Why did you choose Loughborough University?
I have always had a keen interest in sport science and this course offered another aspect to this degree as the management broadens my options when it comes to applying for jobs. The sporting reputation of the University was key for me; the range of facilities available at the University is incredible and it is great that I am able to train in the same place as world-class athletes.
What do you enjoy about your course?
I enjoy the practical aspects, in terms of labs and seminars. You are given a chance to have a hands on approach to learning and interact with lecturers and other students which is a welcome change to sitting in lecture theatres with one hundred other students.
I have especially enjoyed exercise physiology this year as both the lectures and labs have been great. We have been able to carry out many more experiments this year, all of which have been challenging but very interesting. For example, a VO2 max test and a multi-stage fitness test.
What do you think of the teaching quality and facilities?
They are of a really high quality. Lecturers are passionate about their subjects and this is mirrored through their enthusiasm in lectures and labs.
Have you had any support from the University?
I have been able to contact lecturers and have one-to-one meetings with them when I have been struggling, which has been really useful.
What do you hope to do when you graduate?
I hope to go into the sport science aspect of my degree; whether this is research or going on to do a Masters.
What would you say to someone considering your course?
Go for it! The course has a wide range of modules on offer compared to other universities. This course builds a wide base of knowledge in the sport science field; from biomechanics to sociology of sport.
How do you find the social atmosphere on campus?
With so many sports clubs and societies there is something for everyone. I joined the triathlon club in my first year and I am now on the committee. By joining a club I have met so many people outside of my course with which I share a similar interest.
I love the close knit community feel that there is on campus and in town. Staff and students are really friendly and this is the perfect environment for starting university, which can be a very scary time.