Laixin Chen from China is Chief Engineer and Key Accounts Manager at SPT where he focuses on shale gas project management.

His role involves integrating technology and engineering, managing contracts and subcontractors, business development, and client management. In July 2016 he travelled to Liverpool to graduate with his MSc in Project Management – Oil & Gas.

What attracted you to studying online with the University of Liverpool?
Career promotion, work performance enhancement, and better recognition from society and industry.

What were the highlights and challenges you faced while studying?
Time management was a challenge. I enjoyed feeling empowered by advanced knowledge, modern theories and professional skills. I am able to practice what I was studying and make use of what I have learned.

What is your advice to future students?
Balance online study, office work and daily life. Utilise every minute of spare time, bringing printed copies of reading material with you always. Do as much preparation and reading as you can to complete the assignments.

How do you feel about the University and your degree?
The University of Liverpool has empowered me. The degree will be a credential for my current and future employers, while giving me more confidence in front of my colleagues. I would recommend the University of Liverpool because it has empowered me and guided me towards more success!

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