Thi My Dung
The standout feature is the range of engaging and interactive learning experiences (the course) provides. We have the opportunity to work with real businesses, create poster and video presentations, deliver podcasts, and design our own business ideas.
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Why did you choose NTU and your course?
I selected NTU because of the exceptional level of support I received from the staff and faculty during the application process. Their passion for education and dedication to their students was truly inspiring.
I was drawn to my course at NTU because it aligns perfectly with my career aspirations. I've always had a big love for dogs and have dreamed of starting my own dog-care business. With the knowledge and skills I'll gain from this program, I feel confident that I'll be able to make a real difference in the lives of dogs and their owners in my community.
What has stood out about Nottingham Business School?
Nottingham Business School has some of the most talented and experienced professors I've ever had the pleasure of learning from. Their ability to share their own practical experiences has been invaluable in helping me understand the nuances of the business world. I feel incredibly fortunate to be learning from such a talented and inspiring group of individuals.
How would you rate the course facilities and why?
In terms of course facilities, I have been thoroughly impressed by what this university has to offer. The library is simply amazing, with state-of-the-art technology and ample study spaces that make learning and research a breeze. The poster rooms are another highlight, providing a professional setting for presenting our work, and the laptop borrowing service and projectors with sounds have proven invaluable for collaborative work and classroom presentations.
What is your favourite thing about your course?
There are so many things I love about my course, but I think the standout feature is the range of engaging and interactive learning experiences it provides. We have the opportunity to work with real businesses, create poster and video presentations, deliver podcasts, and design our own business ideas, all of which have been incredibly enriching and fulfilling. Additionally, the course provides ample opportunities to develop our leadership and networking skills through various business activities, which has been invaluable in enhancing our professional competencies.
One of the most unique and rewarding experiences I had during my academic career was my exchange study program in Chicago, where I had the opportunity to work with a philanthropy organisation and provide business solutions to clients. This experience allowed me to apply my academic knowledge to real-world challenges and provided me with invaluable experience in working with clients and developing innovative solutions to complex problems. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to work with such a meaningful organisation, and the experience has had a profound impact on my professional aspirations.
And having Mr. Paul Wreaves as our course leader has been a true honor - his knowledge, experience, and guidance have been an absolute asset to our learning experience.
Have you taken part in academic mentoring? What has this role involved?
I have taken part in academic mentoring during my course, and I found it to be a highly rewarding experience. As someone who excelled academically, I was able to provide feedback and advice to my classmates who were struggling with certain concepts. This role involved providing support and guidance to my peers, and helping them to develop their understanding and skills in certain areas. Being able to help my classmates achieve their academic goals was incredibly satisfying, and I believe it also helped to strengthen the sense of community within our class.
Have you had the option to personalise your course? How has this benefitted your studies?
Personalising my course was an incredibly valuable experience for me. I was able to work on my own business ideas, which allowed me to explore the topics that interested me most in greater depth. Specifically, I focused on marketing, financing, and value chain aspects of business. This approach was incredibly beneficial to my studies, as it allowed me to develop a deep understanding of the topics that were most relevant to my future career aspirations. The opportunity to personalise my course was a true highlight of my academic experience, and I am grateful for the chance to tailor my studies in this way.
What three words would you use to describe Nottingham?
Historic, student-friendly and gorgeous.
How have you found Nottingham as a student city?
The living fee is reasonable, local people are very nice, friendly and helpful.
Did you find it easy to make friends at NTU?
Yes, NTU friends are very approachable and helpful, I find no challenge making friends at NTU.
What do you think of the support available at NTU?
My course leader is extremely helpful to provide us personal guidance regarding our careers. Our professors are extremely talented and share a lot of insights on business as well. The student support provides a lot of help regarding different knowledge on UK visas and accommodation. The employability team is extremely helpful regarding UK career guidance and skills relevant boosting to find jobs.
What’s next for you after NTU?
I will start my own business on Dog-care platform in the UK and after that I will extend the business model to my home country and globally.
Has the employability team helped you plan for life beyond NTU?
The employability team at NTU has been incredibly helpful in preparing me for life beyond my studies. They provided support with a range of topics, including assessment centers, CV, LinkedIn appropriate update, and job opportunities searching. Through their guidance, I was able to develop my skills and knowledge in areas that were crucial for securing employment after graduation. The employability team was always approachable and supportive, and their expertise and advice were instrumental in helping me to plan for my future beyond NTU.
Why did you want to study in the UK?
For me, studying in the UK was an opportunity to immerse myself in a new and exciting culture while pursuing my academic goals. I was drawn to the country's long and fascinating history, as well as its rich cultural traditions and landmarks. Especially, I felt a strong connection to the British people, who are known for their love of animals, particularly dogs. Studying in the UK allowed me to explore these interests in depth, while also gaining valuable knowledge and experience that will help me achieve my personal and professional aspirations.
How is NTU for international students?
Friendly, helpful and very supportive; practical and dynamic.
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