Learn more and enhance your CV with the Advantage Award

Elizabeth Ryan, BA Jt Hons History and Politics, third year I chose to do the Advantage Award in my second year to increase my employment options. It would allow me to develop further soft skills that I did not necessarily gain through just my degree. Learn more than just your degree Initially, I wanted to …

Discovering my potential through the Advantage Award

By Dylan Cox, BSc Psychology, third year I definitely enjoyed my experience as a Psychology student at the University of Nottingham. During my second year, though, I started to notice that something was missing. I recognised that there was a big difference between who I was and who I wanted to be – and my …

Five ways to boost your employability with the Advantage Award

By Matt Lumley, Nottingham Advantage Award Coordinator For over 10 years our team have been helping you make career choices and stand out to employers. Our employability scheme is designed to showcase your extra-curricular activities and prepare you for the recruitment process. Any units you do with us will be listed on your degree transcript, …

What a difference a Module of the Year nomination makes

By Matt Lumley, Nottingham Advantage Award Coordinator and the Social Impact Game team  You have the opportunity to nominate the Nottingham Advantage Award module that has had the most positive impact on your personal and professional development.    It is more about the quality of what you write than the number of nominations we receive. So, …

Now you’ve started, why you should finish

By Matt Lumley, Nottingham Advantage Award officer We hope you have found your time with the Award enjoyable so far. Now is the time to start applying for our autumn and full-year modules. Despite the pandemic, we are still here to support you. There are plenty of module opportunities as the majority have been converted …

Going above and beyond with my Advantage Award experience

By Calum Heslop, BMBS Medicine, fourth year The Nottingham Advantage Award is an excellent way to develop new and existing skills. You can increase your employability, make the most of your university experience and prepare for life beyond university. It is also a fantastic way to enhance your CV by gaining formal recognition for extracurricular …

My highlights as an Advantage Award student representative

By Vandita Singhal, BSc Hons Finance, Accounting and Management  I completed the Nottingham Advantage Award in my penultimate year. This meant that in my final year, I wanted to make a positive impact on other students’ journeys on the scheme. This led to me deciding to become a student representative. I was able to share useful insights …

How to make your mark in the Advantage Award prize process

By Vishnupriya Prathap, MPharm Pharmacy, fourth year Winner – Contribution to community prize supported by Teach First The Nottingham Advantage Award allows you to develop professional skills. You also get to meet highly motivated students from diverse backgrounds across the University.   I completed modules in volunteering, employability and project management. Following these, I thought why not gain extra recognition by applying for an employer supported prize?    Being awarded the Contribution to community prize supported by Teach First has given me a confidence boost. It has encouraged me to continue pursuing ventures favouring causes …

Five Advantages of applying to our Award prizes

By Matthew Lumley, Nottingham Advantage Award officer Each year we recognise students who have gone above and beyond during their time with the Nottingham Advantage Award. Our prizes reward areas such as personal development, inclusion and work in the community. These are also supported by employers Boots, Capital One, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Mars and Teach First. Applications …

How completing the Advantage Award gave me an edge with employers

By Hannah Edmondson, BA Theology and Religious Studies and MSc in Psychology alumna After finishing my Masters, I spent a year working in a variety of settings to gain experience of different working environments. This included: The Visas and Immigration team on University Park The Education Centre team at the Queen’s Medical Centre As an …