Advantage Award prizes – Top tips for applications and interviews

By Matt Lumley, Nottingham Advantage Award Coordinator Applications for our prizes are now open. By participating in our prize process, on top of the chance to win a prize, you can gain valuable practice in applications and interviews.  It is an opportunity to celebrate your success and gain extra recognition for the effort you put into …

Five Advantages of applying to our Award prizes

By Matthew Lumley, Nottingham Advantage Award Coordinator Each year we recognise students who have gone above and beyond during their time with the 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 Save the Children. …

Five Questions to Ask Yourself when Applying for Advantage Award Modules

Autumn-term modules may be well underway now, but you still have time to apply to our Spring-term modules! Looking through the module catalogue can be quite overwhelming – there’s so much to choose from! If you need some help to decide, here are five questions you can ask yourself when applying!   What sort of …

Five ways the Advantage Award can benefit Arts students

By Vivina Sardo, BA Hons Modern Language Studies I started my university journey with no work experience whatsoever. In addition, I had no idea what made a CV good or bad, what to expect from a job interview or how to impress an employer. Then an alumnus told me about how the Advantage Award gives students …

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 …

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 modules you do with us will be listed on your degree transcript. …

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 …

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 …