Valeria Filippou

I graduated in July 2016 as a Medical Engineer with an MEng degree at the University of Leeds.

What attracted you to the Centre for Doctoral Training in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine – Innovation in Medical and Biological Engineering

Leeds is one of the top universities in the medical engineering field. Also CDT program offered the opportunity to graduate with both masters and a PhD. The fact that I will get both masters and a PhD from a top university was the most attractive factor.

How did you hope the CDT integrated PhD would give you an advantage over a conventional PhD?

I believed that it was a great opportunity for me to have the chance to receive both MSc and PhD, but also to be able to attend a variety of modules that I was interested in. Furthermore, the professional development and skills training seemed to be really useful and it would guide me into becoming even more professional and gain a lot of experiences.

What benefits do you feel you get from the interdisciplinary nature of the course?

It is really interesting to see how people from different disciplines tackle the same problem as you, and understand their point of view. This is important for my project, since it combines engineering, clinical research and many people of different backgrounds are involved. In addition, because of the interdisciplinary nature, I met several people from different work areas, and this helped me to expand my knowledge, and learn new things.

What have you found most challenging about the CDT course?

The most challenging part for me about the CDT was to balance my time between the masters and my PhD project.

Could you give one phrase that would persuade others to join the CDT?

It is a great opportunity!!!

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