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Mayowa Ayodele
The best advice I can give is to be open-minded and set reasonable goals. Be eager to learn, ask questions and make yourself useful on the wards.

More about Mayowa

Why NTU…

Why did you choose NTU and your course?

NTU is renowned for excellence and diversity. You get all the skills and expertise to excel after graduation.

Could you describe your experience of being an NTU student?

Though it wasn’t an ideal experience at the start because of Covid-19. You can’t relate with other students as much as you want and most of the lectures are online. But the good thing is Covid-19 is behind us and the experience is much more better now.

How would you describe the support from your tutors, university staff and student services?

The support has been awesome right from the start. The staff are always ready and happy to give their support.

On Placement...

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?

In my opinion, it was a mixed feeling as I started placement during the height of Covid-19. The nurses were so busy and it can be difficult for them to create time for students. But all in all, I still get to meet some amazing nurses, health care assistants and other member of the multi-disciplinary team that are motivated to engage students in day-to-day running of the hospital. Some of the Mental health hospitals I've been are: Cygnet Health care (Cygnet Grange- Sutton in Ashfield), CAMHS (Hopewood-N-Adolescent Inpatient unit-Phoenix), NHS Foundation Trust- Lings Bar Hospital-N-Castle ward), Priory Group (East Midlands- Annesley), NHS Foundation Trust (Highbury Hospital-N- Redwood 1). Having placement these at hospitals really helped shaped my practice as I was able to observed first hand, the presentation of the various mental health illnesses, nurses intervention, the different sections used and how the MDT's as a whole do work together to provide a person- centred care and well designed discharge path for each patient.

Do you have any memorable moments from your placement?

I can say the most memorable moments are the time spent with the patients through the support given and making their day as good as it can be.

Do you have any advice for future students going on placement?

The best advice I can give is to be open-minded and set reasonable goals. Be eager to learn, ask questions and make yourself useful on the wards.

Outside of the Lecture Theatre…

What three words would you use to describe Nottingham?

Great, amazing city.

Where is a good place to eat, drink or visit in the city?

Cosmo restaurant, Bella Italian, Motor-point arena, Nottingham forest stadium.

Did you find it easy to make friends and settle in at NTU?

I can say difficult because of Covid-19 but things are gradually coming back to normal.

The Next Steps…

What would you say to someone who is thinking of applying to NTU?

Just go for it and enjoy your time.

What is one thing you wish you knew before starting at NTU?

Unpredictability of the weather and best places to visit for food and drinks.

Still need help?

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