More about Katie
"NTU stood out to me because of the breadth of study that was available to students. I also liked that they were investing a lot in their campuses and facilities.
"I love the new renovations at the Clifton campus! The pavilion is a great building with lots of space to work either in groups or alone. We also have lots of computers and quiet study rooms available for students to use as well as a 24-hour library. The library is also able to get books from other university libraries through the inter-library loans scheme, which has been really useful when writing my dissertation.
"The academic staff have been absolutely amazing, the tutors are really invested in you and your work. I've had a number of personal and health problems whilst at university and I have always felt 110% supported by the faculty. Tutors also have weekly office hours where you can book an appointment to talk about anything going on either at university or in your personal life.
"Although you cannot choose your modules in the first year, you can choose a path of study based on your interests in your second and third year. There are also weekly research lectures/seminars from the postcolonial research centre which are really interesting.
"I think the breadth of the course has made me a more well-rounded person. We cover a lot of global issues on the course within the context of literature. Giving presentations in seminars has really helped me with public speaking (which I used to hate!) and I feel more confident working with other people because of the group work on the course.
"My biggest achievement has been getting a place on a School’s Direct course where I will be training to be a secondary school teacher! I'm also going to be presenting my dissertation research at the university research fair which is also a huge achievement and a great honour.
"My advice to other students would be, be prepared to work hard; you only get out what you put in!"