Having spent some of my childhood in Leicestershire, I knew of Loughborough as being the best University for Sports Science in the UK and was keen to come and study my master's here. Knowing the course was only 1 year was a major positive and when costing out my education in the UK versus Canada, they were relatively the same.
Having the opportunity to work with Olympic and Paralympic athletes was a major draw for me too, and knowing the University has world class facilities and close links with top sporting bodies in the UK, I was keen to be able to combine the research/academic side with the expertise of world class sporting bodies.
After getting my offer for Loughborough 48 hrs after I submitted my application I was super impressed with the processes at the University.
On arrival, I was pleased to find out that both in my accommodation and on my course there is a diverse range of nationalities. We have a cohort of 16 students on my course and probably 5 are British and the rest is a mixture of Canadian, American, French, Greek, Thai etc.
My course also has amazing professors who really make me feel more supported than I did in my Bachelor’s degree in Canada – the Professors are a lot more accessible and open to conversation.
My best description of life at Loughborough would be that I feel valued; as a student, as part of the community, part of my course, part of my accommodation and also as a part of the 6-a-side football team I joined and the intramural sports I get involved with for my halls of residence.