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Where to start? The thing I love most about NTU is the community feeling from the minute I arrived. It all started with the welcoming the university and the student union provided during freshers week. All the staff and volunteers where friendly and helpful and this really set the tone for my life in Nottingham.
I'm a sporty guy and there is lots to choice from. Being apart of the sports teams at NTU open up lots more doors and you meet so many more people outside your course and your accommodation. Make the most of your first year because second year is harder. Get the balance right and you'll love NTU as much as i do!
This university has everything you could ever want whilst studying a degree. I'm having the best time of my life and I really don't want to start my final year come September.
The degree itself enjoyable. It's definitely a step up from A Levels but you do get enough support from the faculty, lecturers and the university as a whole. I only had about 10 hours of lectures and seminars in my first two years, so plenty of time for studying... and partying.
The night life in Nottingham is so good. There are numerous nightclubs and bars which are extremely cheap on student nights.
If you're looking for a complete university experience come to NTU.
I went on the sports tour all 3 of my years and NTU, such a great time! You will represent your sports team in spain followed by some mad nights out! The only thing I would say that needs improving is that you should be able to get flight rather than a coach which takes a day! :(. You must go on tour, even if your not part of a sports team, you can still as a volunteer.
Right onto the 'important stuff'... Lectures were good, it was the first time that I was taught in a class over a couple hundred. I had to perform many presentations, which I used to hate, but you soon get used to them and become alot more confident, a life skill that is key!
Nottingham trent has been amazing two years so far have gone to quick!
The university is situated in the centre, which is ideal for the students, they get a feel of the nottingham lifestyle which is a great one, everyone is very friendly and there is plenty to do during the day and the night.
If you into your football you have nottingham forest football club, they play in the championship so its a decent standard.
During the night nottinghmam is renowned for it lively nights, and they really are lively, there are loads of places to choose from plus good pubs for gigs and karaoke.
the Union is very small though which seems strange considering what a big university it is.
My experience at Nottingham Trent so far has been so good. I'm not going to say its the best because everyone is different and will enjoy different aspects of the university. I know some people loving and hating their time here, so this will be from my point of view. This is a great university for studying Science and I have heard that the languages aren't bad either. The university work catches up with you if you don't keep on top of it. So work hard, remember your going to get a degree. Enjoy yourself, the key is to balance your time.
The accommodation is so expensive on campus. Next year me and four friends are moving into a house together which is so much cheaper in comparison. This year the rent has drained my money but you do get an en-suite which is a bonus, I really didn't want to share a bathroom. I also don't have to pay a parking permit because I ride a motor bike, it's so much cheaper that way around.
The university have so many different clubs and societies ranging from go-karting to bell ringing. I am a member of archery. It's a cool sport and met lots of like minded people. Check it out next year.
The Student Union make a massive effort at the start of the year when it comes to welcome events. I would recommend going to Double Vision on a Friday. Your meet loads of other students here. The ratio in Nottingham is crazy, but thats something your have to come check out for yourself.
Being from Clifton, the university is easily accessible for me as I am a commuter. I have just finished my last module so what better way to make a full review on my whole time at NTU. The university is surrounded be great people. The lecturers go above and beyond there job role, devoting their spare time to student problems and issues. I have had their full support the entire time I have been studying here and I couldn't ask for more. Not only this the course is really engaging, highlight key skills we need to develop and what employers desire. I feel like I am much better prepared for full time work, thanks to my time here.
The campus is really nice, with the SU having a brand new building. There is literally something for everyone to get involved with. I am slightly older so I dedicated 80% of my time to my course. it's all about finding a balance. This balance suited me perfectly as I wanted to graduate with a good grade.
I thought Nottingham Trent was an average university. I would recommend looking into the course details in great depth. I spoke to members of university staff on an open day I attended but the information I provided about the course that day was very different from the reality. So make sure you look at there website in great depth before making your choice.
Besides the course, the university is very good with lots of facilities available to students. Trent is very modern compared to the university of Nottingham. The night life is amazing especially on wednesday when both uni's have there student night, this is not to be missed! You have to at least try it out. You won't regret it. Nottingham is very diverse culturally and the girl to boy ratio is amazing.
If my course was like the one I was sold at the open day I really wouldn't have nothing to complain about.
I have been studying at NTU for three years now. The first two at the university, whilst my current year on a work placement. When choosing universities, I wanted a big city with good night life and a uni with good sports teams and applied courses. NTU has fulfilled all of these desires.
Whilst I have found the odd module in my business and finance course dull, I have found the majority interesting and relevant to the real world. There are plenty of contact hours and most of the lecturers are easy to get along with and very helpful when it comes to coursework/exam prep and feedback.
In terms of applying for placements, the uni was extremely helpful, offering advise on enhancing CVs, interview techniques and also having links to many large companies which will set aside places for NTU students.
The university is right into the city centre which is a great place for students. Having more pubs per square mile than anywhere else in the UK is a major factor to this whilst numerous shops and plenty of cheap restaurants also helps.
I would fully recommend Trent and I am looking forward to getting back there for my final year.
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