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 …

Employer Prize Applications: How the experience helped me achieve more

Our employer prize applications close in one week at 10am on Monday 19 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 …

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 2018, 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 …