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Making a difference through Nursing

Helena Bernard explains how a career in Nursing combines her love of science and her desire to make a difference. Nursing is not a glamorous profession, nor is it well paid considering the long hours and hard work required. Yet, I chose to study nursing because I had the desire to apply my most loved …

English, linguistics and speech therapy

First year student Hannah Smith explains what’s so great about linguistics. When I first started university, I would never in a million years have expected to find myself writing for a blog entitled ‘study what you love’ on the topic of linguistics! When I researched degrees in my subject area I loved the holistic approach …

From studying something you don’t love to studying something you do

Dr Nathan Waddell, Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature at the University, on studying something he didn’t love, studying something he did — and that making all the difference…  Although many people will want to tell you that it’s vital to have your career trajectory mapped out from an early age in perfect sequence, life …

It’s more about your skills than your degree subject

Your degree subject isn’t the most important thing on your application, says graduate recruiter Richard Waite from Grant Thornton. Having been a graduate recruiter for the last six year it’s fair to say I have seen my fair share of great applications, and the not so great. When I meet a candidate out on campus …

Why study Vikings?

Nottingham’s Judith Jesch, Professor of Viking Studies, has always loved and will always love Vikings — and that’s why she studied them and continues to do so. Why do I love the Vikings? Let me recount the reasons. They were bold and heroic. They built and sailed efficient and beautiful ships. They crossed the Atlantic …

Why study what you love?

Katherine Tallant is the School Manager for Sociology and Social Policy, she’s also the brains behind the Study What You Love campaign.  The inspiration for this campaign came from a workshop I attended in which we were discussing how students choose what to study. We considered all sorts of influences like parental expectations, what friends are …

Why Study English?

Holly Jackson, Third year English Student. I chose to study English at University largely because it was the one subject area in high school which initiated the least amount of groaning and displeasure when attending lessons or completing homework. Though I would not admit it at the time, I did really enjoy learning about a broad …

From History to …Human Resources

Janneke Dobben, University of Nottingham history alumna. I wasn’t the most decisive when choosing to study History at University – I flicked from wanting to do English…to Politics…to International Relations… and a mixture of all of them. I started studying History and Politics, but quickly realised this was a false start – I fell out of …

Why study the Arts?

Where can you go with an Arts degree? In this video employers talk about the skills Arts students can gain from studying a subject that they love and how these can benefit them in the future. Read more from other students, academics and employers on the Study What You Love pages.

Why Study Music?

Rebecca Gilling, Second Year Music Student. Although the application process began very early on in my first year, with a lot to organise, it was definitely worth the time as I have found studying abroad in Australia to be an incredibly liberating experience. This time last year I felt pretty overwhelmed by the move from …