Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
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Loughborough University

Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST)

Jonathan Morrow

Offshore wind farm; Jon Morrow

Jonathan Morrow, a Freelance Hydrographic Surveyor, moves from fossil fuels to renewables via our Distance Learning MSc

"I have spent most of my career working on the construction of offshore oil fields but more recently, I have also been involved in the offshore wind industry.

I decided to do the distance learning course because, through my work, I have seen first-hand the negative social impact of the oil and gas industry on the population of West Africa, and the energy security issues facing the UK and Europe are huge areas which need sustainable solutions.

On a more personal level, I wanted to find work closer to home rather than offshore but my existing qualifications did not transfer easily to land based work. I also wanted something challenging to keep me occupied during my free time offshore!

The Loughborough DL course was the only one that fitted in with my work schedules and seemed to have the best spread of subjects. Now that I have nearly finished it, I plan to build my own anaerobic digester to process food waste on Merseyside where I live.  This is not something I would have ever have thought of, nor had the technical skills to achieve, without the course.

I have already recommended the course to colleagues working in the offshore industry as I found all of the different aspects of it really interesting and it was very well taught and supported by the University staff."

 

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