Aisha Qadoos
At NTU you study both ancient and modern philosophers, and both continental and analytic disciplines – no other university offers such a comprehensive approach.

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What made you choose to study at NTU?  

“When I came to the Open Day, I loved the campus instantly and talking to the lovely staff and other students really made me feel welcome. I also learnt about a lot of the support that was available at NTU that other universities weren’t offering.”

What were the key features that attracted you to your course?

“The course is exciting and refreshing. It really challenges your taken-for-granted assumptions and forces you to think outside of the box. I studied philosophy for 4 years prior to beginning my studies at NTU, and it is still enthralling!

“At NTU you study both ancient and modern philosophers, and both continental and analytic disciplines – no other university offers such a comprehensive approach. Communication & Society is like nothing you will have ever studied before. It brings together multiple disciplines (e.g. philosophy, sociology, psychology, journalism, gender studies, etc.) into a sophisticated and captivating series of lectures and seminars.”

What do you enjoy most about your course?

“The seminars are wonderfully organised to stimulate debates and discussions, where everyone can get involved and really build on key skills like communication and team work.”

What do you think about the course staff? How do they support your learning and University experience?

“The staff at NTU are incredible! They are always there to help you however best they can. The lecturers are fantastic and will always advise you in any way they can. Each student is also assigned a tutor who they can go to whenever they need, the tutors support is immensely useful!

“The library staff are also a delight! They are always on hand to help you in whatever way you need – whether that be help with finding books around the library or academic support (e.g. essay writing or referencing).”

What do you think about the facilities available to you?

“The campus is a lovely space to work and socialise. The Pavilion building on Clifton Campus offers a bright, relaxed atmosphere to chill out or work. The library is a wonderful place to work, with a vast array of resources to use. Lecture theatres are spacious and relaxing.”

What do you like about studying and living in Nottingham?

“Nottingham is a very cultured city, with a very interesting history. There’s never a shortage of things to do – especially when new things pop up all the time, throughout the year.”

Why would you recommend your course to someone looking to study in that area?

“I would recommend my course to anyone that wants to be challenged and see the world in a different way. Communications & Society and Philosophy complement each other really well.”

How will your course enhance your employability for your chosen career? What skills have you gained?

“I intend to become a secondary school philosophy teacher. The course content at NTU is complementary to what is on the philosophy national curriculum. The links between what we are studying and the world of work have always been made explicit.”

What has been your greatest achievement at NTU so far?

“At the end of my first year, I got a letter from the Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities, congratulating me on getting a 1st. I have also been elected Course Representative, I can really make a difference for everyone on my course, by listening to what my peers have to say and communicating it to staff who listen and make changes.”

What are your plans for the future?

“After I graduate, I intend to carry on studying at NTU for a PGCE.”

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