How to boost your employability with the Advantage Award

For the past 10 years our team have been helping you make career choices and stand out to employers. Our employability scheme is designed to showcase your extra-curricular activities and prepare you for the recruitment process. You have until you graduate to complete up to three of our modules. However, if you only do one …

Join the Game: Discover your strengths and make an Impact

For the past 10 years the Advantage Award has been welcoming new modules. Today we are celebrating the arrival of the Social Impact Game. This module invites Social Sciences students to learn new skills by creating their own group Social Impact Project. Here we present why you should take part, how it works and how …

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. …

Inspiring young people for 10 years with the Advantage Award

This year the Nottingham Advantage Award will be celebrating 10 years of boosting your employability. We rely heavily on the support of our module convenors. The majority of them voluntarily commit their time to help us and you. As we celebrate this landmark we have invited Pete Bruce, convenor of the Inspiring Young People module, …

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 …