Engineering undergraduates should not be charged fees. They should receive grants, not student loans, and the government will get the money back long-term from increased exports.
Designing aircraft and racing cars is an extremely exciting thing
Everyone gets knocked back, no one rises smoothly to the top without hindrance. The ones who succeed are those who say, right, let’s give it another go.
In order to fix it, you need a passionate anger about something that doesn’t work well.
Enjoy failure and learn from it. You never learn from success.
I think people are realizing that engineering and science are extremely good degrees to get and you’ll be very highly paid once you’ve got them.
If you really want to improve technology, if you want things to work better and be better, you’ve got to protect the person who spends a lot of effort, money, and time developing that new technology.
We need to encourage investors to invest in high-technology startups.
Most robotic vacuum cleaners don’t see their environment, have little suction, and don’t clean properly. They are gimmicks. We’ve been developing a unique 360 vision system that lets our robot see where it is, where it has been, and where it is yet to clean. Vision, combined with our high speed digital motor and cyclone technology, is the key to achieving a high performing robot vacuum – a genuine labor saving device.
The important thing is to learn from mistakes – something graduates are adept at. Our graduate engineers are working on new technology – from uncharted applications for our digital motor, to a new take on the hand dryer. With an unhindered mind, nothing is off limits.
Anyone developing new products and new technology needs one characteristic above all else: hope.
I’m not into politics but I am committed to a cause: ensuring design technology and engineering stays on the U.K. curriculum, alongside science and maths – grounding abstract theory, merging the practical with the academic.