William Alexander was one of the first undergraduate engineering students to be accepted at the Dyson Institute of Engineering & Technology in 2017. Set up by Sir James Dyson OM CBE himself, with support from the Government, William sailed through a tough day of assessments and a final interview to be awarded one of only 32 places. At Dyson, he is being mentored by ‘real’ scientists and engineers, world experts in their field, taught alongside academics from Warwick University. Working on ‘live’ projects, William will be inventing new, real-world technology which will end up in homes around the world. Sir James described William as having ‘exactly the right mind-set and academic rigour of a Dyson engineer’. William was a Design Technology Scholar at Felsted.
“Although I received some great offers from Bath and Edinburgh Universities, I was delighted to accept this exciting offer from the Dyson Institute. Felsted has supported me in developing my interests in mechanical engineering and this I believe is what the assessors picked up on.”