Why did you choose Loughborough University?
The University boasts a huge, fantastic campus with a lot of green space. The department has a great reputation with employers, and the sporting facilities and extracurricular activities running alongside the degree programme are world class.
What do you enjoy about your course?
It is very current and applicable to a broad range of events happening right across the world on a daily basis, be it banking regulation fines related to the recent financial crisis, the Game Theory behind supermarket behaviour, or even the causes behind the recent crash in the value of the Russian Rouble. It provides you with a level of understanding that makes you want to dig deeper.
Have you had any support from the University?
Having not studied A-level Maths, I found the ‘Maths Learning Support Centre’ to be a great resource in my first year. Both lecturers and PHD students are on hand for drop in sessions to help you understand any maths related questions you have, on a one-to-one basis.
What are some of the different things you can do on your course?
You are able to spend a year in industry on a professional work placement before your final year, or even opt to spend a year studying abroad. These can range from universities in Australia and the US, to countries closer to home.
Have you done a professional placement?
I completed a Summer Internship with Ernst and Young (EY) before my final year. After a weeklong induction I spent five weeks within Transaction Advisory Services, primarily within Transaction Support (TS), but also assisted the Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) team. Upon completion I received a Graduate Scheme job offer.
What would you say to someone considering your course?
Definitely go for it! I haven’t looked back.
What do you like about being a student here?
It is nice to be part of a University with such a widely known reputation for sporting and academic excellence. There is always a buzz around campus, with various events and activities happening daily. The campus is also home to one of the best Students’ Unions in the country, regularly organising headline acts to perform throughout the year.
I am part of the Tennis Club, and enjoy access to eight fantastic indoor courts, as well as a number of both hard and clay courts outside.