From Da Vinci’s dream of flight in the 15 th century, to the Wright Brothers revolutionary creation ofthe first aircraft, to the first manned space shuttle only half a century ago, the evolution ofaeronautics has been fascinating to say the least. The idea of creating and adding to the timeline isenthralling to me. Aeronautics has always been about pushing the boundaries of science and makingwhat seemed impossible yesterday, a reality today. I strive to push and challenge myself to extendmy knowledge and break the modern constraints set by pioneers in the engineering world. ElonMusk’s idea of sending humans to Mars thrills me knowing the technology needed for such anexpedition is yet to be created and could be done by this generation of engineers.
The limitlesspotential of aeronautics shown by these innovatory events has driven me to attempt another stepon technical advancement.From an early age I have been keen on mathematics and was given the opportunity to do my GCSE inyear 8 and achieved an A grade. I later then joined a science club, STEM where the applications ofphysics were first shown to me.
I took keen interest in the technology and engineering side wheremany educational trips occurred, for instance I went to Kingston University where there were manyactivities including making a projectile and seeing how far it will go using only air pressure. Fromthese experiences I knew I had a passion for physics and maths which drove me to select engineeringas a subject to do at GCSE level, where I completely grasped the structure of engineering and thedifferent types there were. What I relish most about the subject is the creative freedom that enablessuccessful engineers to create and build significant structures needed in today’s society.My constant desire to push myself drove me to take part in maths master classes, which took placein both Wilson Grammar School and Imperial College over a two year period. These classesdeepened my knowledge on maths and broadened my scope of what limited knowledge I had andmy wanting to learn more. During my time there I took great interest in what the different lectureshad to say and the various sides of maths they had to bring interesting me further, which then leadme to decide I had wanted to study further mathematics at A level.
Taking part in several mathcompetitions, representing my school in the process, gave me more confidence in mathematicspreparing me to apply my knowledge in university. I have pursued my interest in engineering bytaking part in brilliant aspirations, a program which allowed me to understand engineering to afurther degree. The program consisted of me applying my understanding of physics and maths andworking on a team to create a hover craft, showing me the importance of teamwork when dividingup tasks to do and creating a more efficient product.Outside of school I enjoy playing basketball regularly and swimming in a local leisure centre. Keepingmyself active has ensured me to stay resilient and self-disciplined where I can apply this to mystudies.
I also keep up with regular basketball fixtures and support a team in my spare time.The capability of aeronautics systems is ever-growing and something I want to be a part of given theopportunity at your university.