Andrew currently studies our MSc Risk, Governance and International Management programme within the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance.
Before studying at Loughborough University London, Andrew studied at the University of Birmingham.
Why did you choose to study at Loughborough University London?
Loughborough University is a long standing and prestigious institution with significant global recognition, which is a large reason as to why I wanted to attend this university. Visiting the London campus and seeing the facilities and study spaces available truly put things into practice for me and moving back to London, the city I was born and raised in, made the idea of studying at Loughborough University London a great proposition for me.
What attracted you to your programme?
After completing my bachelors, I was still quite unsure about what I truly wanted to do in the future. Spending two years working in finance allowed me to establish a better idea of the career I hope to have in the future. With the aim of wanting to work within Risk, I believe my programme will provide me with strong foundations in which I can build upon to be successful in the future and this is what attracted me to the programme.
What do you enjoy the most about your course/Loughborough University London?
I love the scope for debate underpinned by quality teaching within my course and at the university. Studying does not feel as rigid and we are regularly encouraged to share our ideas and discuss amongst our classes. Having a range of students from different backgrounds within a variety of opinions truly makes such discussion interesting to see things from different perspectives.
How do you think studying a master's degree is helping you to reach your future career goals?
Although I gained and improved softer skills through my bachelor’s degree, this was not necessarily directly related to the field I plan to work in. Studying a masters degree has given me the opportunity to gain a strong level of theory which could directly impact and improve my capabilities within my career.
How do you like to spend your time away from your studies?
When I am not studying, I am typically found doing something musical or watching sports. Having learnt to play when I was younger to Grade 7, I often enjoy playing my piano and using the skills gained to also produce music. I am an Arsenal fan and watch all of “our” home and away games religiously.
Do you have any advice for students moving to London?
Having been born and raised in London, it's great to see how the city has continued to develop. London is a very welcoming and multi-cultural city and you are truly able to learn so much from the different people you will meet during your time here. There is always something to do in the city and with impressive transportation systems, it is easy to get across the city quite quickly.