Zeinab Audu is a Diplomacy, Business and Trade MSc student on the Excellence Scholarship.
Zeinab graduated from the University of Northampton before studying a master's at Loughborough University London.
Why did you choose to study at Loughborough University London?
I chose to study at Loughborough University London because I wanted to study my master's in the city that I currently live in. Also, the prgoramme that I am studying is not offered at other universities.
What attracted you to the programme?
The programme content is extremely diverse which is the main thing that I was looking for. Studying Human Geography and International Development at undergraduate level meant that for my master's I wanted to study something extremely specific that would help contribute to what I would like to do in the future and the programme here does exactly that.
List at least one thing you wish you knew about Loughborough University London before arriving on campus.
I wish I knew that there are not any official societies at the university.
List three ways that studying a master's degree is helping you to reach your future career goals.
This master's I am studying is increasing my employability skills and is giving me the opportunity to work with a diverse range of people.
Do you have any advice for students moving to London?
London is an expensive place to live so I would recommend getting a part-time job on the side. The Student Ambassador role is a great way to earn some money but also have fun. I would also recommend looking for a place to live before you start studying.
Tell us about the support available at Loughborough University London?
The London Student Services team and IT Team have been extremely helpful with any issues that I may have had so far with my course or technological help. Through the IT services you can book out equipment which has been great since my laptop broke recently. There is also an amazing careers team that are always doing some form of career or employability event to help with skills and life after your master's programme or PhD.