Georgi Shangov

Bulgaria, Aircraft Maintenance Engineering

Bulgaria, Aircraft Maintenance Engineering

Georgi Shangov, from Sofia, Bulgaria is a second year student studying BSc Aircraft Maintenance Engineering. Here is what he shared about his University experience:

“Since I was a little boy, I’ve always been fascinated by airplanes. So when I graduated from high school I knew exactly what I want to do – Aircraft Engineering. And I chose this university to continue my education, and honestly it is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

I am currently doing my second year in BSc Aircraft Maintenance Engineering, and it is an amazing course. The university has recently established a partnership with British Airways which are one of the biggest companies in aviation sector. The whole course is run under the EASA regulations and it is approved by the Civil Aviation Authority. It allows you to get your aircraft maintenance licence in only 2 years instead of 5. I admit it gets a bit tough sometimes but the lecturers are excellent and do a lot to help you understand, and after all, that’s why I am here – to study. And the most important part of the course is that you can get a hands on experience, on the University’s full-sized aircraft.

The student life is great. It is full of great people and you easy find friends here. The best thing is that you are constantly meeting people with your interests. The town where one of the University’s campuses is situated is a small and friendly town called Treforest, but it has absolutely everything you need. And if you are keen on going to clubs and discos, you can always catch a train or a bus to Cardiff which is roughly 20 minutes from the campus. Or you can take again a 20 minutes’ walk to Pontypridd which is the nearest bigger town. There are a lot of interesting activities happening on campus as well. You can always spend your afternoon at the Sport Centre, or just visit the Students’ Union. There are a lot of social events and activities happening there, so there is no way you will feel bored.”