Students often make the mistake of deciding on an easier, less interesting field of research, rather than taking on a more complex topic that fascinates them. If there is a subject that they are considering studying at university, now is a good time to really get into that subject – the finished product could help with the university application and interview. As long as the question can be tested with data and the student and supervisor think it is plausible, it is best to go for the more exciting option. The disciplines learnt during the EE are useful for approaching real-life problems, and knowing this can help keep motivation up. Learning to ask, “ Do I have enough data about a given situation?”, or “What does this data allow me to conclude for the moment?” is never a bad thing!