“By working within NTSU, I have learned to take charge of my academic progress and become more creative with my ideas.”
Akil Hunt - Law School Rep 2015-16
When did you get involved in NTSU?
In my first year of University.
In what capacity are you involved with NTSU?
I am the School Representative for the Law School.
What impact has your involvement with NTSU had on you at NTU?
Becoming a School Representative has really helped me integrate with my course-mates and has enabled me to inspire people to work harder and start revising for their exams earlier. I feel that taking on this role and being responsible for helping to make positive changes within the Law School will be an incredibly positive experience which I will look back on as a defining moment in my personal development.
How do you feel it has helped with your personal development?
It has helped me in ways that I could not have imagined. It has taught me to be proactive when trying to make changes and also how to support, and seek support from, other people around me. I have become aware of procedures in the professional workplace such as setting agendas for meetings and learning how important it is to set an example for people.
Do you think being involved in NTSU is helping you on your course?
By taking on this role, I have been able to have conversations with many academics and students that would not have occurred otherwise. It has also allowed me to start building a network with law specialists and feel more integrated with my year group.
Do you think being involved in NTSU is helping you prepare for life after uni?
Definitely - this role is very independent and encourages me to use my initiative. I feel that, by working within NTSU, I have learned to take charge of my academic progress and become more creative with my ideas. Plus, it has got me used to taking on more responsibility, which will be beneficial in lots of situations.
Would you recommend that other students get involved in NTSU?
Yes. I would suggest that they take an active role in NTSU which is related to their chosen field in order to get the most out of it. My experience has helped me identify my main skillsets and is directing my passion for self-improvement. If you go into NTSU with the mindset that you want to make a positive change and play a key role in the position you apply for, you will make the most out of your involvement.
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