Course studied: BA (Hons) German and International Relations
We now offer: BA (Hons) International Relations
By having small class sizes it means you get to practice speaking German more often, and can have more of an input in class.
More about Charlotte
What made you choose to study at NTU?
“I chose to study at NTU, because it offers a modern International Relations course, where we look at current events and modern history. I also loved the overview of the German course. My course is relatively small, providing us students with more one on one care from the lecturers and seminar leaders, which is how I learn best.”
What were the key features that attracted you to your course?
“I chose to study German as I love the language and the culture after living there for 9 years. I enjoyed studying it at A-level and wanted to carry it on further, developing my language skills. I chose to study International Relations because I studied Government and Politics at A-level and received good grades, so I felt it was something I was good at. I wanted to gain a greater understanding of the world, and through my course I can achieve this.”
What do you enjoy most about your course?
“I love my German course, because the teachers are engaging. It’s a small course of 23 students, which means it’s easier to get support. By having small class sizes it means you get to practice speaking German more often, and can have more of an input in class. It’s the same with International Relations, its great having such a small class size as it means we can share more opinions, and develop our understandings. I really enjoy my seminars because it gives me a chance to develop my learning, but also learn from other points of view.”
What do you think about the facilities available to you? :
“The library facilities are great at NTU. A lot of books that we need are available online which makes it quick and easy to get the material needed. Clifton campus is really modern and I am constantly finding new places to work in.”
What do you like about studying and living in Nottingham?
“I love living in Nottingham because there is never a dull moment in the city, from the bars, clubs and sporting events. Nottingham is definitely a student city. There are many international opportunities through city life and the global lounge.
Why would you recommend your course / NTU to someone looking to study in that area?
"I would recommend my course because it is small which allows for lots of support. It is engaging and staff are always willing to take on constructive feedback to adjust the course to what we would like to study or learn."
How will your course enhance your employability for your chosen career? What skills have you gained?
“Through my degree I have developed my confidence, I feel more comfortable to speak in front of my fellow students and ask for help when I don’t understand. It has taught me to be better at group work, as I have had to work with people I wouldn’t normally choose to work with. I have also learnt to critically analyse subjects which I wouldn’t have previously thought about.”