The creativity and ability to design is the best part of the course. Understanding and learning through your own design development is so much better than being told what to do.
More about Sophie
What made you choose to study at NTU?
The course looked appealing and the stats were good! I also wanted to stay in Nottingham as it is my home town.
Which modules do you enjoy most on your course?
I love studio. The creativity and ability to design is the best part. Understanding and learning through your own design development is so much better than being told what to do. With frequent meet ups with the tutors it’s encouraging to know you’re on the right track for your aspirational grade.
The Context module is also interesting. It takes a while to get into but when you eventually realise how important it is and how it links to everything, all parts of the course become significantly more interesting and easier to understand.
Tell us a bit about the staff on your course. How do they support your learning and University experience?
All of the staff are fantastic. They always have an answer if you’re in need and are always quick to respond to emails, which is really important on this course. They also remember your individual projects every week, even with the number of other students that they talk to.
Have you been on any trips with your course?
We visited Haddon Hall in Bakewell, Derbyshire. I really enjoyed seeing and learning about the heritage of the building.
What do you think of the facilities available to you at NTU?
The course facilities are fantastic, there’s everything I could need. All of the equipment stores have great prices, and they are always fully stocked with everything you could need. The library is brilliant, and the staff are always happy to help. The Students’ Union and NTU Sport have so much going on all the time. There’s a club and society for literally anyone. If there's not one for you, you can start your own!
Do you feel that there is a student community in your school?
There’s definitely a community in the school, which is also made up of smaller communities. There’s a group of like-minded others to meet with no matter what your interests are.
What do you like about studying and living in Nottingham?
Nottingham is a great sized city, it’s perfect for your first time living alone. Everything you need is in close proximity, and there is so much to do outside of uni. The cocktail bars, of course, are the best!
What do you hope to achieve after completing your degree?
I am focused on finding a successful placement in industry, then depending on my options after, possibly back to do a masters.
What would you say to a prospective student thinking about studying your course?
It’s a fab course and the tutors in first year were great. They are really supportive and easy to contact. The facilities are great, there’s an entire workshop and shop, massive studio space, computers and free PPE. NTU has everything you need to make the most of your studies.