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4 Reasons to Become an Open Day Helper

By Unitemps at The University of Nottingham If you want to earn some extra cash for your summer holidays, we have a golden opportunity right on your doorstep! The open days offer prospective students and their families the chance to find out more about studying at the University. Maybe you came to one?  Here are four reasons …

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 …

10 things employers will love about your part-time work

By Laura Estrop, Social Media Officer With exams finished, you’ll be ready to take a well-earned break. Once you’ve had to chance to relax and catch up with family and friends from home, how are you going to spend your summer? Have you thought about doing some part-time work? Not only will you earn some …

Going back to school…

By Hannah Smith, student blogger Last month I had my first taste of being on the other side of the staff room door – I’m now working in a school! I’m taking part in the Students in Classrooms scheme run by the Widening Participation team within the University, which means that I spend one day …

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 …

New to the UK? Here’s some useful tips on applying for jobs

We’d like to say a big friendly welcome to all of our international students. We’ve gathered together tips to keep in mind when applying for jobs – whether they’re part-time, graduate roles or internships in the UK, it all counts. We appreciate the initial challenges of moving country and settling into a new culture. We’re …

A new term means new part-time work opportunities

It’s nearly the start of term and soon you’ll be burying your head in reams of textbooks. You might be new to Nottingham or recommencing your studies – whatever the case, it’s an exciting time and there’s plenty to consider as you get stuck into your degree. For many of you, however, that’s only half …

Three steps to balancing part-time work and university life

You might be starting university in September or perhaps you’re returning to Nottingham after your summer vacation – whatever the case, there are plenty of reasons to consider a part-time job. You won’t only will feel less stretched and in control of your budgeting through having an extra bit of money, but you will be able …

Filling your CV and your wallet: popular part-time positions

With 59% of students working during their studies*, having a part-time job at university is becoming increasingly common.  If you’re going to be looking for a part-time job for September and onward, whether it’s to fund your studies or gain work experience, we’ve compiled a few things you may want to consider about some of …

Phillipa’s student helper experience

By Phillipa Ampeire, MPH Public Health  If you’ve seen any advertisements for student helpers on the Unitemps website, you might be wondering what this work entails. Phillipa shares her experiences of this varied role and tells us how it has helped her career prospects. Why did you want to be a student helper? I was first interested in …