Yuhong joins us from China and is studying MA Media and Creative Industries.
Why did you choose to study at Loughborough University London?
Just like Paris in Hemingway’s eyes, I really love London! And I really want to further my study in the media industry. So Loughborough University London was a definite choice! It has a unique campus located in Stratford, a thriving area in East London. Class schedules are in intensity and the module topics are interesting.
What attracted you to the programme?
Tutors in this programme are all media practitioners from various medium sectors. I admire them for both their high academic achievements and for what they done in real industry. Also, the Collaborative Project offers an opportunity to work with a real company in UK, and provides industry problems for you to solve.
List at least one thing you wish you knew about Loughborough University London before arriving on campus.
Living cost in London is really not that much, as long as you can control yourself not to get lost in Westfield, one of the largest urban shopping centres in Europe! You will pass it every day since you will take the shuttle bus from there to the campus.
Describe Enterprise Through the Curriculum in your own words.
It offers you with real-life opportunities to develop your experience to make you more employable.
List 3 ways that Enterprise Through the Curriculum is helping you to reach your future career goals.
1. It offers feasible advice, including how to enhance your CV and career fair advice.
2. The mock video interview is a really challenging but worthwhile project. The feedback and reflection you get from the assessment report by the professional team is really helpful.
3. It offers precious opportunities like working as a Student Ambassador. You will be directly employed by the university with a reasonable wage. It is a unique UK experience for you.
Do you have any advice for students moving to London?
I enjoyed my 3-month Pre sessional course on the Loughborough main campus, very quiet and peaceful. So when I moved to London, I was not adjusting to the intense class schedules and fast-pace living style for the first two weeks. My advice would be managing your time well. Read your module syllabus carefully and complete the applicable reading before attending your class, to enable you to participate effectively.
Do you take part in any extra-curricular activities on campus or in the local area?
Yes, Student Ambassador is actually a part-time job on campus. And I also worked once in hospitality in London.
Where are the best places to explore on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park?
Watching a West Ham game at the Olympic Stadium will enable you to experience British football culture. Also the Sky Room in Unite Stratford One has amazing views across the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
What support is available at Loughborough University London?
The University regularly provide information about forums and conferences at Here East and across London, which is a great way to get involved in the local community.