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 a mixture of current and previous cohorts and detail each of their experiences, practice and future career aspirations.

Michael Lavery

I am a Graphic Design with a 2.1 from Chester University. I am now studying as an Industrial Digitalisation Student at Manchester Met. My interests are within 3D printing and …

Nathan Woodward

My interest in design and engineering started in my childhood, where I spent my days playing with Lego. This has led me down the path to where I am today. …

Kieron Khan

A previous student of Manchester Metropolitan University, Kieron achieved a BSc in Design Engineering. This allowed him to start designing parts for personal projects, Computer aided design was an area …

Karl Badkin

Im a graduate in Computer Games Design and with over 10 years of industry experience within social media management, e-commerce and digital content production. I’ve recently started studying Industrial Digitalisation …

David Lacy

I am a postgraduate student on the MSc Industrial Digitalisation course at Manchester Metropolitan University. In 2017, I completed an undergraduate MEng in Civil Engineering, and my career path is …

Hammad Zaheer

I’m a Degree holder in BSc Design Engineering from Manchester Metropolitan University and am currently studying MSc Industrial Digitalisation. Throughout my time at university I have managed to gain a …

Patrycja Kukielka

My journey with design and engineering started in college, however since I was a little kid, I was drawn to technology. After moving to the UK from Poland in 2012 …

James Hanvey

I believe that every great design begins with an even better story. From a young age I’ve always been seeking new and innovative ways to be creative, and to express …

Stanley Waters

In 2019, I graduated Manchester School of Art with a first-class BA (Hons) in Fine Art, producing sound and video instillation work focused on themes of techno utopianism and its …

Tom Brine

Currently studying MSc Industrial Digitalisation at MMU I am a mature student, having first graduated in 2011 with a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry from The University of Manchester.  I spent …

Segun Akin-Olugbade

Segun Akin-Olugbade is just about as passionate as it gets, especially when he starts going on about cars! He loves his cars, and favours power, refinement and a nice stereo …

Jack Cockle

I’m an MSc Industrial Digitalisation Student at Manchester Metropolitan University, having graduated with a first class degree in BA (Hons) Sustainable Product Design from Falmouth University with particular interest in …