A passion for Plymouth's practical electronics

Egyptian student Yassin Rostom is currently studying BSc (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Plymouth.

This is Yassin's story

Studying at Plymouth


Before applying to the University of Plymouth, I looked at courses offered by several other universities in the UK. 

I decided to choose Plymouth because the course is more hands-on, with lots of practical work, which I find helps to enhance your understanding.

The University offer lots of support to students, from career mentoring and IT services, to having a 24-hour library. Each student also has a personal tutor, as well as a stage tutor.

Plymouth has a lot of clubs and societies, so there is a great balance between studying and socialising. The University is very close to the city centre and the Plymouth Hoe and Barbican area, which is very beautiful and I love to go there when the sun is shining – it is a great place to have a picnic with friends.

I did not have any issues adjusting to the British culture, as the people here are very friendly and easy going. 

It is very interesting to meet different people with different backgrounds, as this adds to your experience. 

I received a lot of support from the International Student Advice department. When I first arrived there was an international orientation week, which offered a free airport meet and greet service, plus several sessions offered to students, giving us lots of help on how to settle in to Plymouth.

“As well as the hands-on experience, the support available within the electronics department is excellent. They offer assistance in classes and provide advice on career options. The course itself is designed to help you learn the skills required for the job industry.

Yassin with Dr Toby Whitley, Lecturer in Analogue and Digital Electronics

Looking to the future

The reason I wanted to study my degree at Plymouth was to gain a quality education from an internationally recognised university. This will give me the skills needed to succeed in my future career. 

I have enjoyed my time at Plymouth and have been exploring the idea of continuing my studies here as a masters student.

If you are looking for a prestigious University and an exotic city, then Plymouth is your best choice.

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For more information about studying electrical and electronic engineering at Plymouth, please visit our BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering course page. 

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