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“I love that this course has a smaller cohort, which means you really get the best quality of teaching that is adapted to the group. It also means that your lecturers have so much time for you individually if you need them.
“All of the modules have a link and focus on industry. The methods used to analyse the components of food are the same as in industry and we look at how food is produced on a small scale against how it is done on a massive scale. We also look at the management systems used by the food industry to ensure that the food produced always meets the standards consumers expect. Throughout all the modules we also cover aspects of food law to see how that impacts businesses.
“There has also been the opportunity to go on field trips. During induction week we went to Premier Foods' factory to see mass production and we are going on a trip to Gadsby’s Bakery in Southwell to see a smaller scale production. We also have trips planned to Starkey’s Fruit Farm and Thaymar Ice Creams.
“I love the Brackenhurst Campus. The library has so many computers, books and study rooms available that really help you make the most of your time here. The food students also have access to a dedicated food-processing lab that is full of equipment.
“NTU have so many people and resources available 24 hours a day and all they want to do is help you get the best degree possible.
“Apart from the course content, I have learnt how vast the food industry is and how many different jobs are available that people might not have even heard of. I have also learnt many life skills such as communication, time management, people skills and business development.
“I’m not sure yet what I want to do when I graduate, but I would love to make and design a product that goes into manufacture and a shop. The buzz and pride of knowing that you created something millions of people eat is a real achievement.”