Manal Al-Rawahi (International Computing and Network Security)
Which MSc programme did you study?
Internet Computing and Network Security.
What first attracted you to Loughborough University as your place of study?
I decided to study at Loughborough University because of it is reputation and its excellent academic facilities.
What sort of support and help did you receive to help you adjust to living and studying in the UK?
The university arranges an orientation day to help you get familiar with the campus. Also there is both an international student support centre and general student support center who can provide help & guidance. Once I got into the routine I started building confidence and got more involved in the university life.
Were there any challenges of living and studying in the UK?
The food, climate and social life is quite different from home.
What did you like best about living and studying in the UK?
What did you enjoy the most about your MSc programme?
Meeting the experts who teach this program. Working and studying in international environment. Working in a research project and getting connected with PHD students.
What did you think about the facilities and teaching at Loughborough?
Loughborough University has a good reputation for its high quality teaching and learning facilities. It has start-of-the-art technological facilities available for staff and students on campus as well as access off-campus.
What were/are your career goals and how has studying an MSc supported these?
Loughborough University has helped me achieve many goals by helping me develop good knowledge in networking and computing as well as developing transferable skills such as management , research, independent-working and teamwork.
What would you say to someone considering studying at Loughborough University
I really recommend studying in Loughborough University for many reasons. It is a well-known for its study environment and very supportive staff. It is also a multicultural place where you meet different people from different countries. The large library provides the huge educational advantages of printed books, electronic books, loan books. In addition they provide periodic short courses to support students with different skills. Travel around campus is very flexible using the regular (every five minutes) bus services on campus. There is also, every 15 minutes, a bus service between campus, town and train station.