Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

Undergraduate study

My degree has equipped me with relevant skills such as critical thinking, problem solving and analytical skills required to excel within my chosen career.


Qualification(s): BSc (Hons)
Course: Sociology with Criminology 

Why did you choose Loughborough University?

I chose Loughborough because of the opportunities and resources available; especially as it is in the top 10 universities in the UK and the Social Sciences department being highly ranked in the league tables. I felt that the department would support my progress and be a catalyst to my educational and personal growth. Additionally, I have always been interested in studying abroad or undertaking a placement year and the fact that Loughborough offers this opportunity appealed to me greatly. After attending the open day, I loved seeing experiencing the Loughborough campus first hand and observing the immense atmosphere. From my research, I knew that Loughborough is very entrepreneurial and offers various opportunities to showcase personal businesses in addition to aiding the developing of many skills relevant to employment. This aspect was important to me and influenced my choice of choosing Loughborough University.

What do you enjoy about your course?

I like the idea that after completion of every module that they take into consideration students feedback and seek ways for improvements. Within lectures, I’ve noticed that there has been greater use of videos and interludes to offer practical examples and gain higher levels of engagement.

What do you think of the teaching quality and facilities?

I think that the teaching is of high quality as all the lecturers and seminar tutors I have come across do well at interacting with students in the lectures and seminars and beyond. Facilities such as the ReView lecture capture is extremely useful especially for revision purposes.

Have you had any support from the University?

The support I have had from the department has been particularly with adjusting the university writing style and to its regulation. The academic librarian has been useful in providing one-to-one support in improving on aspects such as writing critically and in the interpretation of literature. In addition to specialised staff in the Careers and Employability centre provide useful advice and support regarding  application processes and placement opportunities, they always put in efforts with assistantship.

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

I hope to pursue a career within human resources and entrepreneurship. My degree has equipped me with the relevant skills such as critical thinking, problem solving and analytical skills required to excel within my career choices.