Issue 8 - Page 5

Beginning my teaching career in 2003, I moved to the LGSC campus in 2012, when it was originally Study Group, as the head of engineering and maths, and I’ve been teaching our students engineering subjects ever since. This was after completing my research in finding ways to guarantee the stability of an aircraft with advanced systems with the use of mathematics.

My teaching focuses on the particular interest of using mathematics as a tool and finding interesting ways for mathematics, science and engineering to be connected and used together.

Being a teacher is always something I wanted to do thanks to my teachers back at school who inspired me, but before I began teaching at the University of Leicester, I was a student here myself. I completed my undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate degree on the same city campus that our students find themselves now.

My interest in the mathematical field of nonlinear dynamics was part of my PHD at Leicester University. I now try to pass the same knowledge I gained at the university onto my own students, creating a full circle.

LGSC has created a very a supportive and friendly atmosphere. Part-time tutors who come in to teach a few hours each week benefit from the stability of the full-time tutors, and students know there is always someone who can help and provide extra support.  

When not teaching or marking, I can be found riding my motorbike (a Suzuki 1250 Bandit, if anyone’s interested) and I’ve toured through some notable and interesting places. South Germany, and the alps was a highlight, and the extraordinary landscape of Nepal and North India, as well as the engineering marvel that is Japanese roads. Although, I would rather not talk about the typhoons that hit on the latter trip!

 

 

Dr Peter Norton

University of Leicester Global Study Centre (LGSC).

My teaching focuses on the particular interest of using mathematics as a tool and finding interesting ways for mathematics, science and engineering to be connected and used together.