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The Future of Work: Artificial Intelligence

Jen Balloch, Employability Education Projects Officer: Faculty of Science Known as the ‘father of AI‘, computer scientist, John McCarthy first coined the term Artificial Intelligence (AI) in 1956. It started as a philosophical debate about whether machines could ever imitate human thought. Nowadays AI can be seen in many aspects of our everyday lives, from using …

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 …

The Final Frontier: Working in Space

By Chris Jones, Senior Careers Adviser – Faculties of Science and Engineering At a distance of 100km away (straight up), space is nearer to Nottingham than London is. However, despite its proximity and the advancements in space technology, it is still a hugely challenging business to get rockets into space, and only 600 people on …

What Do You Want to Do When You Graduate?

By Jennifer Balloch, Employability Education Projects Officer: Faculty of Science How did I get from wanting to be a marine biologist to becoming an Employability Education Projects Officer? The link isn’t obvious, and it’s actually why I’m writing this blog. Not so you can read about my career journey, but so you can think of the …

Why Your Personality Is the Key to Finding Your Ideal Profession

By Rebecca Heasman, Employability Officer, Sutton Bonington Campus Many people say that pursuing your passion is the key to finding career fulfilment and success. But have you ever stopped to think that understanding your personality preferences and characteristics could be just as important? Identifying your natural tendencies and patterns of thinking, feeling and acting is a …

How To Become a Journalist: Advice From People Who Have Made It

By Laura Sage, BA Hons English (2017) The work of a journalist appears both crazy and exciting from an outsider’s perspective. Constantly situating themselves in the middle of the action, they see news unfolding as and when it happens. Journalists also create the news. They approach the world in a way that draws the interesting …

Learning Styles: How to Recognise What You’re Great At

By Rebecca Luxon, Employability Officer: Science As a university student, it’s a common assumption that you spend much of your life studying in order to successfully pass rigorous and regular sets of exams. Yet, have you ever thought about how well you actually remember what that lecturer was explaining last Tuesday afternoon? Or how much …

What Is the Internet of Things?

By Kathryn Moss, Employability Officer: Jubilee Campus In a nutshell, the Internet of Things (IoT) allows everyday objects to be sensed or controlled remotely through the internet in order to automate a process. It could be anything a lightbulb in your home, which is being controlled by your mobile phone; or a smart city, where …

The Future of Work: Cyber Security

By Kathryn Moss, Employability Officer, Jubilee Campus Cyber security is how we protect computers, hardware, and software. This could be through technology, processes or measures that we take to protect ourselves from cyber crimes. As more things become reliant on technology, and our homes and businesses contain more internet-controlled devices, it is more important than ever …

What Is the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

By Kathryn Moss, Employability Officer, Jubilee Campus If you aren’t aware of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) yet, the likelihood is that you are going to hear more about it over the coming months and years. We are in an exciting and progressive era with advances in technology, such as robotics, artificial intelligence and internet …