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Title: Nottingham Trent University Education for Global Success

Nottingham Trent UniversityEducation for Global
Nottingham Trent University (NTU)
  • Nottingham Trent Universitys origins go back to
  • 9 Schools offering almost every discipline
  • Over 2,500 staff
  • Over 25,000 students
  • 6,000 postgraduate students
  • NTU has one of the largest postgraduate offerings
    in the UK
  • In Science alone, 12 million awarded in research
    grants in under 12 months

NTU Recognised As the Top New University in the
UK (The Independent, 24 April 2008)
NTU is in the Top 3 Universities for
Employability in England Wales
Employers Involved from Beginning to End
  • Need for course
  • Content of curriculum
  • Work placements
  • Work-based projects
  • Visiting professors from industry
  • Graduate recruitment
  • Assessing graduate performance and adjusting

Our Goal Education for Global Success
  • Attributes of the NTU Graduate
  • We expect both NTU graduates and postgraduates to
    have 12 fundamental qualities and skills
  • International awareness and openness to the
    world, based on understanding and appreciation of
    social and cultural diversity.

Vice-Chancellor's Scholarships to Beijing
Language and Culture University
No Nation Has a Monopoly of Knowledge And
Its in the interaction between cultures and
nations that the real opportunity lies
What We Learn from the World We Share with Our
  • E.g. ICS College of Arts, Tokyo has expertise in
    total quality improvement through teams learnt
    from Japanese industry
  • We now incorporate that team working approach in
    our programmes and into our studio-based activity

Lime Studio An International Design Team Built
at NTU
  • Began with group projects
  • In 2nd year awarded contracts by international
  • 3rd year developed in Hive
  • Within a year shortlisted for 2 international
    design competitions

A World of Opportunities Work Placements in
the UK and Globally
Work Placements Build Success
  • Our research shows that students who undertake a
    work placement
  • Achieve a higher grade in their final
  • Enter into higher paid employment
  • Make faster progress in their subsequent career

Work Placements Build Confidence and Build
  • I had amazing industry experiences during my
    sandwich year. My placement year gave me the
    confidence to make an amazing final collection.
  • Chieko Motomura, Now Working for Sir Paul Smith

Two Case Studies
  • US Internships
  • MSc with Work Placement

US internships
  • Nottingham Business School has a track record of
    posting placement students in prestigious
    financial groups in the US. Primary employers
    include Merrill Lynch Private Investment Banking
    and CitiGroup Smith Barney.
  • This year 5 NBS students have worked (or will
    work) within these US-based investment groups.
    One James McManus (pictured) has
    received outstanding feedback for his work as a
    trainee analyst.
  • Interns operate on J-1 traineeships (visas) with
    appointed supervisors and distance-based
    supervision from programme teams at Nottingham
  • NBS engages in relationship management with
    employers and the Schools Head of International
    Affairs, makes an annual visit to corporate
    offices in Los Angeles.

James McManus (BA hons. International Business)
pictured second left with Dr Simon Mercado
(NBS, right centre) and Frank Malone, Senior Vice
President, CitiGroup Family Office (right). Los
Angeles June 2008.
MSc with work placement
  • Introduced at NTU in 2007/08
  • Currently available for programmes in computing,
    technology engineering management but plans for
    other areas
  • Unique model lessons learned but employers
    asking for more!

Benefits for employers students
  • MSc placement students offer
  • Maturity
  • Knowledge - 1st degree MSc specialist study
  • Often some work experience
  • Continuity via work-based MSc project
  • Availability for permanent employment 3 months
    after placement
  • The student gains
  • Transferable skills
  • Stronger CV
  • Financial support
  • Job opportunity
  • Possibility of total 2 years working in UK for
    international students

Two examples from 2007/08
  • Indian student
  • BEng Computer Science (India)
  • MSc Computing Systems _at_ NTU
  • Placement at Schlumberger Technology Centre, Oslo
  • Working as a software engineer on seismic
    acquisition system
  • MSc project provided by Schlumberger
  • Permanent job at Schlumberger on graduation
  • Malaysian student
  • BSc Software Engineering (Malaysia/NTU)
  • 2 years working in Malaysia
  • MSc Internet Enterprise Computing _at_ NTU
  • Placement with investment bank in London
  • Great experience, great salary, great performance
  • Permanent job at the bank on graduation

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