Leonidas is from Greece and studies Sport Business and Innovation.
Why did you choose to study at Loughborough University London?
Loughborough University London seemed the best option when it comes to Sport Business studies in the UK and I really wanted to get engaged in the UK sports industry. Rankings, tuition fees, reputation and the programme itself, all fulfilled my requirements and I had Loughborough University London as my first choice while applying.
What attracted you to the programme?
Mostly, the fact that I could see that it is a programme which has been taught by the University for decades now and could see that there was high expertise in the field.
Secondly, the structure of the modules is very thoughtful, and the combination of Innovation and Sport Business caught my attention.
List at least one thing you wish you knew about Loughborough University London before arriving on campus.
The London campus offers the opportunity for you to participate in different sports for free. The Olympic Park is ideal if you want to engage with a variety of sports using state of the art facilities.
List 3 ways that Enterprise Through the Curriculum is helping you to reach your future career goals.
1. Career preparatory sessions
2. Ability to engage directly with the industry and test yourself in real-world issues within a team of students.
3. Guest lecturers and key-note speeches provide valuable insights for selecting your future career path and dissertation topic.
Do you have any advice for students moving to London?
Prepare for a really multinational mega city, offering endless amounts of opportunities for students so get ready to seize them!
Do you take part in any extra-curricular activities on campus or in the local area?
I am enrolled with the “Park Champion Volunteering Programme” which is run on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. It provides you with the opportunity to get closer to loads of sport-related events.
I also contribute posts to the Loughborough University London blog.
Where are the best places to explore on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park?
Bicycle rides across the river in the Park are a must-do! I believe you have to visit all the different stadiums of the Park (Velodrome, Lee Valley, Aquatics Centre, London Stadium, and the Copper Box Arena).
Do you have any advice to prepare students for the transition from undergraduate to postgraduate study?
I would say you have to take advantage of all the opportunities that exist yourself and be responsible for the experience you are having during postgraduate studies. Undergraduate degree involves meeting other young students like yourself mostly, but postgraduate studies means that you will have the chance to meet people much older than you are, or fellow classmates with already important working experience.
What support is available at Loughborough University London?
The University supports every aspect of a student’s life. Academically you receive every kind of support related with your essays/assignments. Professionally, they make sure you are ready to face the real-world challenges. Lastly, personally, you can ask for help if you are having problems with living in London, your accommodation or other personal issues.