Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
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Loughborough University

Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST)

Peter Davies

A hydroelectric dam

Peter Davies, Global Technology Leader for Renewable Energy with Lloyd’s Register combined part-time study with a full time job.

"I live in Aberdeenshire and my job involves commissioning and leading technology development in renewable energy for the Lloyd's Register Group. I have been working in various energy sectors since 2004 and became full-time on renewables late last year when I started my current job.

I decided to do a Masters degree as I wanted the intellectual challenge of a subject which interested me. Full-time study wasn’t really practical for me and distance learning offered the opportunity to study and work. I was also sponsored by my employer through my studies.

I really enjoyed the Wind and Water modules and I used the knowledge I had gained from them for my project which was based on using software developed for wind turbines to predict the performance of tidal turbines. 

The CREST DL course has good learning support systems, such as the discussion boards, and the videos of the on campus lectures, which make you feel part of a student community and I would certainly recommend it to anyone interested in renewable energy."


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