More about Kayleigh
Why did you choose NTU and your course?
Nottingham Trent University is in the heart of Nottingham City Centre, an exciting and vibrant environment to both live and learn in. As well as the fantastic architectural facilities, I was interested in the university’s sports facilities too as playing football at university was a major deciding factor for me. Nottingham Trent’s facilities excelled my expectations and the course tutors were very friendly.
Have you been involved in any live projects of briefs on your course and if so, can you talk a bit about the one you really enjoyed?
In the first term of the MArch course, we as a cohort collectively created an anthology of Rudolf Steiner’s buildings with the ambition of the anthology being published. Alongside this, we conducted research into the current lessons taught at Steiner schools, creating a new 8-week lesson plan for architecture to be implemented into their education. We each designed a lesson guide to propose our chosen topics which were then compiled and presented to Steiner School teachers.
Does the “real” NTU match what you’d imagined? How does it compare with your friends’ experience at other universities?
I believe the ‘real’ NTU is better than I’d imagined. The university has provided me with excellent teaching, a full range of facilities to develop my existing skills and build on new ones, the range of clubs and societies has allowed me to make friends for life and the city is a great place to live.
How would you promote NTU to potential students in 10 words or fewer?
Life at NTU is fun, challenging, inspiring, interesting, and rewarding.
What’s next for you after NTU?
After NTU I plan to travel before settling into work. This will allow me to take a well-earned break from education before focusing on my career. Once I have travelled, I aim to secure a full-time job as a RIBA Part 2 Architectural Assistant for a minimum of 2 years before taking my Part 3 Examination to become a fully qualified architect.