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 …

Preetum Mistry’s ‘High Performance’ throughout the Award!

  Preetum Mistry, High Performance prize winner 14-15, shares his story on being involved in the Award and his experience applying for the employer-supported prize! Why do the Nottingham Advantage Award? The Award is one of the best things that I been involved in at university! I saw the Award as a great opportunity to …

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 …

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 …

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 …

How to explain your Award experience to employers

Whether you have completed the Nottingham Advantage Award, or have just finished your first module, you will have great experiences to draw on when it comes to clinching that all important job. Everybody knows that an interview can be daunting, but with a little bit of know-how, it needn’t be. Explaining your Award experience to …

My Advantage Award Experience by Adlan Wafi Ramli

After completing my first year as a medical student, I contemplated upon the time that had passed and realised that I hadn’t done that much during my time at the University of Nottingham. That’s when I was determined to do more than just studying for my degree. Upon hearing about the Student Associates Scheme from …