Being a five-minute walk from open fields, lakes and streams is a physical geographer’s paradise at Brackenhurst and I feel very fortunate to be able to study in this environment and style of learning.
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“I have always had a keen interest in Geography and the beauty of the Brackenhurst campus settled my decision in wanting to study at NTU. The staff are extremely helpful and the close-knit nature of Brackenhurst creates a unique student life. Nottingham Trent University has also won numerous University of the Year awards, which is clear to see as the teaching standard for this course is outstanding”.
“At Brackenhurst, you are extremely lucky to be able to deepen knowledge and understanding from the lecture to the outdoor classroom, making the crucial links between practical and theoretical learning. Being a five-minute walk from open fields, lakes and streams is a physical geographer’s paradise at Brackenhurst and I feel very fortunate to be able to study in this environment and style of learning”.
“NTU offer an exchange experience where for one semester of your degree during second year, you can have the opportunity to study abroad in a country of your choice. I decided to visit Canada and study at Brock University in the Niagara region. My experience in Canada was a time I shall never forget - making new friends from all over the world (Mexico, New Zealand and Barbados) who were also exchange students at Brock University”.
“The NTU Global lounge and the ARES Exchange team at Brackenhurst offered support throughout my exchange experience. Both teams at Brackenhurst and City Campus ensured that I was fully prepared for my exchange, running regular catch up meetings and ensuring that I was organised with finances, accommodation and flight bookings. Their support was phenomenal and ensured a smooth transition between the two universities”.
“Despite my exchange being cut short due to the Coronavirus outbreak, I definitely seized each opportunity to visit as many Canadian landscapes as possible, but nothing could beat the beauty of Niagara Falls which was on Brock University’s doorstep. Visiting the Falls every weekend was the ultimate relief once assignments had been submitted at the end of each week - I was lucky to see the Falls in all types of weather”.
“I thoroughly enjoyed experiencing a new university and engaging in Canadian studies. The lecture experience was alternative to NTU and I enjoyed experiencing seminars for the first time. It has greatly improved my independence as a student and has advanced my academic skills. I feel my time management has also improved; balancing deadlines and assessments from both Canada and NTU during the first few weeks”.
“Seize every opportunity that the course and NTU offers to you. I never intended undertaking an exchange when I began my studies at NTU, so make sure that you attend the showcases that the NTU Global Lounge promote during your first year”.
Joe talks about his experiences of the BSc (Hons) Geography course, the excellent facilities that are supporting him during his studies and the professional placement opportunities available to Nottingham Trent University students.