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 …

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 …

Cupcakes and Canapés, oh my! The Award’s Celebration Event 2014-2015

  On 9 June 2015, we celebrated students’ achievements at this year’s Celebration Event! Held in the Great Hall on University Park, we welcomed students who have completed the Award as well as recognised the students who have achieved employer-supported prizes. From 3pm students, employers, module convenors and staff of the Careers and Employability Service …

Modules in Pictures – a snapshot!

With spring term now complete, we thought we’d share our latest module photographs so that you can see what has been happening across different modules. You never know, this could inspire you to take one of these modules next year, if you still need to complete the Award! The Award helps to enhance employability by …

Module of the Year, voted by you!

Every year, students registered on the Nottingham Advantage Award are encouraged to speak up and vote for the module they feel has had the most positive impact on their personal and professional development. Nominations are open until Friday 17 April 2015. To nominate, you simply have to complete this short survey for your best Award …

Let’s Celebrate!

        The Celebration Event, hosted every year, welcomes students who have passed all three modules (30 credits) required to complete the Award. Our Celebration Event honours students’ achievements and recognises their personal and professional development through the Award. RSVP here, until Friday 22 May 2015, for students who have completed the Award! …

What it takes to become the Accenture High Performance Prize Winner!

Thinking about applying for one of this year’s employer-supported prizes? Deborah Okperin, was announced as the co-winner of the ‘Accenture High Performance Prize’ at last year’s Nottingham Advantage Award’s annual Celebration Event. Accenture were looking for a candidate who could demonstrate that they had gone above and beyond expectations in their extracurricular activity and work. Deborah won …

Don’t miss out……places are going fast!

Term has only just begun, but already the Advantage Award is proving to be popular among students. We’ve been inundated with applications for lots of our modules – so much so that we’ve had to close some applications early.   But fear not! We’re still taking applications for lots of great modules, so now’s the …

Graduation Congratulations!

Today marks the start of the summer graduation ceremonies here at the University, congratulations to all of our students who are graduating! This year has been a big year for the Advantage Award, we started the year with just over 1,000 students taking part, a figure which now stands at 2,300. We’ve also recently had …

A student taking part had this to say…

Earlier on in the academic year, taking part in the Inside Employment: Investigation into Finance Careers module run by the Careers and Employability Service, allowed a group of students to explore and learn more about the Financial Services industry. The module was hugely collaborative in its nature and provided the students with great opportunities to network …