More about Liam
Liam won an industry-sponsored award for outstanding performance on the course's annual Surveying Field Trip.
What do you enjoy most about your course at NTU?
“The thing I enjoy most about the course is the mix of practical hands on work and theory. It’s nice to practice what you have learnt and makes a nice change to being in a lecture theatre all the time. The staff are fantastic and are always happy to help. Whatever your issue they are happy to hear about it and help you with it.
Has the course included any trips?
“There have been several optional site visits I have gone on and really enjoyed but the best trip has to be the Surveying field course. Practicing for a whole week improves your skill immensely and by the end you feel very confident in your ability.
Have you secured a placement role for your sandwich year?
“I have a placement with VolkerFitzpatrick which I’m very excited for. I attended the University’s careers fair and spoke to lots of employers and handed out my CV if they would take them. On the back of this I got an interview and was lucky enough to get the placement. Throughout the whole process the employability team have offered support.
What advice would you give to prospective students considering applying for this course?
“Come to an open day and spend some time in the city. I looked at a few unis when I was applying and I found that they can be quite different places so it’s worth seeing if you think you could spend 3 years studying there and living in the city.
“Nottingham is a brilliant city to live in. There’s always a lot going on and you often just stumble across amazing things that are happening. If you do come to Nottingham you should defiantly check out Ideas on Paper in Cobden chambers, it’s the most fantastic little book and magazine shop. I’m a member of the NTU climbing and mountaineering society which is brilliant fun. I’ve found it a really good way to get to know other students outside my course and it’s a great break from studying.”