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Nina Parsons Student Engineer

“I think engineering is about pushing boundaries and analyzing things very critically and questioning, continuously questioning everything”

Nina Parsons

It took just one day at a race-track for Nina Parsons to know that she wanted to be an engineer. Now she’s heading for a career in Formula 1

It took just one day at a race-track for Nina Parsons to know that she wanted to be an engineer. Five years later, she’s heading for a career in Formula 1…

For Nina and her friends at Oxford Brookes, teamwork is the key to building a winning Formula Student racing car. That and paying the closest attention to the small details that make the difference between winning and losing. She’ll need to bring all of those skills into play next year, when she’s working with the Williams Formula 1 team…

‘Born to Engineer – Nina Parsons’ is the eighth film in a series produced for the ERA Foundation.ERA


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It does not matter what your interests and passions are, from sport to healthcare – there is an exciting and rewarding role for you in Engineering.

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