I immediately appreciated the care and motivation not only from staff but in how the course and facilities had been used together to provide a strong pointed learning experience.
More about James
Why did you choose NTU and your course?
I chose Product Design BSc because I enjoy the working progress of design and how it doesn’t limit my creative potential.
The reason for choosing NTU is that with my experience from being enrolled at my previous universities, I immediately appreciated the care and motivation not only from staff but in how the course and facilities had been used together to provide a strong pointed learning experience. This showed that the university actually understood the course and cared about their students which was appealing to me after coming from a university that didn’t.
What do you think about the course staff? How do they support your learning and university experience?
From my experience, the staff at NTU are top notch and extremely dedicated to teaching students their subject areas and providing the best educational experience possible.
I am extremely impressed with all the staff but especially with Luke Siena who is the Head of first year. Not only due to his dedication, but his organisation skills and prompt nature, he made it fairly easy to give feedback on the course, allowing you to receive the relevant support needed.
Have you been involved in any live projects of briefs on your course and if so, can you talk a bit about one you really enjoyed?
For the 2023 Students Starpack Competition, I won the prize for the Alupro brief. The design was a replacement for multi material packaging for ready meals to cut down on waste material using a 100% aluminium packaging solution. The food would be cooked on a stove top to give the meal more ambiance and be refillable at your local supermarket to further cutdown on waste output.
Does the “real” NTU match what you’d imagined? How does it compare with your friends’ experience at other universities?
Compared to my previous experience at other universities, NTU is fairly superior in terms of its teaching from both staff and courses. I would argue in many aspects the NTU BSc Product Design course excels and exceeds many of its competitor courses due to its understanding of the relevant skills required by students to enter the workplace.
How would you promote NTU to potential students in 10 words or fewer?
A very approachable and dedicated university.