After attending open days at several other universities, I found that NTU has the most suitable studio space, superb model-making facilities and an excellent city centre location.
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What made you choose to study at NTU?
The course modules were very appealing and expertly structured. I also chose NTU due to the excellent facilities available for students to use. After attending open days at several other universities, I found that NTU has the most suitable studio space, superb model-making facilities and an excellent city centre location.
Have you been involved in any live projects or exciting briefs on your course?
In my second year, we worked on a live project called 'Sites of Transformation'. The project was to design and refurbish an existing clubhouse working with real clients of the Harvey Hadden Sports Stadium. This project was very insightful because I was introduced to working with real-life clients and precedent research, which is essential in learning about architecture. Secondly, my passionate and experienced tutor pushed me to do the best I could and helped me find my strength in model making.
Have you been on any trips with your course?
Last year I went on a trip to Coventry for our main studio project. This trip was one I particularly enjoyed, as it challenged me to think more about the architecture around me. Through this trip, I experienced the importance of site analysis and understanding the context of the city.
What advice would you give to a prospective student thinking about studying your course?
At first, studying architecture can be very daunting, especially if you have no knowledge about the subject prior to university – so I suggest reading about the fundamental principles of architecture before you begin your studies. Try to get an understanding of precedents by looking at rich examples of existing architecture that can inspire your learning.
I recommend NTU because of the excellent facilities available and the passionate, thoroughly experienced and helpful tutors on the course.
Which of your modules do you particularly enjoy?
In my second year, I enjoyed the Architecture in Context module and our last studio project. I thoroughly enjoyed learning about the history of architecture and the great architects of the modern age.
The last studio project involved choosing a masterclass from a specific tutor. I liked this project as it enhanced my knowledge regarding the fundamental principles of architecture, and it helped develop my reading and analytical drawing skills.
Sum it up for us, what do like most about Architecture at NTU?
This course has so much to offer as it develops you not only in the subject but as a person. You develop vital presentation and time management skills, learning so much more than just about your course subject. Another thing that I like about NTU is the friendships you develop.
Tell us a bit about the staff on your course – your lecturers, tutors, administrators and technical staff. How do they support your learning and University experience?
The lecturers and tutors are fantastic; they help with your learning and are well-organised and very passionate about the subject. The tutors push you to achieve your best potential. The technical staff are always on hand to answer any questions about model-making and always offer their own insights and tips to help you achieve your goals.
What do you like about studying and living in Nottingham?
Nottingham is a great city. The transport is easy and widely available and there are lots of things to do in the city.
What’s it like being a student at NTU?
It is delightful to be an NTU student. I like the various student support and societies available.
What do you hope to achieve after completing your degree?
I hope to find a part one placement in an architecture firm for my year out before doing my masters.