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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, …

Six Different Styles of Leadership, and When to Use Them

By Rebecca Heasman, Employability Officer, Sutton Bonington Campus Leadership is essential for the world of work today. What’s more, lots of graduate employers are looking for good leaders. However, there isn’t just one style of leadership. Understanding the different styles can help you identify which works best when, and what qualities you need to hone to …

Five Reasons Why This Challenge Is the Kick-Start Your Career Needs

By Jacqui Storey, Placements Projects Officer Whether a catchy or appealing job title reflects it or not, most roles involve collaborating with other people, thinking creatively and planning how to approach a project or piece of work. You can acquire these valuable skills through the Nottingham Consultancy Challenge. You’ll be put in a team with up …

The Fundamentals of Great Management and Leadership

For many Nottingham graduates, managerial and leadership roles await in the coming years. So, knowing exactly what attributes are needed to fulfil these roles should already be of interest to you. Firstly, let’s explore the two roles, manager and leader. They are often interchanged but it is important to know the differences between them. The …