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Posts by Andrea Ranford

Learn how to lead by example and empower others: the Leadership in Sport module!

As a second year student in dietetics and nutrition, it’s not surprising that I have a real interest in how to stay active and maintain a healthy lifestyle. When I was browsing all the modules offered by the Advantage Award, I was really excited to find one related to sports – the Leadership in Sport …

Be the voice of the Award students!

With the new academic year underway, the Award team are in the search to appoint two budding students to represent the Award student community. The Steering Group gather three times a year, holding meetings to provide a strategic overview of the Award and carry out ongoing moderation of Award modules.   The successful student representatives …

Show don’t tell – how the Award can help you!

‘Show don’t tell’ is the advice given by many careers advisers to students preparing for interviews. Your covering letter may include statements like ‘I’m a keen team player’, ‘I possess proven skills in leadership’ or ‘I adapt easily to change’, but unless you can back them up, statements like this will be left hollow. Taking …

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Student Money Matters! One of the 200+ Award modules

The Student Money Matters Project, is one of the Nottingham Advantage Award modules, that gives you the opportunity to be a key part of the University’s contribution to National Student Money Week (NSMW) taking place in February 2016. Within this module you will engage in peer-to-peer education, by researching, designing and delivering a campaign/event/workshop, for …

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Preetum Mistry’s ‘High Performance’ throughout the Award!

  Preetum Mistry, High Performance prize winner 14-15, shares his story on being involved in the Award and his experience applying for the employer-supported prize! Why do the Nottingham Advantage Award? The Award is one of the best things that I been involved in at university! I saw the Award as a great opportunity to …

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A prize winning performance! Lisa shares her achievements with the Award

This week, we hear from Lisa Murkin (BSc Management), the 2014-2015 prize winner for Entrepreneur of the Year supported by Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Lisa shares her story about her involvement and achievements throughout the Award. The big decision… which modules to choose? The Nottingham Advantage Award is not just another qualification, it is  an opportunity to …

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Cupcakes and Canapés, oh my! The Award’s Celebration Event 2014-2015

  On 9 June 2015, we celebrated students’ achievements at this year’s Celebration Event! Held in the Great Hall on University Park, we welcomed students who have completed the Award as well as recognised the students who have achieved employer-supported prizes. From 3pm students, employers, module convenors and staff of the Careers and Employability Service …

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Who has been crowned this year’s Award Module of the Year 2014-2015?

  We are delighted to announce that the ‘Boots Commercial Enterprise’ module has been awarded the title of Nottingham Advantage Award Module of the Year! The Boots Commercial Enterprise module was delivered to our students for the first time throughout 2014-15, with the support of the Careers and Employability Service. The module offers a snapshot …

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Modules in Pictures – a snapshot!

With spring term now complete, we thought we’d share our latest module photographs so that you can see what has been happening across different modules. You never know, this could inspire you to take one of these modules next year, if you still need to complete the Award! The Award helps to enhance employability by …

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Looking back on the spring term

Now that we have reached the end of the spring term, here is a round-up of what has been happening over the last month or so! Prizes, Prizes, Prizes! The Award team have collated the employer-supported prize applications received from students who have completed two or more modules. Once the shortlisting process was completed, students …

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