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Career Lessons You Can’t Learn In The Classroom

By Stephen Pritchard, Adzuna While exams, lectures and seminars may teach and test you, when it comes to the world of work there’s no substitute for real experience. Here, three interns currently working at the job search engine Adzuna tell us about some career lessons you just can’t learn in the classroom. Beatriz Corrêa, PR …

10 and a Half Reasons to Come to the Graduate Jobs Fair

There are so many reasons to come to our Graduate Jobs Fair on Wednesday 14 June and you may have seen some appearing on our Facebook and Twitter pages already. Discover what this event has to offer you. 1. 8000+ vacancies for 2017 and beyond We’ve got fantastic opportunities from a range of organisations across the …

The University of Nottingham Loves Tennis

By Jade Dilks, Recruitment Sales Executive, Unitemps One of the most exciting aspects of studying in Nottingham is the city’s busy sporting scene. This gives you the exciting opportunity to take part in world-famous events. Unitemps is currently recruiting for stewards and assistants for the Nottingham Tennis Centre, just outside University Park campus. What is Nottingham Tennis …

7 Speedy Ways to Impress Employers at the Graduate Jobs Fair

The end of exams is in sight, but have you thought about what you’d like to do after you leave the world of revision, exam stress and post-exam celebrations? Our Graduate Jobs Fair is the perfect opportunity for you to meet employers and find out about job opportunities for 2017 and beyond. If you’ve not …

How I Went from Biochemistry to Detective Inspector

By Mike Allen, Senior Investigating Officer at Nottinghamshire Police I graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2000 with a B.Sc (Hons) 2:1 in Biochemistry and Biological Chemistry and began my training with Nottinghamshire Police the following month. I spent the first five years of my service as a Response Officer, dealing predominantly with emergency incidents, …

What Can You Expect from a Career with the Police?

Claire Rukas, Police Inspector with Nottinghamshire Police. I joined the service in August 2007 after graduating from the University of Nottingham with a 2:1 in law. I found university a fantastic experience, an excellent course and met friends who still have, and will continue to have, a huge impact on my life. I knew early …

How Many Ways Can You Get Paid To Work With Words?

By Laura Sage, final year, BA Hons English Writing is a wonderful hobby, and an excellent skill to help you achieve success in life. I myself have always been an avid writer, from the stories I wrote as a kid to the blogs I produce now for Careers. I have always known I wanted to write …

Q and A: Developing Leadership Skills at University – For Free!

By Martina di Costanzo, second year, BSc Hons Psychology Last year, I applied for a free two-day leadership course sponsored by the Careers and Employability Service. Day one explored how to lead yourself and day two covered leading others. I sat down with this year’s organiser, to answer some questions about my experiences.  1. Why did you apply to …

5 Fun Ways to Make Money at University

By Grace Pownall, third year, MEng Hons Civil Engineering Balancing part time work with a full time degree can be a daunting prospect. However, I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be. During my time at Nottingham, I have had several temporary,  casual jobs – but none of them felt like hard …

What You Need to Know About Accepting Job Offers from Companies

By Erica Sparkes, Employability Education Projects Officer – Placements You have attended the interview, you may have even gone through an assessment centre, and finally after the hours you have put into your application, you have received an offer of employment. What a relief! Or is it? Accepting an offer can be a tricky business. Your …