More about Ayesha
What made you choose to study at NTU?
“When visiting the university on the open day, the staff and students were really friendly making me feel very comfortable and welcome. All my questions were answered, and I was also given more information about the course and the students opinions of the university and life in the city. The course was well structured giving students a maximum understanding of the topics that would be taught over the years. There was also a lot of relevance to the real world which would then help when applying to future jobs/roles.”
What were the key features that attracted you to your course?
“The key features that attracted me to my course were the various topics taught within each year of studying. Within the first year, we were taught the basic accounting modules acting as a foundation for the following years. We were taught a range of other subjects as well giving a different view point to accountancy such as Law and Economics. Student feedback is also taken on board and each year modules are improved upon based on students views and opinions. There are now modules that help enhance skills for the workplace such as using Sage and Excel.”
What do you enjoy most about your course?
“I enjoyed the variety of work and assessments undertaken. Group work meant being able to share ideas with the rest of the course and achieve goals together. The faculty also make it a priority to guide students with their employability skills. Mock assessment centres and interviews are organised early on giving students maximum opportunity to develop and improve in order to get a job.”
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?
“Staff are really supportive. It is made clear at the beginning of the year their office hours and how to get in contact if you find yourself struggling. Seminar tutors build an environment where it’s not uncomfortable or awkward to ask for help. Lectures are recorded, providing a great opportunity to go back and try and understand the subjects better. There are a lot of resources available for students to maximise their learning too such as library workshops and mentor buddy schemes.”
What do you like about studying and living in Nottingham?
“Nottingham is a great place to live and study as it provides a good balance between a large city with lots to offer in terms of a great nightlife, day activities and shops but also gives you a sense of community and comfort which is hard to find. There is always something to do and get involved in which is great to keep busy and socialise.”
What work experience/placement have you completed?
“I completed a summer internship at Deloitte within Tax Consultancy. Within the 6 weeks, I had the opportunity to attend client meetings and experience what it would be like advising clients on particular issues. I undertook individual projects and was able to share my ideas with my team and develop my presentation skills and interpersonal skills. The work was varied amongst different industries which gave me a broader understanding of Taxation.”
How will your course and/or placement enhance your employability for your chosen career? What skills have you gained?
“The internship provided me with a good insight into the working world, giving me a better understanding of the areas of accountancy I wish to pursue further. This helped when choosing my final year modules as well as the type of professional accountancy qualification I would want to complete as a Graduate.”