Nottingham Trent University
"Having a good time so far "By: pip214. BSc (Hons) Forensic Biology FT
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.
"The boy from Clifton "By: Jamiee_x
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.
"Modern University "By: Tom_H10. BA (Hons) Business Management and Accounting & Finance FT
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.
"NTU Review "By: BoharaBA (Hons) Business Management and Accounting & Finance FT
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.