More about Maria
"Before I came to NTU I hardly knew anyone who had studied Microbiology, but it’s an amazing course and I highly recommend it. There’s a focus on broader microbiology and diseases, which is different to courses at other universities. Classes are small, staff are helpful and the course is very up to date.
"I did so well in my first year that I was awarded the scholarship bursary, which I was really proud of. I know I've gained lots of scientific skills that are going to help in my career. The course is giving me a very broad skills base as well as more specific strengths.
"Both my independence and my team-working skills have also greatly improved and will be important when I get a job. I'm a better communicator too, which is important no matter what you want to do. For me, that’s getting a job in microbiology or going on to do a Masters.
"Coming to an Open Day at Clifton campus helped me make my mind up about coming to NTU. I already knew the courses were highly regarded but there’s nothing like seeing a place for yourself. It’s a great way to find out if you'll fit in and if the atmosphere is right for you. If you're thinking about NTU, you should come along and see."