March 2024

Rachael Saul - Powerhouse in engineering

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Rachael Saul

Powerhouse in engineering

Senior lecturer Rachael is a powerhouse of knowledge, skill and innovation when it comes to engineering, helping her students spark careers in an exciting, ever-evolving industry faced with big challenges.

Beginning her career in engineering at a college, she has been a key part of developments in automated manufacturing, witnessing first-hand the rapid changes in industry. 

Graduating from university with a first class degree in mechanical, electrical and electronics engineering, Rachael’s experience has been predominantly in the production of electrical equipment, optical electronics research and development, aeronautic research and testing, and in the manufacture of lift control systems. Her vast experience in the field includes research and development of innovative products and automated manufacturing.

Finding her passion for engineering growing up fixing and re-purposing machinery on her family’s small holding farm, Rachael said: “I have always been interested in how things work and experience has taught me that the engineering world constantly changes, and daily innovations exist.

“I have always enjoyed teaching, but I came here because I wanted to play a key role in the University’s ambition to prepare students for the future roles needed in engineering.”

She said there were many advantages to choosing to study engineering and construction at University College Birmingham.

“Crucially, we have strong links with industry for placements and employment,” she said. 

“We also have small group sizes, access to lots of help and support, good amounts of time spent with tutors, practical activities rather than lengthy lectures, and highly-qualified teaching staff at the cutting edge.”

Find out more about our college, undergraduate and postgraduate engineering courses at University College Birmingham and kick-start your career in this field.

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