As a trainee here, we always have visiting lecturers or renowned names from the industry coming along and sharing their knowledge with us.
More about Sarra
Tell us a bit about yourself?
I am Sarra Ben Amor. I am a Tunisian Chevening scholar and a postgraduate student at NTU doing a Masters degree in Broadcast Journalism.
Why did you choose to study at Nottingham Trent University?
What initially attracted me to Nottingham Trent University were the facilities existing on campus for journalism students including newsrooms as well as TV and radio studios. The university also seemed international student-friendly.
Tell us about your course. What is the best bit?
The course provides industry-based training which equips all students with the necessary skills to start a career in broadcast once graduated, even for those with barely any experience in the industry. As a trainee here, we always have visiting lecturers or renowned names from the industry coming along and sharing their knowledge with us. You also get to watch TV and listen to the radio for homework so what more can you ask for.
Would you recommend your course to other students?
I would definitely recommend the course to anyone wishing to start a career in journalism. The programme is filled with many challenges and real life workshops to practice more. Also, help and support are always available for international students. You’ll definitely be equipped with enough confidence to get into the industry.
Have you joined any societies or clubs at NTU? If so, how do you feel this has benefited you?
I haven’t joined any societies yet but students are spoiled for choice so I am definitely considering that in the near future.
Have you had any opportunities to work or volunteer while at NTU?
I have been sent multiple work opportunities on Campus. The university offers through Unitemps casual work for students for extra financial support.
Tell us about your accommodation while at NTU. How have you found it? Best things?
I am currently in a private accommodation but whether on campus or off campus transport and food facilities are incorporated in all parts of the city.
What do you think are the best things about Nottingham for an international student?
Nottingham is definitely a lively place so there’s a lot for students to discover from museums and art galleries to nightclubs and restaurants. I think the best thing about the city is the public transport system, as it offers many facilities for students to get around anywhere comfortably.
Have you learnt anything from your experiences that you would advise future international students?
I think applying early for the course is essential so students would have the opportunity to get ready for a challenging year ahead. Other than that, multiple events are offered whether within the city or organised by the university, taking part in that is always fun and beneficial for more networking opportunities.
Can you describe NTU in three words?
Lively, inclusive and driven.