Joel graduated from Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. He studies Sport Business and Leadership within our Institute for Sport Business.
Why did you choose to study at Loughborough University London?
Its reputation and academic faculty are regarded as best in the world for sport. They have connections with all areas of the industry in London which helps with my personal network.
What attracted you to the programme?
The curriculum is unique. Industry experts are involved in shaping it based on the latest trends, so the modules are highly relevant and up-to-date for what employees are looking for in graduates.
List at least one thing you wish you knew about Loughborough University London before arriving on campus.
There is a free shuttle bus from Stratford to Here East every 5 minutes from 07.00am – 11.00pm.
Describe Enterprise Through the Curriculum in your own words.
The EtC simulates interview scenarios to give meaningful feedback based on personality and perceptions. This self-awareness and opportunity to improve increases the chances of landing your desired graduate job.
List 3 ways that Enterprise Through the Curriculum is helping you to reach your future career goals.
Strengths and weaknesses are given based on the testing. Sometimes how I’m perceived doesn’t match my intentions, and being aware of this has helped me come up with a plan to mitigate this.
I’m now more comfortable with multiple interviewers noting my every move.
The tips given will help with video interviews and assessments, which I was previously unfamiliar with.
Do you have any advice for students moving to London?
Look into using Santander city bikes as opposed to commuting always with public transport. It’s cheaper and riding through the park is an inspirational way to start the day.
Do you take part in any extra-curricular activities on campus or in the local area?
I’m a member of Islington Cycling Club and I’m training for a triathlon.
Where are the best places to explore on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park?
Canalside has some cool bars, restaurants and terraces to enjoy in the sun.
Do you have any advice to prepare students for the transition from undergraduate to postgraduate study?
Focus on studying and find a comfortable, quiet place where you can read in peace!
What support is available at Loughborough University London?
Students have access to technology help, student services for university related issues or just someone to talk to. There is also a Students’ Union (LSU London) which organises sport and socials each semester.