The Advantages of becoming an Award student representative

Applications to become a Nottingham Advantage Award student representative/ champion for 2019/20 have just opened. If you already know you want to apply then you can find out more here. However, if you still need some convincing then read below about the experience of one of our 2018/19 student representatives – Taapsi Kohli, BA Hons …

Module of the Year 2019: How your nominations can make a difference

You have the opportunity to nominate the module that has had the most positive impact on your personal and professional development. It is more about the quality of what you write than the number of nominations we receive. So the more you tell us about how great your favourite module is the better chance it …

Employer Prize Applications: How the experience helped me achieve more

Our employer prize applications close next week at 10am on Monday 18 February. We have eight prizes this year from seven employers and the Vice Chancellor. There is still time to apply here. In this article Leon Man, one of our Highly Commended prize winners, talks about how the experience helped him. Contribution by Leon …

Employer-Supported Prizes: Five Advantages You’ll Get by Applying

Each year employers sponsor prizes rewarding students who have excelled during their time with the Nottingham Advantage Award. In 2019, there are eight prizes you could win supported by Boots, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Experian, EY, Mars, Save the Children, Teach First and also our Vice-Chancellor’s Global Graduate prize. Applications are now open, so if you have passed or …

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 …