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My Summer in China with Huawei

By Lawrie Cate, final-year computer science student As a computer science student, my life is all about dealing with technology, and China is at the forefront of the global tech picture now more than ever. ‘Made in China’ is the ubiquitous label on our electronics and gadgets, yet many people in the UK know little about …

ParliaMentors: Making a Difference in the Community

By Joshua Holt, final year, BA Hons International Relations Parliament can often seem like a distant concept. You decide who you want to sit there on your behalf, but often that’s where your engagement ends. It’s not uncommon to start feeling pretty detached from the whole process. Among our generation, it’s even worse. Do you often hear people say they feel disconnected with …

My First Taste of International Affairs at the UN

By Hemanth Kalathuru, final year, economics Are you interested in undertaking work experience in another country, but worried about cost? The International Work Experience Grant can offer up to £750 to support you. Designed to help students take up work experience opportunities they might not otherwise be able to afford, the grant will support expenses such …

How the International Work Experience Grant Funded My Month in Sri Lanka

by Abigail Bennetts, third-year, psychology student Two weeks after finishing my second-year exams, I flew out to Sri Lanka to spend five weeks living in jungle surroundings on a mental health placement.  One of the best parts of it all? The Careers and Employability Service awarded me £750 towards my trip through the International Work …

How to Impress on Your Internship in Five Easy Steps

by Sinead Butler, second-year, English and Philosophy student Yep, it’s that time of the year again. The process of searching for spring or summer work experience has begun. It’s also never too early to start thinking about how to impress on your internship when you do secure one. Going into a new working environment and …

Tracking Big Cats in the Amazon: Work Experience with a Difference

By Cyan Turner, final-year, zoology Are you interested in undertaking work experience in another country, but worried about cost? The International Work Experience Grant can offer up to £750 to support you. Designed to help students take up work experience opportunities they might not otherwise be able to afford, the grant will support expenses such as …

How I Landed a Dream Engineering Internship in Germany

By Edoardo Cocconi, second year, mechanical engineering Are you interested in undertaking work experience in another country, but worried about cost? The International Work Experience Grant can offer up to £750 to support you. Designed to help students take up work experience opportunities they might not otherwise be able to afford, the grant will support expenses …

What Teaching Nursery School in Zambia Taught Me

By Isabel Bos, second year, sociology and social policy Are you interested in undertaking work experience in another country, but worried about cost? If so, the International Work Experience Grant can offer up to £750 to support you. Designed to help students take up work experience opportunities they might not otherwise be able to afford, the …

The ‘I’ Word: Do I Need an Internship?

By Chris Colegate, Careers and Employability Placement Consultant At a recent careers fair, I spent the day talking to students about work experience schemes offered by the Careers and Employability Service. Time after time, these similar questions came up: “If I don’t get an internship is it going to affect my chance of getting a …

How I Found Work Experience While Studying – to the Ingenuity Lab and Beyond!

By Bhavishya Ramchander, final year, Management You have just entered a competition with thousands of students at the University of Nottingham in the race to build a career. So, what makes you different? The merit you get at the end? The modules you studied? All those 9am lectures you persevered to attend? Yes, they all help …