Student Profiles

Our students are the lifeblood of the University and PrintCity. They come from a wide range of academic disciplines, including animation, business, dental technology, engineering, fashion, product design and textiles. Every week, they are actively involved in and lead ‘round-table’ discussions in which they examine aspects of Industry 4.0 to stay up-to-date with this rapidly changing area.

The profiles below are written by our current 2018-19 cohort and detail each of their experiences, practice and future career aspirations.

Rodrigo Bonet

I am a Design Engineering graduate with first class honours. During my degree, I developed in-depth skills and knowledge like concept development, anthropometrics, ergonomics, CAD, graphic design, photography, prototyping, sustainability, …

Elen Parry

The course is a fantastic vehicle for being at the forefront of a range of aspects of Industry 4.0. Our cohort is diverse, with peers having interests and specialities in …

Daniel Nield

My undergraduate degree was in Animation, where I earned a first class honours. I’ve primarily worked within 3D modelling and texturing, which I’ve applied to animation projects, video games production …

Brett Turner

Innovation and collaboration are two words which have significance to me. Market needs and requirements are completely changing due to the new digital trends and are forcing organisations to rethink …

Georgina Barker

Learning how to use Computer Aided Design (CAD) software has broadened my abilities and outcomes, allowing new possibilities in my practice as a designer. My background is in textiles, having …

Chelsea Hicks

MSc Industrial Digitalisation has been a motivating and challenging experience that has pushed me far outside my previous sphere of practice while learning alongside people with diverse specialisms. It has …

Connor McAleer

I have a BA degree in Business Management with overseas study in Sevilla; I achieved a first overall and was awarded ‘best performing student’. The overseas study enabled me to …

Sophie Thompson

Belfast born and bred, I came to Manchester to complete an undergraduate degree in Animation and I am currently studying MSc Industrial Digitalisation at PrintCity.  It is a sharp contrast …

Jamain Kome

My experiences at PrintCity so far have been amazing. I have learned and experienced so many new things in such a short period of time. There have been several activities …

Mark Chester

I am an Autodesk Certified Instructor specialising in product design. PrintCity provides an incredible environment for innovation and development. The amazing facilities enable the freedom to explore, experiment, fail and …

Olena Belkins

As a Dental Technology graduate, I mastered conventional methods of manufacturing dental devices. When I realised how far CAD/CAM technology has been implemented in my profession, I decided to learn …