Find out what Ali Woodhouse, MSc Marketing and Management student thinks of Loughborough University’s award-winning campus and student experience.
MSc Marketing and Management
What is your name and degree?
My name is Ali Woodhouse and my degree is MSc Marketing and Management.
Why did you choose your course at Loughborough?
I did my undergraduate degree in chemistry and whilst I was doing it I realised I didn’t like chemistry very much, but at that time due to involvement with clubs and extracurricular activities I found that I really enjoyed marketing. I graduated and decided I wanted a career in marketing; I did a few jobs here and there and then decided the best thing I could do to further my own abilities and career would be to go back to university and do a relevant degree.
How does Loughborough compare with your previous university?
My last university was a city university whereas this is a campus university. I do quite like the environment you get at a campus university, it’s a nice atmosphere and a nice place to wander around. I’m really looking forward to the summer because the first week I was here it was gloriously sunny and it was great to sit outside, so I’m looking forward to that again.
What has been the highlight of the programme so far?
My favourite module has to be Marketing and Management. I really enjoyed doing the coursework for that as it was writing a marketing plan so it was really relevant to what I’m going to be doing in the future. I also found that HR was really enjoyable which was not something I’d ever really thought about before coming to university so I was surprised by how interesting I found all of the concepts and the subject.
How do you think you’ve developed your employability at Loughborough?
I think I have developed my employability in terms of how well I understand the industry that I am going into. It was something I had a great interest in and thought I was good at, but I’ve learnt a lot more about the specifics and the methods. I really feel I could walk straight into a marketing job and if they were like "do this’’ I could just do it, rather than feeling like I would need to be trained as much. I really feel like I could very confidently go into an entry level job in marketing now which is what I am hoping to do. I’m currently doing the employability module that is an option here and they are helping me develop my cv to make it more attractive and helping me with various applications.
What would you say to someone considering studying your course?
I would recommend going for this course, particularly if you are from a degree background that isn’t relevant to what you think you want to do with your life. I think you learn a lot about what you think you want to do, but also you’ll be surprised about what areas of business are also very interesting so it might open your mind to a new career.