More about Savannah
"I decided to do my Master’s at NTU because I had been an undergraduate student here, I transferred to NTU during my second year of undergraduate study and it was the best decision I could have made. Staff and students made the transition so easy and made me feel so welcome. I had such a good experience at undergraduate that the decision to stay on and complete a Master’s here was a no-brainer, I didn’t want to go anywhere else for my postgraduate study. Also studying at NTU meant I was able to commute from home which made things so much easier!"
"I did a degree in Psychology with Criminology, gaining a 2.1, and it was during this time that I decided that I really wanted to complete a Master’s following on from this. I knew it was a great university with excellent facilities, as I had a number of friends who attended the university prior to becoming a student myself. I knew students were friendly and there was lots of societies and events going on throughout the year, meaning there was something for everyone!"
"Knowing my Master’s would involve being in university two days a week meant I was able to work alongside my studies which was great. I was initially contemplating which course I should apply for however upon reading in detail about the course, I was immediately attracted to this course due to the wide range of modules that I’d be completing, including Forensic Mental health and Explanations of criminal behaviour, given my previous studies of criminology and my interest in mental health, I decided this was definitely the course for me.
"I felt this course would develop my knowledge surrounding mental health and enhance my pre-existing knowledge of criminal behaviour and the relationship between the two. I wanted to do a postgraduate course that kept me engaged and this was the perfect one to do this. Similarly, modules provided theory based work for assessments however also provided practical application through use of student conferences, where we were able to network with genuine organisations providing them with research based recommendations."
"When choosing this course, I wanted to choose something which was going to keep me interested and engaged throughout the year, I therefore looked in detail at the module content and felt this course would be thoroughly engaging and interesting. And it really was! Also I already had experience with the staff and lecturers within the psychology department from my undergraduate degree and their knowledge and teaching methods were important elements of my decision as I knew they went above and beyond to help in every way, both academically but also in personal support."
"The key things which attracted me to NTU was the location of the city campus as it made commuting from home very easy with the train and tram transport links. Also the facilities in the university; the computer access as well as rooms specifically designed for conducting research which was particularly important for my final project were also attractive features of attending NTU."
"I used NOW most days during my Master’s, it was extremely useful, not just for your timetable but for providing information on assessments, deadlines, lecture slides, and recommended reading lists. The module handbooks gave so much information and were essential to assist with hitting the criteria for assessments."
"I was working part time in retail at the beginning of my Master’s, at first it was easy to juggle both, but during busy deadline periods I did feel it was too much. However, my tutor was really supportive and helped by suggesting the best way to organise my time etc. After a while I got an agency job as a mental health support worker which offered a lot more flexibility to fit in with my studies. This job was also more relevant to my studies and I would recommend for everyone to do this, as it puts your knowledge from the course into practice. I think this really helped with my understanding of everything I was learning about."
"One of my greatest achievements during my Master’s was gaining a Distinction in my Forensic Mental Health module assessment. Another achievement is completing my Master’s! I was concerned before I started that I would not be able to keep on top of the work load and I may fall behind and although the work is challenging; I’m not going to pretend it’s been easy, it’s definitely been worth every minute of stress! My tutor, all lecturers and fellow students have been incredibly supportive throughout it all!"
"My career plans have changed, at the beginning of my master’s I was working in retail which I really didn’t enjoy, I then gained experience working as a mental health support worker which gave me practical knowledge of the theory I was learning during my postgraduate study. Now I have been offered a job within the civil service and I can’t wait to start in September!"
"I’m not sure exactly what my future plans are yet; I have gained an amazing opportunity to work within the civil service and I can’t wait to begin with that and see where it takes me! For now my university studies are over and I’m looking forward to getting stuck into a new job opportunity!"
"It is everything I expected and some! I have really enjoyed my time at NTU and although at times I have felt stressed and worried about deadlines and assessments, the hard work has paid off and nobody can ever take my Master’s away from me!"