July 22, 2016, by International students
Meet our Student Callers: Neha from India
If you hold an offer to study at The University of Nottingham, you might be lucky enough to receive a call from one of our international students. Neha has been speaking to Indian students (and their parents!) to let them know what Nottingham is really like.
Why did you choose to study at Nottingham?
The University of Nottingham, is without a doubt one of the best universities in England. I chose this to be destination for my masters in Law because the University was offering me the specialisation of my interest with a perfect combination of subjects I wanted to study and excel in. After spending an year here, I realise that this University not only acts as catalyst to broaden and improve the level of one’s educational qualification, but also nurtures your personal growth too.
What is your favourite thing about living in Nottingham?
Nottingham being a multi-cultural city has lot to offer, so you cannot just count on a few things. But yes, I love the weather here which is so dramatic all the time and changes with the blink of an eye.
Where is your favourite place in Nottingham and why?
My favourite place in University is the lake side at the Jubilee Campus as well as at University Park, we have a huge lake where one can enjoy boating during summers. But, for me, the lake at Jubilee Campus will always be a memorable one, as I spend most of my time with my best buddy there either taking a walk around or sitting and chit-chatting over a coffee. This place especially in evening is very serene and beautiful.
Where is your favourite place to eat out in Nottingham and why?
Well, I love Indian food and being away from home I miss “ghar ka khana”(home cooked food) for which I would say Peachy Keens is one of the very good options to put an end to my craving, one can enjoy buffet there and it also offers student discount, which is the icing on the cake. And, for the ones who love tandoori platter then 4550 Miles from Delhi would be the best bet without any doubt.
Are you part of any societies?
No, I am not part of any of the societies. Certainly, would suggest and recommend all of you to be a part of one or the other societies, depending upon the kind of interest you have. There are number of societies, which not only will help you to socialise with people having similar interest as yours, but would also help you in cultivating your skills.
What’s the most frequently asked question students ask you, and what advice do you give them?
Not students as much, but yes as I got to speak to most of their parents and the major concern each of them had was with regard to security and as I told and can say, that Nottingham is a very student friendly place. Even as a girl, I never felt that there is any such problem with respect to safety or security.
What’s your number one tip for international EU students coming to Nottingham?
I would first like to congratulate all the offer holders and would like to say that just keep all your worries aside because once you’ll be here, everything will start falling in place one after the other without any hassle, and trust me, it will be a cake walk for you all. Just be ready to welcome the number of new and exciting things that the University, as well as the city, will be offering you.
What are you hoping to do after you graduate /finish your course?
I am planning to go back to my home country and pursue my career as a lawyer with an upgradation of all the knowledge and experience acquired in last one year both at personal and educational level.
This is quite enlightening Neha. A friend of mine wanted to pursue her offer from Nottingham but being the uber skeptical person she is, she was worried to pursue it. This article really would help her in making her decision.
The fact that she would be so far from home was her biggest concern however knowing that Indians students are doing really well in settling in, given the culture gap, would just give her the ray of hope she needs.
Many many thanks for the article.
Hai neha . I like this university , and,I wish to study there financialy Im backward is there I’d any scholarship for students like me . I like to do my MA ancient history there ,
Hello, it’s great to hear that you are interested in studying at Nottingham! Please visit http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/internationalstudents/scholarships to find out more about the scholarships that we have available for international students.
I am research fellow at CSIR-CRRI and have done my M tech. in Transportation engg. I saw a PhD vacancy at Nottingham University site. I want to know whether I need to have a IELTS score to aaply for the post?
Hi Kashif. Sorry for the delayed reply. Students entering our degree courses from non-English speaking countries must provide evidence of the English ability, but we accept a variety of tests and qualifications as well as IELTS. Find out more about English policies here: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/go/englishlanguagerequirements
Thanks Neha for your response.
IT WOULD BE VERY KIND OF YOU IF YOU TELL ME ABOUT THE TOTAL EXPENDITURE INCURRED WHILE PURSUING LLM AND IF POSSIBLE IS THERE ANY CHANCE OF GETTING PLACED IN LEGAL SECTOR IN U.K OR IN OTHER COUNTRY THROUGH THE UNIVERSITY OR ON CAMPUS PLACEMENTS,PLEASE REPLY?
Apologies for the delayed reply. International tuition fees for our LLM courses in 2017/18 are £15,885. Living costs will depend on your lifestyle, accommodation options, etc. but you must have at least £9,135 in addition to tuition fees for visa purposes (if you will require a student visa). For more information on this see our visa funding requirements webpage. For information on postgraduate work placements, see the Graduate School’s Postgraduate Placements webpages.
I gonna apply for (2017,Sept. intake) post graduate in Pharmacy. I want to know from you that is IELTS necessary for application and is there any other English language test applicable?
The University considers a number of English language qualifications for admission. Please visit our website for more information: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/academicservices/qualitymanual/admissions/minimum-english-language-entry-requirements.aspx