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May Aboutaleb


United Kingdom
I believe the passion and strong drive to make the student life better is what compares NTU to other universities.

More about May

What do you think about the course staff? How do they support your learning and university experience?

The course staff are all passionate about what they are teaching. This gives us students the chance to enhance our dedication to the course. They support our learning experience by creating briefs and grading matrixes to inform the projects we work on, as well as being available to answer any questions we have.

Does the “real” NTU match what you’d imagined? How does it compare with your friends’ experience at other universities?

The first impression I received when researching NTU before applying to the course was about the great staff and teachers the university is made of. This was confirmed as soon as I reached Nottingham, with the great help and support I received from them. I believe the passion and strong drive to make the student life better is what compares NTU to other universities.

How would you promote NTU to potential students in 10 words or fewer?

All staff work towards supporting students to make their university life exceptional.

Could you please explain more about your current/recent placement, and what you did during this time?

I have completed a summer placement at BU Design in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It consisted of 6 weeks of work on varied projects in different cities. I worked on creating mood boards for different design ideas for clients, 3D drawings of interiors, as well as the initial stages of research. In addition, I was able to choose the materials that would be the finishing touches to the designs.

How did you source your placement? Did you get support from NTU?

The employability team provided lots of support to students regarding placements by sourcing companies who provide an internship on their website and NOW page. Considering my placement was abroad, I emailed different firms that I wanted to work with and was excited to work with an important name like BU Design to gain professional experience in the architecture field.

What’s next for you after NTU?

After completing my studies at NTU, I look forward to starting a career in Interior Architecture and Design. I am very passionate about this field and would love to learn more about people and how they live to create a suitable space for them. Moreover, I am excited to learn more about myself as a designer.

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