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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 …

How I Got a Career Using My Pure Maths PhD, Outside of Academia

David Sim, Research and Development Engineer at Transversal Most people believe a career in mathematics will be confined to the four walls of a classroom or lecture hall and in most instances it probably is. What’s interesting though is that it doesn’t have to be! It wasn’t until I completed a PhD in pure maths …

Funding for postgraduate study doesn’t happen by magic

By Marta Vizcaya Echano, International e-Information Officer Are you thinking about doing a masters or a PhD starting autumn 2014? While you’re researching your options don’t forget to consider your funding options at the same time, in order to make sure your tuition fees, living costs and other expenses are paid for. Funding schemes are …