Former Haberdashers' Aske, Elstree, pupil celebrates success after graduation and first job offer

Swansea University engineering student Clare Cooper, who attended Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls in Elstree, has graduated with a First Class MEng Honours degree in Product Design Engineering.

Swansea University engineering student Clare Cooper, who attended Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls in Elstree, has graduated with a First Class MEng Honours degree in Product Design Engineering.

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A former pupil of an Elstree school has been celebrating after attending her graduation and receiving her first job offer.

Swansea University engineering student Clare Cooper, who attended Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls in Elstree, has graduated with a first class MEng degree in product design engineering.

She graduated at a ceremony at the City and County of Swansea’s Brangwyn Hall last week.

Miss Cooper, from Muswell Hill, London, had been interested in design technology at school and decided during her A levels that it was the area that she wanted to pursue.

Her hard work has now paid off as she has been offered a first job as a graduate engineer at Bosch, based in Suffolk, after going up against 700 other applicants for 12 graduate positions.

She said: “My course taught me to think about how to develop designs which are not only attractive but practical, using problem solving techniques and engineering principles. Although there was so much competition for the job, the confidence gained through my studies, volunteer work and prior preparation meant that I performed at my best.”

Dr Ian Masters, head of product design and mechanical engineering, said: “Clare is an outstanding student and has consistently performed well throughout her time at Swansea. She has a very bright future ahead of her and I wish her all the very best in her new job.”

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2:07am Tue 22 Jul 14

Small John says...

Girl from Muswell Hill goes to college in Wales and gets a job. Who said it was a slow news week?
Girl from Muswell Hill goes to college in Wales and gets a job. Who said it was a slow news week? Small John
  • Score: 10

11:12am Tue 22 Jul 14

Toniej says...

Hmmmm..... My daughter is from Borehamwood, has just graduated and returned to work in Borehamwood - hold the front page (not)
Hmmmm..... My daughter is from Borehamwood, has just graduated and returned to work in Borehamwood - hold the front page (not) Toniej
  • Score: 9

12:31am Wed 23 Jul 14

Manda says...

Congratulations, but how is this news? I come from Borehamwood, a working/lower class background, went to Hillside, am a mum of 4 and have just graduated from university with a 2:1, but that's not news for the residents of Borehamwood, just the people who love me. We all know people who go to these Elstree schools are going to do well. They have the economic success too. She has come away with a fantastic grade but this is not news.
Congratulations, but how is this news? I come from Borehamwood, a working/lower class background, went to Hillside, am a mum of 4 and have just graduated from university with a 2:1, but that's not news for the residents of Borehamwood, just the people who love me. We all know people who go to these Elstree schools are going to do well. They have the economic success too. She has come away with a fantastic grade but this is not news. Manda
  • Score: 4

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