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My PhD Journey – The Highs and the Lows

By Maria Lozano, PhD Education Maria has recently completed her PhD at Nottingham and she reflects on her journey – the highs and the lows – and offers advice to potential PhD students. Enchanted by research As a masters student I enjoyed spending time in the library, researching different topics and being a learner. It …

Why I Studied a PhD and How It Has Helped My Career

By Martyn Quigley, PhD Psychology alumnus Martin has recently completed his PhD and just secured his first teaching role. We asked him to reflect on his experience and offer advice to students considering undertaking a PhD. Make sure you know what your ‘why?’ is Undertaking a PhD is a big commitment and you need to give it …

Why I Chose to Do a Masters Degree

Craig Goodere, MA Ancient History (2013) After my ancient history degree, I decided to study for a masters. Now I’m working for the University as a planning and development officer, so I’ve more or less become part of the furniture! The natural next step I decided to stay on at the University in all honesty …

Postgraduate Students: What’s Next?

By Julie Blant, Postgraduate Careers Manager, Business School Whether you are new to the university or returning to us, you’ll know how time flies during your studies. Hopefully you’ve already given some thought to what your next step might be. If you haven’t? Don’t panic. It’s not too late to start thinking about it. As …

Should I Do a Masters?

By Alice Gould Before I went on my year abroad in Sweden, I had no intention of doing a masters; the thought had never crossed my mind. Law students aren’t really expected to do a masters. In fact, I’d even been told by a law firm at a careers event that they didn’t care about …

The Red Pill or the Blue Pill? How I Chose My Postgraduate Course

By Rajesh Ramesh, student blogger Red or blue? When Morpheus poses this question to Neo in The Matrix, it introduces the theme of choice. If you hold a bachelors degree – or will do soon – you will probably have much more than two options to consider when it comes to your future!  Choosing the right postgraduate course is an art …

Top Tips for Making the Most of Your Masters

By Laura Estrop, Social Media Officer Two years ago I started my masters degree in film, television and screen industries and at that stage of my career journey I had zero idea what I wanted to do after my studies. I decided to take a pro-active approach to trying to find out what I wanted …

Spotlight On… Feature Writing Workshop

By Mary Strickson, student blogger During the spring term careers events programme, I attended the Spotlight On…Feature Writing Workshop. The workshop featured Dave Wellford, former journalist and now senior lecturer at the Centre for Broadcast Journalism, Nottingham Trent University. Part one: his job experience and skills The first half of the workshop was about the …

Your Masters, What Next?

By Mary Strickson, student blogger I’m studying for a masters in art history and attended the ‘Your masters, what next?’ workshop to find out about the options after my course and hear from successful graduates. The event did not disappoint and I learned a great deal.  The event was coordinated by Mark Bradley, Head of …

Follow your head or your heart – why not both?

Have you seen the booklets and posters around campus advertising Study What You Love? Or have you noticed the hashtag #studywhatyoulove on Twitter? Encouraging people to pursue their academic passion is at the heart of this campaign, so if you’re thinking of postgraduate study, why not study what you love? “Studying for a PhD is …