More about Alphonse
What made you choose to study at NTU?
I had a great experience during the University Open Day.
Have you been involved in any live projects or exciting briefs?
I was involved in the Construction Live project, in which the aim was to construct a suspended road. All participants were able to gain real-life experience of how projects are managed on site in the industry.
Have you had any speakers or lecturers from industry visiting as part of your course?
Paul Newby, a guest lecture from SES Engineering Services came in to talk to us about Building Information Modelling (BIM), outlining the benefits that it brings to the industry and showcasing some case studies of BIM being used. This lecture was very informative and well-constructed.
Have you been on any trips during your time at NTU?
We went on a residential surveying field trip at Castle Head Field Centre in Cumbria, where we undertook range of surveying exercises including levelling, two peg test and setting out. All the exercises enabled us to develop our classroom knowledge and put it into practice.
What advice would you give to a prospective student thinking about studying your course?
Come open minded! The course is very fulfilling, covers all the industry standards, is well ran and the staff genuinely want you to do well. NTU provides a range of resources and everything you need is nearby.
What do you think of the facilities available to you at the University?
The facilities are very useful and make life so much easier. We have a lot software available to us which you can access at the University rather than buying it. The library is very spacious with multiple study areas available to use, including group study and silent rooms.
How do the staff support your learning and university experience?
The staff are helpful and offer a lot of help with your coursework. There are range of library sessions to help you along with your studies.
What do you like about studying and living in Nottingham?
The city is very lively, it offers a range of student deals to support students in Nottingham and everything is in walking distance.
What’s it like being a student at NTU?
Being a student at NTU is great. You feel very valued as it is a diverse university that brings range of people from different backgrounds together. The Student Support Services are also helpful.
Sum it up for us, what do like most about your course?
I enjoy the practical aspect of my course. It opens my eyes to what goes into the construction of infrastructures and how the industry operates.