Philosophy is not only good in theory

I wrote the very first blog in the Study What You Love campaign and emphasised love of the subject as the best reason to choose a degree course. I think philosophy has huge intrinsic value and appeals to our natural sense of wonder. As I mentioned, however, this is perfectly consistent with a philosophical training …

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 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 …