Student travels thousands of miles for Fellowship programme



A Heriot-Watt student has earned a rare opportunity to rub shoulders with the very best in the engineering world.

Nurul Husna Mohd Yusoff, will travel more than 6500 miles from her home in Malaysia to London, this week.

The 21-year-old was invited to the Leaders in Innovation Fellowship (LIF) programme, run by the Royal Academy of Engineering and funded by the UK Government's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

The Fellowship attracts the brightest and best entrepreneurial engineers in the world to share ideas at its base in the capital.

Following the course, the chemical engineering student will then travel to Heriot-Watt's Edinburgh campus to meet fellow students and experience life in Scotland.

Speaking about the trip Husna said: “I'm delighted to be attending this Fellowship and I will gain a lot of knowledge from the experience.

“My motto in life is to be an educated person, so you don't have to depend on others and stand on your own two feet and it will be great to meet with other engineering experts.

“I hope to be able to share knowledge from my trip and bring back an award at the end of the training programme which will help me market my research product.”

Professor Mushtak Al-Atabi, Provost of Heriot-Watt University Malaysia, added: “This is an exceptional experience for Husna and we're all very happy for her.

“We are passionate about encouraging more women to consider engineering as a career option and Husna is one of our university's ambassadors for this global agenda.

“She is a very capable student with an entrepreneurial spirit and I'm sure she will bring a lot back from the Fellowship in London and her time in Edinburgh.”