An apology is needed – I have failed to keep this blog alive despite saying I would do so earlier this year. Sorry.
However, I hope you will forgive me after reading this post, as a lot has happened over the past few months. Firstly, I graduated from Swansea University with a First Class Honours degree in MEng Mechanical Engineering. I honestly can’t recommend Swansea enough if you want to study engineering – I sort of ended up there by chance, but it turned out to be one of the best circumstantial decisions I ever made. Send me an email if you want to know more about what it’s like to study/live/party there…
Secondly, I have, somewhat regretfully, entered the real world and landed myself a job! It’s a graduate mechanical design engineer role at an electric motor manufacturer (owned by Nidec Corporation), and so far it’s been a case of meeting new people, learning about their products, the way they’re made etc.. (I have my own desk and dual monitors – very nice.) There are some really intriguing projects in the pipeline that I hope to be working on, and perhaps I’ll be able to better explain how F1 developments come about simply by having first hand experience of engineering.
Finding employment is a difficult – and often stressful – process (good luck to any fellow graduates out there who are hunting – you will get there). Maybe I’ll write another post about it at some point, but I am very happy, relieved and excited to have my foot in the door of the engineering industry, and I’m looking forward to developing as an engineer – I am more than aware that a degree doesn’t teach you everything.
Back to why you follow this blog: The F1 summer break is nearly over, and I’m looking forward to continuing the tech coverage for the rest of the season for Crash.Net. I haven’t discussed the 2019 regulations because they haven’t officially been released yet, but perhaps this is something I’ll begin to explore on here…