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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 …

Five 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 Five 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 …

Three 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 …

Shooting for a living

By Alex Wilkinson, MSc in Biological Photography and Imaging graduate I started at the University five years ago, studying a BSc in Environmental Science and I followed this with an MSc in Biological Photography and Imaging. When I started all those years ago, I had no idea my career path would lead me to becoming a …

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 …

The First Steps Toward Your Career

By Laura Estrop, Social Media Officer If you’re a recent graduate, or a postgraduate student who is coming to the end of your course, the end of summer can feel like the time where you should focus fully on your job search. However, if you’re unsure what the best plan of action is, follow our …