Bernice Thorpe

Bernice

Thorpe

United Kingdom
My course and year abroad placement have given me confidence in myself as a person and in what I am capable of. It has helped me to acknowledge my skills and passions and has pushed me to better myself in every sense.

More about Bernice

What made you choose to study at NTU?  

“One of the first things I noticed about NTU was the very friendly and supportive environment for all kinds of students, and the big international community it has. It has a great campus and Nottingham is also a wonderful city to study in; there’s so many opportunities and my course looked interesting to me.”

What did you enjoy most about your course?

“Going abroad was one of the best things I ever did. I also find the courses interesting and engaging, yet sometimes challenging, which I find important for my development as a student and person.”

What do you think about the course staff – include lecturers, tutors, administrators and technical staff within this. How do they support your learning and University experience?

"The staff are very encouraging, committed and supportive. It is reassuring that your success and well-being is important and to feel part of a community."

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

"The course gives you the skills you need for a future career, further studying and personal development. It teaches you more about the world and yourself, builds your character and gives you a breadth of opportunities. The modules are very interesting and engaging."

Please can you tell us a little bit about your Year Abroad in Spain.

"I went to Salamanca University. It’s a beautiful city with plenty of opportunities to improve your Spanish and to try new hobbies and meet different people."

What was the most interesting / enjoyable aspect of your time abroad and why?

"The different students I met, not only from Spain but from other places. The new way of life, the food, the nightlife, travelling and environment. My course and year abroad placement have given me confidence in myself as a person and in what I am capable of. It has helped me to acknowledge my skills and passions and has pushed me to better myself in every sense."

What advice would you give to future NTU exchange students?

"Don’t be afraid, think positive and take advantage of all the opportunities that are on offer and remember there are so many people in the same situation. It broadens your mind and your perception of other people and other cultures. It gives you so much confidence and independence and prepares you for future adventures."

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