Jamie Colvin

Jamie Colvin
United Kingdom
Graduated from
Loughborough University
Alumni Bursary

Jamie Colvin studied Mechanical Engineering at Loughborough University and graduated in 2014. Now, Jamie is studying MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management at Loughborough University London, and as a Loughborough Alumnus, he received a scholarship towards the full cost of his tuition fee.

Why Loughborough University London?

I have been thinking for a while that I would like to study a master’s in business. Having completed my undergraduate degree at Loughborough’s East Midlands campus, I knew Loughborough was a leading university for high quality teaching and the business school is always ranked highly in major university league tables. However, I wanted to try something new, so when I heard Loughborough was opening an exclusive postgraduate facility and was offering courses in business, I knew I wanted to study there. I liked the idea of being one of the first students to study on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. So many history-making moments have taken place here; it’s a really inspiring place to be.

What are you most looking forward to about the programme?

I am really looking forward to learning about start-ups and discovering how to turn an idea into a success story. I consider myself to have an entrepreneurial mind and having the skills to nurture these tendencies is going to really help me succeed. I have supported my dad to drive the success of a local engineering company, but my real passion is to develop my own company, maybe in the mobile industry.

What attracted you to the course?

I was definitely attracted to the entrepreneurial modules and some of the practical, hands on assessments. My roommate is a budding entrepreneur and he has really inspired me. I think this programme is exactly what I need to set my ideas into motion; I can’t wait to get started!

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

In five years’ time, I would like to think that I am running a small business with the support of my family. I’m hoping that the knowledge and skills I develop through my course will help to make my dream a reality.