School of Business and Economics


Lola Bankole

MSc Information Management and Business Technology

Lola's postgraduate study experience

Nigerian postgraduate Lola Bankole explains the benefits of her postgraduate degree programme and how she settled in on campus.

This is a transcription of Yanan Li's video

What is your name, degree and country of origin?

My name is Lola Bankole, I'm from Nigeria and my programme is MSc Information Management and Business Technology.

Why did you choose your course at Loughborough University?

I think it's the hybrid nature of the course, so because it's a business and technology course, that's what attracted me because I wanted to do something that's a mixture of business and technology.

What has been the highlight of the programme so far?

The highlight of my programme would be the dissertation I'm currently doing. My dissertation is looking at IT planning in small businesses so I'll get to go out there and talk to small businesses about how they plan IT, and I think it should be interesting.

How do you think you’ve developed your employability at Loughborough?

In terms of employability I think Loughborough prepares you very well for life after studies, so there's always career fairs and you get to talk to employers about what the job market is like. I've secured a job offer with Barclays, so I'll be going to Barclays to work on a graduate programme after Loughborough.

What would you say to someone considering studying your course at Loughborough?

To someone planning to study my course at Loughborough I would say go for it! It gives you a very hybrid view of business and technology, and especially if you're coming from a technical background, it gives you a lot of business skills that you wouldn't normally be exposed to so I would say go for it, it's a good course.

How easy was it to settle in as an international student at Loughborough?

In terms of settling in at Loughborough I found it quite easy because I did my undergraduate degree at Sheffield, but I do have friends who came straight from Nigeria and they found it quite easy to settle. There is English language support and the societies and clubs helped them to get used to life in Loughborough and settle in ok.

What’s the social life like at Loughborough as a PG student?

The social life in Loughborough is great. I think because it's a campus university there's a lot of things going on, there's the union and there's sports and it just gives you an opportunity to make friends and be very sociable. And because it's a campus university I've got to make a lot of friends and get to know what's going on around town and the campus and I think it's great.