Tom Stroud
The staff are always approachable no matter the issue and will take time out of their day to offer honest, non-judgemental advice.

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Why NTU?

“From the open and applicant days, I knew NTU was for me. I was made to feel welcome before I was even a student here. The campus is situated in the centre of Nottingham, a city very similar to my hometown, Birmingham.

“NTU has a great reputation when it comes to Civil Engineering, with many graduates working on high profile national projects. The course is stimulating and rewarding. It’s a challenging course which gives you a sense of satisfaction when you achieve good grades.

What do you enjoy most about your course?

“I enjoy the balance of theory work and hands on practicals, which really boosts my understanding of the course. Lecturers keep me up to date with current engineering practices and techniques which allow me to learn the skills I will use in my career.

“The support the staff and tutors offer at NTU is second to none. The staff are always approachable no matter the issue and will take time out of their day to offer honest, non-judgemental advice. They are all experts in their field and offer me extensive specialist engineering knowledge that I will be using at university and in my career.

Have you been involved in any live projects as part of your course?

“Currently I am involved in a group project with the Engineering charity ‘Engineers without Borders’. As a group, we have been tasked to come up with a solution provide water to 1,600 inhabitants in a remote part of coastal Peru. It is a very interesting project that has challenged me to think creatively. As we are trying to solve the water supply issues for real people it gives a true sense that we are qualified Engineers with the task of solving the crisis.

Are you involved in any societies at NTU?

“I am currently the secretary/vice-president of CivSoc, the society for Civil Engineers. We aim to arrange a variety of Civil Engineering events, along with social gatherings. One of our key aims is the integration of all year groups allowing a network to form where students can easily communicate between years. It has been a great achievement to be involved in the restoration of the society which I hope will remain for years to come.”

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