b'22|IET Futures FundThey say that when one door closes another opens.When Devang missed out on the grades he wanted at A Level he was offered the opportunity to do a Foundation degree at Aston University.It gave me a path towards what I wanted.The Foundation degree led to an MEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and a successful application for an IET Engineering Horizons Bursary.The bursary meant that I could focus on my studies and also on my all-round development as an engineer. Its not just what you learn in a lecture. Being a Devangmember of the IET meant I could listen to talks and engage in a community of other engineers.Shah MEng Devang spent his Year in Industry with Network Rail working on a Train Energy Strategy project, which considered battery operated trains as a method of saving energy. The placement was so successful he was offered a graduate role when he finished.Electrical Engineering Graduate at Network RailDuring the year I must have completed more than 50 hours of volunteering, visiting schools to run IET Engineering Horizons BursarySTEM challenges, instil ideas of safety and even conduct mock interviews with sixth formers.20162020 It also provided me with a lot of data for my final Electrical and Electronicyear project which was a great help when we went Engineering at Aston University into lockdown.'