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BA History 2nd year student, Emily Thompson


United Kingdom
The staff are always so helpful and on hand which means that if you ever struggle there is always someone here to help

More about Emily

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

That the degree is a 100% course work with different types of coursework so that it is not just essay based. The module options, I liked that I was able to study something new that I had not done before.

Is there anything about your course that stood out to you, perhaps that wasn’t offered anywhere else you applied?

I liked the ability to choose my modules for second and third year, this was due to the fact that I love to study more modern history in certain places. For that reason I chose not to do any medieval history modules and I love that I was given that choice. I also loved the different way to do course work, I hate doing exams so it being a hundred percent coursework really spoke to me but I also like how they are not all essays. I really enjoyed doing a source analysis for my land and liberty module.

What would you describe as the real strengths of your course?

The history staff are always friendly and happy to help with any issues that I might have. I used employability for part of one of my modules, they were super friendly and they helped me with interview techniques but also where to look for these opportunities.

What topics / projects have you really felt engaged with?

The land and liberty module has been my favourite module as it looks at American history which is something I find really interesting to study. Along with early modern emotions, which looks at the psychology involved in studying history and how people perceive it.

What has been your greatest achievement as a Nottingham Trent University student?

My greatest achievement as a NTU student would be my first that I achieved for my source analysis in my American module as I really enjoyed that assessment, it was a challenge but worth it. I am also proud of my job that I got whilst at NTU I work with students in classrooms and I recommend it to any student who wants to go into teaching or any form of work working with children.

In a nutshell, why would you recommend your course / NTU to prospective students?

Yes, I would recommend the freedom when it comes to the modules to everyone looking to study history. The staff are always so helpful and on hand which means that if you ever struggle there is always someone here to help, which made my NTU experience so much better.

Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your course or your experiences at NTU? Do you have any advice for students considering coming to NTU?

I would recommend coming to an open day to get a feel for the place you want to spend the next three years as that is so important to feel happy here.

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