Gintare Vinkauskaite

Media and Communication BSc

Why did you choose to study at Loughborough University?

From the beginning of the application process, Loughborough University amazed me with its excellent teaching quality, massive campus, and the endless amount of opportunities to get involved! It was also ranked one of the best universities for Communication and Media, which has proven to be true through the amazing structure of the course since I've been here.

What's your favourite thing about Loughborough?

There's loads that I love about Loughborough; from the buzzing campus, to the excellent teaching quality - it all adds up to make your years here unforgettable!

Why did you decide to study your course?

I've always found myself interested in the Media industry, so when I discovered Loughborough University and the opportunities it offers, I was convinced that this was the place where I wanted to spend my next few years.

What do you enjoy the most about your course?

I love the fact that my course is very broad, in the sense that everyone can find an aspect that they have an interest in. I enjoy that I get to learn about historical aspects as well as contemporary ones, all while gaining new knowledge and achieving the best results that I can.

What do you think of the teaching quality and facilities?

For me, Loughborough University has very high standard of teaching quality, you are always guided to reach your desired results. You can always get course-related help from your lecturers and gather feedback, which later reflects in the grades that you achieve. The facilities are outstanding - never in my life have I seen a campus so huge, with so many centres, lecture halls and labs, which makes the learning experience even more enjoyable!

Did you have a particular favourite module/project on your course? If so, what?

One of my favourite modules was 'Research Methods'. The main reason for it was the fact that it gave ground to my interest in research which is a path that I may take with my future career.

What kind of support have you had in the School, and from the University?

You can get all kinds of support from the University. I have had personal experience of this, where I received help from the Accommodation Centre at the beginning of my first year in Loughborough. Every facility provides you with needed support, offering answers and guidance where necessary.

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

I am hoping to enter a career in the Marketing industry and my degree has taught me many skills that I will be able to implement in the future. Most importantly, it has taught me to believe in myself.

If you could give one piece of advice to someone thinking about coming to Loughborough, what would it be?

Loughborough is an amazing place,where you can find a balance between an active social life and a high-quality educational experience. The years spent at the University has the best time that anyone could imagine. This place leaves you with fantastic memories, valuable knowledge and lasting relationships with the amazing people that you've met here!

Has Loughborough inspired you? If so, how?

Loughborough University has inspired me to be a winner; seeking only the best out of my education. It has taught me that nothing is impossible if you put your mind to it, and try your absolute best.