Interview: Lauren Estwick, Sport Business Masters Student

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Country: United Kingdom

Graduated from: Brunel University

Programme: Sport Business and Innovation MSc

Why Loughborough University London?

Loughborough University London was the clear and obvious choice for me. I was really attracted to the innovative spirit and general sense of ‘collaboration’ of the university. The campus is just technologically streaking ahead of other institutions and the calibre of teaching was second to none. The opportunity to be in the heart of London and be exposed to many business and networking opportunities really drew me in.

What have you most enjoyed about your programme so far?

I have enjoyed the range of different teaching styles and activities included across my modules. From guest lecturers to company site visits and interactive lectures- you get a real mix of experience. No two days are the same!

What attracted you to the programme?

Personally, I was attracted to the marrying up of Sport Business and the study of Innovation. Innovation management was a new concept for me and something I hadn’t ever learnt about before. I firmly believed that innovation plays a vital role for future businesses and to combine that with learning about Sport Business, that really excited me.

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Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Tricky question! In 5 years I see myself in a leadership role within a sports marketing company or sports club. I would love to have the chance to effect change within a company in some way. I am here at Loughborough University London trying to work out what my career path will look like in the future and find my true calling. Watch this space!

What advice would you give to prospective students looking to study at Loughborough University London?

Really make it your mission to check out the university as much as possible and get involved where you can. Email any of the Student Ambassadors, attend the open evenings, ask lots of questions and really get a feel for who we are and what Loughborough University London can offer you. Remember, this is your journey.

How would you describe ‘Enterprise Through the Curriculum’*?

Insightful, revealing and valuable.

Give 3 reasons how ‘Enterprise Through the Curriculum’ will benefit your future career.

  1. It prepares you for ‘real life’ graduate recruitment processes, i.e. assessment centres
  2. It introduces you to working opportunities and industry information
  3. It helps you to reflect and think about what your strengths are and where you can improve

* learn more about Loughborough Universities ‘Enterprise Through the Curriculum

Interested in learning more Student perspectives from Loughborough University? Click here to hear Jacky Mueller’s story and life as a PhD Research at the Institute of Sport Business.

Loughborough University London is an ambitious and distinctive postgraduate campus on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - home of the celebrated London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Launched in September 2015, Loughborough’s newest campus offers postgraduate taught and research programmes to meet the rapidly-developing needs of the design, digital, enterprise, media and sport industries. For more information, visit: www.lborolondon.ac.uk.


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