More about Alex
While studying physics at A level I discovered that the most fascinating part of the subject for me was nuclear physics. Having the opportunity to develop my skills in that topic at university really attracted me to BSc (Hons) Physics with Nuclear Technology at Nottingham Trent University (NTU).
I came to an Open Day and found it to be very important in my decision to study at NTU. I had a good look around the university and had all my questions answered by the staff and current students which made my decision to apply a lot easier.
The main strength of the course is having the opportunity to undertake a lot of experiments to back up the theoretical work I do in lectures. I’ve gained many practical laboratory skills which will be useful in the workplace and in research.
All the practical equipment I use with in the laboratory can be linked back to the theory covered in lectures. Some of these sessions take place in the dedicated ionising radiation laboratory. As well as doing some great experiments, the practical work helps to develop transferable skills, such as problem solving, which helps make physicists more employable.
What I value most about studying at NTU is being part of a very friendly and supportive community. Coming to university with dyslexia was very daunting, but I was given the help and support I needed from academic staff and student support services, especially during my exam period.
Studying at NTU has sparked my interest in the unknown and my plan is to go into research. I feel a lot more confident in my ability to talk to new people, to work independently and to put more time and effort into my work.