A Postgraduate’s guide to completing the Advantage Award

By Natasha Barigye, LLM International Criminal Justice and Armed Conflict, Postgraduate You may have come across the Advantage Award and decided that it is just the thing to help you stand out in this competitive climate. If your experience is anything like mine, it will be every bit as satisfying and beneficial as you think. …

How the Advantage Award showed me the world through a new perspective

By Cara Chambers, BA Hons Geography, Final Year Throughout my Geography degree I have been encouraged to gain as much experience of the world as possible.  The Award has helped me achieve this by providing opportunities to consolidate skills that are vital before and after graduation. It opens doors to learn about different world perspectives …

How the Advantage Award changed me so I could change the world

By Loren Querickiol, BA Hons International Media and Communications Studies, Final Year Regardless of the specificity, longevity or demands of your course, the Nottingham Advantage Award is for you. Of course, who am I to say this scheme of incredible employability opportunities is right for you? That being said, here is why my experience proves …

Engineering my future with the Advantage Award

By Serena Gough, MEng Hons Civil Engineering, Final Year When I first heard about the Nottingham Advantage Award I immediately wanted to participate. Although specialising in Civil Engineering, I was attracted by this free scheme offering opportunities to develop my range of skills to enhance my CV. As it was designed to fit around my …

Your future – How the Advantage Award can help you take the first steps

By Rebecca Woodrow, BSc Hons Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, Final Year “This degree will equip you with transferrable skills” – something we have all seen on University prospectus’. But what does that actually mean? As a science student, you are told these elusive ‘transferable skills’ could take you anywhere. Although some go on to a …

Making the most of my Veterinary degree with the Advantage Award

By Natasha Clark, BVMBVS Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Surgery, Fourth Year Life at the Veterinary School can be very hectic. It can be difficult to fit academic work alongside extracurricular activities – whilst also achieving a good work-life balance. I first heard about the Nottingham Advantage Award when I received an email from Catrin Rutland …

Join our project: Help us find out how students engage with the Award

Do you want to develop the Nottingham Advantage Award? Then help us run a project to make real change and enhance your employability. We want to gain a variety of student perspectives. Therefore, you do not need to have been involved in the Advantage Award already. Why this project? The Nottingham Advantage Award is highly regarded by national …

Shape the Award: Become a Student Rep

Contributions by Amy Ryder, Student Rep 2016/17 Our Advantage Award Steering Group is looking for keen students to join and act as the voice of the student community. You can have an active role in shaping the Award, gain an insight into the inner workings of the scheme and get volunteering experience. You can find …

Now you’ve started, why you should finish

We hope you have found your time with the Award enjoyable so far. Now is the time to start applying for our autumn and full-year modules. Of course any modules you have completed so far will appear on your degree transcript. However, here’s some reasons why you should keep going and push yourself to complete. …

Module of the Year 2018: How your nominations can make a difference

You have the opportunity to vote for the module that has had the most positive impact on your personal and professional development. All you have to do to nominate your Module of the Year is fill out our simple online form. In this article hear from last year’s winner and how you can help celebrate …