Smruthi Chandrasekar

Smruthi Chandrasekar
Country / region
United Kingdom
Graduated from
Loughborough University
Alumini Bursary

Smruthi is from the UK and studies Design Innovation Management.

Why Loughborough University London?

I wanted to further my studies and Loughborough University London caters to postgraduate study. I was really interested in the modules for the Design Innovation Management course, and it sounded really exciting. Also, being in London means that there is so much to do which is great, especially with convenient transportation links, because I like trying new things and exploring different places.

What have you most enjoyed about your programme so far?

I have enjoyed the Innovation Management tutorials the most so far. Being able to interact with my peers and participate actively in discussions during my tutorials to test what I have learnt in my lectures has been enjoyable. It has helped me make new friends as well as learning about the subject too.

What attracted you to the programme?

I completed my undergraduate degree in Product Design Engineering and I was keen to further develop my design and business skills. The Design Innovation Management programme seemed perfect to help me develop these skills and the modules sounded really interesting and worthwhile for what I want to do later on in life.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I see myself in a permanent job working in a creative role, hopefully in London. I would like to be working in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods Industry or a small design research / design consultancy firm.

What advice would you give to prospective students looking to study at Loughborough University London?

My advice would be to definitely apply because the location is great, the staff and student support at Loughborough University London is exceptional, and the skills you learn and knowledge you get taught during your programme will definitely improve your employability.

List at least one thing you wish you knew before arriving on campus

I wish I had known about the free shuttle bus service that students can use to and from campus from Stratford International Station. On my first visit I walked from Hackney Wick station to the campus and got slightly lost!

How would you describe Enterprise Through the Curriculum?

Enterprise Through the Curriculum is very unique and I don’t think a lot of other universities offer this. It helps prepare you for job applications/ graduate schemes and I am glad Loughborough University London offer this.

Give 3 reasons how Enterprise Through the Curriculum will benefit your future career

    1. I have never had to do a video interview before and I think employers are using video interviewing a lot these days so it had been really useful doing this.
    2. Completing mock assessment centre exercises will help prepare me for when I need to attend assessment centres for graduate schemes.
    3. It will make me less fearful about applying to graduate schemes and will help me feel confident in applying for them instead.