How to showcase the Advantage Award to employers 

By Matt Lumley, Nottingham Advantage Award officer  The Nottingham Advantage Award gives you recognition for your extra-curricular activities. It is also a great way for you to build your skills and experience.  However, it can be difficult to work out how best to showcase your achievements to an employer. In our modules you will have been introduced to self-reflection …

Why you should join the Nottingham Postgraduate Advantage Award

By Samantha Wilson, MA History  The start of the academic year is a hectic time for postgraduate students. This is true whether you are in the first year of a course or the third. You have to decide which extra-curricular activities to do and how to best to manage your time.  When navigating this challenge, I recommend that you consider the Nottingham Postgraduate Advantage Award.  To complete the scheme, I took two Award modules – French and Experience Heritage – and completed an end-of-year reflection. I chose these two modules to immerse myself in things I enjoy, but could not experience solely through my course.   This article will …

How I developed with the Advantage Award during a pandemic

By Sameer Masurkar, MSc Human Factors and Ergonomics, Postgraduate  I really wanted to complete the Nottingham Advantage Award. However, it was difficult to fit it in around my Masters course. Then came a global pandemic that added to the challenge. In the end, I achieved my goal and here is how I did it.  I decided not …

Five top tips on choosing your Advantage Award modules

By Andrea Fernandes, BSc Hons Economics With over 100 Nottingham Advantage Award modules, making decisions on which one to select can seem confusing, or even daunting. However, the sheer range means there is a module for everyone, including you. If you are struggling with making a decision – much like how I did – read …

International students – How the Advantage Award helped me settle in a new country

By Pawel Rogowski, BSc Hons Finance, Accounting and Management Reflecting on my time at the University of Nottingham, the Advantage Award has certainly been one of the highlights. With so many modules to choose from, everyone can find something they like or would like to try. So you should get involved in the scheme. Moving …

A new module to help you transition into the workplace

By Cyrielle Mevel, Nottingham Advantage Award co-ordinator  The Careers and Employability Service provides invaluable support so that you can find your career path and be successful in the recruitment process. To complement what we do – and because the workplace is changing so rapidly – I decided to create this new module – Transitioning into the …

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 …

The Nottingham Advantage Award in 2019/20

By Matt Lumley, Nottingham Advantage Award officer This year was like no other. The pandemic turned the Advantage Award – like the rest of the University – into a virtual experience. Despite this, we are pleased to report that the Award continued to be a success.  Here are a few things you may have missed along the way.  You completed your …

How to boost your employability with the Advantage Award

By Matt Lumley, Nottingham Advantage Award officer 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. You have until you graduate to complete up to three of our modules. …

Module of the Year 2020: How your nominations can make a difference

You have the opportunity to nominate the 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 the more you tell us about how great your favourite module is the better chance it …