More about Leonardus Nicholas
Why did you decide to do postgraduate study?
“My decision to do postgraduate study came when I was still finishing my undergraduate degree alongside working. I was working in a global marketing agency. After I saw how people with postgraduate degrees are generally more appreciated in the office, more knowledgeable, and ultimately more mature in making tough decisions at work, I decided to continue my study. Furthermore, I felt the studying would extend my knowledge and broaden my network.”
What made you choose NTU?
“Branding and Advertising was a subject that is very close to my undergraduate degree and the work that I have done before. Secondly, NTU’s Business School has a tremendously high rank in lots of different university ranking institutions in the UK and all over the world, winning the award of ‘University of the Year’ from 2017 to 2019. Additionally, the Business School is accredited by AACSB and EQUIS, which attracted me the most, since it means that the Business School is internationally recognised in providing high quality education.”
What do you enjoy most about your course at NTU?
“It is a combination of the friendship that I have with the people from my class and the staff from NTU. The classes were all very educating and engaging, which led me to know nearly all of my classmates. From that point on, I knew that I would have a good time studying for the rest of the year, since NTU has helped me to achieve what I want, which was broadening my knowledge (with a very engaging course) and expanding my network (by having loads of new friends).”
What do you think about the course staff? How do they support your learning and University experience?
“The staff are amazing! The lecturers are so clear in explaining the subject in the lectures, the tutors are so helpful during the workshops, and all the admins staff are very friendly in assisting me to get a very decent studying experience wherever I am – whether it’s the library, the Newton Building or other study areas. This makes me very happy since I can work comfortably anywhere I want.”
What do you think about the facilities available to you?
“Since the Business School is located in Nottingham City Centre, I did not expect the feeling of studying in a campus. But when I came here the first time, I was so impressed by the facilities. The library has everything you need, the classrooms are so clean, neat, and technologically advanced – making you feel like you are in a real professional environment, and all sorts of foods are provided in and around the city campus, which truly made me feel satisfied.”
Why would you recommend your course / NTU to someone looking to study in that area?
“The hands-on experience that I have received during my studies here which I think sets NTU apart from other universities. In all aspects – facilities, curriculum, support, proximity to city centre, and even the lifestyle, we’re really supported to have a great work-life balance.”
What do you believe sets Nottingham Business School apart?
“It is definitely the AACSB and EQUIS accreditation, since only below 1% of Business Schools in the world have that accreditation. The CIM/CMI opportunity for Marketing and Management students also helped NBS to be on top of others. Then, the high level of student satisfaction that NBS has achieved. I have not met any graduate from NBS saying that they’re unhappy or regret studying in Nottingham Business School. Last but not least, the growth that NBS has shown in climbing up the business school rank for the last few years until it made the Top 100 Business School by the FT, shows that NBS is making progress to provide excellence in their service.”
What has been your greatest achievement at NTU so far?
“Academically, it is receiving the Postgraduate Masters Scholarship and the success that I got in helping the NHS solve their marketing issues in my Consultancy Experience Project which was a really valuable experience. On a personal level, it has to be the network that I have built over the past year, because I have made loads of quality friendships that will benefit me in the future.”