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Tremaine Maskell


I always want to make an impact on others. Even in my course I voluntarily run online revision sessions. If I can put a smile on people’s faces, I’m happy.

More about Tremaine

Tremaine is one of the featured students in the 2023 #WeAreInternational and #WeAreTransformingLives campaigns, which showcase the achievements and aspirations of international students studying in the UK.

Tremaine, what were your first impressions of Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham?

My first impressions were very positive. The University has a modern and vibrant campus with state-of-the-art facilities.

Nottingham is a great city for international students, with plenty of entertainment options, diverse food choices, and all the necessities you might need. There are also many cultural events and festivals that showcase the city's diversity. It's a lively and multicultural city with plenty of things to see and do.

Why did you decide to study at NTU and what do you like most about studying here?

I decided to come to NTU because of its excellent reputation for my field of study. I also liked the University's commitment to providing a supportive learning environment and the opportunity to study abroad. My family believes education has the power to change lives. I'm using my education to have an impact and make a difference.

What I like most about studying at NTU is the quality of teaching and the diverse student community.

Have you been involved in any live projects or exciting briefs?

I have been fortunate enough to be involved in several live projects and exciting briefs during my time at Nottingham Trent University. One project that I'm particularly proud of is the Engineering for People Design Challenge, which was a competition that challenged us to develop a solution to a real-world problem faced by a community in Glasgow. I am proud to say that our group's design was selected to make an application for the grand finals to represent Nottingham Trent University. This was an incredible achievement for our team, and it was a great honour to have the opportunity to showcase our work in front of a wider audience.

I always want to make an impact on others. Even in my course I voluntarily run online revision sessions. If I can put a smile on people’s faces, I’m happy.

What do you enjoy most about your chosen subject?

As a civil engineer I have the potential to make a real difference in people's lives, by improving infrastructure, increasing access to resources, and enhancing public safety. If you are motivated by the desire to make a positive impact on society, civil engineering can be a rewarding career choice. It’s my ambition to make communities across the world resilient - I want my success to become your success.

Can you describe the support you get from the University?

NTU provides excellent support for its students, from academic support to mental health services. The University also offers career guidance and opportunities for work experience and internships.

How do you spend your free time? Did you join any societies or clubs?

During my free time, I usually go to the University's sports centre to work out or play sport with my friends. I also enjoy exploring the city and trying out new restaurants and cafes.

Yes, I joined several societies and clubs at NTU, including the NTU Basketball Club. I play in the Sherwood Basketball local league with Nottingham Trent Arrows. It's a great opportunity for me to develop my basketball skills and compete with other local teams. I'm really enjoying the experience and the challenge of playing in a competitive league. It's been a great way to meet new people who share similar interests and hobbies.

The University also provides a range of academic and extracurricular opportunities that have allowed me to develop my skills and interests.

What’s it been like making new friends here?

Making new friends at NTU has been relatively easy, thanks to the welcoming and inclusive environment of the University. Joining societies and clubs is a great way to meet new people and form lasting friendships.

Your advice for new international students?

I’d say be resourceful, adaptable and resilient to overcome challenges. Embrace new experiences and make the most of your time in the UK.

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