More about Jennifer
Why did you choose NTU and your course?
After going to the open day, I knew instantly this is where I wanted to spend my next three years. The campus felt like a community, and everyone was so welcoming, I couldn’t picture myself in any other city for university.
I always knew I wanted to study international relations as an undergraduate degree, but I was never set on where. NTU offers such a wide range of modules which allows everyone to explore their academic interests and find new ones. From first year all the way to final year, there were modules that appealed to me, no other university that I looked at had this.
Could you describe your experience of being an NTU student?
Being a student at NTU has been amazing. I have learnt so much from a variety of people, I have made friends for life, and I have been given so many opportunities. As well, the facilities at NTU are brilliant and everyone is so supportive, I would not have changed this experience for the world.
How would you describe the support from your tutors, university staff and student services?
I would not have been able to accomplish what I have during my degree if it was not for the support of my tutors. They are unbelievably helpful and kind. They regularly checked up on myself and my course mates, even during the Covid-19 pandemic, and were incredibly supportive of everyone. This went a long way in ensuring everyone felt comfortable during our three years at NTU.
Outside of the Lecture Theatre…
What three words would you use to describe Nottingham?
Something for everyone
Where is a good place to eat, drink or visit in the city?
Hockley and lace market. Both areas have lots of nice places to eat and drink, whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, or tea, or if you’re going for cocktails or coffee, there’s always something around there.
Did you find it easy to make friends and settle in at NTU?
I was so worried I wouldn’t make friends, but that definitely has not been the case. I am still friends with my flat from first year and have lived with some of them for three years. I spend just as much time with my course mates on campus as I do out of campus. I have met so many people at Trent and friends I know I will have for life. Settling in at university was just as easy at making friends, freshers week really paved the way for this, and now NTU is like a second home.
The Next Steps…
What would you say to someone who is thinking of applying to NTU?
Do it, I can guarantee you won’t regret it. Studying at NTU and living in Nottingham has been the best three years, despite the pandemic. I have made so many memories and met the most amazing people, I couldn’t imagine going anywhere else.
What is one thing you wish you knew before starting at NTU?
It’s okay not to know everything, whether its course related or just with moving away from home life. Everyone is in the same boat and you’re here to learn and grow, so don’t worry.