Why did you choose Loughborough University?
The Sport and Exercise Science degree at Loughborough offers a variety of modules covering all aspects of sport and exercise science. I wasn’t sure which aspects I would prefer to specialise in before I started my degree and, Loughborough introduced me to a vast amount of modules in my first year allowing me to specialise in my second and third year after having studied a broad range.
I have commuted to University throughout my studies and continued to live at home. The University’s location makes it ideal for commuting students due to its close proximity to the motorway, allowing easy access to the cities of Nottingham, Derby and Leicester. This has enabled me to continue with my job and sports in my home city as well as study at and play sport for Loughborough, giving me the best of both worlds!
What do you enjoy about your course?
The course is up to date and follows the most recent research, making the content interesting. The practical laboratory sessions enable hands on experience and also prepares you for a potential future career in the field.
The teaching and coaching modules are great fun and allow you to have a go at lots of different sports in a high quality environment as well as learning to coach gymnastics, athletics, games, dance etc.
What do you think of the teaching quality and facilities?
The equipment available is outstanding! The lecturers are highly enthusiastic and they certainly pass this on in their lectures.
Have you had any support from the University?
The undergraduate office admin team have been very helpful sorting out student finance queries and module changes. Personal tutors are also a great source of support and it’s reassuring to know that they are there to assist you with any queries you might have during your degree.
What are some different things you can do on your course?
In the exercise physiology lab sessions there are opportunities to carry out V02max tests and body composition analysis, as well as many more. The teaching and coaching modules allow practical sport sessions being coached in various sports and learning the science of coaching. There are also plenty of opportunities to assist with and volunteer for postgraduate research projects in the labs, gaining valuable lab experience and/or a profile of your current fitness performance.
There are also opportunities to study for additional qualifications such as personal training, coaching qualifications and sports massage.
What would you say to someone considering your course?
Prepare for a busy timetable because Loughborough offers lots to get involved with: sports clubs, volunteering, additional qualifications, studying, and socially, but it’s all worth it!
How do you find the social atmosphere on campus?
I really enjoy the endless opportunities to get involved with something new and the forever busy and lively campus. I have been involved with rowing, gymnastics and dance at Loughborough University and all of them have been a pleasure to be a part of. All determined to be the best at competitions but also finding time to keep the teams spirits high with social events.
Has Loughborough inspired you?
Loughborough has inspired me to take on as much as you can- sport, studies, extra-curricular and work experience. Make the most of all the opportunities on offer during your time at Loughborough.