Studies BSc (Hons) Geography
As a commuter student, the community feel on campus was a big part of NTU’s appeal. Brackenhurst is such a beautiful place, and the facilities are just great.
My week is full of lectures and seminars, but you also do a lot of independent study - and that’s where having such a good library really comes into its own! There’s always something going on at the Brack Bar, and it’s nice to have that right on your doorstep. The city of Nottingham is great for a night out too, and the Students’ Union is constantly hosting exciting events.
Geography is a very diverse degree, and one that helps you develop a lot of transferable skills, so it’s important that I’m supported in exploring all my options. I’m currently looking into a career in teaching, and I’ve recently taken part in Students in Classrooms - a University-led scheme where I had the chance to work alongside geography teachers. It was a great experience, and very relevant to my own goals. Those kinds of opportunities are where NTU really shines; the staff are super-supportive, and you get your own personal tutor.
The Employability team are also very helpful - they prep you for interviews, they make sure your CV is perfect, and they run great events like workshops and placement fairs.
The balance between the academic and social sides of uni life is perfect here. I’ve done so many great things outside of my studies: I’ve worked as a Student Mentor and Student Ambassador, and the University provides lots of opportunities for work experience. Combine all of that with the great support services, and it’s an excellent environment. Learning at NTU is delivered really nicely, and it keeps you fully focused on your future.