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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 …

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 …

Why University Is the Time to Hone Your Leadership Skills

By Jo Darbyshire, Commercial Director at Avalon Funeral Plans, BSc Mathematics and Statistics If I had to choose one key skill I gained at university that helped me forge my career as Commercial Director of Avalon Funeral Plans, it would be leadership. After leaving the University of Nottingham and starting my career in the corporate world, …

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 …

What to Expect If You Apply for the Civil Service Fast Stream

By Oliver Munns, BSc Economics (2014) After graduating, I initially worked in sales for a software company, earned good money, and was flown to Vegas every year. After a year or so, I decided I’d had enough. I wanted to do something where I could make a difference and work on the real problems facing …

What to Expect From a Banking Graduate Scheme

By Shubhang Goenka, BSc Hons Management (2016), Technology Solutions Graduate at RBS After graduating in 2016, I joined the RBS Technology Solutions graduate scheme. I am not a techie or a developer, but I’m very passionate about new technologies. I chose this programme because it combines my passion for technology with my interest in finance. …

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 …