October 3, 2013, by Nottingham Advantage Award

Find your Advantage from more than 150 modules

If you haven’t read our welcome blog, we would like to welcome you again to the 2013/2014 academic year. By now you may have seen the Award promoted on campus at various fairs or presentations. We have been running introductory and drop-in sessions where you can ask questions about how you can tailor the Award to your needs. Keep up to date about these events, modules deadlines and more by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

The team have been inundated with enquiries about the Award in the first week of term, and there are a few common questions we’d like to bust the myths about straight away! These are:

  • To achieve the full award you must complete 30 credits.
  • The Award modules are free to current undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University.
  • Modules start and finish at different times, application processes, deadlines and varying admission requirements. Before you decide to enrol in a module, you can check this information on our Workspace.
  • You do not need sign up for the ‘Nottingham Advantage Award’ as a whole – this happens automatically when you apply for an Award module.
  • You can earn up to 20 credits in one academic year, so it takes more than one year to complete the full Award.
  • Modules that you pass will be on featured on your degree transcript, even if you do not complete the full Award.
  • Scores do not contribute to your overall degree score result or requirements.
  • Those who complete the Award receive a certificate at the annual Celebration Event. If you complete at least 20 credits of the Award you will be eligible to apply for one of the Employer-support prizes – these are a great addition to your CV.

With the new academic year have come exciting new modules and opportunities. Find out more about these on our webpage. Click on ‘choose your modules’ to visit our Workspace page where all 160 of our modules are organised into nine categories:

Buddying, mentoring and peer support
Career skills and employability
Community and volunteering
Cultural awareness, language learning and study abroad
Employer-led modules
Enterprise, events and project management
Internships, placements and work experience

Lastly, even if you do not wish to participate in an Award module, you can still develop your career skills by registering on My Career to attend one of our Employer-led skills workshops. There, you will hear directly from internationally renowned employers on subjects such as; selling yourself effectively to recruiters, making a successful application, interviewing skills, social media in employability and negotiation and professionalism.

If you still have questions, we hope to see you at one of our drop-in or introductory sessions. If you aren’t able to attend one of these events, you can visit our website or email us on nottingham-advantage-award@nottingham.ac.uk . Have a great autumn term!

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