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Employer-Supported Prizes: 5 Advantages You’ll Get by Applying

By Matthew Lumley, Nottingham Advantage Award Team Each year employers sponsor prizes rewarding students who have excelled during their time with the Nottingham Advantage Award. In 2017, there are 10 prizes you could win supported by Accenture, Boots, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Experian, EY, GSK, Mars, Save the Children, Teach First and also our Vice-Chancellor Global Graduate …

Seven reasons to… take the Nottingham Advantage Award

By Hannah Somers, studying a PhD in molecular microbiology   The Nottingham Advantage Award is a 30-credit programme, offered across all the Nottingham campuses, UK, Malaysia and China. Students complete two or three modules from an extensive list (of over 200), and use these to develop professionally and personally. The Award sounds great on paper, …

My eMentoring experience

By Charlotte Lambert, student blogger You may have heard about some of the mentoring schemes offered within the University – I took part in the in the career-focused scheme. The eMentoring scheme runs from November through to March and offers the chance for students to be paired with University alumni professionals from a wide range …

Why I’m glad I’m doing the Advantage Award

By Mary Strickson, student blogger I’m studying art history and during my spare time I volunteer with museum and gallery youth programmes, as well as writing art-based articles. I was interested in the Part-time Jobs, Vacation Jobs and Volunteering Jobs  module on the Advantage Award but I wasn’t sure if I would be eligible. My …

There’s No Time Like the Present… 6 Ways to Kickstart Your Career

By James Jupp, Graduate Social Media Trainee There’s so much opportunity at Nottingham to get involved, so we thought we’d make it easy for you. We’ve put together six unique ways to boost your career and make the most of your time at University. What will you do? Get experience The more you learn about your chosen …

How My Work Experience Led to a Graduate Job

By Shivam Samani, BSc Mathematics and Computer Science Whatever your degree, there’s a wide range of options open to you at Nottingham to gain work experience. You might be surprised just how many there are… Here’s an example: Shivam Samani, who graduated in the summer, talks about his experience on the IT Community Consultancy Project. Why I …

What will be your story? Make the most of university

Ask any graduate you come across, time flies by when you’re at university. Before you know it you’ll be wearing a gown and shaking hands with the Vice-Chancellor. That’s far away now, and it’s the here and now that matters, so why not go and explore all the ways to make the most of your …

Online Q&A round-up part 2

By Paul Charman, Careers Consultant  Missed this week’s Q&A? Get up-to-speed with a selection of questions we received and advice given. You may find the answers to a careers question you’ve been wanting to ask here!  When’s the best time to apply for internships, first or second year? (Kathryn, first year studying human genetics) Why …

2,500 students have got the Advantage – now it’s your turn!

In 2008, we launched the Nottingham Advantage Award and our team have been on a mission to give you opportunities to stand out in the competitive job market ever since. Five years on we have 2,500 students taking part in more than 150 modules. They’re personalising their career development through our modules which build on …