Troy Brocklebank

Troy

Brocklebank

United Kingdom
The facilities at NTU are great and its definitely an environment that enables you to do your best. My personal favourite facility is the Trading room.

More about Troy

What made you choose to study at NTU?  

“The focus on employability as well as the education provided. I believe the University understands that grades alone do not cut it anymore and they give you opportunities to challenge yourself in different environments that can be put on your CV once completed. For example, there is the IoD (Institute of Directors) challenge, the Acceler8 Employability Award, Summer School and many more.”

What do you enjoy most about your course?

“Looking at the theories and how they are applicable to the current economy. Especially how central banks facilitate economic growth.”

What do you think about the facilities available to you?

“The facilities at NTU are great and its definitely an environment that enables you to do your best. My personal favourite facility is the Trading room.”

Why would you recommend your course / NTU to someone looking to study in that area?

“I thoroughly believe NTU has added a lot to my CV and it continues to do so. I really enjoy that my course uses the trading room and the society I have recently founded (SONIC- Students of Nottingham Investment Club) will be looking to use more of this excellent resource.”

What work experience/placement have you completed?

“This summer, I attended ICHEC Business Management school in Brussels. I was there for 3 weeks and I really enjoyed the culture in Belgium. I also participated in the IoD £10 challenge and attended IoD events around the UK. I have helped with giving feedback to the course by being a course rep and finally I achieved the Acceler8 Gold Employability Award for my commitment to professional development.”

How will your course and/or placement enhance your employability for your chosen career? What skills have you gained?

“My course is very analytical, and this forces you to spot errors and act on them. Failure is important because it gives you feedback to continuously improve and adapt to the working environment.”

What opportunities have you had as a result of studying with NBS? How have these activities contributed to your university experience?

“I have been a course rep, which has allowed me to interact with the course leader frequently and give feedback. This gives you the opportunity to ask about their previous experiences in the industry and what they would recommend to succeed in the future. I have also helped on open days and had the opportunity to talk to a large audience about my experience studying at NTU.”

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