28 June 2018
Student Nadanum explains how his fascination with buildings and construction led him to study Civil Engineering at ARU, and shares his tips for choosing your ideal course.
Whilst I was growing up, my parents owned a hardware store, and so my childhood was mostly about construction.
Every summer, I used to help my parents in the store and I was really impressed by their knowledge. When a customer came into the store with a problem, they always found a solution, whether it involved plumbing or construction.
And so, I spent most of my summers building and constructing things – building materials are no stranger to me!
Moreover, on my way to school, I was really intrigued by a building which was being constructed. The shape was really fascinating – I always wondered what type of materials they used and how they managed to create that elliptical shape. Below you can see a picture of it:
The building is in Mauritius and its eco features are incredibly interesting. For instance, the low-energy lighting, the rainwater harvesting and the use of recycled products in all its furniture and flooring.
Also, I have a passion for maths, I know it’s shocking!
So, I wanted to combine my passion for maths and knowledge in materials into a course, and that’s the reason I chose Civil Engineering.
Nadanum studies Civil Engineering at ARU in Chelmsford. Find out more about this and other degree courses at one of our Open Days.