Politics and International Studies

Undergraduate study

Christina Akintoye

Qualification(s): BA (Hons)
Course: Politics and International Relations 

Why did you choose Loughborough University?

Loughborough had a great vibe when I came to visit. I loved the campus and met some of the lecturers prior to starting (they were all very friendly and welcoming and still are).

The main reason I chose Loughborough was for the study for year abroad opportunity and the opportunity to learn a language as a part of my degree (starting at beginner, intermediate or advanced level).

What do you enjoy about your course?

Politics and International Relations is such an exciting course. All the modules offer something new and different.

Along with this I love the fact that I get to study French. Language classes are smaller and more concentrated, and allow you to improve on your skills in small groups. Everyone in your class is at the same level so there is no need to worry! 

What would you say to someone considering your course?

Politics and International Relations is amazing! You learn key transferrable skills such as critical thinking, public speaking and independent research.

Has Loughborough inspired you?

Yes in many ways. I have learnt the importance of languages, expanding my horizons (by doing a year abroad) and internationalizing my degree. 

What has been your favourite Loughborough moment so far?

Being a part of a lovely subject area, studying abroad and making friendships that will last a lifetime!