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Making the Most of My Time At University

By Tomi Popoola, BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering graduate I started at the University of Nottingham as an engineering foundation student. This was honestly one of the best decisions I made. It gave me a chance to dabble in most forms of engineering and pick what was right for me. By the end of the year, …

My Reflection on the Experience Heritage module

By Megan Atwell, BA (Hons) Music, student blogger A feeling many students in the arts and humanities are familiar with, is the blend of excitement and fear that accompanies any thoughts about the future. As a music student, I am acutely aware of this; there is no clear career path laid out for me and viable options can feel limited. This is both …

Seven reasons to… take the Nottingham Advantage Award

By Hannah Somers, studying a PhD in molecular microbiology   The Nottingham Advantage Award is a 30-credit programme, offered across all the Nottingham campuses, UK, Malaysia and China. Students complete two or three modules from an extensive list (of over 200), and use these to develop professionally and personally. The Award sounds great on paper, …

Why I’m glad I’m doing the Advantage Award

By Mary Strickson, student blogger I’m studying art history and during my spare time I volunteer with museum and gallery youth programmes, as well as writing art-based articles. I was interested in the Part-time Jobs, Vacation Jobs and Volunteering Jobs  module on the Advantage Award but I wasn’t sure if I would be eligible. My …

6 ways to become an internationally-savvy candidate

Developing international skills and cultural awareness can make you an appealing candidate for an employer, especially if you’re planning on working abroad. However, these competencies will also be needed if you want to work for a multicultural company, where you could find yourself working abroad or with international teams. Likewise, even if you work for …

2,500 students have got the Advantage – now it’s your turn!

In 2008, we launched the Nottingham Advantage Award and our team have been on a mission to give you opportunities to stand out in the competitive job market ever since. Five years on we have 2,500 students taking part in more than 150 modules. They’re personalising their career development through our modules which build on …