A short interview with Global Communication and Social Change with alumna, Aarti
In this blog, Dr Jessica Noske-Turner, Senior Lecturer and Programme Director of the MA Global Communication and Social Change programme, speaks with Loughborough London alumna, Aarti, who graduated from Loughborough University London in 2019.
Why did you choose your programme in particular?
“I wanted to go back to University because I wanted to fill a void about not knowing enough about communication, specifically within non corporate settings. How can communication drive social enterprises/movements/organizations? I had burning questions within me and this MA Global Communication & Development was as specific as it could get!”
Can you tell us about some of your favourite modules?
“Critical Studies of the Global South was favourite core module while studying at Loughborough University London. The course offered a really unique and interesting perspective with so much more to be explored, making it overall a very holistic learning experience. My favourite optional module and most one of the most enjoyable aspects of the programme was Social Movements which enabled me and my classmates to have extensive discussions on the topic. In fact, my last year at Loughborough University London was the most engaging and enjoyable educational experience of my life.”
What advice would you give to any students on choosing their course choices?
“Look at the modules available with a firm understanding of the course, ask questions to ensure you have a full understanding of what in entails. Visualise the course and align it with your future career, for example start at the early stages by looking at organisations you’d want to join once you’ve graduated and be specific with your programme choices. If you truly have an interest in communications and social action you WILL enjoy the global communications course as it specific to that topic”
Aarti graduated with from the MA Global Communication and Social Change in 2019 and has since gone on to pursue a career at a large scale social enterprise who’s core values aligned with hers. Aarti is now works as a Communications Manager at IC3. The IC3 Movement, at its core, is dedicated to helping young people across the globe find career paths through education that will lead to fulfilled, happy and productive lives. IC3 (short form for International Career and College Counselling) has set out to fix a broken system in which accessible and sustainable school-based career and college guidance is either inadequate or altogether absent.
Loughborough University London would like to thank Aarti for sharing her experience for this blog. You can check our Aarti’s alumni profile here.
To hear more from our alumni from the Institute for Media and Creative Industries, please visit the IMCI alumni page.
To find out more about the MA Global Communication and Social Change, please visit our website.
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