Learn how to lead by example and empower others: the Leadership in Sport module!

As a second year student in dietetics and nutrition, it’s not surprising that I have a real interest in how to stay active and maintain a healthy lifestyle. When I was browsing all the modules offered by the Advantage Award, I was really excited to find one related to sports – the Leadership in Sport …

Be the voice of the Award students!

With the new academic year underway, the Award team are in the search to appoint two budding students to represent the Award student community. The Steering Group gather three times a year, holding meetings to provide a strategic overview of the Award and carry out ongoing moderation of Award modules.   The successful student representatives …

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 …

Become a sports hero through the Any-buddy Scheme

This week we shine the spotlight on the small but perfectly formed Any-Buddy Scheme which has been running at The University of Nottingham for just over four years now. The scheme aims to pair up disabled and non-disabled students with sports buddies who have similar interests to them.  We asked the convenor of the scheme, …

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. …

Snapshot: The Nottingham Advantage Award in Photographs

If you’ve ever wondered what sort of fun activities you could get up to as part of the Nottingham Advantage Award, then this blog post is a must read! This week we are featuring some of our latest module pictures so that you can see what you can take part in next year. Whether you …

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 …

Gemma Robertson wins the Outstanding Contribution to the Community Prize supported by Teach First

Final Year English student, Gemma Robertson, has successfully completed the Nottingham Advantage Award and is the winner of the Outstanding Contribution to the Community Prize supported by Teach First. Teach First were looking for a candidate that had demonstrated outstanding contribution made by a student to their community throughout the award. The prize from Teach First was …