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Hi all,

So I will be attending NTU in september to study psychology BSc. I’m really excited because the course is great and so is the city. However it seems all my friends are going to “better” unis than me and I feel like I’m being looked down on for going to NTU (even though I got the same grades as those going to the better unis).

People keep telling me I’m going to be unemployed and all that lot.

(I want to work with children in the future, maybe as a teacher or I might go into marketing, not sure atm)

Is nottingham trent really that bad? Should I just not go to uni and save my money?
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I’ve heard it’s really good but not on the same level as the top too unis
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(Original post by 17blackhes)
Hi all,

So I will be attending NTU in september to study psychology BSc. I’m really excited because the course is great and so is the city. However it seems all my friends are going to “better” unis than me and I feel like I’m being looked down on for going to NTU (even though I got the same grades as those going to the better unis).

People keep telling me I’m going to be unemployed and all that lot.

(I want to work with children in the future, maybe as a teacher or I might go into marketing, not sure atm)

Is nottingham trent really that bad? Should I just not go to uni and save my money?
My mate went to Nottingham Trent and he did a combined maths/ biology degree. He went on to get accepted by the police graduate scheme and now he's got a place on a cambridge masters/ PGCE course training to be a maths teacher.
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I know 3 people who went to NTU, one is a teacher, one is a data manager and the third is a well paid personal trainer.
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I'm starting a post graduate course here next week, and I've been living in the East Midlands (Derby and Nottingham) since 1995. It's a pretty good University, lots of facilities, they have been super supportive and helpful so far so I'm impressed. It's a former Poly college, and these generally struggle rating wise, but it's overtaken Nottingham Uni in ratings;
https://www.theguardian.com/educatio...y-league-table I've already been to a careers/CV writing day, so there is support and help there for when you do look for a job.

Ignore your friends, NTU is 16 in the league tables!!
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often people may far too much attention to league tables..depends on your subject area and only time will tell as it depends it could really suit you as an individual.

I went from UEA to Anglia Ruskin university (course change) and ok its not the same in terms of student lifestyle and league table ranking but it was the best decision I ever made.
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(Original post by 17blackhes)
Hi all,

So I will be attending NTU in september to study psychology BSc. I’m really excited because the course is great and so is the city. However it seems all my friends are going to “better” unis than me and I feel like I’m being looked down on for going to NTU (even though I got the same grades as those going to the better unis).

People keep telling me I’m going to be unemployed and all that lot.

(I want to work with children in the future, maybe as a teacher or I might go into marketing, not sure atm)

Is nottingham trent really that bad? Should I just not go to uni and save my money?
Moved to Nottingham Trent University
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The league tables tell you how many students went on to further study and how many got jobs, so it's useful to check it.
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Honestly, if you come out of your degree with a good grade, your options are wide open. All universities teach similar courses, and although the exams are usually created by the lecturer, they won't be extremely easy for some uni's, and extremely hard for others. So, if you're applying for a job with say a first in psychology, nobody is going to turn you down because of your uni, since they know you've understood all of the material you've been taught, and absolutely smashed your exams. If you like the city, you're going to enjoy your time at uni. You'll easy find friends with the pure number of people going to uni, even if they're not on your course. So, enjoy your time there and focus on exams. That's pretty much all uni is about.
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(Original post by 17blackhes)
Hi all,

So I will be attending NTU in september to study psychology BSc. I’m really excited because the course is great and so is the city. However it seems all my friends are going to “better” unis than me and I feel like I’m being looked down on for going to NTU (even though I got the same grades as those going to the better unis).

People keep telling me I’m going to be unemployed and all that lot.

(I want to work with children in the future, maybe as a teacher or I might go into marketing, not sure atm)

Is nottingham trent really that bad? Should I just not go to uni and save my money?
you'll be more likely unemployed because of your psychology BSc than because you went to Nottingham Trent.
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you'll be more likely unemployed because of your psychology BSc than because you went to Nottingham Trent.
elaborate please
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elaborate please
They are right. There's very few clinical psychologist jobs but plenty of Universities turning out students. A friend I went to school with did Psychology at Liverpool Uni, and is now working for a TV station doing research for TV programmes.
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They are right. There's very few clinical psychologist jobs but plenty of Universities turning out students. A friend I went to school with did Psychology at Liverpool Uni, and is now working for a TV station doing research for TV programmes.
I am not studying psychology with the intention of becoming a clinical psychologist, rather a job where I work with children
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I am not studying psychology with the intention of becoming a clinical psychologist, rather a job where I work with children
Teacher, paediatric nurse, paediatrician, there's an awful lot of other courses which are child focused and where you're more likely to get a job after completing the course. Back to your question though, Nottingham Trent isn't that bad.
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Hi all,

So I will be attending NTU in september to study psychology BSc. I’m really excited because the course is great and so is the city. However it seems all my friends are going to “better” unis than me and I feel like I’m being looked down on for going to NTU (even though I got the same grades as those going to the better unis).

People keep telling me I’m going to be unemployed and all that lot.

(I want to work with children in the future, maybe as a teacher or I might go into marketing, not sure atm)

Is nottingham trent really that bad? Should I just not go to uni and save my money?
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Hi,

I hate how there is this bias around NTU, simply because it's seemingly in "direct competition" with UoN, and is always berated as the "**** university of Nottingham".
I've only been there one year, but from what I have experienced, NTU is a great university. They've worked really hard and are getting higher and higher on league tables as well. They've won University of the Year last year, they've got a gold rating in teaching - just because it's not an acclaimed Russel Group university, it doesn't mean it's **** - and it's a top 20 uni (even above UoN) this year! They're expanding to become bigger and better, and they're on the perfect path of doing so. Just because it's not been around since 1200 like Oxford and isn't 'posh', but more modern, it doesn't mean it's bad.

It's not about the institution about whether you get a job or not - yes, reputation matters, but NTU doesn't really have a bad reputation - if anything, they're building a pretty good one. A person studying Psychology BSc at Cambrige could have the exact same problems finding a job as you - it's how you build yourself. Employers don't only look at the university, they also look at work experience, engagement, passion...
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(Original post by 17blackhes)
Hi all,

So I will be attending NTU in september to study psychology BSc. I’m really excited because the course is great and so is the city. However it seems all my friends are going to “better” unis than me and I feel like I’m being looked down on for going to NTU (even though I got the same grades as those going to the better unis).

People keep telling me I’m going to be unemployed and all that lot.

(I want to work with children in the future, maybe as a teacher or I might go into marketing, not sure atm)

Is nottingham trent really that bad? Should I just not go to uni and save my money?
NTU is one of the fastest rising previously polytechnics in the country. In some areas the uni is ranked ABOVE some Russell Groups. For me NTU was an amazing option as it offered me more opportunities and flexibility on my course with the opportunity to specialise in what I want in my second year. Do not put the uni down because it isn’t Russell Group. That label really only matters in specific cases (such as law) but if you want to work with children NTU is incredible. My mum has her masters in early year studies from NTU and has a first and says it was totally worth it. So go. It’s an incredible uni and anyone who says otherwise is naive and can suck a ****
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A degree is a degree is a degree 😀
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and Mickey Mouse is Donald Duck.
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A degree is a degree is a degree 😀
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Join this brand new group for events/nightlife in Nottingham for freshers!! https://www.facebook.com/groups/888829821463704/
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