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Stella Youngs


United Kingdom
I would have never been able to have the great experience I have had at NTU if I did not take the chance with Clearing.

More about Stella

Why did you choose NTU and your course?  

I chose NTU as I had already had a great experience at NTU Brackenhurst as I did my Level 3 Extended Diploma in Equine Management on the same campus.  I also felt I liked the city life in which NTU is based and really agreed with the university values that NTU has.

How did you find the process of applying to NTU through Clearing? 

I found the process of applying through Clearing quite simple and easy to follow through with.

What advice would you give to someone thinking of applying to NTU through Clearing?   

If someone is thinking about going through Clearing, I would highly suggest it! I would have never been able to have the great experience I have had at NTU if I did not take the chance. The Clearing system was easy to fill out and complete and is a second chance at getting an offer of the course you really want.

How do you find your modules and what have you most enjoyed studying?

I love the modules in the veterinary nursing course. They are all so well planned out and each gives a different knowledge base on vet nursing.  I most enjoy the great insight into veterinary nursing care and where this applies in practice.

What do you think about the facilities available on your course and what do you use the most?

The veterinary nursing centre has some great facilities for the veterinary nursing students to use such as the x-ray machines, ECG machine and ultrasound all of which can be used for learning purposes in preparation for placement. However, the facility I use the most is probably the kennel area as so many practical lessons take place there.

What do you think about Brackenhurst Campus? What do you get up to in your spare time?

I love Brackenhurst as it is tucked away in the Nottinghamshire countryside, but is also a short bus ride away from the city centre when you want to go to social events. In my spare time, I enjoy exploring the town of Southwell where Brackenhurst campus is based. It’s a great historical town with plenty of sights to see such as the Southwell minster.

What is your top tip for someone considering studying / living at Brackenhurst Campus? 

I would say if you are considering living on Brackenhurst campus, make sure to be prepared for the weather as the grounds can get quite muddy so a pair of wellies or walking boots would be advisable.

Have you been involved in any placements, work experience or volunteering as part of your course? If so, what did you do and what did you achieve? 

As part of the FdSc Veterinary Nursing course, learning in the workplace is part of the course. The placements in which I have been involved with have been anywhere from shadowing other vet nurses and vet surgeons to taking part in restraining and nursing patients. I have also taken part in taking calls and communicating with owners, which has developed my communication skills.

Why would you recommend your course to someone considering studying it?

I would recommend this course as the facilities are amazing and really expand your learning of the veterinary nursing profession allowing students to really get hands-on while on campus.

What are your plans for after the course and how do you feel your course has / will help you to achieve that goal?

Following the FdSc Veterinary Nursing course, I would like to go on to do the BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing Science final year top-up course. I feel that the knowledge I have learnt in the FdSc Vet Nursing course`s assignments has led me to be prepared for the workload and further learning.

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