More about Katarina
What made you choose to study at NTU?
Out of all of the universities that I looked into, NTU was the most appealing to me. It had an interesting programme, great facilities and overall seemed like a great university to study at.
Have you been involved in any live projects or exciting briefs?
Last year's final project was a live project. The task was to create a two-story house extension. It was an interesting and challenging project which allowed us to show all the skills that we learned throughout the year, from using different software to finding out the best solutions to satisfy the client's requirements.
Have you been on any trips with your course?
As a part of the Technology and Studio module, we spent three days at Basford Hall College. We had three different activities: bricklaying, plumbing, and joinery. It was a very interesting and fun trip and has given us a better understanding of the things we learn about in class.
Which of your modules do you particularly enjoy and why?
I enjoy all of them and they are all very connected. If I had to choose one, it would be Integrated Communication and Design. It is based on learning about software that we use throughout the projects. I personally really enjoy working on a computer, so that is probably why!
What do you think of the facilities available to you at NTU?
All the important facilities can be found on campus. The great thing is that we have two studios that are available to us so we can use them as study and meeting rooms. Also, the library offers great study spaces and computers with software programs that we need for projects.
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?
All members of NTU staff provide us with a tremendous amount of support and advice, both on an academic and personal level. Lecturers are always in a great mood and ready to help us.
What do you like about studying and living in Nottingham?
I consider it to be a great city to live and study in. It is a student city full of opportunities to evolve and discover your interests.
What's it like being a student at NTU?
It is amazing being a student at NTU, I feel very welcomed and supported and think that I am evolving on both an academic and a personal level.
What advice would you give to a prospective student thinking about studying your course?
I would advise them to read some architecture related books and sketch as much as they can to get into a habit of doing it. NTU has a great programme for Architectural Technology, it has very engaging modules and excellent lectures that are here to support and help you.
Sum it up for us, what do you enjoy most about your course?
I like the approach of learning that this course offers, live projects and presentations teach us how to behave professionally. I am also amazed by the amount of knowledge we gain about different software.