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Your Questions Answered: Working as an English Teacher Abroad

By Alice Gould, LLB (Hons) Law with European Law (2016) In April of this year I was very excited to find out that my first ever assessment day had been successful. This meant that in a few months’ time I would be teaching in China. Fast forward seven months and I’ve been through a terrifying visa …

Can’t Decide on a Career? 3 Reasons to Apply for an Internship

By Claire Kilroy, Inspiring Interns Some people have their whole lives planned out; they know what they want to do, how they’re going to get what they want, and by the time they get to university they’re already halfway there. Then there are the rest of us, who arrive at and sometimes even leave university with …

Not for Profit: Eat, Sleep, Change World, Repeat [Part 1]

By Mike Walker, student blogger When you switch on the news, you can’t help but be bombarded with huge world issues: injustice, poverty, inequality and massive global phenomena. It can be hard ignore. Do you want to do something, anything, but don’t know where to start? In this post, I’m going to share some of practical lessons I’ve …

5 Transferable Skills You’ll Gain as a Student Representative

By Alice Gould, student blogger It’s impossible to avoid elections at this time of year. Be it people blocking the entrance to Hallward with their campaigns for Student Union office or societies constantly asking for applications for next year’s committee. While these are both great opportunities, if campaigning isn’t for you, they are not the only option. I was the Publicity Officer for The …

3 Tips for a Better University Work-Life Balance

By Alice Gould, student blogger One of the first things that was drilled into me at university was the importance of extra-curricular activities. From employer-led workshops to personal tutor meetings and society events, everyone was obsessed with improving their CV. It all soon began to get on top of me. Naturally I wanted to be employable – I …

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, …

Three Pieces of Advice: Taking Some Time Out

By Suzanne McGregor, Careers and Employability Consultant Did you graduate this summer or last year and are unsure what career you want? Are you thinking of taking some time out to travel or volunteer in a different country? If this sounds like you, then take note! Suzanne McGregor shares her top three pieces of advice …

Youth programmes: an invaluable experience

By Mary Strickson, student blogger I’ve been involved with various youth programmes and projects over the last year. The reason I started looking for voluntary roles was because I wanted to do something constructive with my spare time. Little did I know that these experiences would provide me with so much more than just something to …

Looking for a Summer Internship? Don’t Panic, There’s Still Time!

By Sarah Allen, Employability Education Projects Officer Have all of your friends secured summer internships but you’re still looking for a way to spend the summer? Don’t panic, there is still time! Even though you may not have secured an internship yet there are still plenty of ways to use the holidays to enhance your …

Arts jobs: the journey

By Mary Strickson, student blogger When I finished my undergraduate degree I felt the same as some final year students may now be feeling: worry, panic, fear of entering the ‘real world’. I found myself needing to consider what my ‘dream’ career would be, hearing that awful question asked by my parents and friends: ‘Do …