Talal Abudahaier

Talal Abudahaier

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

As one of the best universities in the UK, the University of Leeds has a good reputation in my home country and all over the world. A lot of tutors and friends recommended the MSc here in Leeds as it’s one of the top research engineering departments in the UK, led by outstanding academic staff and researchers with a good facilities for studying.

What has been the best aspect of studying on your course?

The best aspect of being a student at the University of Leeds is that it pushes your ambitions as well as making you seek the best outcomes in your work. In addition, the course offers a wide variety of multidisciplinary modules.

The course provides you with theoretical knowledge in addition to practical work, as some of the modules feature computer-based learning and some taught in laboratories. The teachers and leading professors are experts in various areas such as solar energy, wind energy, combustion, pollution and biofuels.

Tell us about some of the exciting projects you have completed

As a student at the University of Leeds, I have been involved in several group and individual projects that have introduced me to real world concepts. I am currently working on my dissertation project, which is looking at the performance of domestic solar power systems and the potential for them to contribute to renewable energy targets.

What does the city of Leeds have to offer students?

Leeds is a great place to be a student. It is vibrant city and one of the most beautiful cities in the UK. Leeds has a wide variety of choices such as markets, shops and cafes to please everyone. It also offers a multitude of social activities that can enhance your experience intellectually and socially. There is simply something for everyone in Leeds.

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

Doing an MSc in Leeds has taught me a lot of things. The course continually pushes you in different directions, so you always have to learn and develop yourself. Working under pressure and being able to manage my time will definitely help me in my future career.

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

The MSc at Leeds is very challenging. However, it is a valuable and incredible experience that will provide you with a great level of knowledge, academically and socially. It also provides you with invaluable skills. The course requires determination and hard work. If you have the determination and you are a hard worker, Leeds is your place.