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 …

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! …

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 …

Time to put a spring in your step this term? Learn more about the upcoming employer-led skills workshops this term

Welcome back after the Christmas break! This week, we are keeping you up to date with the variety of employer-led skills workshops coming up this term…   Throughout the spring term, a number of key businesses will be delivering a variety of skills workshops during February and March at University Park. Employers running the workshops …

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 …

Why should you study a language as part of the Nottingham Advantage Award?

If you’re unable to study a language as part of your main university degree, taking an evening language class as part of the Nottingham Advantage Award could be just what you need! You can gain 10 Award credits for your participation in a 20-week long class and benefit from the following advantages: Recognition for taking …