More about Simran
“I came to NTU through clearing but I wouldn't change my option of studying here if I had the chance to go back. I feel that the courses are well orientated to employability and it allows me to focus on my choices and career path before I've graduated. I like that Nottingham is such a vibrant city, there's always something going on and you won't be bored. NTU is in a good location for me as it's at the centre of England, meaning it's easily accessible for my friends when they want to travel here and it's a 'safe' distance from home so if I miss my family I can just jump on a train.
“I like the openness of the course. I can say how I feel about contemporary issues and also mix these opinions with older strings of thought and it is always relevant. I love that I can pick my modules as it means I can focus on the areas that interest me such as religion, tourism, race and youth. I feel that these are very current issues and they don't particularly focus on the 'typical' gendered differences that we are often made to reflect on during A Levels. My course is definitely preparing me for the world of work. Each year we've studied something that introduces us to prospect of work and it means that we are always prepared for understanding the concept of work.
“The Service Learning scheme stood out on my course as it provides you with the skills of working as part of a company. It also opens you up to the third sector (a growing part of today's economy). I have really benefited from the Schools links with external organisations. I worked with the company Catch 22 as part of Service Learning and then worked alongside them over the summer of 2016.
“I have got involved with extra-curricular activities outside of my studies. I am a student ambassador which has really helped me build my confidence in speaking to new people. I think during my time at NTU I have become more confident in voicing my opinions and I think I have become a lot more grounded because I am able to socialise with people my age with ease, this was always a worry for me before coming to university as I was always very quiet. I think Fresher’s Week is a brilliant way of integrating students because you always find people that are similar to you. All the friends that I met in my first week are still some of the best friends I have made at university.”