Gabriella Rizzo

Gabriella

Rizzo

United Kingdom
It’s really inspiring to hear how many options and opportunities that there are available to us after university.

More about Gabriella

Why NTU?

“There are two things that brought me towards studying at NTU. The course was so inviting when I came to open days and I also fell in love with the city of Nottingham! Unlike other larger cities, Nottingham is small but packed with so many great things to do, see and of course lots of places to eat!

“I love how informal the Product Design course is, we have workshops where we share ideas and learn from each other. I also love hearing stories from lecturers and tutors about their own design experiences, it really inspiring to hear how many options and opportunities that there are available to us after university.

What have you enjoyed most about your course?

“In my first year I was chosen as one of the finalists for the BPMA award. There were five finalists from NTU and we all went to London for the day and had a tour around the museum before pitching our product design. It was the first time that I had pitched an idea to a panel of judges. One of my friends won first prize which was really exciting.

“My tutors from first year really helped me and it’s quite obvious from the work that I produced at the start of the year to the work that I produced at the end of year. I think that it took some time to establish a good relationship with them as there were so many students to get to know, but I think my the second term they understood how I worked etc. They let you make your own design choices as long as you can justify them and they never tell you what to specifically do, but they ask questions which makes you rethink certain things.

What would you say to prospective students?

“I would recommend BA (Hons) Product Design at NTU to someone interested in this area as from the start of my first year I have grown as a designer and I think this will only continue for the rest of my time here. I have also had so many fun experiences here and I honestly think it’s a once in a life time opportunity.”

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