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Ellen

Walker

United Kingdom
Coming to study Physics at NTU was the best decision I've ever made!

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Why did you choose to study here?
"I came to an open day at Nottingham Trent University not really knowing what to do. I spoke to a couple of lecturers and decided to enrol on FdSc Physics. The FdSc gave me the opportunity to study physics at university without having to do an access course. The fact I could fast track to the second year of BSc Physics with Nuclear Technology course meant I didn't have to study for an extra year.

"I love the atmosphere on the Clifton campus; the lecturers are wonderful, really approachable and very helpful. I am so grateful to Nottingham Trent University for giving me the chance to study and for all of the encouragement I receive.

"My greatest achievements since becoming an NTU student have to be overcoming the challenges of studying again after over 20 years, successfully juggling being a wife, mother and physics student at the age of 41!

Have your career plans changed as a result of this degree?
"Completely! I was working as a cleaning lady, no prospects, low self-confidence and a feeling of frustration at having never used my intellectual potential. I have hope now and am looking forward to a bright future for myself and my family.

"If someone asked about enrolling on the Physics course at NTU, I'd say, do it! You will never know unless you try, I had no idea how my life would change, it’s the best decision I have ever made!"

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