I love being a student at NTU. The student life is great and there are so many opportunities to have fun and meet new people.
More about Floss
Why did you choose NTU and your course?
I chose to study at NTU on the city campus because the location is great- right in the city and all the university facilities are no more that 10 minutes away.
I chose to study social work because I’ve always worked and been interested in the social care sector. Social work seemed perfect for me as it’s such a wide subject that can lead to so many different areas. I can also build on my previous knowledge from my working life whilst on the course.
Could you describe your experience of being an NTU student?
I love being a student at NTU. The student life is great and there are so many opportunities to have fun and meet new people. I have loved living in accommodation on the city camps and being right in the centre of it all.
Studying social work is demanding and requires a lot of hours studying but I enjoy it so that makes all the difference for me. The facilities for studying are great, I spend a lot of time in the library.
How would you describe the support from your tutors, university staff and student services?
I would say that support at university is very different to elsewhere, such as college because studying is much more independent. However, if you know where to ask for support it’s really useful. I’ve particularly found that having a personal tutor I can contact is a great help.
Outside of the Lecture Theatre…
What three words would you use to describe Nottingham?
Exciting, busy and sociable.
Where is a good place to eat, drink or visit in the city?
At the cornerhouse and around that area there are lots of food places and bars. It’s right in the city centre too.
Did you find it easy to make friends and settle in at NTU?
I found it much easier than I thought I would. I think living in student accommodation really helps you to meet lots of people and feel part of things.
The Next Steps…
What would you say to someone who is thinking of applying to NTU?
Go to an open day and get a feel for the university. It’s easier to see if it’s for you when you visit.
What is one thing you wish you knew before starting at NTU?
I wish I wasn’t so anxious about meeting new friends because when you’re living with other students it’s just so easy to meet people.