More about Beth
Why did you choose NTU and your course?
I chose NTU due to the small class sizes and focused groups. I feel like at NTU we are focused on as individuals, with lecturers knowing our strengths and weaknesses as people. This allows us to get a personalised university experience, not all being pushed under the same umbrella!
Could you describe your experience of being an NTU student?
NTU has so many opportunities for students. There are so many societies to join including the ParaSoc! I personally am a member of the Hula Society in which I go to events such as bar crawls and ocean! Also being a member allows my self to do extra activities that will aid my course such as volunteering to be a pitch side medic on NTU sports Wednesday, something other universities don’t offer.
How would you describe the support from your tutors, university staff and student services?
The support of my university tutors are brilliant. I don’t fear going to any of my staff with personal problems and university problems. I feel I am not judged and they are their to help me with any issue.
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?
On Placement my PED has been great for support. You go to the same jobs they do and so they have a first hand experience of the exact same you have. This means when you have a bad job or feeling a little down they are great to talk to.
Do you have any memorable moments from your placement?
The most memorable moment from placement was my first baby delivery! Having the feeling of bringing a new life into the world is not something every 21 year old can say! It was truly amazing.
Do you have any advice for future students going on placement?
Enjoy your self! Don’t take every single job too seriously. Some elderly people just need a chat and a cuppa! You will learn so much being on the road it’s truly the best hands on learning you can get. Listen to your PED they have probably had the same silly questions you have, we have all had to start somewhere!
Outside of the Lecture Theatre…
PARTY! But remember you will have early mornings. Manage your time properly, you can fit having a good time and working at the same time.
What three words would you use to describe Nottingham?
Fun, Lively, Ocean!
Where is a good place to eat, drink or visit in the city?
There are so many good places to eat, Nottingham caters for every type of diet, including vegan and vegetarian! I personally would recommend TapHouse! It’s a bar where you pour your own pints, it’s fun and I love the Rum Punch ;)
Did you find it easy to make friends and settle in at NTU?
Yes. One of my main reasons for choosing NTU was during my interview I met my current house mate Alex! We made friends so quickly and got along so well. I quickly made friends and now currently live in a house with 5 other paramedics!
The Next Steps…
What would you say to someone who is thinking of applying to NTU?
I would recommend NTU to anyone who is thinking of going. It really does support in all aspects of learning and I feel so comfortable.