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Alumni blog: Pravin flies high with aeronautical engineering

23 August 2013

From a rural village in India, Pravin Kamble came to Pestalozzi in 2009. He graduated in 2011 and went on to study Aeronautical Engineering, funded by one of Brighton University’s Pestalozzi scholarships.

Pravin having fun in BrightonI applied to University of Brighton because the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics is well known for research and facilities provided. Also, it was only University I knew which provided a full scholarship to international students. Finally, most importantly, the University of Brighton gave me liberty to pursue the Engineering discipline I wanted.

Aeronautical Engineering is something that always has been in my mind, especially after I won series of science exhibitions at high-school level. I am greatly inspired by Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, scientist and former President of India, who revolutionized space technology in India. I would love to add to his contribution in near future. Aeronautical Engineering always keeps me on my toes and inspires me to give my best every time, every day. I don’t feel tired while studying any of the modules . . . but only because I love Aeronautics!

The best thing about attending both Pestalozzi and the University of Brighton has to be the aura that is created by the amalgamation of students from different cultures, backgrounds and nationalities. I made many friends from some countries I’d never heard before. Also, Aldrich Library at the University of Brighton is full of books and is open 24 hours a day. I would love to state that it has become my ‘second home’ in United Kingdom.

To any student interested in pursuing Aeronautical Engineering, I would say it is great field to be in if you have a great passion for aeroplanes and flying objects. If you are good at Maths and Physics you can do well in this particular field.

I would also like to say a huge thank you to all those donors who made it possible for a rural Indian boy to continue his higher and further education. From my own experience, I can say that if donors sponsor one student to study in UK that ultimately inspires another hundred students in his/her community to work harder and do better academically. So, that means donors are not only changing one student’s life but, indirectly, those one hundred students’ lives.

I think this is a huge achievement.

Join us, and help inspire a hundred young people today! You could donate, fundraise or volunteer. You can read more of Pravin's story here.