Isaac graduated from Covenant University in Nigeria and now studies Enterprise and Innovation Management with us on a 90% Dean's Award Scholarship. Isaac is 27 and decided to study further having worked in a student recruitment agency.
What were you doing before you joined Loughborough University London?
I worked for PFL Education, a student recruitment agency. I handled sensitive information of clients, counselled students and carried out application processes, as well as visa guidance for students wanting to study abroad. Prior to this, I worked in the Oil and Gas industry due to my qualifications in Chemical engineering.
How did you find out about the scholarship?
During my time at PFL I gained a close working relationship with Loughborough University over the years.
What is your business idea?
I’m in the process of setting up a training program for the Nigerian Police Force and a recycling project with an objective to privatise waste management in Nigeria to kick off within the next 2 years.
What was your reaction when you found out you received 90% scholarship?
Excitement beyond explanation, but at the end of the day, I considered it a vital opportunity to help me meet my personal expectations and meet my objectives.
What are the benefits of the Dean’s Award?
The opportunity to be a Loughborough student and learn as much as I have to date, the networks I have had the opportunity to develop over the course of the program as well as vital guidance in kicking off my businesses.
What advice would you give to other Dean’s Award applicants?
Have a clear vision with an impact and build the project considering every parameter in order to make it easy for the University to spot how to support such an idea in line with available resources.
How can we encourage more students to join the programme?
This is a programme for students who have a keen interest in entrepreneurship, such students do not need much encouragement to join the program, the course is of essence and judging by personal experience the EIM program has made me a better version of myself as an entrepreneur and a global employee due to the dynamic nature of the course.
Why should others choose Loughborough University London?
Besides the fact that Loughborough sits on the 4th position in the UK Universities ranking, it is the best place to study- there is impeccable support, relentless effort to achieve excellence as well as vibrant academics and faculty. The right question should be “What do you choose if not Loughborough University London?”
What have you enjoyed most about your programme so far?
The applicability of my modules, my lecturers and their support and the diverse backgrounds of students I’ve had the opportunity to work with during the course of my program also coupled with the fact that I lived in London, the business hub of the UK, gathered and harnessed vital experience that would come into play when I kick off my businesses.
Thoughts on the new building?
Lovely and functional.
What attracted you to the programme?
My future plans and my ideas as well as the course modules and faculty members. But generally, the fact that it is Loughborough got me glued.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
On Forbes list.
What advice would you give to prospective students looking to study at LU London?
Keep your head up, know what you can do and secure an avenue for impact.
Describe Loughborough University London:
- Unmatched excellence
- Reliable support
- Ever-improving reputation