Course studied: BA (Hons) Education (Special Educational Needs and Inclusion)
I attended a college in Toronto, Canada as a summer schooling opportunity. Here I studied ‘Children, Play and Creativity’ for a month. This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I am extremely grateful to NTU for making it possible.
More about Millie
The BA (Hons) Education (Special Educational Needs and Inclusion) course has been replaced with BA (Hons) Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion.
What inspired you to study your subject?
"My younger brother is disabled and this inspired me to study this course. I took the course as a way to develop an understanding of him and due to the inspiration his teachers gave me."
Why did you choose your course and NTU?
"I really enjoyed Nottingham as a city before coming here for university. I came to an open day for NTU and loved it even more. The lecturers I met this day had a vast range of knowledge, passion and understanding of the topic - something I hope to mirror in my future carer."
What’s your experience been like of your course so far?
"I have really enjoyed my time here at NTU. The lecturers and staff members are all extremely knowledgeable and understanding. My personal highlights include the research opportunities my course allows me."
Have you been involved in any projects or extra-curricular activities that have supplemented your studies run through NTU?
"I attended a college in Toronto, Canada as a summer schooling opportunity. Here I studied ‘Children, Play and Creativity’ for a month. This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I am extremely grateful to NTU for making it possible.
My highlights from the trip include being asked to deliver a graduation speech on behalf of my class, as well as going to a Blue Jays baseball game and visiting Niagara Falls!"
What does Social Science mean to you?
"Studying Social Sciences is important to me as it allows me to learn more about society and work with people, it makes me feel like I am making a positive contribution and difference within the community."
Have you completed any work placements on your course?
"I got to complete a 6-week placement as part of my course. I chose to do so at Nottingham County Council within children's centres. This allowed me to develop my communication skills, community knowledge and understanding of others. This was an amazing experience that helped me understand my future career path."
Do you have any memorable moments from your placement?
"Key moments include helping run baby massage classes and learning how to create toys sustainably."
What do you think of the support available from tutors and staff at NTU?
"The tutors I have had at NTU have been exceptional. They are very understanding and approachable, and always willing to help in difficult times and situations."
Outside of the Lecture Theatre
Did you find it easy to make friends and settle in at NTU?
"I found it easy to settle into NTU. There are many opportunities to meet a variety of people and make friends, including flatmates, social events, and societies."
The Next Steps
What’s next for you after NTU?
"I am hoping to continue my studies and complete a Masters in social and public policy, with the aim of working for a local council or Department of Education."
How is NTU helping you to achieve your career goals?
"NTU has been helpful in making me see what I want to do clearly and showing me the different options the university and courses allow me to have."
What top tips would you give anyone thinking about studying your course at NTU?
"Come prepared to read and be interactive. The course is very interactive and enjoyable but requires reading to have a further understanding of educational topics."