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Chukwunonso Izundu

Chukwunonso is employed at a power plant in Nigeria but came to Teesside to better his understanding of new developments in the industry.

MSc Electrical Power and Energy Systems

'I plan to put the knowledge I've gained at university to good use improving power systems in Nigeria.'

Chukwunonso Izundu

What's the best thing about your course?

It's been fulfilling with plenty of practical laboratory sessions. The course gives me a better understanding of renewable energy systems – this is particularly important in the world today due to the effects of global warming.

What’s been your favourite module and why?

Renewable Energy Conversion Systems is my favourite as it is the future trend for power generation.

Have you had any help from the University’s support services?

Yes, when I arrived at Newcastle Airport the University had someone waiting there to pick me up. This was very helpful as I’d never been to Middlesbrough before.

What are your future plans?

I plan to put the knowledge I’ve gained at university to good use improving power systems in Nigeria. I’m already employed at a power plant there, but Teesside University has given me a deeper understanding of new developments taking place in the industry.

What do you think of the University and area more generally?

It’s a good environment for living and studying. There’s a well arranged and resourceful library. And there’s a multicultural mix of staff and students in an affordable town.