Emilia was working full-time before she chose to study a master's degree at Loughborough University London.
Emilia chose to study Diplomacy, Statecraft and Foreign Policy MSc to achieve her ambition of working as a diplomat.
Why did you choose Loughborough University London?
The course content for the Diplomacy, Statecraft and Foreign Policy MSc programme was outstanding. I have always wanted to major in Foreign Policy and I have never seen any university offering a course with Foreign Policy as its unique selling point. In addition, Loughborough University is rated among the top five universities in the UK.
What’s your favourite thing about Loughborough University London?
The diversity among the students is phenomenal. We have people from different backgrounds coming and working together. In addition, the careers and employability support on offer at Loughborough University London is extremely beneficial. For example, the Collaborative Project is fantastic because it brings together postgraduate students from different disciplines to address contemporary challenges set by a wide range of organisations to solve real business problems.
What helped you choose Loughborough University London?
Loughborough University London's notable accomplishments helped me decide to study here. As well as this, feedback from alumni, current students and research online helped me choose Loughborough University London.
What did you enjoy the most about your course?
I really enjoyed the intellectually challenging and stimulating atmosphere. You cannot afford to attend a lecture without being adequately prepared for it. There would always be questions, debates and discussions that will challenge your knowledge and beliefs about a particular subject matter.
Describe a day in the life of a postgraduate student on your course
My day-to-day life as a postgraduate student begins with the arrival at reception. There you meet very friendly and helpful staff. Then, it continues with reading and research at the library and brainstorming with other students. You have to prepare not only for lectures but also work on assignments. Lunch can be at the café or at Canalside. There would always be a friend or classmate to spice it up and make it fun!
Where do you see your career in 5 years’ time?
I hope to be working as a diplomat. I see myself working to amend, create and implement policies in Africa for the good.
How did you like to spend your time away from your studies?
I enjoyed volunteering, sight-seeing and going to the cinema.