Celebration Event 2016: Celebrate good times, come on!

On 7th June 2016 we welcomed around 120 students, employers and staff to our annual event to recognise our student’s achievements. The event celebrated not only Award completers, but the achievements of students who had excelled through the presentation of employer-supported prizes. Students met employers, employers met students; all while enjoying delicious canapes, cupcakes and …

Already taking part in the Award? Curious to learn more? Find out what it takes to be an Award student!

With the return of the Employer Supported Prizes and the Celebration Event, the spring term encourages Award students to reflect on their Award experience, especially those who have completed the Award before graduation. Kate Gosschalk, who has successfully completed the Award shares her experience:   What encouraged you to take part in the Award? I …

Nominate your favourite award module for the Module of the Year Award 2016!

2016 marks the return of the respected Module of the Year Award. Students taking part in the Nottingham Advantage Award will have the opportunity to voice their opinion and vote for a module they feel has had a positive impact on their professional and personal development, in turn recognising the effort and success of the …

Be the change you want to see in the world!  Get involved in the Students as Change Agents Module

The module, Students as Change Agents is giving students the opportunity to make a difference to teaching and learning while developing project management and communication skills. Projects can be commissioned by schools or students can submit their own idea. Mentored by staff, students are working in groups or individually and taking the lead in a …

Learn how to lead by example and empower others: the Leadership in Sport module!

As a second year student in dietetics and nutrition, it’s not surprising that I have a real interest in how to stay active and maintain a healthy lifestyle. When I was browsing all the modules offered by the Advantage Award, I was really excited to find one related to sports – the Leadership in Sport …

Keen to boost your employability? Attend an employer-led skills workshop this autumn

With autumn term well underway, we have an exciting line-up of employer-led skills workshops coming this November. Whether you already have a clear idea of what career path you would like to take or are still keeping your options open, attending an employer-led workshop will give you the opportunity to develop important skills, equip you …

Be the voice of the Award students!

With the new academic year underway, the Award team are in the search to appoint two budding students to represent the Award student community. The Steering Group gather three times a year, holding meetings to provide a strategic overview of the Award and carry out ongoing moderation of Award modules.   The successful student representatives …

Show don’t tell – how the Award can help you!

‘Show don’t tell’ is the advice given by many careers advisers to students preparing for interviews. Your covering letter may include statements like ‘I’m a keen team player’, ‘I possess proven skills in leadership’ or ‘I adapt easily to change’, but unless you can back them up, statements like this will be left hollow. Taking …

Student Money Matters! One of the 200+ Award modules

The Student Money Matters Project, is one of the Nottingham Advantage Award modules, that gives you the opportunity to be a key part of the University’s contribution to National Student Money Week (NSMW) taking place in February 2016. Within this module you will engage in peer-to-peer education, by researching, designing and delivering a campaign/event/workshop, for …

Preetum Mistry’s ‘High Performance’ throughout the Award!

  Preetum Mistry, High Performance prize winner 14-15, shares his story on being involved in the Award and his experience applying for the employer-supported prize! Why do the Nottingham Advantage Award? The Award is one of the best things that I been involved in at university! I saw the Award as a great opportunity to …