More about Stephanie Louissa
Where do you come from and why did you choose to study at NTU?
I’m from Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia. I finished my undergraduate degree before coming here. When I was doing my dissertation, I knew that I wanted to continue my education, so I tried really hard to find a good university.
To be honest, my father is the one who recommended NTU to me. When we were scouting for universities, my father came across NTU and he just fell for it. I decided to talk with the representatives as I was really interested in studying there. NTU is one of the best universities in the UK; it has lots of good facilities and also has high employability, which is a really good point for students. Plus, NTU had the course that I really wanted to study.
What is the best part about your course?
My favourite part is the core module, which is Corporate Finance, as it is my main interest in choosing the course. I really enjoyed Adrian Castell’s lectures. He made the lectures really interesting and he made all students engage in his classes. I aim to be a CFO in a company – that’s why I chose my course, as it will be a great help for me later on in my future career.
What is life like living in Nottingham?
First of all, the size of the city is perfect for students – not too big and not too small. And everything is within reach here. Since I live in the city centre, I can get most of the things I’m looking for with no difficulty. Second of all, the environment lends itself to study, as it is not too crowded as it is in London. Moreover, the local people are really friendly.
What advice would you give to new international students?
The first thing you have to do is to find a comfortable place to live, because your own room and accommodation will be your safe haven. Second thing is: join as many events as possible in Welcome Week – you can meet many new people. Who knows – you will find friends with similar personalities and interests, like I found mine!
I would definitely recommend NTU. In fact, I told my friends about Nottingham and NTU, and some of them are planning to do a postgraduate in UK!