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Megan Williams


United Kingdom
The most valuable thing I learnt was to be open to trying anything and really thinking outside the box with my work.

More about Megan

What made you choose to study at NTU?
“After visiting various degree shows around the country and talking to various members of staff, NTU stood out from the crowd to me. The staff and students were very friendly and happy to talk even though I was looking to study in two years’ time. I then came to an open day and in the Arkwright courtyard there was a big BBQ and live music, it gave such a buzz to the University. I remember visiting the Waverley building and looking at all the studio spaces and talking to the student ambassadors about the University and the course - nobody had a negative word to say and I felt at ease!”

What did you enjoy most about your course?
“The freedom we have to explore. The staff are really supportive when you want to try new idea and concepts, and encourage you to think outside of the box.”

How did it feel to be recognised at New Designers?
“Being recognised at New Designers was an absolute whirlwind! I went with no expectations as I didn’t want to come away disappointed. The next thing I was whisked away for a photo shoot and an interview, before standing in front of the whole of the Business Design Centre receiving my award. It was amazing to be recognised in the real world and such a nice way to finish off the three years of hard work at NTU!”

What is the most valuable thing you have learnt from studying BA (Hons) Graphic Design at NTU?
“The most valuable thing I learnt was to be open to trying anything and really thinking outside of the box with my work.”

What did you think about the facilities available to you?
“The studio spaces in Waverley were my favourite. I made amazing friends. By third year I was spending more time there than I was at home. Having the Boningtons art shop down the road from Waverley is so helpful, it has everything you could possibly need. As for halls, I love it! I have made so many great friends that I then lived with for the rest of my time at NTU.”

What did you like about studying and living in Nottingham?
“I like that it isn’t too big or small, there’s so much going on. One of the areas I love the most is the Lace Market, it's full of independent food places and shops!”

Why would you recommend studying Graphic Design at NTU?
“The Graphic Design staff are amazing. They’ve all come from various parts of the design industry so they all have great contacts that they bring to the University.”

What are your ambitions for the future?
“I’m excited to get into and start working at design studios and make my way up. I’ve always liked magazines and type so I may pursue a career in that industry. I have joked with my friends about opening our own studio, so maybe one day that might happen.”

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