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What You Need To Know About Postgraduate Placements Nottingham

By Debra Fearnshaw, Placements Delivery Manager What is Postgraduate Placements Nottingham (PPN)? PPN is a paid, flexible placement programme for all students and researchers studying masters or PhD courses.  Placements are very flexible and usually consist of a 200-hour project worked to fit around your studies over the course of several months. What type of …

Why You Should Be Thinking About a Placement In Your First Year

By Bethany Ramshaw, second-year studying animal sciences As the snow continues to fall, summer may seem far away. However, that doesn’t mean it’s too soon to think about a placement. Short-term, work-experience style placements are ideal for the summer. They keep your mind working over those months away, and help you begin to build up …

Micro Lady in a Big World

Sophie Parfitt. BSc Microbiology. Industrial placement student at Redx Pharma, 2016-2017. At least, that’s what my CV will say by the end of this year. There’ll be a lot of trials and tribulations ahead – but I’m certain I’ll learn a lot too! This February, I got a call that frankly I wasn’t prepared for, …

Exploring the Internship Fair

By Lydia Percival, student blogger Last month, I attended the Internship Fair. The fair provided students with the opportunity to find out about internships offered by a wide range of employers.  While I greatly enjoyed my long summer of relaxation and part-time work at the student accommodation services at Loughborough University, I think next summer it would be a good …

5 Things I Wish I’d Known before Applying for Internships

By Alexandra Batchelor, biology student Some of you will have just started or be some way into your summer internships in which case, well done, I hope it’s going well! If, like me, you applied but ended up spending the summer doing a different type of work experience, it’s really not something to be worried about! Applying for internships …

Internships: How to Get Them and Why You Should

By Hannah Somers, studying a PhD in molecular microbiology I have recently completed a three-month placement with Cancer Research UK. I secured this internship as part of my course – the funding for my PhD programme stipulates that I must take a 12-week placement away from the lab. I know from experience just how tricky …

The more experience, the better

By Charlotte Lambert, student blogger At the start of the second year of my degree I sent email upon email to various publishing houses. As I am currently considering either the marketing industry or the publishing industry, I decided to aim for a little taster of both to determine which suited my interests best. Stepping …

My Placement with Sky

By Charlotte Lambert, student blogger The autumn term is generally a time for settling back into university life, but as a second-year student, this autumn involved dozens upon dozens of applications for work experience, internships and summer placements. For the most part these applications led to nothing which was more than a little disheartening, but …

Hundreds and Thousands of Vacancies for You!

By Jackie Thompson, E-Information Manager There are lots of job sites out there listing graduate and internship vacancies and we often get asked, where to start? Here are 10 compelling reasons why you should begin your job search with My Career, our online vacancy service. Just log in and start to explore! 1. Employers want …

Introducing our new Internship Support Grant!

By Amanda Miller, Internship Support Grants Coordinator, Careers and Employability Service.  Are you looking for an internship this year? If so, did you know that you could receive up to £500 with our new Internship Support Grant to cover some of the costs associated with work placements. This grant replaces the Work Experience Grant we offered in previous …