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How to Navigate Career Indecision: 6 Steps to Success

By Amaia Robertson Nogues, BA American Studies and English student We’ve all fallen down the job search rabbit hole at one point or another. When you have the whole world at your fingertips, job searching can be overwhelming to say the least. So, here’s some tips and tricks on how to navigate the career wormhole …

Top Tips for Applying to Graduate Entry to Medicine

Earlier this year a panel of current GEM (Graduate Entry to Medicine) students shared their insights and experiences with students who are thinking about applying to a GEM course. This blog covers their top tips from the session. Gaining work experience 1. Get a diary – make notes of your experiences, whatever they are. 2. …

Making Use of the Careers Service To Secure Your Next Role

By George Brown, UoN graduate It can be easy to forget you still have access to the Careers department after graduating from Nottingham. But the Careers team are available to you at any point during the rest of your career. Earlier this year, I was looking to leave my job and decided to get back …

How Many CVs Do I Need?

By Hiba Azim, Postgraduate Researcher Are you about to graduate and not quite sure what to do next? Can’t decide between applying for a PhD or a graduate scheme? Why not both! It’s completely normal to not want to put all your eggs in one basket. But don’t make the grave mistake of applying to …

Why You Should Attend Talks: Spotlight on Charities and NGOs

By Alice Bennett, Politics and International Relations student blogger At the beginning of the year, my course convenor told us that our master’s year would be one of the most important years of our lives and that it is essential that we make the most of the opportunities at university that won’t be available once …

My Advice for Searching for a Placement

By Jason Richards, Aerospace Engineering student blogger Every year many students try to secure a placement. It is a great opportunity that allows you to gain work experience and develop your knowledge with practical learning. There are many challenges that come with getting a placement and here I want to talk about the steps I …

Acing Applications – My Top Tips For a Cancer Sciences Placement Year CV

By Hannah Evans, Cancer Sciences student blogger So, you’ve found a company offering an amazing placement that you’d love for your fourth year. But now comes the hard part, getting accepted onto it. Different placements have different requirements for their applicants, but one thing they all have in common is needing a CV. After writing …

Making the Most of Studying Abroad at a Liberal Arts College

By Amaia Robertson Nogues, BA American Studies and English. During my exchange year at Middlebury College (Vermont, USA) it was easy to get lost in the endless readings, the weekly reports and pop quizzes (the bane of my existence). When in a new place, you can lose sight of bigger goals (whether that be to …

Challenging Traditional Career Paths

By Alina Vasile, Head of Product and Design at Gemba, UK BA International Relations, graduated in 2015  The world is changing at a scale never seen before and our skills have to change with it. What were previously considered the jobs of the future, could be gone by tomorrow or replaced by AI. As you …

Funding Festivities – My Experience Working Over Christmas

By Hannah Evans, Cancer Sciences student blogger If you’re anything like me then around the holiday season you’ll find you’ve got a lot more time and a lot less cash. So, holiday temp jobs are an absolute life saver! I’ve had a holiday temp job for a few years now, and honestly I can’t recommend …