More about Hannah
Why did you decide to do postgraduate study?
“I really enjoyed the opportunity to return to education and study for my BA History. Once that finished I knew I wasn’t ready to stop, so decided to continue my academic journey at MA level.”
What made you choose NTU?
“Having studied for my BA at NTU, I already knew the teaching standard was excellent. Living locally, the campus is also extremely convenient, especially when juggling a family and job too.”
What do you enjoy most about your course at NTU?
“Each module covers a wide range of topics and periods. This means we are taught by a variety of staff and are exposed to new subject areas. The opportunity to undertake a work placement or internship is something I am looking forward to. Being part of a smaller group of students makes it possible to get to know lecturers and tutors more easily.”
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?
“I have found all the teaching staff very approachable. With both academic and personal issues, they are available to talk things through and offer help. Similarly, the library staff are always helpful with reading material, essay writing and research issues.”
What do you think about the facilities available to you?
“The campus has experienced major development over the last few years that I have been here. This means facilities are modern and up-to-date, both recreational and academic, making Clifton campus an enjoyable place to be based.”
Why would you recommend your course / NTU to someone looking to study in that area?
“The variety of topics studied means the course is interesting and diverse. Coupled with excellent teaching and supportive staff, it is possible to achieve the highest academic success.”
Have you completed any work placements and if so can you tell me a little bit about them – where you went, what you did, and any skills you’ve gained that will help you when you graduate?
“As part of the course, I am about to start an internship in the History Department at NTU. This will involve working alongside a lecturer and undertaking research into the emotional history of the Scottish Reformation. I will be examining a variety of primary sources to identify potential sources for further investigation. I will also be helping lecturers prepare and host a symposium about history and emotions, to be held later this year. Honing my research skills will be invaluable in helping to prepare for my dissertation.”
What has been your greatest achievement at NTU so far?
“I was awarded the History Subject Prize at the end of my BA History course. This was for achieving the highest overall mark for my degree on my course. I was also awarded a Research Pathway Scholarship for my MA course, which has made it possible for me to study at this level. “