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Fayez

Shriwardhankar

India
NTU has provided me with the knowledge to start my career in the publishing sector and a skill set to succeed.

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"A comprehensive aptitude test back home in India revealed a 90 percentile interest in linguistic fields – significantly higher than mathematical logical sections. Despite working as a business development executive for some time, I knew I had to pursue a career in writing and Nottingham Trent University offered an unparalleled opportunity.

"Empowered by a scholarship and armed by a few praises by friends and family, I walked in with my chin up – knowing the course was all I wanted. But Dave Welford's constructive criticism of my work soon brought me down to earth. I now know Magazine Journalism under Dave was exactly what I needed.

"Meanwhile, Julie Nightingale's sessions made sure we were completely acquainted with the real world – working to strict deadlines and leaving no room for errors in the final prints. Julie's immense experience in the field was invaluable.

"NTU's emphasis on work experience was perhaps the most crucial aspect of my CV. A stint at the Nottingham Post that involved writing features for the entertainment supplement proved to be the very foundation of my career. Add to that the numerous industry contacts that were provided to us in the careers session and you've got a formula that is anything but unworkable.

"I am now a Publishing Executive at Newsquest Specialist Media – a wholly-owned subsidiary of the US-based Gannett Corporation. I work on bespoke product development for two of their leading B2B magazines – StrategicRISK and Global Reinsurance. NTU has provided me with the knowledge to start my career in the publishing sector and a skill set to succeed. I'd recommend the course to anyone looking for any kind of career in the field of magazines without the tiniest bit of hesitation."

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