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Finding Your Niche as a Freelancer

If you’ve decided to go freelance, no doubt you’ve been searching the internet for tips and tricks on where to start, how to find clients and the best ways to grow a business. You may have come across this piece of common advice: pick a niche. Most successful freelancers will advise you to specialise and …

Q and A: Developing Leadership Skills at University – For Free!

By Martina di Costanzo, second year, BSc Hons Psychology Last year, I applied for a free two-day leadership course sponsored by the Careers and Employability Service. Day one explored how to lead yourself and day two covered leading others. I sat down with this year’s organiser, to answer some questions about my experiences.  1. Why did you apply to …

How to Become a Student Entrepreneur

By Lauren Wise, content writer for The Accountancy Partnership Despite what you may think, you don’t need a tonne of experience to become an entrepreneur. In fact, the perfect time to test your entrepreneurial skills is when you’re at university. You have hundreds of resources available to you that can help you gain insight into …

How I Maximised My Experiences at Nottingham To Accelerate My Career

By Alan Chan, BSc Economics (2013) and MSc Entrepreneurship (2014) When I look over my university experience and career development to date, I always find it interesting how one thing led to another. As I connected the dots, I began to recognize patterns that reveals my entrepreneurial traits that were shaped during my time at …

Why You Should Seriously Consider a Start-up Over a Graduate Scheme

By Jasmine Sherman, Instant Impact, The Intern and Graduate Recruitment Agency At Instant Impact, we are big believers that a start-up is a great place for a graduate to kick-off their career. If you’re graduating without a graduate scheme lined up, do not worry. Believe it or not you are in the majority, and there are plenty of …

Get off to a Flying Start With a Year Abroad

By Alice Gould, student blogger Whenever anyone asks me about my year abroad in Lund, Sweden it’s hard not to start spouting every cliché you can think of. The thing is, they’re all true. My year abroad was the best year of my life, I did meet incredible people from all around the globe, and …

Five top tips for making the most of your summer (from the comfort of your own home)

By Joanne Gregory, Employability Officer  With a headline like this, no-one is denying you should be spending some time enjoying the (somewhat unpredictable) sunshine, but there’s a few other ways you can fill your time over the summer months which should make your CV shine too! Learn to code It’s not just the tech savvy …

Our Entrepreneurial Grant winner, one year on…

By Alex Huntley, MSci Human Genetics, Year 2 Our Entrepreneurial Grant has helped many students to launch their own businesses, such as 2MagpiesTheatre and Worldwide Vets. A year ago Alex Huntley won £1000 through the grant – we discover how his business, Warploque Miniatures, benefited from the funding, what it was like to apply for a …

Cracking the glass ceiling: women in business

Did you know that women invented the coffee filter, the water heater, the windscreen wiper and the chocolate chip cookie? As our Women’s Networking Event approaches we’re looking at the contributions women are making to the UK economy and what can be done to ensure further workplace equality. “We are now moving to a place …

Making an impression in the digital marketing world

By Aaron Dicks, Managing Director, Impression Aaron Dicks, Managing Director of Impression, shares his career journey and advice about how to get into the digital marketing sector. Hear from Aaron and other experts in marketing, advertising and PR at our Spotlight On…Advertising, Marketing and PR event.  When and how did you become interested in digital …