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Natalia Antoine

Studies LLB (Hons) Law

BA (Hons) LLB Law

I chose NTU because it had everything I was looking for - diversity, affordability, a great course and a good location.

NTU was well-ranked in law, which was obviously important for me. Each year of my course mirrored the exact path I wanted to take. I was also impressed with the on-site Legal Advice Centre, because I’ve always been passionate about volunteering. I’m an international student, so affordability was an important issue for me, and NTU had some of the most affordable tuition fees of all the UK universities, as well as the option to apply for a scholarship.

There were other factors that made my mind up, too. I’m from the Caribbean, so I was looking for a place with a strong sense of diversity. I’ve been really impressed with the cultural make-up of NTU, and just how many students from all around the world study here. Places like the Global Lounges gave me a lot of reassurance at the start, when I was worried I’d be a fish out of water!

As for Nottingham itself, it’s perfect for me. It’s cheaper than other British cities when it comes to things like rent and transport, and it’s got everything I need, from the great cathedral (very important, because I’m a Catholic) to Trent Bridge cricket stadium, which is really famous. To be honest, that was probably what sealed the deal for me. I love the game, and to see live matches in the home of cricket is wonderful.

The more opportunities I take at university, and the more facilities I use, the more I feel at home. There are so many clubs and societies, the chance to volunteer and get hands-on experience at places like the Legal Advice Centre, and loads of work experience opportunities through UniTemps. The Employability team have supported me so much, and the teachers are just amazing; they have a great way of explaining their points and building up my confidence.

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