More about Shruti
Can you tell us why you chose to study in the UK and why you chose NTU?
“The UK is known for its excellent education system all over the world, and that became my primary reason for coming to the UK to study. NTU is well-known for its media courses, education system, and also its infrastructure and other facilities. The overall ranking of NTU was also one of the reasons why I chose to study here.”
How did you feel about coming to university in the UK in general?
“I was excited and nervous at the same time. Coming to a different country without friends and family was something I never experienced. Adopting a new lifestyle, culture, food habits, making new friends, and adapting to the extreme weather conditions seemed a bit difficult in the beginning. But all-in-all, I was pretty enthusiastic about moving to the UK and welcomed all the new additions in my life.”
What were the key features that attracted you to MA Broadcast Journalism?
“MA Broadcast Journalism is a comprehensive course, and provides a global perspective and hands-on training to ensure a bright career in journalism. Detailed and relevant course content, the practical part of the course, excellent recommendations from former students, and industry reputation made me apply for this course.”
When choosing a course for postgraduate study what did you consider it important to have?
“While considering my Masters degree in broadcast journalism, I considered these key points; accreditation, course content, scholarships, the work and social environment, recommendations from former students, the facilities at the Centre for Broadcasting & Journalism (CBJ) studio, infrastructure, and rankings of this course.”
What modules / topics / projects have you particularly enjoyed / found useful?
“UK Media Law and Ethics, Newsdays (because it provides you with experience of working under pressure and producing the best content), and the radio module.”
How does the way you study at NTU differ from your previous experience of studying?
“The learning environment is more relaxed, fun and uses technology that I really enjoyed; there is also more focus on practical training, and the size of the classroom is small, with few classes in a week.”
What were the key facilities that attracted you to you to NTU?
“The infrastructure of NTU has always attracted me; the smartcard facilities, 24-hour access to computers, CBJ studio facilities, and the 24-hour library. Everything is really technologically advanced, which makes work easier.”
What has been your greatest achievement as an NTU postgraduate student so far?
“I received an International Scholarship Award, and I served as Course Representative for MA Broadcast Journalism for the 2016/17 academic year.”
Have your career plans changed as a result of your postgraduate study? If yes, how?
“Yes, it has. I am looking forward to working in the media sector as a Broadcast Journalist because of my postgraduate degree at NTU. Prior to this, I was inclined only towards marketing, PR and the creative side of media, but now I want to work as a journalist.”
What are your plans for the future?
“I am looking forward to working in the media sector as a Broadcast Journalist, hopefully in the UK.”