I chose my course because of the various different modules offered and the unique placement year opportunity.
More about Jed
Why did you choose NTU and your course?
"When looking at NTU I found the importance they gave to giving students the capabilities and resources, to further improve both academically and professionally was something invaluable offered at NTU. Students and Staff were also welcoming and helpful on the open day. I chose my course because of the various different modules offered and the unique placement year opportunity."
What has stood out about Nottingham Business School?
"Always getting students to engage in extracurricular study through the use of CPD hours – allowing students to learn and take part in activities outside of their degree learning which in most cases can be transferred into their degree learning. The staff are always looking out for students’ best interests and everything you undertake while here is always looking at progressing your personal and professional development. Accredited by EQUIS and ACCSB – internationally recognised hallmarks of excellence and quality."
How would you rate the course facilities and why?
"The facilities at NTU are of a great standard, allowing the course to create a great feel of inclusivity for all students. The course leaders are always looking at ways to improve, add new modules and take on student feedback through the use of regular end of module reviews given to by students."
What is your favourite thing about your course?
"While undertaking the International Business course I have found that the encouragement to continuously improve our personal and professional development to be very beneficial. Along with the unique and amazing experience of working and learning abroad in my placement year."
Can you tell us a bit about your placement?
"During my placement year I spent the first half working for a German company, GEA, working in the food technologies industry. During my time there I worked with the service team on finding a solution to the issues around BREXIT. In the second half of the year I began my study abroad programme in New Zealand at Massey University in Auckland. While attending I studied four subjects: Investment finance, International business, Teamwork & Leadership and Strategic Marketing Management. What was great about this experience was experiencing and learning about a new culture. I was also able to continue to develop my knowledge on previous modules learned at NTU and undertake some new learning."
What three words would you use to describe Nottingham?
"Inclusive, diverse and friendly."
How have you found Nottingham as a student city?
"Nottingham is a great city for students, providing a great balance between a busy, active city while offering places for a relaxed vibe; with lots to do in terms of a great nightlife, day activities such as walking around Wollaton Park or shopping in the city centre. Students coming here will always find something good to do."
Did you find it easy to make friends at NTU?
"Making friends at NTU is easy, whether it be people in your halls of residence, joining a society or people on your course. NTU really tries to encourage everyone to speak and get to know one another during the first weeks, helping students feel settled and welcome."
What do you think of the support available at NTU?
"NTU offers various options for students coming to NTU. Course staff always offer guidance and help, while also signing posting students to any student support services that the university offers. The support that both employability and global lounge teams provide is extremely helpful with gaining students access to work and study placement opportunities."
What’s next for you after NTU?
"After NTU I will be looking to have a job in finance and going forward further I hope to move out and work in New Zealand or Australia following my study abroad experience."
Has the employability team helped you plan for life beyond NTU?
"The employability has helped me with gaining insight into the opportunities abroad through the use of online presentations where they looked at how to tailor your CV and also spoke about the various websites you can use for finding jobs abroad, InPlace being one example."