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Jose Ortega

José Ortega

José is currently studying BEng (Hons) Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering. He is also one of our WGU Insiders.


What were you doing before coming to Wrexham Glyndwr University?

Before coming to Wrexham Glyndwr University, I had been studying Aerospace Engineering for several years in Spain. I've always been passionate about Engineering and particularly Aeronautics.

What attracted you to Wrexham Glyndwr University?

The option to study in English is very important and moreso in the world of engineering. Knowledge of English is essential. Also, the idea that in the UK is much more practical to study attracted me a lot. Another interesting aspect is that Wrexham is very well connected. In my case the airport of my city in Spain has excellent connections with the airports of Liverpool and Manchester. I am even better connected to my hometown than if I were studying in another Spanish city!

What’s the atmosphere like around campus?

There is an excellent atmosphere on campus. From teachers to students; everyone tries to help you always.

What do you enjoy most about your course?

That teachers always try to clarify very well any knowledge they have explained. They never leave anyone behind so you can move forward together.

What do you hope to do when you graduate?

Being part of a team that designs inventions that fly through the sky or invent a satellite to navigate the universe would be a dream. In short, participating in an innovative engineering project would be great.

What has the support been like?

Great. You can always ask for help. Even if they do not know the answer, they will try to direct you to the right person.

How do you think you have benefited from studying at Wrexham Glyndwr University?

I have developed my technical and practical skills. In Spain, everything was theoretical and that is how it is harder to learn. When you do problems and are able to practice you learn everything in the best way. The teaching of engineering is intrinsically linked to practice. It is not possible to understand the teaching of engineering without doing tangible things and practices with which to develop the technical skills of the student.

If you were to sum up your experience at Wrexham Glyndwr University in one word what would it be and why?

Progress. Studying at Glyndwr has made me remember what I love about engineering and specifically aeronautics and mechanics. It has motivated me to dream strongly and work very hard for my future.

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