More about Muge
What made you choose to study at NTU?
I did a lot of prior research on the best universities for architecture in the UK. For a very long time I knew I wanted to study in the Midlands, since it was an ideal distance from home - not too close nor too far. After visiting NTU for an open day, I had my mind set on it and immediately knew what my first and only choice would be.
Have you had any speakers or lecturers from industry visiting as part of your course?
Throughout first and second year, there have been countless external speakers and lecturers who touch upon various topics regarding architecture, ranging from Women in Architecture to Urban Design.
Have you been on any trips with your course?
There are trips organised for various projects throughout the year. My favourite was probably the final studio project in first year, where we visited Lumsdale Falls in Matlock, Derbyshire, where we designed for ruins of old, derelict mills. This was one trip I had particularly enjoyed because it was a nice atmosphere, within a forest along waterfalls and rivers.
Have you received an award relating to your course throughout your time at NTU?
In our first week, my group won the Design Charette award. Alongside this, I completed the Sustainability in Practice course and achieved a certificate at the end for my successful work. This was an exciting event as I'm personally deeply interested in sustainability regarding architecture and believe it’s a very important aspect that all architects have to consider in their design process in today's day and age.
What advice would you give to a prospective student thinking about studying your course?
Explore your 'style' in your first year studying architecture and don't be afraid to be more outgoing, both socially and with your work... NTU is just the place to do so!
What do you think of the facilities available to you at NTU?
All are good and useful facilities, especially since the library is open 24/7. Similarly, the facilities always seem to be improving, such as the Global Lounge and the new Print Shop/Cafe.
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?
During studio days for example, they often walk around alongside working with their own group, so they can be helpful in advising you with another view of your work - which you may have been lacking before. Also, they're all approachable so asking them questions, no matter what it may be, is far easier.
What do you like about studying and living in Nottingham?
It's a great student city with everything at walking distance.
What do you hope to achieve after completing your degree?
To follow through with my path to achieve my RIBA qualification required to become an Architect.