International student profiles
Ahmad Musaddiq Mohammad
BEng Mechanical Engineering
Sadiq is a Brunei Shell sponsored student and has just entered his second year of study at Loughborough University. He was recently elected Chair of LufBru (Brunei Society) and he looks forward to organising many events for the Brunei students at Loughborough during the next year.
"Throughout my life, I was brought up in a family with engineering backgrounds. This has shaped me to what I am today in terms of my character and my way of thinking. Having been born in the UK (Oxford), it has always been my intention to come here to do my studies, as both of my parents did previously. When Brunei Shell called me and offered their scholarship, it wasn’t hard for me to decide where I would go next.
"Loughborough University is well known within the engineering industries. Given the engineering departments’ close ties with industries we are exposed to the actual engineering environment and have access to engage with various engineering companies through the projects which are assigned to us. I was also drawn to Loughborough because of the University's world renowned reputation in the sports field.
"Settling into life at Loughborough University wasn’t difficult. The University staff ensure that the students, especially international students, adapt to the new environment well. I received excellent support and guidance from the International Office and other support services on the campus. Loughborough offers both a good learning environment and social life and I am now very settled here.
"When I complete my undergraduate studies I hope to progress onto a Master's programme. Of course, I will also provide my service to my sponsor and I look forward to contributing to the development of the engineering industries in Brunei.
"Loughborough University offers me the opportunities I need for both my academic studies and my future career. I would not hesitate in recommending this University to other students and I hope they will benefit from their time here as much as I have."