Tracy Lake

Tracy graduated in International Business Management (Top-Up) - BSc (Hons). She shares her experiences with us as a student at London Met:

Why did you choose to study at London Met?

Having identified that I was eligible for a top-up course (this took many years for me to realise!) I looked for possible courses and particularly liked the "international" aspect of the International Business Management Top-Up BSc. The fast connections between the University and Central London made the campus accessible from a wide area of the city.

What did you like best about your course?

The lecturers were very supportive and always available to offer guidance. I found the lectures and seminars engaging and through provoking and I enjoyed the social aspect of attending campus.

Did anything surprise you about your course or London Met?

After many years away from study, an undergraduate degree had always been that elusive qualification that I wasn’t good enough to achieve. I was surprised to find that with the application of common sense and hard work becoming a successful graduate is completely achievable.

What do you like about life in London?

London is a fabulous city with amazing eateries, shopping and history. The industry experience that can be gained in this global hub is invaluable and I feel lucky to have both worked and studied in the capital.

What are your career plans?

My family has moved to Queensland, Australia, where I’m pursuing a career in project management, currently placed as a Project Manager with Virgin Australia.

What is your current role, and how did your time at London Met help you in your career?

Project Manager, Virgin Australia. I was very focused throughout my year at London Met on my end goal of project management. It is a growing and increasingly structured profession where I see a strong future. Many roles are project management under a different guise and the core skills that I developed and updated during my course really helped to focus my thinking. With this future goal in mind, project management was the obvious choice for my dissertation and I found my time at the university ideal for developing the skills I would require to succeed.

Photograph of Tracy Lake