Retno Lestari Ningsih

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Chevening Scholarship

Before studying her master's degree, Retno worked in the Indonesian Media Industry for fourteen years.

Retno chose to study our Digital Innovation Management MSc due to the University's reputation in media, communication and sports. 

What were you doing before you started your master's?

Before doing my master's degree, I worked in the Indonesian media industry for 14 years. My work experience includes being a Sport Journalist, TV Producer, Digital Producer, and for the past of three years, I established my own media company. The business failure and my interest in digital media technology motivated me to take a year off to gain new knowledge in digital technology and business by studying this master’s.

Why did you choose to study at Loughborough University London?

I chose to study at Loughborough University London due to its reputation in media, communication and sport. 

What do you enjoy the most about your course?

What I enjoy the most about my course is the combination of Internet Technology subjects with business, management, and entrepreneurship. As someone with traditional media background, studying this programme is an eye opener and will prepare me to the current digitalisation in the media industry.

Describe a day in the life of a postgraduate student on your course

A day consists of reading, writing and working on an academic project. But of course, I also hang out with my friends in the beautiful Here East area or Westfields. 

How do you like to spend your time away from your studies?

During the weekends, I usually explore other cities in the UK. I aim to visit as many interesting places in the UK as I can. I also spend my time watching football!