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4 Reasons to Become an Open Day Helper

By Unitemps at The University of Nottingham If you want to earn some extra cash for your summer holidays, we have a golden opportunity right on your doorstep! The open days offer prospective students and their families the chance to find out more about studying at the University. Maybe you came to one?  Here are four reasons …

How I Found My Vocation

By Joanna Grace, MA Special Needs, 2013 and Founder of the Sensory Projects Right now, it might not be clear what you’re going to next. It wasn’t for me. When I took my options at GCSE, I picked the subjects I was best at. When I chose my A levels, I chose the ones I enjoyed …

Finding the Perfect PhD Supervisor

Natalie Thorne, MSc Psychology Research Methods After the panic of leaving my job to start a masters subsided, I was ready to face the first big hurdle when it comes to doing a PhD: finding a supervisor. It’s sort of an academic dating game. And just like dating, my process started by looking at profiles online. Sadly …

Dealing With a PhD Panic!

Natalie Thorne, MSc Psychology Research Methods I knew that doing a masters would feel very different to being an undergrad, but what I didn’t expect was for it to feel so very real so quickly. I guess I am one of those people who put their ‘life savings’ into doing something different with their life. …

Started Your Masters? How to Hit the Ground Running

By Chris Jones, Senior Careers Adviser As a taught postgraduate student, you are part of a community of more than 5,000 students studying a masters degree or postgraduate diploma at Nottingham. There might be a range of reasons why you are studying your current course, be it a passion for your subject or the need to gain a specific …

Guanxi, and 4 Websites to Kickstart Your Advertising Career in China

by Gianluca Fracasso, MSc Tourism Management and Marketing, 2011 I started working while I was still at university, which was a great choice. I used Google to identify advertising companies I wanted to work for, and approached them directly to enquire about opportunities, even if none were advertised. At one point I even kept an …

5 Employability Benefits of a Masters Degree

By Chris Jones, Senior Careers Adviser Could your postgraduate degree be worth £200,000?  While some jobs require a specific postgraduate qualification, there are many others where this won’t be specified as an application requirement. However there are still a number of reasons why a postgraduate qualification such as a masters degree could be of particular interest …

Get Ready for the Graduate Jobs Fair in 5 Easy Steps

By Rajesh Ramesh, student blogger Exams are coming to an end and the summer is nearly in our grasp. Before you say goodbye to a year of coursework submissions, exams, projects, viva sessions, lectures, field visits and internships – phew, that was a long list – there’s one more thing you need to do. Get …

3 Things Finalists Need to Know About the Graduate Jobs Fair

If you’re a finalist or postgraduate, we know this is a busy time for you. Adding extra dates to your diary might be the last thing on your mind. So let’s get to the point. Here are three reasons why you should stick around until the 6 June and put the Graduate Jobs Fair in …

Top Tips for Making the Most of Your Masters

By Laura Estrop, Social Media Officer Two years ago I started my masters degree in film, television and screen industries and at that stage of my career journey I had zero idea what I wanted to do after my studies. I decided to take a pro-active approach to trying to find out what I wanted …