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How to Apply for Your First Part-Time Job

Interview with Gurpreet Dhillon, BA History (2015) Applying for part-time work for the first time might seem a bit daunting. Maybe you’re worried about feeling out of your depth or you’re just not quite sure where to start with your CV? This is totally normal, and just remember – everyone had to start somewhere. And at …

Starting a Graduate Job: My First Weeks in Digital Marketing

By Laura Sage, BA Hons English (2017) After months of job applications, and rejection after rejection, I stumbled upon an interesting and exciting role at an HR software company called Cezanne HR. The position was for a Digital Marketing Executive, and as I have experience in digital marketing, I thought it would be a good …

Where in the World Will Your Degree Take You? Maybe South Korea?

By Ben Wolff, BSc Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, 2016 After finishing my A Levels, I went straight onto a degree in psychology and cognitive neuroscience at the University. And now I’m teaching English at an elementary school in rural South Korea! Why I decided to work abroad The main reason I decided to work abroad …

Q and A: Building a Solid Foundation for a Career in Planning

By University of Nottingham alumna and planning director at Miller Homes, Helen Dawkins  I moved to Nottingham from Shrewsbury in 1997 after securing a place on the Urban Planning and Management BA (Hons) course. Following graduation, I stayed on and completed a diploma in town planning too. Why did you choose Nottingham? I went on …

Become a Teacher – Why on Earth Would You Do That?

By Stephen Sharkey, Project Coordinator There is no denying that teaching is complex, challenging and, at times, can occupy a huge amount of your life. However, for six hours a day, you have the unique opportunity to spend time with young people who could make a difference to your life, as you do to theirs. …

ParliaMentors: Making a Difference in the Community

By Joshua Holt,  BA Hons International Relations (2017) Parliament can often seem like a distant concept. You decide who you want to sit there on your behalf, but often that’s where your engagement ends. It’s not uncommon to start feeling pretty detached from the whole process. Among our generation, it’s even worse. Do you often hear people say they feel disconnected with Britain’s …

Five Tips for Science Graduates Who Want to Become Writers

By Rebecca Bull, MSc Bisochemistry, and copywriter at Hallam Internet To some, pursuing a career as a writer after completing a science degree may not seem like the most logical step. I faced quite a bit of skepticism about my choice to become a writer,  but I’m glad I didn’t let it put me off. I …

Why You Should Consider Working at a Start-Up

By Andy Powell, University of Nottingham Law Graduate and the Head of Host Acquisition at HeadBox I graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2015 with a degree in law. I secured a training contract at a large law firm at the end of my second year, and began the Legal Practice Course in preparation for …

The Changing Legal Landscape – What Applicants Need to Know!

By Andrew Chow, second-year law student The significant rise in the number of law graduates each year, coupled with the disproportionately limited number of training contracts offered by law firms, inevitably leads to a fierce competition for training contracts. As an inherently service-based profession, candidates are expected to demonstrate that they possess the necessary skills …

My Summer Volunteering in Fiji (and How You Can Do It Too!)

By Maggie Brina, second-year mathematics student Last summer, I jumped at the opportunity to spend the summer volunteering in Fiji with Think Pacific. Looking back at my time, there are so many highlights, challenges and unique experiences that I’ll never forget. Arriving on the first day in the village was surreal. We travelled by motor boat …