Amougou Aristide Agbor
Aris is from Cameroon and studies Diplomacy, Business and Trade MSc.
Why did you choose to study at Loughborough University London?
I chose Loughborough University London because it is the only University in the UK which offers the MSc Diplomacy, Business and Trade course, which I am very passionate about. In addition, its location in London provides me with exciting opportunities for networking and development.
What attracted you to the programme?
From 2015-2017, I worked at Cameroon’s Ministry of External Relations as a Diplomat, specialising in economic affairs. Based on this experience, my goal was to further my studies in a course that aligns diplomacy and the imperatives of economic growth through the sustainability of businesses. I found the unique MSc Diplomacy, Business and Trade ideally fit to my aspirations.
List at least one thing you wish you knew about Loughborough University London before arriving on campus.
I wish I was more aware of the beauty of the Olympic park, including facilities like the West Ham stadium. I would have made the most of it for leisure before the winter set in.
List 3 ways that Enterprise Through the Curriculum is helping you to reach your future career goals.
Improving my networking skills
Improving my composure at job interviews
Improving my adaptability in unfamiliar situations
Do you have any advice for students moving to London?
The University provides a conducive environment for studies. As a student, you will receive appropriate support from staff and the Students’ Union (LSU London). Moreover, the campus and the Olympic Park are breathtakingly inspiring. You will certainly have a great time.
Do you take part in any extra-curricular activities on campus or in the local area?
In addition to my role as a Student Ambassador, I volunteer with a charity.
Where are the best places to explore on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park?
West Ham stadium and the amazing restaurants at Canal Side.
Do you have any advice to prepare students for the transition from undergraduate to postgraduate study?
Be ready to take charge of your studies. As a postgraduate student, you are expected to critically analyse key topics in your subject area and question what constitutes knowledge. With effort and dedication, you will enjoy it!
What support is available at Loughborough University London?
Every student is attributed a personal tutor. In addition, LSU London promotes activities and support services for students.