Marc Easton

Marc Easton

I always knew I wanted to be an engineer, and The University of Manchester was the obvious choice with its long history and established reputation in engineering and technology disciplines.

Graduate Structural Engineer, Arup

Studying at Manchester

I always knew I wanted to be an engineer, and The University of Manchester was the obvious choice with its long history and established reputation in engineering and technology disciplines.

The first year of the course was a great introduction to the subject, with lots of hands-on laboratories allowing students to really grasp the fundamentals. As the years progressed I became more and more confident, and by fourth year I felt like I knew what I was doing, so much so that I designed a 150m tall, 350m long indoor golf driving range and the lock gates to the Panama Canal as part of two group projects.

My role

I currently work as a graduate structural engineer for Arup; a large multi-disciplinary consultancy firm based in London. I had the chance to gain work experience on a number of projects in the Middle East during a summer placement while I was studying, and this helped secure a permanent role when I graduated.

I'm looking forward to getting more responsibility as I work and hope to be involved in many more exciting engineering projects both in the UK and across the globe.

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