Paige Gilliot

Paige

Gilliot

United Kingdom
Soon after I applied to NTU, I was offered a sport scholarship which I was very excited to accept. It provides me with all the support in my student athlete lifestyle that I could hope for.

More about Paige

“I really enjoyed my Geography A-level, and wanted to explore the subject in more depth. At NTU the course takes an integrated approach to Geography, allowing me to study both physical and human geography within the degree, which is perfect for me as I was unsure in what area I wanted to specialise in.

“I am currently in my second year of the course, and love the GIS module. This essentially involves the mapping of multiple sources of data. This in essence acts as an alternative way of analysing and displaying data to a chart or graph, while adding a spacial aspect to it. This module is great, as it provides a means of studying trends that are mentioned in my more theoretical modules, and makes the modules feel much more integrated.

“Before I applied to NTU I was heavily involved with Beeston Hockey Club, in the National Premier League, alongside playing hockey for England U21s. Soon after I applied to NTU, I was offered a sport scholarship which I was very excited to accept. It provides me with all the support in my student athlete lifestyle that I could hope for. I particularly make use of the psychological support, which has really aided my game.

“Alongside this I am heavily involved in the NTU volunteering schemes. I volunteer with an Alzheimer's sufferer, and take her to do things that she wold normally struggle to do on her own, such as going for coffee, or walking around the nature reserve. Along with the obvious help in terms of acting as work experience, it is also a huge mental help for myself, allowing me to broaden my perspective to life, and is highly rewarding.

“NTU has such a friendly atmosphere, but with a real emphasis on achieving the best of our ability. We are treated as real individuals, especially compared to some other universities, and this means we can make the most of our time studying, have our future plans tailored to ourselves, rather than a ‘one-size fits all’ approach that is common.

“I am currently applying for Graduate Entry Medicine for when I complete my degree. My long-term goal is to be a psychiatrist, alongside continuing to play Premier League hockey.”

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