With Imperial College being one of the top universities in the world, one cannot expect an easy ride through studying a degree there. Students need grit, a passion for what they do, and above all, discipline to put in the work necessary to succeed. Aeronautical Engineering, one of the most competitive courses to get into, provides a vast knowledge base which can initially be overwhelming. I’ve found myself feeling a little lost at times, with too much information being unloaded at once, but with time you learn to connect the dots and a constellation of valuable knowledge begins to form. The most important part is knowing when you need to push through the struggle, or when someone isn’t worth your time or energy. It’s a difficult balance to achieve, but something that is important to learn as early on as possible.