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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 …

How I Put My Postgraduate Experience to Work

By Kirstin Barnard, Employability Education Projects Officer I wanted to write this blog to share my experiences about how completing my postgraduate course not only gave me an extra level of qualification, but also a springboard to a new set of skills and strengths for my career journey. In the beginning Having had a successful …

Why do a PhD?

Kirstin Barnard, Senior Careers Adviser Making a commitment to undertaking a PhD is a big career decision. The more time you take to explore what it involves and what you have to offer; the more likely you are to make an informed, realistic decision. Here are some questions to ask yourself when making this decision. 1. …

How Pedalling the Path Less Travelled Helped Me Explore Career Pathways

By Andrew Wilhelmsen, PhD Life Science After finishing my master’s degree, I had all the career focus of a wayward roaming, itchy-footed vagabond and all the wanderlust of a, well… wayward roaming, itchy-footed … you get the point. So, I hopped on a plane to Singapore and decided to go on a bike ride, for …

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 …

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 …