Today I am talking to one of our most inspiring members. Hello there, tell us something about yourself. Hi, my name is Ali and I’m from Saudi Arabia. I studied my Master of Science in Advanced Mechanical Engineering at Cranfield University, academic year 2016/2017.
What was your role in the walking society?I was the Photo Editor. As a committee member, my role included helping the committee in planning the walks but it was mainly to document every walk we had and share it through our social media pages.
Congratulations! You have won an award from the walking society. Thank you! I received the Chief Photographer award during our last year’s Christmas pub walk to North Crawley .
What were your 3 favourite walks and why?
Snowdonia National Park: A hiking trip for three days with a group of energetic and lovely members of the walking society. That experience showed how a team can work in a tough environment like climbing Snowdon Mountain.
Stevington Windmill Walk: A special walk to view an impressive postmill (a type of windmill that could be turned to face into the wind) built in the 18th century and the only complete windmill left in the county of Bedfordshire. A historic windmill which is sort of hidden, a stunning place to visit in Bedford.
What did being a member of Cranfield University’s Walks mean to you?
Being a member of this society gave me the opportunity to enjoy two things. Firstly, wondering around the beautiful countryside, villages and towns and knowing about their fascinating history. Secondly, I was honoured to work with and learn from the committee and our friends, Kristina and Alan, who all were driven by passion toward making this society lively and successful.
Why would you recommend anyone at Cranfield University to join the walking society? I don’t think I am exaggerating when I say that the Walking Society does complete the studying experience at Cranfield University, especially for international students like me so I strongly recommend it.
Thank you, Ali ! It was a pleasure talking to you. Keep on walking and all the best in your future endeavours!
Read further interviews with our members on our testimonials’ page. Would you like to be part of the walking society? Learn on how to join the Cranfield University’s Walkshere.
These are the four amazing photos taken on our walks between September 2011 and June 2012 that were voted by our student members as the winners of Cranfield University Walks photo competition 2011-2012. Congratulations!