Bayu Pamungkas

Bayu L Pamungkas

What course are you studying?

I am studying MSc Petroleum Production Engineering, one of the courses offered by School of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Leeds.

Why did you decide to study a masters at the University of Leeds?

I loved being under the roof of that beautiful victorian building and enjoyed the diversity of the campus life in the University of Leeds. I also got Chevening Scholarship which gives me the opportunity to study in this lovely university.

What has been the best aspect of studying on your course and at the University so far and why?

The professors were extremely passionate about what they do and wanted me to become better day to day, they were eager to teach their students for the world of oil and gas industry ahead; the staff and student really cared about me, and I was respected and appreciated for my opinions. The University also provides its students with a superb education and a very solid foundation for its graduates.

Tell us about some of the exciting projects you have completed.

I did a project of drilling simulation. This project aims to give the principles and some recommended procedures practiced or suggest ways of improvement in drilling activities in the world.

What does Leeds as a city have to offer students?

Leeds is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK, with the Yorkshire Dales National Park. There are plenty of museums on offer, too, with free entry, such as the Royal Armouries and city Art Gallery and Museum. The West Yorkshire Playhouse has regular great theatre shows that often offer student discounts. I would say that Leeds is the best city for student life in the UK.

What are your ambitions for the future?

I really want to drive my country to be a protagonist in a much bigger context in the world, especially in energy sector.

What experiences at Leeds do you think will help you in your future career?

I joined with SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers Leeds Student Chapter. It gave me a lot of friends and connection not only in the UK but also from entire worldwide. 

What would you say to students coming to do the same course?

You will build meaningful relationships with your professors and just about anyone else on campus. This is the strongest reason why I love my course.