Pinkal Dilipchandra Patel
Pinkal joins us from India and is studying Cyber Security and Big Data MSc
Why did you choose to study at Loughborough University London?
I opted to study at Loughborough University London because of the availability of the course I wanted to pursue my masters in and not to ignore its ranking throughout Europe.
What attracted you to the programme?
I was searching for a course in which I could excel in the base knowledge I achieved in my bachelors and also enhance my theoretical knowledge on the hands on experience which I had at my last job. Both these things I could achieve by taking up this course at Loughborough University London. This was something what attracted me because I could not find this same course in any of my searches.
List at least one thing you wish you knew about Loughborough University London before arriving on campus.
That the University provides laptops that can be rented for a week.
Describe Enterprise Through the Curriculum in your own words.
Enterprise Through the Curriculum is a personal development programme to get acquainted with and enhance your qualities all well as overcome your short comings. It basically prepares you to uplift yourself for your future endeavours in the upcoming corporate life.
List 3 ways that Enterprise Through the Curriculum is helping you to reach your future career goals.
One-to one mentoring sessions for upgradation of you CVs, cover letters and LinkedIn profiles.
Guidance and support for internships and preparation for job interviews.
Do you have any advice for students moving to London?
London is an amazing place. It is known for its diversity. Get ready to meet people of different cultures and explore as much as you can.
Do you take part in any extra-curricular activities on campus or in the local area?
I take part in networking events alongside working as a Student Ambassador.
Where are the best places to explore on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park?
The Park itself is a master piece during spring. It is worthwhile taking a relaxing walk to explore the Park. The London Aquatics Centre is also amazing!
Do you have any advice to prepare students for the transition from undergraduate to postgraduate study?
It is always good to have the basic knowledge of what you want to pursue your master’s in instead of coming point blank. So that when you arrive here you can concentrate on more of practical knowledge rather than seeking only theoretical knowledge.
What support is available at Loughborough University London?
Students get all the type of support and help what we ask for. The staff and the Students’ Union are very helpful and corporative, supporting students from day one.