Module of the Year 2017: Nominations Open

Nominations for the Module of the Year 2017 are now open. As a registered Nottingham Advantage Award student you have the opportunity to vote for the module that has had the most positive impact on your personal and professional development. Nominate here. Below by Ziyad Yehia, Public Speaking module convenor, talks about his module – winner …

Much more than learning a language: Why is OLLE so popular?

Marion Sadoux, Module Convenor What exactly is OLLE? OLLE is the short name for the Peer Supported Online Language Learning Exchange. At the Ningbo Campus it is a very special Nottingham Advantage Award module as it was the first Award module designed in partnership with students, and for the past two years has continued to …

Life as a student on the Boots Module

By Jyothi Misiri, second year, BA English; Neelam Rajput, final year, BA English; Calum Smith, final year, BA Politics With over 2,500 stores, Boots is the largest pharmacy, health and beauty chain in the UK. Here’s what happened when three Nottingham Advantage Award students we are asked to develop a brand-new sustainable product for them. …

Ingenuity17: First Nottingham tri-campus competition

Steve Chapman and Genelva Meikle, Module Convenors Calling all students, researchers and alumni entrepreneurs The Ingenuity Lab’s annual entrepreneurship competition, Ingenuity17, has returned and registration is now open. This year, University of Nottingham students, researchers and alumni entrepreneurs will compete to be in with a chance of winning a share of the £100,000 prize fund. …

Employer Prizes 2017: Get ready for January

Are you registered on the Nottingham Advantage Award? Have you completed at least two Award modules? If you have answered yes to these two questions then don’t forget to get your application in for our employer-supported prizes. By clicking on the prize links below you can find out about your eligibility, what the employer is …

Anatomy, Careers and Volunteering at Sutton Bonington

Catrin Rutland and Karen Braithwaite, Module Convenors There are three new Nottingham Advantage Award modules based at Sutton Bonington Campus. These modules vary from volunteering and work experience, to enhancing your employability and communicating science. Fitting in academic work alongside extracurricular studies, while also achieving a good work, study, life balance can be difficult. We …

Zoology Collection: Discover, Preserve, Educate

Thomas Hartman, Module Convenor “This module got me back in touch with the reason I chose to study Zoology in the first place… my love of the natural world and its diversity” – Jacob The aim of the zoology modules is to give you the opportunity to discover and learn some of the practical skills …

What is Consultancy? Find out by joining the Challenge

Jacqui Storey, Module Convenor Opportunities to gain experience of the working world come in many guises. There are part-time jobs, internships and year-long placements to name a few, all of which can provide you with skills and experience that will equip you for your future working life. The Nottingham Consultancy Challenge provides another avenue for …

The fruits of your success: NUBS Employer Programme

Daniella Dutton, Employability Officer (Faculty of Social Sciences) Do you know how to sell yourself to a prospective employer in 30 seconds? How can you secure an internship and gain that all important work experience? Can you ace an assessment centre? How can you ensure that you are commercially aware? These are just a few …

Inspiring Young People: Mentor the Next Generation

Pete Bruce, Module Convenor “As a participant [myself] of the [Summer School] scheme, I was able to gain a realistic insight into life as a University student, attend lectures with leading academics and have a University student mentor me through my UCAS application. The experience inspired me to follow my dreams to study at University. …