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What Are Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and Could One Kick-Start Your Career?

By Jiri Hromadka, KTP Associate at the University of Nottingham Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) is  a three-way partnership between a university, a company, and a graduate or post-graduate, known as a KTP Associate. They work together on a two-three year project that aims to transfer knowledge from the university to the business. I am a KTP Associate with the University …

A Year on from Graduation: Living and Working in China

By Vanessa Wilson, MA Translation Studies, 2017 As graduation looms, so do thoughts about what comes next. Life after graduation may still seem unreal, especially when you’ve just recovered from dissertation writing and final exams. However, the summer is now definitely upon us, dissertations have (hopefully!) been handed in and graduate life beckons.  This time …

Six Inspiring Ways to Spend Time Out

Taking time out can offer great personal and professional opportunities. You might take anything from a couple of months to over year – how long isn’t important, it’s how you spend it.  Decide why you want time out and what you want to accomplish. If you’ve just read Eat, Pray, Love and decided help you make time …

How I Found Part-Time Work in Nottingham

Laura Fisher, Recruitment Administrator for JobZone, interviews Eleanor Flynn, LLM Human Rights Law (2017) When I started at the University, I quickly realised that it was necessary to start building skills and experience to enhance my CV and help me secure employment when I graduated. Plus a bit of extra money was very enticing too! A friend …

Expanding My Horizons with an Internship in Beijing

By Kiera Rose, third year, animal sciences 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 …

My Internship Communicating Culture in Italy

By Megan Spoor, final-year, architecture 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 …

My Journey on The Nottingham Internship Scheme

By Matt Kempa, final-year student, computer science During my first year, I wanted to get an internship as I felt that I was lacking in computer science experience. Originally, I considered major technology companies such as Google, IBM and Facebook, but they were looking for second-year students or those with prior experience. Then I heard about the …

How I Successfully Applied for a Summer Internship

By Daniel Adams, final-year philosophy student During my second year at university I felt I should get an internship over the summer. This was for several reasons. I was aware of the growing importance of having relevant experience to complement my degree. The PR industry was alien to me and I wanted to familiarise myself with …

The Final Countdown!

By Kathryn Moss, Employability Officer, Jubilee Campus With spring term drawing to a close, your thoughts may be turning towards summer and the dawning realisation that there are only 14 weeks until you finish university. Had you already started thinking about your career plans before assignment deadlines loomed large? Maybe you’ve not contemplated life after graduation yet? Whichever camp you’re …

100+ Internships Exclusively Available to Nottingham Students

By Chris Colegate, Careers and Employability Placement Consultant The Nottingham Internship Scheme started in 2014. That summer, 22 students joined local companies across Nottinghamshire in a handful of different roles. Four years on and more than 100 students will successfully navigate a real-life recruitment process to work in a local SME, start-up or charity in the summer. While the …