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Words of Wisdom From an Entrepreneur

By Sarah Iqbal, Digital Health Expert and Business Owner of SiQ Innovation Solutions.  Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash  Sarah Iqbal is a scientist who studied MSc Applied Biopharmaceutical Biotechnology & Entrepreneurship alumna at the University of Nottingham. SiQ Innovation Solutions is a connected health company  and we asked Sarah to talk about her career path to date  …

Failure Isn’t an Option… or Is It?

By Hannah Woolley, Employability Education Manager   Failure is bad, success is good. Right? Maybe not. Whatever the scale of your apparent whoopsy, whether you’ve had a minor mishap at work or things have gone belly up and a job change is on the cards. Here are three reasons why an occasional career catastrophe can …

Make A Difference Working For A Charity

By Lorna Airey, Employability Officer A recent Twitter poll for UoN students and alumni on career motivations revealed that 46% of respondents were primarily motivated by the idea of ‘making a difference’. There are many ways this can be achieved in a role and working for a charity is one of them.   What do you need to consider when pursuing a career …

Halfway Through Your Postgraduate Degree? What Next?

By Chris Jones, Senior Careers Adviser For those of you studying a one-year postgraduate degree – congratulations, you’ve made it to the halfway point!  Doesn’t time fly?  The halfway stage could be a good time to take stock, reflect on your progress so far and start to think about what comes next.  Here are some questions …

Careers In Healthcare: It’s Not Just For Doctors And Nurses

By Abigail Rowse, Employability Officer When you read the phrase “careers in healthcare”, what comes to mind? If you’re anything like me, the first roles you think of are doctors and nurses, followed by possibly midwives, pharmacists, dentists, and ambulance drivers. These are all great careers – you could even study graduate entry nursing or …

How And Why To Get Feedback From Your Interview

By Caroline Nolan, Employability Officer  Your pre-performance adrenaline that kicks in when you go for an interview can all too quickly slide into a negative post-match analysis if you don’t get the job. How can you face asking why, when all you want to do is scream and yell at them for not seeing how …

Extracurricular Activities Aren’t Just For University – 5 Ways To Get Involved at Work

By Hayley Gillmore, Students’ Union Employability Development Manager During our time at University it’s pretty hard not to get involved in some kind of extra or co-curricular activity; volunteering, sports, part-time work, picking up a new hobby – the opportunities are endless.   But for the majority of us, when we start work we focus less …

Alternatives to Internships

By Kathryn Moss, Employability Officer   If you haven’t got an internship lined up for the summer this year, don’t panic! There are other ways to have a productive summer break while building skills and experience to boost your CV! Read on for my 4 alternatives to internships   1. Volunteering  University vacation times are a fantastic opportunity to …

Graduates With Autism Making a Difference in SMEs

By Henry Pynegar, General Manager of Power Vigilance Power Vigilance is a fast-growing Nottingham based business who have offered a range of work experience roles to students in recent years. Here they talk about their experience of hiring two graduates with autism, the adjustments they have made as a business to accommodate individual needs and …

Digital Skills: Let’s Get Digital!

By Katie Watson, second year BA (Hon) History, student blogger Learning some digital skills can really help you land a great job once you leave university. Honestly, it is not as hard as you might think either. Here are 3 things you can do to go from this: via GIPHY To This: via GIPHY 1. Complete …