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It’s never too late to change your mind about your career

By Yca Tan, UoN graduate Growing up in a family of nurses, I always thought nursing was also in my path. Helping people in their most vulnerable moments was fulfilling. However, as I moved through my studies, I realised that nursing wasn’t the right fit for me. The emotional and physical demands, along with the …

Becoming a senior journalist for BBC News in Washington DC

By Iona Hampson, BA Ancient History and History and Senior Journalist, BBC News, Washington DC If someone had told me at university that I would end up working as a journalist for the BBC let alone in the United States, I would have probably said they had mistaken me for a far more competent and …

Accountancy journey as a Russian graduate

By Jonathan Tait, Page Kirk Trainee Accountant and Russian Studies Graduate Ever since starting my final year at University of Nottingham, I was uncertain where I wanted to start my professional life. Studying Russian Studies at university, meant that it felt like my options were fairly limited. This prompted me to ask myself: What can …

Believe in Your Abilities and Be Open to Trying New Opportunities

By Kaixin Chen, MA Film, Television and Screen Industries graduate During my university years, I was committed to a career in the film and television industry. The careers sessions I attended, the social gatherings recommended by professors, the online lectures, and even the research topics I worked on were all in preparation for breaking into …

You Will Never Be a Doctor!

By Andrew Evans, alumnus and Professor of Breast Imaging at Dundee University Early childhood I was born in 1961 (an identical twin) with a clubbed foot and syndactyly (fused fingers). Attempted correction of my foot shortly after birth failed. I therefore required seven operations between birth and the age of 11 and had to wear surgical …

One Way Ticket to Toronto

By Ryan Stanley, Spanish and Contemporary Chinese Studies graduate Like most students, university was a great time to travel and explore what the world has to offer. But after doing my year abroad, I became more attached to the idea of getting to know a country by living there, rather than trying to check it …

LGBTQIA+ Identity in the Workplace

By Sam Hawkins, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Manager at Anglia Ruskin University Can you describe your career journey so far? I currently work at Anglia Ruskin University as the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Manager, where our team makes sure all employees feel safe and supported and that opportunity and recognition are available to …

The Cyber Security Industry Needs Talent From All Backgrounds With a Range of Skillsets

By Rhianne Short, UoN graduate Information Security Consultant at Waterstons Journey into cyber security In 2018 I graduated from the University of Nottingham with BA Criminology and Sociology before staying on to complete a master’s in International Security and Terrorism. During this time, I changed my mind frequently about the kind of career I wanted, but elements …

The Benefits of Extracurricular Activities and Where They May Take You

By Jason Richards, Aerospace Engineering student blogger Your time at university is limited and it is very important to try and get the most out of your degree. If you were to ask any lecturer or careers adviser on this matter you will probably get encouraged to take up a part-time job or do an extracurricular …

Becoming an Assistant Psychologist

By Dafinah Azman, BSc Psychology from the University of Nottingham We asked Dafinah to talk about how she secured her role as an assistant psychologist which included gaining essential work experience, and the unique skills international students can demonstrate during the recruitment process. My current role and what it involves I am currently an assistant …