More about Amy
"I chose to study at NTU because of the BA (Hons) Politics course. It had everything that attracted me to politics and the modules covered what I wanted to learn more about. Attending the NTU Open Day solidified my reasons for wanting to come here. The University had a really nice feel to it, and I loved the fact that the City site is in the heart of Nottingham. A lot of the halls of residence were also very close to the University, so I knew I could spend those crucial extra minutes in bed on winter mornings!
"I was also impressed with the newly refurbished Newton and Arkwright buildings, and leading technology across the City site. The classrooms and lecture theatres all have their own projectors and large flat-screen TVs and I really think that these visual aids have helped my learning. The University's Wi-Fi is in place across the whole of the City site as well, which is great as it means you can access additional information while in lectures and seminars.
"My time at NTU has been fantastic and I have enjoyed every minute of it. Welcome week is an experience that I shall never forget. The week consists of a range of activities and events which you can opt-in or out-of, so you can get involved as much or as little as you want. The week ended with Saturday Antics, an all-day event where all the student halls compete against each other in activities such as wall climbing, rounders, basketball etc. It was a brilliant end to the week.
"I love Nottingham City. It is small enough that you can find your way around reasonably easily, but big enough to not get bored. It has different areas with different personalities, such as the Lace Market with vintage shops and cute cafés, and the Victoria Shopping Centre which has lots of shops like House of Fraser and Topshop, as well as a big Tesco!
"When looking for the right university, I think you should really look at the modules that are being offered, as well as the lecturers' specialisms. I also think that in the current economic climate it is important to have something different on your CV. Just remember, you will spend three years studying your chosen subject, so if you do not find it interesting to begin with, you definitely will not enjoy researching and writing essays on it by the end."