More about Greg
Greg completed his placement year at Stormsaver Ltd as a Product Design Engineer.
What made you choose to study Product Design at NTU?
“The fact that the course collaborates with businesses in order to offer students the opportunity to work on live projects was something that really appealed to me, in addition to the great facilities on offer.”
Have you been involved in any live projects or exciting briefs?
“I really enjoyed working alongside Pepsico, who own many brands such as Walkers and Tropicana. We were asked to produce a product that would enhance the shelf presence of six pack crisps on supermarket shelves. My completed design was a robot that kept the six packs upright and pushed them towards the front when a pack was taken.”
Have you been involved in any industry competitions as part of your course?
“During my time at NTU we have been involved in many industry competitions ranging from Starpack, Engineers Without Borders and Design Innovation In Plastics. These competitions challenged me to think in different ways and forced me to work with materials I otherwise wouldn’t have used.”
Have you had any speakers or lecturers from industry visit as part of your course?
“Ross Kemp who started the company Asap Watercrafts was amazing. His product started out as a final year project at university, but it has now developed into a business. He was so inspirational; he encouraged us to take risks when designing and not to always go for the easy option.”
Have you completed any work placements?
“I completed a year-long placement at Stormsaver Ltd as a Product Design Engineer. The role was extremely varied which was great. Some days I would work in the office designing and planning, whilst other days I would be in the workshops building and testing prototypes.
“The employability team at NTU were great at helping me secure my placement. They helped me to ensure that my CV and portfolio were at a good standard in preparation for my interviews.”
What do you like the most about your course?
“I like how close everyone on the course is. My year consisted of 44 students, and we were always there to help each other. I’ve made some amazing lifelong friends.”
Can you tell us a little bit about the staff on your course?
“The tutors are always there if you need them and the technical team are outstanding!”
What advice would you give to a prospective student thinking about studying BSc Product Design at NTU?
“If you like getting hands on with projects and want to design products that will make a difference in the world, then study BSc Product design at NTU! If you are unsure about the direction you want to go in, I would suggest attending an open day to gain some further insight into the course.”
Where do you hope to be in five years?
“Starting my own product design company, giving me full creative freedom.”