A President’s Scholarship is enabling Design Engineering undergraduate Connie Anne Dodgshon to pursue her ambitions and shape her university experience.

Connie Anne DodgshonWhile I’m at Imperial I will learn the technical skills to help me make a difference in the world as a design engineer – to structure and communicate the ideas that I have and to make these ideas become a reality.

I love the atmosphere at Imperial, my course, and the people I am surrounded by every day. There is a buzz and excitement about what each day holds, as there are so many things to do. Imperial is packed with societies and when I’m not studying I particularly enjoy playing tennis and painting.  

My President’s Scholarship has given me the confidence to believe in my ability. I have had some learning difficulties and my scholarship has helped me to access advice on how to tailor my studies to suit my needs, for example, using tinted glasses when reading.

When I finish my course, my ambition is to work as a design engineer for a top company, learn further skills and eventually start my own business. I want to design great products, services and experiences that enhance people’s lives every day.

Thank you to everyone who supports the President’s Scholarship Fund – the confidence this scholarship has given me has really helped me understand and enjoy my time here. I am very excited for the rest of my time at Imperial.