More about Hoàng Ngọc
Where do you come from and why did you choose to study at NTU?
"I am a senior student in the School of Art & Design and am originally from Vietnam. I heard about NTU during my A-Levels in Nottingham so took the chance to visit the school events. I was so impressed with the Freshers' Fair event to welcome new students, and the Degree Show held annually to exhibit all the art projects of NTU graduates. I had a good first impression of the course and the campus so decided to apply."
What is the best thing about your course?
"NTU provides a great academic environment for students. All of the lecturers at NTU are very supportive during the course. I had the chance to visit a company on a field trip where I could learn more about the production process of the business, which inspired me a lot in my study. The course also has a lot of design competitions that motivate students to enhance our knowledge and skills."
What is life like living in Nottingham?
"Nottingham is a pretty and peaceful city; it is not too fast paced yet is still vibrant – the Old Market Square, which is located in the city centre, is where events and activities are held during the year. Local markets, festivals, a summer beach, skating, fashion shows, and bicycle races.
"Living in Nottingham is very convenient. Local supermarkets and Asian groceries are available for everyone to shop at. In terms of travelling, Nottingham is convenient because of the station location, which is easily accessed from other places in England."
What advice would you give to new international students?
"First, I would recommend that you have good English skills as studying, living, and daily activities require communicating with other people. Secondly, time management is also very important because when you study abroad you have to manage everything by yourself. Don’t panic and be too worried, though – people in Nottingham and the Vietnamese society are very helpful when you need help or information. Therefore you should make use of your time in England not only for studying, but also for exchanging cultures and exploring new things in a new country!"