Callum Mawer

Current student

Course
Advanced Process Engineering MSc
Study area
Chemical Engineering

I have also found undertaking research to be both enjoyable and interesting, adding a different perspective to my studies in Chemical Engineering.

What were you doing before you joined Loughborough?

At Loughborough completing my undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering.

Why did you choose Loughborough University?

I chose Loughborough University due to its' excellent ties and reputation with industry, specifically in the field of Engineering.

How did you fund your studies?

I am sponsored by the company where I did my year in industry (TOTAL S.A), who also offered me a graduate position at the end of my studies.

What do you enjoy the most about your programme?

I have enjoyed the challenge of the modules taught this year, along with the greater emphasis on process operations compared to theory in the undergraduate modules. I have also found undertaking research to be both enjoyable and interesting, adding a different perspective to my studies in Chemical Engineering.

Describe what it is like to be a postgraduate, and how this differs from undergraduate studies?

There is definitely a greater amount of responsibility and trust given to postgraduates, specifically due to each student conducting individual research alongside PhD students.

Describe what it is like to be a postgraduate, and how this differs from undergraduate studies?

There is definitely a greater amount of responsibility and trust given to postgraduates, specifically due to each student conducting individual research alongside PhD students.

Describe a day in the life of a postgraduate student?

Life differs between semesters. Semester 1 contains a larger number of modules, which are more specific to coursework. Semester 2 is very different as this semester focusses mainly on the MSc research project.

How do you like to spend your time away from your studies?

I have competed in a number of triathlons and long distance events, so my spare time is sufficiently filled training for them!

Why did you decide to study?

I decided to undertake a postgraduate masters degree in chemical engineering to satisfy the requirements for chartership by the IChemE.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

In 5 years time, I hope to be a chartered Chemical Engineer.

If you could give one piece of advice to a future student, what would it be?

Put 100% into doing as well as possible in every year of your studies, rather than the final years. This takes off a signifcant amount of pressure at the end, especially if you're just below a certain grade boundary.