Visit to University of Guadalajara

Between 21-25 January 2018 colleagues from Careers, Research and Innovation, and the Graduate School visited University of Guadalajara to foster relationships and collaboration between the two universities. Here Kerry Wright (Graduate School) gives a personal overview of the visit. The first thing that stood out for me about University of Guadalajara (UdeG) is its size. …

Small companies, big challenges, unlimited opportunities

This week we hear from Luis Torres about his experience of the Postgraduate Placements Nottingham (PPN) scheme.

Vision, value and buy-in: the benefits of hosting a PPN placement student

Alex Greenghalgh is one of the directors behind LionCard. This is a new enterprise, started by University of Nottingham students for Nottingham residents to get discounts from responsible, small businesses in the city. Alex took a bit of time out from his busy day to talk to PPN about how his business has benefitted from …

One of the best things that has happened to me!

This week we hear from Surojit Sen about his postgraduate placement with Cleantech Business. I’m an international student who came to Nottingham two years ago to pursue a specialization in automotive engineering. This was a big career shift for me as up until then I’d spent several years working in the banking industry. One day …

Getting the competitive edge: how a postgraduate placement could enhance your business

Office Innovations is a dynamic office interior and furniture business based in Chilwell, Nottingham. Over the past 6 months the company has identified two postgraduate placement projects to help move their business forward and identify new opportunities for business growth. Michelle Severn, Tom Geary and Samantha Betts spoke to Postgraduate Placements Nottingham (PPN) about their …

My light bulb moment

This week Postgraduate Placements Nottingham (PPN) hears from Oliver Durner about his placements experiences. Postgraduate Placements Nottingham (PPN) is the best kept secret at the University of Nottingham for postgraduates and I feel fortunate to have done two placements through the programme. You get paid to do really cool stuff which fits around your study …

Postgraduate Placements: a win-win proposition

Following Rishov’s blog about his postgraduate placement we speak with his project host Neil Steniford of SOE Health Ltd. Hi Neil, thank you for speaking with us. Firstly, what were the factors that led you to hosting a University of Nottingham postgraduate student on this project? At SoeMac our strategy on staff is to sub-contract …

Curiosity and nostalgia: My placement in the restaurant business

This week Leon Man tells Postgraduate Placements Nottingham (PPN) about his experience of doing a postgraduate placement with the Curry Lounge in Nottingham. Imagine being responsible for a business for several months, making important strategic and marketing decisions that would affect the future of the venture! A short-term placement arranged by Postgraduate Placements Nottingham (PPN) …

Hosting a placement: “grab the chance with both hands”!

This week PPN hears from Tracey Clarke of Virtual Administration about her experience of working with Cheryll Smith, a University of Nottingham postgraduate placement student. What services does Virtual Administration provide? Our company specialises in the provision of Virtual PA and secretarial support services to a client base of independent therapists and case managers who …

No average days: the appeal of being a commercial copywriter

This week we hear from Natalie Thorne about her postgraduate placement with Nottingham-based perks and discounts scheme LionCard.