More about Katy
Why did you choose the School of Social Sciences / Nottingham Trent University?
"I have always had an interest in criminology and thus, wanted to pursue a career in the field of social sciences. As for NTU, I fell in love with it when I came for an open day back in 2015!"
What do you feel is the best aspect about studying at the School of Social Sciences?
"The best aspect is that you learn such a variety of things that your degree will allow gives you the opportunity work in a wide range of fields or either specialise in a certain area of your choice."
What do you think about Nottingham as a city for students?
"It’s a perfect city for any student, there are lots of bars/clubs all within walking distant and for those wanting something else, there’s many quirky cafés to visit from the Dice Cup to the Kitty Café, there’s something for everyone."
Can you explain a little about your course?
"My Course looks at young offenders and children at risk of offending. When starting the course, I had no idea what to expect. I enjoy the fact that it is a small course meaning we all know and get on with each other which makes sharing ideas so much easier! I dislike having to presentations (especially the summative one in first year) due to anxiety."
How does the School of Social Sciences provide you with support, advice and guidance?
"All the lecturers are always there to support you no matter the issue/advice. They are easy to talk to about anything."
How has the School of Social Sciences influenced your future plans or career aspirations?
"Yes! With my degree, I hope to go into a Youth Offending Team or work in a secure children’s home."
What advice would you give to students considering studying at the School of Social Sciences?
"Be prepared to do a lot of reading and always try to find the most current research to get those extra brownie points. Also use your personal tutor as much as you can, they’re there for a reason!"