Lewis Jenkins

Current student

Course
Information Technology Management for Business BSc (Hons)
Subject area
Computer Science

I enjoy the balance between the IT and Business side of my course. I learnt about designing websites but also get to do HR, accounting and management modules.

Why did you choose Loughborough University?

I chose my degree at Loughborough University as the Computer Science Department has a good reputation and offered the course that I wanted to study. I was also attracted to the campus and the great sporting and laboratory facilities here.

I was also aware that the social side of the University was very good as I have a friend who went to Loughborough too. The Students’ Union is great and when I visited on an open day they explained about halls, IMS, Action and the different things you can get involved with at the University.

What do you enjoy about your course?

I enjoy the balance between the IT and Business sides of the course. I've learnt about designing websites but also about HR, accounting and management, which will help when I graduate and get a job.

My favourite module has been Advanced Web Design. This has taught me lots of skills about designing effective websites. I like the mixture of practical (building a website using HTML5) and written (reports) coursework.

What do you think of the teaching quality and facilities?

The teaching quality at Loughborough is very high and lecturers are specialists in their field of study. Lectures themselves are interesting and varied - I have lectures in areas ranging from accountancy to web design.

Have you had any support from the University?

The University have been good at letting me know about placement opportunities. Also when you get to writing your final year dissertation, you will be assigned a tutor who will help and support you.

What are some of the exciting things you can do on your course?

There are lots of opportunities, such as going on a placement year and also Erasmus for a term. Also, we attend a yearly conference that gives us chance to network with employees and also meet other people doing my degree.

Have you done a professional placement?

I was on a placement year in my third year. It was a really good chance to see what it is like working for a business and in an office environment. It taught me skills such as problem solving, communication and dealing with customer complaints.

What do you hope to do when you graduate?

I am looking to join IT graduate schemes. My Loughborough degree will support this, as my degree is sponsored by lots of large multinational companies. They have a say on what skills they are looking for and the course is adapted to ensure that we are learning relevant and up-to-date content.

What would you say to someone considering your course?

I would say that the course is challenging but it also interesting and allows you to learn about lots of different areas in both business and IT.

How do you find the social atmosphere on campus?

The social atmosphere at Loughborough is really good. Fresher’s Week was amazing and there are lots of societies and sports clubs that you can be a part of. I was a media rep for Rutherford Hall - I also played handball and was a DJ on LCR (Loughborough Students’ Union’s own radio station.)

What do you enjoy most about being a student here?

I enjoy my degree and also the social aspect of the University - there are lots of opportunities to meet new people. The facilities that Loughborough provide are some of the best in the UK, such as the gym and the swimming pool.

Has Loughborough inspired you?

Loughborough University has inspired me and taught me a lot. I have learnt skills such as accountancy and building websites. It has also helped me with finding a placement. It is a great University and one that I would definitely recommend.