My postgraduate placement: another challenge but a great opportunity

This weeks blog comes from Beth DeGraft-Johnson who did a Graduate School PPN placement at Spectrum Intellectual Property Solutions. Prior to returning to full time education, I had thoroughly enjoyed working in Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) management for several years. For a start, there was a vast array of innovations from all the …

Brewing up new sources of energy

This week we hear from Phil Daykin, Sales and Operations Manager at Lincoln Green Brewery about his experience of hosting a Postgraduate Placements Nottingham (PPN) student.

The Graduate School’s 1000th postgraduate placement: a landmark for students and business

To mark the 1000th placement offered by Postgraduate Placements Nottingham (PPN) we spoke with some of those involved, including: Abbie Tomes (Life Sciences postgraduate), Paul Rice (PPN Placements Delivery Manager), and Jo Hay, Sales and Business Development Director at Albumedix). “I think it’s that ‘eye-opening’ dimension of the placement, as I said before, that’s so …

Transitioning to the realities of the world after university

This week Eriko, a postgraduate Business student, talks about her experience doing a University of Nottingham Graduate School PPN placement with Active Fitness.  

Building skills at the Institute of Quarrying

This week we hear from Sarah Fry at the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) about her experience of hosting a PPN placement student. Sarah adds, “Our experience with the University of Nottingham postgraduate placement programme has been excellent. As an organisation, we’ve been able to quickly progress a project that adds value to us and our members.  …

“If you want to do this job right…”

This week Postgraduate Placements Nottingham (PPN) hears from Gabriela about her placement experience with the executive travel company Exclusive Ten. Gabriela’s placement involved Research & Development into luxury travel agents, specifically within the UAE & Australia, as well as research into business growth & expansion into the offer of Social Media & Digital Marketing support to …

Scoping a Digital Growth Strategy for Nottingham City

This week John Connelly, Digital Manager at Nottingham City Council’s Growth Hub talks about his experience of hosting two postgraduate placement students Deepesh and Sanket. The UK has a proud history of digital innovation: from the earliest days of computing to the development of the World Wide Web, the UK has been a cradle for …

Managing my time my way

This week Postgraduate Placements Nottingham (PPN) hears from Jonathan Hunter about his PPN postgraduate placement with The Derbyshire Winery. My postgraduate placement was based with The Derbyshire Winery and was focused on helping the owner improve his revenue stream through the utilisation of waste products. The waste product of specific interest was wine pomace (solid bits left …

Saving the World, One House at a Time

This week we hear from Cobalt Carbon Free about their experience of hosting two Postgraduate Placements Nottingham (PPN) students.  Here at Cobalt Carbon Free, we are a small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) who specialise in damp-proofing, insulation, and extensions/renovations. Our goal is to transform our customers’ homes and we use low-carbon building technology and environmentally friendly materials in …