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How the Best Summer Ever Can Build Your CV

By student blogger Antonia Munday, BA Hons English Literature and Language I may have found the ultimate CV building experience: Camp America. Last summer I set off on what I thought would be a three month holiday, baking in the heat by a lake. Not that it wasn’t all of that, but it turned out …

Get off to a Flying Start With a Year Abroad

By Alice Gould, student blogger Whenever anyone asks me about my year abroad in Lund, Sweden it’s hard not to start spouting every cliché you can think of. The thing is, they’re all true. My year abroad was the best year of my life, I did meet incredible people from all around the globe, and …

12 days of Careers-mas

By Chris Jones, Senior Careers Adviser Whether you have just graduated or will be returning in the New Year, the winter break can be a good time to reflect on what’s passed and make plans for the future.  If you can make some time between all the food and the Doctor Who Christmas Special, here …

Five top tips for making the most of your summer (from the comfort of your own home)

By Joanne Gregory, Employability Officer  With a headline like this, no-one is denying you should be spending some time enjoying the (somewhat unpredictable) sunshine, but there’s a few other ways you can fill your time over the summer months which should make your CV shine too! Learn to code It’s not just the tech savvy …

10 things employers will love about your part-time work

By Laura Estrop, Social Media Officer With exams finished, you’ll be ready to take a well-earned break. Once you’ve had to chance to relax and catch up with family and friends from home, how are you going to spend your summer? Have you thought about doing some part-time work? Not only will you earn some …

Looking for a Summer Internship? Don’t Panic, There’s Still Time!

By Sarah Allen, Employability Education Projects Officer Have all of your friends secured summer internships but you’re still looking for a way to spend the summer? Don’t panic, there is still time! Even though you may not have secured an internship yet there are still plenty of ways to use the holidays to enhance your …

Reflecting on My Summer Engineering Internship in the UK

By Naichen ‘Billy’ Xing As a non-EU international student from The University of Nottingham Ningbo China Campus, I had been looking forward to finding work experience in the UK. The Nottingham Internship Scheme helped me discover the ideal opportunity: an engineering internship for ATG Global. Grasping the opportunity Through the Careers and Employability Service website, I found out …

Five Last-Minute Ways to Gain Work Experience

Sometimes it seems like everyone but you has got an impressive work placement lined up, whether it’s volunteering in a spectacular location or climbing Kilimanjaro.  Just because you haven’t got anything lined up for summer yet, it doesn’t mean that you’ve missed all the opportunities to get involved with projects and develop the skills employers …

This summer look further than the beach!

This week, you may have been onto campus to collect your results and are looking forward to exams, essays and revision becoming a distant memory as you enjoy some hard-earned relaxation. However, summer isn’t all about relaxing, it’s also a good time to be proactive and gain experiences that will increase your employability. In applications …