More about Jack
What are your motivations for studying a postgraduate degree?
I believe that furthering your education is key to creating opportunities that cannot be obtained in any other way. To become a qualified architect, you have to complete a three-stage process – the postgraduate degree forms part of the progression.
Why did you choose NTU and your course?
I studied my undergraduate architecture degree at NTU and could not fault the learning or resources. There was no reason to not return and continue at a postgraduate level.
Tell us about your experiences before studying at NTU.
Before studying I was heavily involved in construction both on and off sites. The experience allowed me to understand the industry at a different level and the value of hard work and forward planning.
What recent projects have you worked on?
The most recent project was based in London City Centre and involved the mapping, modelling and recontextualisation of places of worship built after the Great Fire of London. The project provided a great depth into the importance of cultural origins within design and how we as designers can reflect and implement our findings.
What marks out of 10 would you give for our course facilities and why?
I’d have to give the facilities a 9 – only because 10’s don’t exist! The course provides all the facilities needed at a postgraduate level and if requested, the school will invest and provide everything necessary to complete the task at hand.
Name one thing that has surprised you about NTU?
The willingness to invest an immeasurable amount of time and effort in each and every student.
What do you think about the course staff, including lecturers, tutors, administrators and technical staff?
There’s nothing that the staff will not do and if the resource is not available, it is guaranteed that you will have the request fulfilled without question.
What do you think makes NTU a top university?
The determination of the staff and students to do better and never take no for an answer.
How do you think NTU has changed you (or how you hope it will)?
NTU has provided me with the opportunity to grow as an individual and the drive to keep pushing in all aspects of life, not only academia.
What advantages do you think having a postgraduate qualification will give you with regards to employment after graduation?
Within the architectural realm a postgraduate degree is a standard requirement, it also provides a transferable skillset that relates to a number of industries outside of architecture and construction.
What would you say to someone thinking of applying to NTU?
Do it, you will never look back.
How would you promote your course to potential students in 10 words or fewer?
Your future is in your hands, NTU humbly ease the process.
What three words would you use to describe Nottingham?
Advancing, engaging and cultured.
Where would you recommend visiting in Nottingham?
Hockley and the Lace Market.
What’s next for you after NTU?
I will be returning to my sponsor company rg+p to partake in my Part 3 examinations to become a qualified architect.