Why did you choose to study at Swansea University?

Swansea University is famous for computational mechanics, which is the main reason why I chose Swansea.

Can you tell us about your course and what did you enjoy the most?

My PhD research topic focuses on fluid flow inside reservoir rocks, and such pore-scale flows can be numerically simulated by using computational fluid dynamics, such as lattice Boltzmann method and finite volume method. There are many knowledgeable scholars at Swansea University who are familiar with my research area, and I learned so much interesting knowledge from them. The academic environment is free, nourishing and rigorous, in which I can shape myself to be a qualified researcher. Both the people and the environment at Swansea University are the things that I enjoy the most.

What are your three favourite things about Swansea?

Swansea Bay, Oxwich Bay and Rhossili Bay. I really like to walk on the beach when I was frustrated by my research difficulties, which calms me down and lets me think peacefully.

Would you recommend Swansea University to other international students?

Yes. There are at least 4 PhD students who accepted my recommendations and came to Swansea University.

What was your experience studying a PhD project as an international student?

It took me 4 years to complete my PhD project, and I still think it was the toughest journey  I had ever experienced. In fact, I didn't enjoy my research very much, because research is always boring for normal people. Although it was very hard to separate personal life from research work, I still tried my best to enjoy life outside of scientific research. The most unforgettable memories are always the time with my friends. In summary, studying a PhD project in UK is a process to manifest self-transformation, which consists of laughter,  tears sweat and applause.


student smiling standing by the sea