What is it like to study at Luleå University of Technology?
It's great! Those of us in the programme get along well, both in and between classes but also with our teachers and programme supervisors, which makes matters easier when we need to get help, and also gives us the ability to influence our education. In my everyday life at Luleå University of Technology, I encounter people from all over Sweden and much of the world. In addition, when it comes to occupying one’s spare time, there’s something for just about everyone.
Why did you choose this course of study?
I didn't really know what I wanted to do after high school, but thought that getting a university degree would be a good start. I’ve always liked chemistry and when I searched for study programmes, I kept thinking of a former student from the programme who was doing an internship at the place where I had a summer job. He had nothing but great things to say about his experiences here. Finally it got to the point that I came to Luleå and started studying here. The more courses we take, especially the more in-depth ones with practical components and real-world applications, the more certain I become that this programme will lead me to a job I will enjoy.
What are your plans after graduation?
I’ve long dreamt of working in the food industry, and to play a role in affecting what is in our food and how it is processed. That would be really exciting. This programme provides students with the tools to address important issues, as well as a broad knowledge of chemistry, which can be applied in most industries. I’d like to work with something that I’m passionate about, and would love to do so abroad - in Norway, Germany or the United States. I hope to have that opportunity after I graduate.
Do you have any tips for future students?
Take a chance and try something new, and make the most of your time at university. There are tons of things aside from your studies in which to get involved. Also, be sure to get to know the city you're moving to; there’s so much more to discover than you might realise.