Annisa Renaningtyas Tadiyana, from Indonesia, was awarded an ITACET scholarship for the academic year 2019-2020. She has just completed her first term at the Warwick University on the 'Tunnelling and Underground Space ' Masters course. Here she gives us an update on her studies so far:
Early December 2019 was the end of my 1st term in the Tunnelling and Underground Space Course at the University of Warwick. The first term comprised of four modules: Geological Investigation and Ground Characterisation, Underground Construction Methods 1&2, as well as Communication and Leadership. Coming from a Mining and Engineering background, I learnt an extensive amount of new things and while it was a bit challenging at first, getting a chance to meet the professionals and experts from the industry through the lectures was the best thing that could happen to me this year!
The next term will be filled with modules focusing on tunnel design and management, and I really hope to get more experience and knowledge from the upcoming lectures. This course is indeed challenging and rewarding at the same time. I cannot wait to take a step further in this exciting journey to be a great tunnel engineer.
Site trip to Catesby tunnel. Annisa Tadiyana stands 4th from right.