Written by a Youth Studies BA(Hons) NTU Alumni It all began in year one of my youth studies degree, the day before an assignment was due and I could not catch my breath; I thought it was my asthma to begin with, but it was much more serious. I still went to my afternoon lecture … More Debilitating panic attacks and feeling powerless
By a current Health and Social Care NTU student. I had never labelled myself as a mature student before attending Uni, as far as I was concerned, we were all just students together. It makes me chuckle that anyone over the age of 21 is classed as a mature student. For me, being mature isn’t … More A mature student perspective at NTU
By Caroline Shaw, School of Science and Technology Alumni Starting university can be scary; in fact it’s kind of terrifying. You’re (often) moving away from home to a new city which you don’t know and you’re surrounded by strangers. Daunting. BUT, and here’s a big ‘but’: you will be fine! Initially, it can all seem … More Settling into university
By Neil Chattle a Mechanical Engineering NTU Alumni I attended Nottingham Trent University (NTU) from 2003 until 2007 studying for a BEng (Honours) Degree in Mechanical Engineering whilst working at Rolls-Royce as a Customer Manager managing technical, logistics and commercial activities in Civil Aerospace within the Customer Business Team. The biggest challenge I had whilst … More Going through a bereavement at uni
NTU Alumni James Thornton discusses a time when his employee needed support and what they did to open up discussion about mental health in the workplace. It is now the final term of this academic year and many of you will be thinking about embarking on your first job in your new career. Something … More Mental Health Support in the workplace
By Becky Carré a English BA (Hons) NTU Alumni I recently posted with #tenyearchallenge, and when I looked at my 18-year-old NTU Fresher self, compared to the almost-adult I see in the mirror, they could not be further apart. Studying English at Clifton Campus in 2009, I thought I knew all about how to look … More What I wish I knew when I was a student…
By Leanne Hall, an NTU Law Alumni Like a lot of 18 year olds, I set off for my first year at NTU full of excitement, anxiety and apprehension about what I was about to experience. The first term passed in no time at all. I had a good set of flat mates, loved studying … More Sometimes a challenge is exactly what you need!