Shiva Siadatan
The lecturers are extremely passionate and knowledgeable about their subject. It’s good to know that you’re learning from experts with years of experience in their chosen field.

More about Shiva

What made you choose to study at NTU?  

“Before choosing NTU, I had researched several universities and NTU stood out to me the most. With an impressive alumnus and great reputation, I was curious to see what the university could offer. The overall student satisfaction rate is noticeably higher than other universities and what better way to gain an insight than learning about current and previous students’ experience.”

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

“The student satisfaction rate, especially for my course was high. Especially for the lecturers and their level of teaching. As I do Joint Honours it’s quite a unique combination that not a lot, if any other universities offer.”

What do you enjoy most about your course?

“The lecturers are extremely passionate and knowledgeable about their subject. It’s good to know that you’re learning from experts with years of experience in their chosen field.”

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?

“As my course is Joint Honours I get to be part of two fields of studies, so I have a range of lecturers from different background, who all specialise in something different. One thing they have in common is that if I ever ask for any support they’re so accessible, with office hours and emails, it’s so quick to get a response or set up a meeting with them. If you ever contact someone regarding an issue and they are unable to help they’ll always forward it to the best person possible to help.”

What do you think about the facilities available to you?

“The library is great, it’s got loads of study space with computers and tables. The staff are helpful and offer a range of services such as support with references and how to use the online library programme OneSearch.”

What do you like about studying and living in Nottingham?

“The city is full of students! There are plenty of food places and things to do that offer student discounts! The city is quite diverse, so there’s something to do for everyone whatever you’re interested in. We’ve got such a good bus service too, so it’s so easy to get around Nottingham.”

Why would you recommend your course / NTU to someone looking to study in that area?

“We’ve got lecturers that have been here for a long time, and so have introduced modules and taken them away, trialled certain things and made changes depending on response. They’re incredibly experienced and this shows through their teaching. Also NTU offer all sorts of support whether it’s academic or personal, there’s always something to talk to.”

Have you completed any work placements and if so can you tell me a little bit about them – where you went and what you did?

“I’m currently on work placement at a local Natural Health Centre in Nottingham as a Social Media Intern, so I’m responsible for managing the companies social media and ensuring it’s set up correctly. I have also contributed to some marketing materials, this has included editing the welcome email received after signing up to the service.”

How will your course and/or placement enhance your employability for your chosen career? What skills have you gained?

“I have gained an understanding of what it means to create and run your own business whilst being on placement and have learnt to manage my time in a professional environment. My course has helped me gain skills such as critical thinking, which is adaptive to suit any environment, not just professional.”

What has been your greatest achievement at NTU so far?

“Being part of the mentoring scheme, helping first years with their transition into university life. I think it’s a great scheme that has the potential to make a real difference to people.”

What are your plans for the future?

“My plans are to graduate from my degree and perhaps apply to a Graduate scheme to become part of a corporate organisation.”

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