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Shashank Maurya
I’ve learned how to work efficiently in teams and developed critical analysis skills. Interacting with students from different geographical regions and understanding their culture is truly something I’ve never been able to do before coming to NTU.

More about Shashank

Why did you decide to do postgraduate study?
“After pursuing my undergraduate, I worked as an Assistant Manager Business Development in a US based IT company in India. It was during this tenure, I realised I wanted to do a deep dive into the field of Management and Marketing to broaden my horizons. The aim was to increase my knowledge, establish critical thinking and thought processes and gain a higher qualification which would increase my earning potential and personal satisfaction.”

What made you choose NTU? 
“Being a part of a university like University of the year 2019 by Guardian University Awards and the choice of courses were the key factors driving me to NTU. Their research has been recognized for its quality and impact through numerous awards and prizes, including the Queen's Anniversary Prize, which is the highest national honor for a UK university. Being able to gain an additional qualification, the CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership meant I’d leave university with a broader knowledge of effective management skills while focusing on specific management areas appropriate to us and our workplace. Also, the scholarship program at NTU is extremely comprehensive.”

What do you think about the course staff? How do they support your learning and University experience?
“The lectures are well structured and custom-tailored for the students, which are then followed by detailed practical application though the interactive seminars. The tutors are extremely qualified and focuses on all the students individually, ensuring they participate in the discussions and understand the concepts. The administrative and technical staff are dedicated professionals who are always there to support the students in case of any problem with a minimum response time.”

What do you think about the facilities available to you?
“24/7 access to the library makes NTU a great experience for the students. The different types of smart classrooms, including the lecture theatres provides an ideal environment to study. Facilities like availability of laptops, employability team to help students with placements, global lounge, NTSU, clubs and social events ensures the development of a student across all dimensions and not just academia.”

Why would you recommend your NTU to someone looking to study in that area?
“The balance of theoretical knowledge and practical application proves to be a major advantage of being an NTU student. The courses at NTU have been rated one of the best across the world. The student support is brilliant as it caters to each and every need of the students.”

What do you believe sets Nottingham Business School apart?
“The extensive courses available at NTU ensure that students can specialize in a particular field. Another important aspect is that they constantly take feedback from the students about their experience at NTU and implement the necessary changes to improve things.”

What has been your greatest achievement at NTU so far? 
“Being voted as the course representative. I’ve also learned how to work efficiently in teams and developed critical analysis skills. Interacting with students from different geographical regions and understanding their culture is truly something I’ve never been able to do before coming to NTU.”

Have you taken up any opportunities offered by NBS? How has this contributed to your university experience? 
“I have participated in the Thinkubator challenge which involves brainstorming around the problems faced by a local business and generating possible outcomes in a team. Providing ample solutions for the growth and development of a business has given me a real-life experience of the corporate world.”


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