Stand out from the crowd: Get involved in the Advantage Award!

The results are in! With spring term well under way, we look back on what our Class of 2014 graduates think about their Advantage Award. Every student has a mixture of reasons why they get involved in the Award. Here are some snippets from this year’s alumni survey for their reasons for taking part. Do …

Your achievements have the potential to go global with the Advantage Award!

With this year’s prize applications deadline approaching, we hear from last year’s winner of the Vice-Chancellor’s Global Graduate Award (which is co-supported by GSK this year), Polina Medvedeva, about her experiences completing the Award. “I completed my Award in June 2014, receiving the Award certificate. This was a very exciting time for me; this was when …

Finding the time for your future: How to do the Nottingham Advantage Award with a busy schedule

Did you know that fitting the Nottingham Advantage Award in with your studies is much easier than it sounds? The amount of time that you need to spend on an Award module can sound daunting, but actually most of our modules are spaced out over a semester or even a year. We interviewed Shareen Akhtar, …

Nourish your skills with the Communicating Nutrition Project

Calling all nutrition students! We have a module just for you! This week we shine the spotlight on to Communication Nutrition, a project based at Sutton Bonington. Not only does this project give you direct experience at making dietary recommendations to individuals within the community, but it also helps you to gain lots of transferable …

How to discover your team personality

The chances are you’ve been a in a team before and that you have developed some excellent transferable skills that you can talk about at an interview. But employers increasingly want to know what kind of persona you usually adopt in a group context and what kind of team role suits you the best. Have …

Help next years’ freshers ease into university life by becoming a peer mentor!

We’re on the lookout for students to help next year’s freshers with their transition into university life. As a peer mentor, you’ll be paired with one or more newcomers to The University of Nottingham. Your job will be to meet your mentees at mutually convenient times throughout their first term to discuss how they’re getting …

Working or volunteering this summer? Get it accredited!

Do have a part-time job, vacation job or volunteering position for this summer? If so, why not get it accredited and join more than 2,500 students who are already taking part in the Nottingham Advantage Award? Our popular Part-time Jobs, Vacation Jobs and Volunteering module runs over the summer holiday period and consists of two …

Guest Blog: Malena Wong tells us about her experiences on the Save the Children scheme

My First Fundraising Project As a student taking an English degree, I get asked a lot of questions about my future career. Many times, people have asked me, ‘so, you want to be a teacher?’ The unbelievable number of times I have felt embarrassed by questions like this prompted me to explore my career options. …

Guest Blog: Caroline Chan tells us about her experiences of the Career Skills in Politics module

We caught up with Caroline Chan, a second year politics and economics student currently enrolled on the Nottingham Advantage Award. She told us all about her experiences of the Career Skills in Politics module and explained how it helped her to develop her skills and interview technique. Over to Caroline: “I decided to enrol onto …

Making the transition from University to graduate employment

Whether you have secured a graduate job already or are still looking for a position, starting work for the first time can be daunting but it needn’t be. It will be different; you will face a variety of new challenges compared with those you now face at university. There will also be many opportunities open …