Why) Unsure
6) Why Cambridge specifically?
Like the structure, location, opportunities
7) What other universities are you going to apply to? Unsure: Warwick probably
8) How are you preparing for the ENGAA? I’m not yet
9) What super/extracurricular activities are you doing to strengthen your application/Personal Statement?

None as yet.. had always assumed I would do maths at uni but have recently looked at Engineering
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1) Year of Entry
2022.
2) Home/International (Optional: Country)
Home.
3) What A Levels (or other eligible qualifications) are you taking and what are your predicted grades?
I haven’t gotten prediction but I take ALevel Maths, Physics, Biology, EPQ.
4) What grades did you get at GCSE?
9,8-8,7,7,7,7,7,7,6.
5) Which college are you applying to? (Optional: Why)
I haven’t decided yet but I’m thinking of Christ, st Catherine, st Johns.
6) Why Cambridge specifically? I like the course structure, you get to study others modules from other engineering courses that you won’t get in other universities.
7) What other universities are you going to apply to?
Leeds, Bristol and 2 more.
8) How are you preparing for the ENGAA?
I’m going to practice past paper questions this summer.
9) What super/extracurricular activities are you doing to strengthen your application/Personal Statement?

Engineering degree taster, aerospace engineering work experience, learning programming, watching YouTube courses on engineering and many more.
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1) Year of Entry
2022
2) Home/International (Optional: Country)
Home
3) What A Levels (or other eligible qualifications) are you taking and what are your predicted grades?
Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry - predicted 4 A*s
4) What grades did you get at GCSE?
Twelve straight 9s in Maths, Further Maths, English Literature, English Language, Electronics, Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Spanish, Classical Greek and Latin
5) Which college are you applying to? (Optional: Why)
I am thinking of Downing College because of its location, accommodation and the facilities.
6) Why Cambridge specifically?
Cambridge has a world-renowned Engineering department and I particularly like the broad and general approach to the subject. I also like the collegiate system
7) What other universities are you going to apply to?
University of Manchester and Imperial College London
8) How are you preparing for the ENGAA?
Haven't really started, did one past paper.
9) What super/extracurricular activities are you doing to strengthen your application/Personal Statement?
I have done several FutureLearn courses, virtual work experiences at Siemens and Airbus and I have won a Gold Award in the British Physics Olympiad and a Medal at the British Mathematical Olympiad.
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