Loughborough University
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Loughborough University

Department of Materials

Peter Gormley

Peter Gormley

Peter Gormley (UK/EU student)
Full time MSc Student, Materials Science and Technology

I originally studied BEng Aerospace Engineering at Bristol and really enjoyed the Materials content of the course, so when I graduated I decided I would like to further my knowledge and skills in Materials.

I considered a few Universities for my Materials Masters, but the Loughborough course content, along with its good reputation and amazing campus and sports facilities really convinced me.

Now I’m over half way through, the thing that stands out for me is the quality of the teaching and how well structured the course modules are. I really enjoyed the Ceramics module, it’s an area I’d not covered before and I’d like to be involved with ceramics if I get the chance.

Support for me has been very good, I received a bursary from the department which has helped with the course fee and my tutor and lecturers always ready to help and there is an open door policy so easy to see as well.

My MSc project and dissertation is on the characterisation of an industrial coating for jet engine turbine blades, which is sponsored by an industrial partner, Indestructible Paints Ltd. This has fitted really well with my aim to continue in the aerospace sector.

When I finish I’m hoping to get a Materials related job in the aerospace industry and I feel this extra year has improved my employability and will have been well worth the effort, adding that specialist materials knowledge.

On the social side of things, I play football for the University postgraduate team and I’ve started to play rugby as well. When I came to Loughborough I didn’t know anybody, but there is a very lively social scene with lots to do and I quickly met lots of people and made friends.

If I had to pick one thing to say about my experience at Loughborough, its simply got the best campus and better facilities than anywhere else.


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