A postgraduate qualification gives me an edge over other professionals in the sense that it grants me more chances of getting a better and higher-paying job globally.
More about Naome Kayondo
What do you enjoy most about your course at NTU?
“I enjoyed the great mix of teaching methods including practical tasks, field trips, and lectures.”
What made you choose to study your postgraduate degree at NTU?
“NTU was cheaper, gave me a scholarship and had a good reputation in the Real Estate field.”
What do you think about the course staff?
“The course staff are kind and very helpful. Many of them also offer ample help to students. They are also very experienced and have a great professional network.”
What do you think about the facilities available to you?
“The lecture halls are comfortable and the library is well stocked. The wider campus is clean and well organised.”
As an international student, what do you like about studying and living in Nottingham?
“Nottingham is cheap and affordable for students, with nice and hospitable people. Settling in was not that hard either because my brother was around too.”
How different is it studying in the UK compared to Uganda?
“The education system here is very characterised by online systems which does not exist in the Ugandan setting to a large extent. There is also a lot of information that is easily accessible to students.”
What are your top three things you like about UK culture?
“The top thing I like is the liberal culture here, where an individual can do whatever they want freely. People seem kind and hospitable.”
Can you tell us about your Masters project?
“My dissertation is on Valuation for Compulsory Purchase. Ideas around the compulsory purchase order in the UK have been discussed with my supervisor and these have helped me develop more ideas around my topic.”
In a nutshell, why would you recommend your course / NTU to someone looking to study MSc Real Estate?
“NTU has a great reputation in real estate. It is also cheaper and more accommodating for international students.”
What advantages do you think having a postgraduate qualification will give you in regards to employment after graduation?
“A postgraduate qualification gives me an edge over other professionals in the sense that it grants me more chances of getting a better and higher-paying job globally. It is also RICS accredited and keeps me on track for becoming a Chartered Surveyor.”
How did you find out about your half-fee scholarship, and how did you feel when you won it?
“I found out from NTU’s website after my application had been accepted and I had been given an offer. I was so excited and honoured after winning the scholarship. It was that which confirmed NTU was the University to study at.”
What’s your favourite thing you did in Nottingham?
“Playing club cricket – I was part of the NTU cricket club and played in the BUCS league. l made a number of friends in the team and it was interesting seeing the NTU women's cricket team grow because apparently there was not a team last year.”