Antonia Reynolds

Liberal Arts BA

Why did you choose to study at Loughborough University?

I had a few options for universities with Liberal Arts degrees. I chose Loughborough as one of those options because I liked the interdisciplinarity of the university in general and the enthusiasm the subject leaders showed about introducing Liberal Arts to Loughborough.

What made you choose to study Liberal Arts?

From around GCSEs I had found those few subjects that I really enjoyed studying and hated how the further along in education you get the more you have to narrow down and specialise in one subject. I love how Liberal Arts allows me to continue studying everything I’m passionate about and explore other subjects I would have never been able to if I did a straight degree in one subject. I get to use my brain fully and learn to adapt. It allows me to nurture my love of learning.

Did you come on an open day and/or applicant visit day? If so, how did that influence your decision to study at Loughborough?

I went to the offer holder open day. I loved the atmosphere and meeting the module leaders. We had a really funny tour guide who didn’t try and filter the realities of university life. This weirdly reassured me that not only would university be the right thing for me but Loughborough would be a great university to study and experience new things at.

What do you enjoy most about being a Loughborough student?

I love all the opportunities I get here. I can explore a range of hobbies and modules.

What do you enjoy most about your course?

I love how I get to study a range of subjects. In particular I loved the Art History module I did in semester 2 of first year. The tutors were so passionate about what they were teaching and it was a new subject for me to learn.

What advice would you give to someone considering studying Liberal Arts at Loughborough?

It is also not quite the same as other Liberal Arts courses. It is strictly social sciences and humanities. Despite this there are still options. I’d encourage choosing modules based on what you feel like studying and not on how you’re marked or how easy it seems.

What do you think about the facilities at Loughborough?

The library is a busy and vibrant place with some really nice quiet areas. I find I can study there easily and comfortably. The student’s union is a great place to socialise and is a great multipurpose space- I have done auditions there, socials, studying, meetings, have hung out with friends, training, sport classes. I think all the spaces are easy to navigate and use and I feel comfortable on campus.

Have you got involved in any extra-curricular activities whilst at Loughborough?

I am on the pole fitness committee and the sing society committee. I was in High School Musical my second semester of first year and played netball with train and gain as a social sport. I will be co-directing the semester one musical for stage this year.

What are your plans for the future?

I’m not certain yet about my future. I’m looking forward to doing a year abroad hopefully in Germany.