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Meet Sakinah: An Inspiring Success scholar

13 December 2020

2 mins

Sakinah is one of our 2020 Inspiring Success scholars and in this short blog, she will share her experience studying at Loughborough University London so far.

Meet Sakinah

My name is Sakinah Sutherland-Jones, I am 23 and a swim teacher from Hackney.  I attended Clapton Girls’ Academy school and sixth form, then went on to achieve a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in International Politics. I have a keen interest in sports and politics.

After graduating from my previous university, I continued to work part-time and was unsure about my career plans. I actively applied for jobs; however, the limitations were the job sector was saturated with graduates looking for work. When I decided to pursue a master’s degree, Loughborough University London was one of the few universities which offered the course I wanted to study. The university campus is close to home and local, which, is a bonus.

So far, my best university experiences have been meeting my course mates from around the world and becoming an Institute Rep.

After graduating, I hope to work for a charitable or Non-Governmental Organisation.

I would recommend studying at Loughborough University London as the university offers a lot of opportunities. Networking and career advice seem to be at the heart of the university. I now feel more confident that after graduating, I will successfully secure a job of my interest,  and that I will have the necessary skills and expertise to fulfil my role.”

What is Inspiring Success?

The Inspiring Success programme, was first introduced in 2015 to help local unemployed and underemployed graduates from Hackney, Newham, Waltham Forest and Tower Hamlets progress into graduate-level employment.

Over 100 local people have benefited from the support and graduates have gone on to work for companies such as INGGlobal Disability Innovation Hub and Hackney Council.

The first stage of the Inspiring Success programme consists of evening workshops designed to enable graduates to reflect on their experience, plan their next career steps, and build their network. The second stage offers attendees the opportunity to apply for a 100% tuition fee scholarship to study one of the innovative postgraduate programmes offered at our London campus.

For more information about the Inspiring Success programme please visit our website.

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