Xiaojuan Gao

Xiaojuan Gao
Country / region
Graduated from
Sun Yat-sen University
Excellence Scholarship

Xiaojuan joins us from China and studies within our Institute for Media and Creative Industries.

Why did you choose to study at Loughborough University London?

Studying in such a global city at a University highly renowned in the media field will broaden my global insight as well as offer me more opportunities to chase my career in media.

What attracted you to the programme?

The most appealing factor of this programme is the location of the London campus. Apart from this, the strong faculty in media research makes me believe that this programme is the best choice for me.

List at least one thing you wish you knew about Loughborough University London before arriving on campus.

The connection between the London campus and the main campus in terms of the academic exchange. There are also opportunities to attend careers fairs on the Loughborough campus in the East Midlands.

Describe Enterprise Through the Curriculum in your own words.

EtC is a compulsory curriculum aiming to improve student’s ability and competency in real working circumstances. The main module is the Collaborative Project, in which students form groups to solve real problems raised by the company.

List 3 ways that Enterprise Through the Curriculum is helping you to reach your future career goals.

  1. Offers information about industry through activities.

  2. Offers opportunities for students to build networks with people in career.

  3. Improves team-working abilities.

Do you have any advice for students moving to London?

Please take advantage of the resources in this global city either academic or social as much as you can!

Do you take part in any extra-curricular activities on campus or in the local area?

I have applied to be a football coordinator, helping organise the weekly football night for the students on the London campus.

Where are the best places to explore on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park?

Canalside is a good place to have a walk.

What support is available at Loughborough University London?

Loughborough University London makes an effort to support students' careers. The Careers Network helps students improve their CV and also help students improve their interview skills.