More about Atusaye
Atusaye (Left) photographed with brother Wezi Munkhondya, fellow NTU student
Tell us a bit about yourself? Why did you choose to study at Nottingham Trent University?
My name is Atusaye Munkhondya, I am from Malawi. I have a BSc in Quantity Surveying obtained from the University of Malawi. I chose NTU because I liked the modules offered in the course and the courses are also accredited by the CIOB and RICS. This will enable me to proceed to my Chartership when I finish my studies.
Tell us about your course. What is the best bit? Would you recommend your course to other students?
I am studying a MSc Construction Management that focuses on how to plan and manage construction works collaboratively taking into consideration technological innovations and how best it can be used to efficiently carry out construction works.
The best part is visiting live construction projects and the international trip that is scheduled for April this year to Germany. In addition, I enjoy the interactive teaching and help we get from the lectures who are more than willing to help us with our studies.
Yes! I would recommend it other students and have recommended it to friends back home in Malawi.
Have you joined any societies or clubs at NTU? If so, how do you feel this has benefited you?
I joined the Construction Society lately, have made new friends with same interest in the construction sector. This will help me to increase my network base and learn new things from the members.
Have you had any opportunities to work or volunteer while at NTU?
Through opportunities provided by Unitemps (student recruitment agency), I have worked as a Student Ambassador on part-time basis and as a direction steward on one of the Open Days.
Do you enjoy Nottingham? What do you think are the best things about Nottingham for an international student?
I enjoy Nottingham as it offers some of the best events like the Goose Fair and Bonfire. There are several pubs within town that also offer a good experience in the city.
Have you learnt anything from your experiences that you would advise future international students?
I have learnt to respect everyone and their opinions as we all have different cultural backgrounds and we have different perspectives of things. I would advise future international students to respect anyone and make as many friends as possible, its fun and a good way to understand different cultures.
Can you describe NTU in three words?
Beautiful, Fun and Adventurous.