I wanted to take chemistry because it was a subject I enjoyed at A level, and I chose this course at Nottingham because of the fantastic opportunity it offered to study outside of the UK for a year.
As a chemistry student, I love not being stuck in lectures all day. Labs and practicals are a major part of the course, and, although there are lots of timetabled hours, the course is always good fun. Also, the lecturers are really interested in their subjects and often refer to their research, which adds another dimension to what we study.
A lot of the chemistry facilities have been improved recently and even the foyer is welcoming and modern. In terms of resources, we have access to everything we could possibly want or need.
I spent my international year in Melbourne, Australia, which was an incredible experience. I was able to choose from a number of international universities with strong links to the School of Chemistry. At Melbourne, they understood my course structure, and everything I studied will count towards my final degree qualification.
The year abroad also gave me a fantastic opportunity to travel. Over the three-month Christmas break, I went to various places in Australia and Tasmania and was able to stay with the friends I had made in Melbourne. I even travelled with one friend I met through the International Office who was looking for a travelling companion. I loved every minute of it.
I appreciate the level of academic and pastoral support offered by The University of Nottingham. The personal tutor system means that there is always someone to go to as a first port of call."