Studying overseas isn't only about getting a good education – there are lots of things on offer at NTU that you can take part in alongside your studies which are not only fun, but can also help to develop your transferable skills.
Clubs and societies
There are currently over 60 societies within the Students' Union. Societies are groups set up by and run for students who share a common interest and are a great place to make new friends and take part in interesting events. There is a range of societies, from faith or nationality-based to activity-based, so whether you're interested in joining the Chinese society or the Islamic Society, learning photography or how to knit, there really is a society for everyone!
For sports enthusiasts and those who like to lead an active lifestyle, there are over 50 sports clubs at NTU who welcome new members of all abilities.
Events for International Students
Both in Welcome Week and beyond, there are a number of events for international students which provide the opportunity to meet new people, find out more about NTU and the city of Nottingham, and explore more of the UK.
The Students' Union run regular events for international students, including day trips to fun and interesting places – take a look on the Students' Union website to find out what's on offer at the moment.
Nottingham Trent Volunteering
Nottingham Trent Volunteering is a partnership between NTU and Nottingham Trent Students' Union, which provides a range of diverse and enjoyable volunteering opportunities for students who are interested in giving their time to help out in the local community. The volunteering projects can be tailored to suit a student's personal interests (for example working in the areas of art or sport, in criminal justice or mentoring young people) and how much time they can commit.
Student Ambassadors scheme
The Student Ambassadors scheme gives current NTU students the opportunity to help out at a range of events including University Open Days, summer schools and taster days, acting as an ambassador for both NTU and Higher Education. The scheme is a great opportunity to get involved in University life and develop useful transferrable skills.
Students in Classrooms
Students in Classrooms is a collection of three schemes which offer placements in local schools. The schemes range from providing subject-specific support in local schools to mentoring secondary school students and offering literacy support to primary school students. The schemes are open to all students at NTU, and are not just for those interested in a career in teaching - they offer a chance for all participants to enhance key employability skills.
The HOST programme gives international students the opportunity to discover more about British culture by spending a day or a weekend with a UK family in their home. You can find out more about the programme, including details on how to apply, on the HOST website.