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I was once told to "find your expertise and voice your ideas." Engineering is my voice. Theengineering industry is still rising in popularity and so technological advancements are being madeevery single day at an exponential rate. The creativity behind every single method of manufacturingand designs implemented into these crafts are really what intrigues me and drives me to strengthenand master the mechanical and the decision making sides of mathematical problems.These interests of mine started on my 10th birthday when I received a book of "Everything You Needto Know About Science" and it was the space section I enjoyed reading the most. I rememberreading about robots in space and asking myself "How do they actually make these spacecrafts toland in space." As my knowledge on the manufacturing process of these crafts are of basic levels, Iam keen on enhancing my strongest fields, physics and maths, to develop an understanding of thepractical world.From an early age I have always been interested on how engineers got machines to work. I evenbroke into my Playstation portable just to see how a motherboard looked like and see thearrangements of circuits allowing the playstation to work. This alone just shows my curiosity andpassion towards this subject and my determination to succeed.I took my first step into the engineering world when I spent two years on a STEM programme duringmy early stages of secondary school. I have gained basic experience needed to help me realise mydesire for engineering. From this, I took on an engineering course at GSCE where I used severalmachines such as a lathe, a pillar drill and etc. I participated in building a go-cart from scratch whichwas one of my biggest accomplishments so far in engineering. My passion for aerospace developed alot more during this course as it was brought to my attention that there's many different methodsengineers from the aerospace industry use that can improve the efficiency of aircrafts. For example,blended wing bodies is proven to cut fuel consumption for aircrafts by up to a third because theairframe is so smooth it reduces turbulent airflow, thus reducing drag. I also visited KingstonUniversity during this course for an engineering programme. There I met with the astronaut, HelenSharman, as she explained to me about space life and exactly how she felt in space.During my free time, I sometimes follow up on the astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, on hisdocumentary like "Origins of life and how it all began". His insight in physics as a whole reallyinspires me and helped me face the right direction to the field I want to succeed in, aeronauticalengineer. His whole motto where "science is true whether or not you believe it" allowed me torealise that it is well worth the time and effort to master the aerospace industry in my later life.Outside of school I have participated in the UCL young engineers programme where I was providedwith further guidance for my career goals. It was particularly helpful in the aerospace timeslot asthey explained how aerospace engineers design their aircrafts and also how they analyse theseaircrafts using a computer through testing. This was of huge value to me as I never was taught thesethings at school. I also took part in the national citizen service (NCS) programme, which is chaired byformer prime minister David Cameron, over the summer where I had to help my local communitywhether it is raising money for charity or educating the younger generations. This requiredteamwork and leadership skills which shows I have no issues in contributing in a team full of strongminds.From all these experience so far in my life, it is clear that I want to pursue a career in aeronauticalengineer and I believe I have the persistence and the will power to help turn my engineering goalsinto reality. I am looking forward to the challenges universities has to offer.