Alumnus, International student

My love for business triggered me to want to do a business-related course, however whilst trying to research which one I should do specifically, I found that the world now is going into a lot of IT innovative stuff, so I decided to look for a blend of IT and business as well. At first I couldn't really find it in so many universities, but then I found the course at Loughborough and I was really satisfied about the modules that were involved in it.

What has been the highlight of your programme?

In every stage of the modules that I’ve been taking, each of them seem to be important in a real life sense and in the business world presently. Also the differences in the modules as well – having both coursework and some exams has been interesting.

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

Firstly, Loughborough is well ranked for employability so to employers it’s well known, which gives me an edge to other universities and other students as well. And I’ve been able to have direct links and good rapport with lecturers and students, which I believe gives me a good edge to have opportunities to be employed. I’ve been attending careers fairs as well – there’s loads of fairs on campus – and I’ve been trying to do a few graduate processes as well.

What would you say to someone considering studying your course?

For anyone considering studying at Loughborough I would say it’s a good one! Studying here is a good decision because Loughborough is well ranked in the UK generally and globally, and the opportunities that it gives to students – having a lot of employers come in and fairs opening you to the employer world – it’s a good opportunity and it’s pretty easy to settle down and you have different people from all around the world that you can mix with, which I think is great.

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

For me personally, settling in at Loughborough was not hard. I’d been in the UK for a while prior to the start of the programme, so I’m quite used to the environment. It was easy for me because Loughborough itself is a student town, so it's easy for me to relate with people, and because of the social activities as well, it made it much easier for me to settle in.

My department helped me a lot with settling down in Loughborough. With help from my programme director, I was able to settle down fully, and in terms of problems I was able to have someone to talk to and advise me on what I need to do and what I don’t need to do, in order to really sustain myself in Loughborough.

What do you enjoy most about being a student at Loughborough?

What I enjoy most about being a Loughborough University student is the satisfaction that I’m at a top 10 UK university, the nature of my course which prepares me very well for employment, and the range of opportunities for social activities as well.

*Formerly known as MSc Information Management and Business Technology.

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