Leonidas studied Sport Business and Innovation MSc and now works for Panathinaikos Basketball Club in Greece.
Leonidas chose the MSc Sport Business and Innovation programme to widen his knowledge and skill set of sporting activities.
What were you doing before you joined Loughborough?
I was doing a BSc Business Administration course at the University of the Aegean. As well as this, I had worked across different industries in Greece within international environments and volunteered around Europe and Brazil in various projects and events.
Why did you choose to study at Loughborough University London?
I chose Loughborough University London due to its reputation for sports being top notch. As well as this, studying Sport Business in London helps you staying close with related events/conferences and sport activities.
What’s your favourite thing about Loughborough University London?
The University offered lots of opportunities for us to be engaged with and made us feel so comfortable from the first weeks of the term.
What helped you choose Loughborough University London?
I did a lot of research! I also spoke to a lot of people from the sports industy who encouraged me to apply to Loughborough University London.
Why did you decide to study your course?
The programme I studied combined my top two areas of passion – business and sports.
What did you enjoy the most about your course?
I loved the practicality of my course and how it relates to the real world. As well as this, we have had numerous opportunities to connect with industries. In particular, what is really special about all programmes is that students have come from all over the globe!
Describe what it is like to be a postgraduate student and how this differs from being an undergraduate.
Postgraduate study involves being surrounded by people who may already possess relevant experience and this creates another valuable aspect during the studies.
Describe a day in the life of a postgraduate student on your course
My day consisted of around 4-5 hours of lectures, seminars or tutorials and then several hours in the library studying and reading. This may sound like a lot but it was a great way to meet people and socialise.
Where do you see your career in 5 years’ time?
I hope to see myself working in the sports industry, influencing and making a real difference in sport.
How did you like to spend your time away from your studies?
I like to get involved with sporting activities, such as beach volleyball, football, attending matches and visiting different stadiums.
If you could give one piece of advice to a postgraduate student, what would it be?
My advice is to engage with as many opportunities the University has to offer as possible. By doing this, you will meet amazing people and never want this experience to end.