Ryan Taylor

Ryan Taylor - Student Ambassador 2018/19
Country / region
South Africa
Graduated from
Bath Spa
Excellence Scholarship

Ryan is a Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management MSc student on the Excellence Scholarship.

Prior to studying at Loughborough University London, Ryan completed his undergraduate degree at Bath Spa. 

Why did you choose to study at Loughborough University London?

I love London! It is a world leading city so I knew studying here would bring me some fantastic opportunities. In particular, Loughborough University London has incredible resources and support available which I see as a great opportunity to develop my business idea and overall potential outside of my degree. Loughborough University London is a small knit community, which is great, especially to meet like minded individuals through events organised by the Loughborough Enterprise Network (LEN).

What attracted you to the programme?

Since a young age, I have been interested in entrepreneurship, therefore I knew I wanted to expand on this. Loughborough University London appeared to provide an awesome mix of subjects that ticked all the boxes! In particular, I felt I needed to grasp the fundamentals of innovation management so I can go out and follow my dream of creating my own company.

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

I wish I knew how many international students there were! Loughborough University London's student population is so diverse. 

List three ways that studying a master's degree is helping you to reach your future career goals.

I have had the opportunity to connect with people from a wide variety of degrees who are entrepreneurial. This has helped me network and widen my knowledge. I have also gained an in-depth perspective into a wide range of topics in a relatively short amount of time.

Do you have any advice for students moving to London?

I would recommend to make the most out of every day you have in London! It is an amazing place to live and has activities and events to suit the needs of all types of people, all year round. 

Do you take part in any extra-curricular activities on campus, on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park or in the local area?

I am part of the Loughborough Enterprise Network (LEN) and the Loughborough football team.

Tell us about the support available at Loughborough University London?

There is a lot of support available at Loughborough University London. For example, there is Loughborough Enterprise Network (LEN), which is great for spreading ideas and embracing your entrepreneurial spirit. There is guidance and support for creating and developing business ventures in terms of one to one meetings and a variety of events and competitions.

There are also career consultants available to help with your career, including internships, job advice and CV/Interview tips.