Rishi Pokar
During the academic year, I visited live construction sites which helped me to understand the management of construction projects in the UK which is very different to India.

More about Rishi

What did you enjoy most about your course at NTU?

"Studying at NTU was an amazing experience. I studied MSc Construction Management and I think the International study tour was the best part of the course. I went to China with classmates and professors for this study tour. We visited live construction sites and studied construction technology projects. We also visited two universities in Beijing and Tianjin where we had interaction with a local professor and students. We shared information about our research projects. This course covers different aspects of the construction industry like technology, legal, integrated working, managing organisations and people. This course is also very reputed with Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) accreditation.

How did NTU help you secure your graduate role?

During the academic year, I visited live construction sites which helped me to understand the management of construction projects in the UK which is very different to India. The curriculum at NTU is very practical and we had presentations, group work, reports, a dissertation and examinations.  I am very happy that the research methods I learnt during the course are also helping me today.

Tell us about your current job

As a member of the NTU International Development Office in India, I support students who are looking to study at NTU. Using my first-hand experience I visit schools and colleges in India and share information related to courses, scholarships and student life. I work closely with Indian representatives who help students with their applications and visas. I also travel to many cities in India and attend study abroad exhibitions and I host many alumni events to connect with our graduates.

What advice would you give to prospective students of NTU?

NTU is a friendly and international university located in the student city of Nottingham. There are lots of events happening every week for international students and it is a great opportunity to make new friends from different parts of the world. It is very easy to balance studies with extra-curricular activities so make sure you make the most of the student life, as this will help you to build up a diverse CV."

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