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Five Skills You’ll Develop By Studying Abroad to Boost Your Career

Studying or working abroad can make you more employable and give you a competitive advantage when entering the globalised workplace. You will develop increased confidence as you settle into a new culture and make friends, while facing the challenges of studying within a new academic setting and potentially in another language. Here’s five ways Nottingham …

10,000 miles from Nottingham: Caring for animals in the outback

By Elizabeth Cresswell, PGCert Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, graduated 2016 I always had the idea that I might like to work abroad for a period of time, and didn’t want to settle down into a job in UK before giving it a go. After graduating, it was a ‘now or never’ situation! Why Australia? I had …

Why the Nottingham Advantage Award Is More Than a Great Addition to Your CV

By Leon Man, MSci Hons International Relations and Global Issues (2017)  I made two decisions at Nottingham that made me more attractive to employers: studying abroad and taking the Nottingham Advantage Award. You see and hear that the Award is great for your CV, adds to your transcript, and offers new skills and exciting experiences. But there’s more. I …

My Graduate Journey from Nottingham to Paris

By Mike Winnington, BA Modern European Studies, graduated 2015 While at university, I swerved questions from my parents about what happens next. The idea of doing a graduate scheme didn’t particularly appeal to me, and I knew that I wanted to keep on using the languages that I studied at university. But how? I explored several …

What Are Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and Could One Kick-Start Your Career?

By Jiri Hromadka, KTP Associate at the University of Nottingham Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) is  a three-way partnership between a university, a company, and a graduate or post-graduate, known as a KTP Associate. They work together on a two-three year project that aims to transfer knowledge from the university to the business. I am a KTP Associate with the University …

A Year on from Graduation: Living and Working in China

By Vanessa Wilson, MA Translation Studies, 2017 As graduation looms, so do thoughts about what comes next. Life after graduation may still seem unreal, especially when you’ve just recovered from dissertation writing and final exams. However, the summer is now definitely upon us, dissertations have (hopefully!) been handed in and graduate life beckons.  This time …

Plants to People: How I Became a Recruitment Consultant

By Tom Cox, BSc Hons Plant Science, graduated 2016 A plant science graduate, a semi-professional cyclist, a youthwork volunteer and a blogger all walk into an office… Sounds like it should be the start of a joke that’s going to need to be explained more than once doesn’t it? Rewind ten months and that was …

Six Inspiring Ways to Spend Time Out

Taking time out can offer great personal and professional opportunities. You might take anything from a couple of months to over year – how long isn’t important, it’s how you spend it.  Decide why you want time out and what you want to accomplish. If you’ve just read Eat, Pray, Love and decided help you make time …

How Strengths Coaching Landed Me the Perfect Job

By Liam Walters, final year, studying physics; and Erica Sparkes, Employability Education Projects Officer It was the autumn term of my final year at university. I’d been invited to a video interview for a risk management graduate position in the financial sector. I hadn’t done anything like this before, so I booked a practice video interview …

Three Ways to Make the Most of Your Last University Summer Break

By Grace Pownall, final year, studying civil engineering With three months off between my final University exam and starting my grad job in Nottingham – more on this here – I’ve got a lot of free time to fill this summer. I’ve spent a good portion of my last two summers doing work experience placements, so …