Placements: Postgraduate Perspectives

This week we are delighted to share a video made by one of our Postgraduate Placements Nottingham (PPN) alumni, Anna Cruse, an Art History PhD candidate. Postgraduate students have many different reasons for choosing do a placement and Anna’s video really captures some of that diversity. To find out more about Postgraduate Placements Nottingham (PPN) …

In the lab: putting a potential career to the test

This week Postgraduate Placements Nottingham catches up with Chris Till, a 3rd year PhD student on the Doctoral Training Partnership at the University of Nottingham, about his placement at Azotics Technologies Ltd.

Getting well-placed for career progression

This week we caught up with San Ha, a postgraduate placement student, and his placement host Geoff Baker of International Celebrity Networks Apps (ICN).

How to turn experience into insight

This week Debra Fearnshaw of Postgraduate Placements Nottingham (PPN) explores the value of Reflective Thinking and highlights the upcoming launch of a new Nottingham Advantage Award module. Recently I had the opportunity to do a reflective thinking exercise with a group of placement students who have been employed as Graduate Centre Coordinators for the past …

Beyond the lab: getting a holistic experience of a science business

This week Alex Fletcher shares his experience of doing a postgraduate placement with Naturally Scientific Technologies (NST Ltd) working on a project analysing production efficiencies.

Hitting the right notes

This week Postgraduate Placements Nottingham (PPN) chats with Liz Jones from MHA about how a placement student helped the charity streamline its music therapy provision. Could you tell us a little about the mission of MHA? MHA was founded by members of the Methodist Church back in 1943, and today we support over 17,000 older people –  around …

10 reasons to do a postgraduate placement

Words supplied by Postgraduate Placements Nottingham (PPN) alumni. #1 – Learn new skills “I learnt how to use new tech, and have now devised a great career path.” #2 – Develop your creative thinking “The placement helped me build independent and out of the box thinking. The best part about the whole experience was recognition …

Change

Lia de Simon tells us how a placement experience helped her to take control during a difficult stage in her postgraduate journey. Lia did her placement with Success for All a not-for-profit charitable foundation which works with over 130 schools right across the UK and draws upon research first started in the 1970s by psychologists Robert Slavin …

What next?

This week Rebecca Choi talks about her placement at a starter company. Rebecca did a placement in the field of biophotonics, image processing, and minimally invasive surgery (MIS); assisting a start-up company in refining a prototype system to improve a surgeons’ understanding of instrument-tissue interaction. The project established the basis for a longer term R&D programme, …

From Museums to Theme Parks – Architecture in practice

Licheng Zhang, a doctor of Architecture at the University of Nottingham, was successful in securing a PPN Postgraduate Placement with 1 World Educational Theme Parks Limited to produce a series of Concept drawings and a CGI walk-through for their educational theme park concept. We asked what drew him to the Postgraduate Placements Nottingham Programme and …