Student Story: Meet Katelyn
3 January 2018 (by Sero Creative (SeroCreative))
Meet Katelyn one of our female engineers at UTC Leeds.
Katelyn is now studying towards her GCSEs and technical qualifications in English Language/Literature, Maths, Science, Computing, Systems Control, Geography, and Engineering and Machinery. She is already paving the way to be a successful female Engineer in a male dominated profession: ‘I think it can be a problem for girls, trying to get into Engineering. If you aren’t referred to a great specialist school like this, you might not have as good a chance.’
Although Katelyn only joined the UTC this September she already feels she’s made the right choice: ‘I feel a great sense of achievement here. I’ve made machines work that I’ve never seen or used before. Here you get to do things you can’t do. I feel like I’m learning more and I feel I can get along with the teachers better here. There is a sense of community. There are less people and it’s very welcoming.’