Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

Undergraduate study

"Learning facilities at Loughborough are amazing, the library provides an extensive array of research sources, workshops to improve your academic practices and learning environments to suit all students."

Chanelle

Qualification(s): BSc (Hons)
Course: Communications and Media Studies 

Why did you choose Loughborough University?

Loughborough was the last University open day that I visited before I completed by UCAS application. Loughborough was 1st for Communications and Media studies. Luckily the weather was beautiful the day we visited, students and staff both welcoming and I knew it was the one for me. The key thing for me was the placement and graduate prospects, having a university degree isn’t enough anymore you need the industry specific research. Loughborough has such a great reputation and connections with some big companies for placement and graduate roles this was really important for me.

What do you enjoy about your course?

Research methods- Have so much freedom in your first year to pick social interactions or phenomenon you’re generally interested in, for example I really enjoyed looking at the representation of islamophobia in the British press. The research you conduct in your first years will really shape your dissertation proposal and overall thesis.

What do you think of the teaching quality and facilities?

Learning facilities at Loughborough are amazing, the library provides an extensive array of research sources, workshops to improve your academic practices and learning environments to suit all students. Here at Loughborough we are taught by the academics top in their research area, we are learning from the ones creating phenomena and writing the books, it cannot get any better than that.

Have you had any support from the University?

Lectures especially my personal tutors support through improving my grades throughout the term. We are given such great feedback and given the ability to communicate efficiently with lecturers and tell them what we think about how our modules are taught and assessed.

What do you hope to do when you graduate, and how will your Loughborough degree support this?

Slightly different from my peers but I hope that I really enjoy my placement year. The plan when I graduate is to train to be a flight attendant on a fixed term contract, to get more customer service experience and travel. In the future I would like to work for a small marketing agency, so I can make connections and further my understanding of the industry before venturing out to create my own firm.