Vanessa is a MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management student.
Before beginning her studies within the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Vannessa was running a Modern Caribbean food pop up at Hackney Empire.
Why did you choose to study at Loughborough University London?
I chose to study at Loughborough because I believe the programme of study would give me the relevant skills needed to excel in entrepreneurship. I was also drawn to Loughborough University London particularly as it is a postgraduate-only campus, which allows for greater collaboration cross discipline with other postgraduate students.
How have you funded your studies?
The Inspiring Success Scholarship funds my tuition fees. I applied for a postgraduate master's loan, and work as a student ambassador to support with living costs.
What do you enjoy most about your programme?
One thing I really enjoy about my course is that we often have industry professionals delivering guest lectures. This allows us to really get a sense of how our area of study is currently operating within industry. Loughborough's careers team are so supporting and go above and beyond to get you the right opportunities to advance your career, too.
Describe a day in the life of a postgraduate student on your course.
My day often starts by checking emails at home before making my way in to the University. I quite enjoy working from campus so I would probably head to the library to do some reading on my subject area, or catch up with my group if we have a group assignment.
My lectures tend to be after lunch, we tend to have a 2 hour lecture with breaks and then an hour long seminar.
After lectures I often catch up with class mates to continue our discussion from the seminar.
Before going home I tend to head to the library and plan for the next day.
How do you like to spend your time away from your studies?
When I am not studying, I like to spend time at church, cooking, cycling and having picnics with friends in Victoria Park.
Do you have any advice for students moving to London?
My advice would be to get to know individuals on your course. If you are studying the same subject chances are you have similar interests, this can be a good place to find individuals to collaborate with and life long friends.