Overall, I enjoyed my time on placement and it helped me to gain confidence, improve my networking skills and time-management.
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Why did you choose NTU and your course?
I chose NTU because of its high student satisfaction, great teaching, and welcoming campus. I chose my course because it is what I am passionate about, and it allows me to tailor my degree to my interests by allowing me to choose some optional modules.
Could you describe your experience of being an NTU student?
Although it has been impacted by the pandemic, I have enjoyed my time at NTU.
First year was a combination of in person and online. Second year was entirely online, and I also began my placement as Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer for the NTU Student Parliament. Final year, has been entirely in person and although it has been very busy, I have enjoyed taking full advantage of being on campus.
How would you describe the support from your tutors, university staff and student services?
University staff are helpful and approachable, and passionate about the topic they teach.
Have you completed any work placements on your course? If so, tell us about your experience - where did you go, what did you do, what skills have you gained and what have you enjoyed the most?
I completed a year-long online work placement with NTU Student Parliament during my second year. Overall, I enjoyed my time and it helped me to gain confidence, improve my networking skills and time-management.
Do you have any memorable moments from your placement?
I organised and presented workshops on matters that I am passionate about, such as decolonising the curriculum.
Do you have any advice for future students going on placement?
Keep in contact with the appropriate university staff as they can provide helpful advice.
Outside of the Lecture Theatre…
What words would you use to describe Nottingham?
Where is a good place to eat, drink or visit in the city?
Twisted Health Kitchen
The Pudding Pantry
Did you find it easy to make friends and settle in at NTU?
There are lots of opportunities to meet new people at NTU.
The Next Steps…
Has the employability team helped you plan for life beyond NTU?
There have been many employability workshops to help with employability skills.
What is one thing you wish you knew before starting at NTU?
NTU have a ULP (university language program) which offers a variety of languages, and it is open to all students at all levels of understanding.
NTU is very open to student suggestions regarding course or overall improvement.
As an International Student…
What advice would you give to help new international students get settled in at university?
Join a society, visit the global lounge, and take advantage of all the different events that NTU organise as it’s a great way to meet new people.
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