Coffee with Linh Dao


Joining us in our virtual coffee shop today is Linh Dao from Vietnam. Linh studied Pharmacology at Nottingham Trent University, UK.  Here she reflects on her study experience and how the world has changed since Covid-19.

Could you please tell us about your study experience?

It was an unforgettable time!

Course: great lecturers and materials.  I love the superlab where I can to do experiments.

Environment: friendly, supportive, many activities for students outside of class.

Library: amazing. I spent most of the time there.

Can you give us a “top 3” for Nottingham Trent University?

  1. Student services,
  2. Lab equipment,
  3. Library.

What advice would you give to someone starting your course?

You should consider what your future will be before starting the course. Having a clear path will help you gain the best knowledge, as well as creating a good network at the university. 

What is your job now?

Front of house. 

How did you get from your institution to where you are now?

My field is science and it is hard to find employment close to home. 

Describe a typical day in three words?

  1. Productive,
  2. Busy,
  3. Enjoyable. 

Have you been affected by COVID-19?

Yes, unfortunately, I have. 

What have you learnt about yourself?

I need to relax more! 

Three words to describe your life during this time?

  1. Calm,
  2. Enjoyable,
  3. Prepared.

What positives can be taken from the changes in our lives?

Everything will be ok. Just slow down and take a deep breath.

Thank you Linh, we wish you luck with your career.