More about Dani-Louise
Why did you decide to do postgraduate study?
“Postgraduate study will take me one step closer to a desired career in academia, it also allows me to refine and further develop the skills I acquired through undergraduate study.”
What made you choose NTU?
“I did my undergraduate degree at NTU and I found the university to be really friendly and approachable, it also boasts a great research community. As a student with additional needs I have found NTU extremely supportive. The university really helps to accommodate for my needs so that I may get the most out of my degree.”
What do you enjoy most about your course at NTU?
I really enjoy the freedom and independence of the course, I am able to pursue study in my chosen area of research. I have always found the English team and staff in the School of Arts & Humanities to be super friendly, helpful and approachable.
Why would you recommend your course / NTU to someone looking to study in that area?
The course really allows you to grow as a researcher. It is a great platform to pursue further study such as a PhD. Equally, it is a great degree to develop and refine research skills to prepare for the working world. The library services here are second to none, they are really helpful at this level of research.
Have you completed any work placements and if so can you tell me a little bit about them – where you went and what you did?
I undertook a 10-week placement with Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature as part of my course. My role was to help the City of Lit team organise all aspects of the Nottingham leg of the ‘Nottwich’ event.
My role included: Creating content for social media, writing blog posts, contacting venues and vendors to organise events, devising the Nottingham literary walking tour, preparing many documents to assist the team in Nottwich related tasks, creating a ‘What’s On in Nottingham’ spec for delegates, making tote bags of welcome gifts for delegates, devising a volunteer spec, reading CV’s and selecting relevant volunteers from NTU to assist us during the events.
I have gained valuable experience in virtually all aspects of my employability due to the significance of the global event!
What did you enjoy most about the placement?
I really enjoyed the opportunity to work with the city of literature team, but my favourite aspect of the placement was being able to attend the events I helped organise! It was an amazing opportunity to network with UNESCO delegates from all over the world.
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