10/05/2016, by CLAS
Studying Culture, Film and Media at Nottingham
I am final year International Media and Communications Studies student. I chose to come to Nottingham because I attended the summer school here in Year 12 and couldn’t see myself studying anywhere else. I loved the city and the beautiful green campus, and I knew this was the university for me. Since Nottingham has two universities, it accommodates students very well and is the perfect city to be a student in. The city of Nottingham is a very cultured city and there’s always something going on; the nightlife is so diverse there’s something for everyone.
I’ve always wanted to study media studies, and I was attracted to course because of its range of modules, from the more theoretically based ones to the more practical modules, and the fact that I had a choice in what I studied. The most unique aspect of the course is having to study a language. Having this second element to my degree made it much more interesting and is one of the reasons why I was drawn to my course. Throughout the course of my degree I was able to study in a variety of different ways, from essays to group presentations, and my lecturers have been there for support whenever I needed it, especially when it came to my dissertation.
Apart from studying, there is so much to get involved with here, with hundreds of sports teams and societies. I have been a part of NSTV (Nottingham Student Television Station) for three years, and it has been a big part of my university experience. It has allowed me not to only gain new skills, but also to meet new people and have incredible experiences like filming at the Motorpoint Arena.
Written by Ike Denloye, BA International Media and Communications Studies, Year 4