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Chemical engineering, Year 1
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Politics and international relations, Third Year
Social Policy and Social Work, Year 1
I live in accomodation that is underseen be the University of Nottingham but it is not on campus. I live in self catered accommodation. The accommodation is at a high standard, any issues are felt with promptly and I feel safe in the residence. The residency provides a bus that goes directly to and from the Univeristy; this is a big help as it reduces transportation times.
The facilities at the University are up to a high standard. The library is always quiet and has a wide range of resources available. You are able to book study rooms for group work, but there are many places around the University where you are able to study quietly.
I enjoy my course because of the small class size. As not many studuents take my course, my seminar tutors and lectures tend to know everyone by name. This makes the lectures more personal and allowed us to ask more questions. I also enjoy my lectures because we often have service users coming and talking to us, this allows us to have a representation of our future job.
The city life in Nottingham is good, during the day there are lots of activities to do such as mini golf, laser tag and shopping. The town centre is always busy and full of life. A lot of events go on such as the goose fair and winter wonderland. The night life in Nottingham never fails to disappoint, there are loads of clubs and bars; you will never run out of things to do.
Social Work is not what I expected. There is a lot of stigma surrounding my future profession and it often tend to knock down your self confidence. However, it is always important to remind yourself on the passion you have towards your career. The reason for the stigma is due to lack of understanding of the profession, it is our job as future Social Wprlers to remove this stigma. Furthermore, the profession also retires a lot of emotional strength; from going on placement I realised how stressful the profession actually is.
Engineering, Year 3
Education, Year 1
University lectures come with a high and a low to be honest some days you wonder why you are actually at university and what are you actually learning. I have found myself staring into space after about five minutes into a lecture. Probably shouldn't tell my lecturers that one! University tutors are the most down to earth people ever and I know at my university they really respect what struggles students go through. They are always there to speak with and the university has a good network of support available and I know I have called on this during my time this year. I know at my university the staff always make me laugh during semanairs and they deliver rewarding and interactive learning which suits everyone. They allow freedom and the chance to actually be taken serious as an adult trying to stand on y