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Loughborough University

Department of Materials

Grace Yeo

Grace Yeo

Grace Yeo

Polymer Science and Technology MSc Student

My mother studied polymer science and technology in Singapore and has been working in a related field, so I was bought up around this branch of engineering. I completed a Diploma in Chemical Process Technology and my Advanced Diploma in Polymer Technology in Singapore before coming to Loughborough.

Coming here was always part of the plan in terms of my education – my mother always wanted to study here, but never got the opportunity, so I feel very lucky that I have had the chance to study here. I am also lucky to be sharing my accommodations with five other students from Singapore, who I studied with prior to coming to the UK.

The course is very well organised and contains a lot more detail and demands a much greater depth of knowledge and understanding than my previous courses. The lecturers here are all very friendly and helpful though and they have a great deal more knowledge of the subject area than I expected, which makes the course very interesting.

I really enjoyed Experimental Work, which was a very practical part of the course. This element of the course has taught me to be independent within my studies – we work alone, rather than in a group. I have also learnt to write professional reports, which is very important when working in industry.

I received 25% off my tuition fees because my GPA in Singapore was above 3.0, which was very welcome!

I don’t really have much free time to spend on extracurricular activities, but I sometimes get the chance to go to see films, go shopping and cycle locally with my friends.

The best thing about being here at Loughborough is that I don’t have to worry about going into work! I am looking forward to finishing my MSc though – I did consider stopping on here to do a PhD, but have to return to Singapore as I have signed a bond with my previous work place.

I would really recommend this course for anyone from outside the UK with an interest in Polymer Technology. It is very interesting and, as well as learning a great deal more about the subject, it helps in terms of preparing you to go into the industry.

 

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