School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Undergraduate study

“Loughborough’s campus was a fantastic attraction, its sense of community made me feel right at home.”

Howard B

Year of Study: Final
Qualification(s): BSc
Course: Transport and Business Management

Why did you choose Loughborough University?

I knew very early on that I wanted to study Transport Management, and Loughborough offered the best and most comprehensive course that appealed to me.

What attracted you to the University in the first place?

Loughborough’s campus was a fantastic attraction, its sense of community made me feel right at home.

What do you enjoy about your course?

I absolutely love the course at Loughborough; the in-depth knowledge of the transport industry available from the tutors is second-to-none.

What kind of support have you had in the department and from the University?

The support available from academic staff and from around the university is just fantastic, ranging from CV and interview guidance to extra teaching possibilities in mathematics and statistics.

What are some of the exciting/different things you can do on your course?

I think that one of the most exciting things about this course is the option to complete a placement year and put into action the skills you have learnt during the first two years of study. I absolutely loved mine and it has opened so many new and exciting opportunities for me after graduation.

Have you completed a placement whilst at University?

I completed a placement at a major train operating company within the train planning department and absolutely loved it. By the end of my 15 months there I had gained fantastic experience and knowledge of the real-world transport industry. I am now able to apply the skills I have learned during my final year of study.

What would you say to someone considering your course?

Do it! The course, the atmosphere and the community is just fantastic, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time here and it has opened up so many options for my future. You’ll love it!

How do you find the social atmosphere on campus?

There are so many clubs and societies to get involved with, whether sport, social or special interest. For transport, there’s the transport society Velocity which organises plenty of social events and trips out to visit industry; I made some great friends and even went to Barcelona and Hamburg!

Has Loughborough inspired you?

Loughborough University has allowed me to focus my studies on an area of industry that I find fascinating, at the same time allowing me to complete work experience and volunteer work. Loughborough has inspired me to succeed in what I want and, more importantly, what I enjoy!