September 8, 2020, by Matthew Lumley

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 to an online offering.

Of course any modules you have completed so far will appear on your degree transcript. However, here are some reasons why you should keep going and push yourself to complete.

Simplified sign up and search

Practically all our modules now have an application form.

Simply find a module in our Workspace catalogue, select the form link, fill it out and press ‘Submit’. Once submitted the convenor will contact you around a week after the deadline with the result.

We have improved our mini search engine to make it easier for you to find a suitable module. You can filter by term or category. You can also now see whether a module is open to undergraduates and postgraduates or specific Schools.

Credits could mean prizes

To be eligible for our prizes you need to have completed at least two Award modules by the application deadline of 1 March 2021.

The prizes recognise your achievements in areas such as inclusion, personal development and leadership. These are supported by employers including Boots, Save the Children and Teach First. View last year’s winners here.

More information can be found here. Applications open on 1 February 2021.

Use the Award to your Advantage

Now you’ve completed some Award modules you may be wondering how you can showcase what you’ve done to employers.

Our specialised workshop programme helps you identify the skills and experiences you’ve gained and practise how to articulate them in your CV and at interview. The more skills and experience you develop through completing the Award, the more you can get out of these sessions.

You can find out more about our workshops and all our other activities on our events page here.

Completing feels good

Doesn’t it just feel better to finish something? You have started your Advantage Award journey so why stop now?

Think back on the modules you have taken so far. Is there anything you need to work on? Have your modules given you ideas on a new career path? Do you want to try something a bit different?

That final module could be the last piece in the puzzle to boost your employability.

You have put the effort in so go for it and pass that final Award module.

So why wait? Continue your journey and apply for your next module now.

Contact and Follow us 

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Want to speak to one of the Award team then please contact us at nottingham-advantage-award@nottingham.ac.uk  

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