More about Jodie
How did you enter into Clearing?
I applied for a different course at NTU but decided after being accepted that I wanted to change course. This led me to decline all my offers and wait until results day to apply again for the course I wanted to do – Sociology.
Why did you choose to apply to NTU?
My main reasons for applying to NTU were because of the location, the city of Nottingham is ideal for me. The course modules were also appealing to me over ones that other universities were offering.
Can you tell us in a short paragraph or two what you experienced during the Clearing process?
The Clearing process in general was stressful, and this is because I previously declined all my offers as I applied for a different course initially. On the day of Clearing, I had to ring many universities to try and find a suitable place for me, however, most other universities had issues with their Clearing hotlines, making it even more of a stressful time.
NTU’s hotline made the process ever so simple and straightforward. I was only on the line for around five minutes finding out information about the course, giving my details and then everything was sorted.
How have you settled into your course and NTU?
Settling into my course has been easy, this is due to the amount of support that NTU offers first year students. There are student mentors available to speak to if you have any concerns about the course and there are tutors that are also available to you if you have any worries about university life.
What do you like most about the course, and do you think you’ve made the right decision?
I definitely made the right decision choosing Sociology at NTU, this is because I really enjoy the modules and the way in which the learning material is given to us through lectures and seminars.
What do you think about the course staff, how do they support your learning and University experience?
The course staff have been very helpful and support my learning. The lecturers all present their modules differently but are all effective. Tutors are there for you if there are any problems, even outside of lectures. The administrators also help when there are issues with finance or simply course queries.
What do you like about studying and living in Nottingham?
Studying and living in Nottingham has been a big change for me, as it is very different from where I have lived all my life. Living in halls means that you are surrounded by those in a similar position to you, in that they all go to NTU and there will be opportunities to meet up with friends that you make on your course. The city is perfect for students looking for a good atmosphere, those wanting a city with a good nightlife won’t be disappointed.
In a nutshell, why would you recommend your course / NTU to someone looking to study in that area?
I would recommend studying Sociology at NTU because the modules in which we study and how they are given to us can be challenging but are worth it. NTU also have amazing facilities, including the library, which when utilised well, can be important in your studies.
What advice would you give someone thinking about going through Clearing?
I would suggest making a list of universities and courses that you are interested in before you have to apply because this will limit the stress when the day comes. To help ease the process I would recommend getting all the clearing hotline numbers or forms ready to send or call prior to the day.
What are you most looking forward to in the two/three years at NTU?
I am most looking forward to the new modules in year 2 as we have the chance to choose some of them. In year 2 of Sociology we do service learning, which is where we find a cause we are passionate about and help those that need it most, this should give me satisfaction for helping people.
Our guide to Clearing will answer your questions about the Clearing process, how you’ll know if you are eligible, and how to choose the right university for you.