Amy Bell

Geography BSc

Why did you choose to study at Loughborough University?

I chose to study at Loughborough because I felt a sense of community and social acceptance when I first visited the campus.

What's your favourite thing about Loughborough?

My favourite thing about Loughborough is that it is a very inclusive place and there are a range of opportunities available to all.

Why did you decide to study your course?

I decided to study my course because it gave me the opportunity to study aspects of both physical and human geography. These two areas explore in-depth contemporary issues, such as the effects of the changing climate on society. Studying this course also opens up a wide-range of future employment opportunities.

What do you enjoy the most about your course?

I enjoy the flexibility that my course offers. The compulsory modules in first year contain a balance of human and physical geography, then there is an opportunity to specialise in either second or third year.

What do you think of the teaching quality and facilities?

The teaching provided is of a very good standard as the lecturers are extremely passionate about their research areas. The lecturers also offer quality feedback and respond quickly to any queries that you may have. The teaching facilities are of an equally high standard and are very modern.

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

I have really enjoyed all of the modules that I have studied on my course, yet my favourite was the field trip to the Peak District in first year. This trip encompassed both physical and human geography methods, and gave me the opportunity to meet many people on my course.

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

The University offers a lot of career support, in the form of departmental careers talks, career fairs, employer drop-ins and mock assessment centres. There is also the Careers Network which provides one-to-one appointments to discuss career opportunities and offer application advice.

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

Don't be scared to get involved in activities when you first start at Loughborough. This is is one of the best ways to make friends with people who are in the same situation as you.

Has Loughborough inspired you? If so, how?

The success stories of Loughborough graduates have inspired me to aim high, try my best and to never give up.