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Why You Need Unitemps

By Joe Paternoster, psychology student blogger Towards the start of my masters degree, I was struggling. The workload had hit me like a truck, and I was starting to realise how not having a maintenance loan in the traditional sense was hugely detrimental to my finances. I needed a fix, a way to somehow earn …

Transitioning from PhD to Postdoc

By Dr Erin Connelly, School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick and UoN alumna Determining your pathway in academia is specific to personal circumstances and varies greatly by individual and discipline. However, this post will attempt to draw out some general practical steps that may be transferable to a wide range of situations. This post …

Ace the Recruitment Process With Graduates First

By Charlene Binding, Employability Education Projects Officer Have you recently applied for a graduate role, graduate programme or internship? If so, this is the blog post for you! Introducing Graduates First: an online resource which could transform your job application strategy. It’s free to access, both for current University of Nottingham students (use your current …

Finished a Year in Industry – What Next?

By Jade Brewster-Mahon, microbiology student Since my previous careers blog post on assessment centres where I outlined my placement application process, I have finished my placement year at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in Pharmaceutical Microbiology. Throughout placement I consistently questioned what it is I wanted to get from the year regarding graduate opportunities. There are so many …

Graduating in 2022? Get to know the job market.

By Paul Charman, Careers and Employability Service Deputy Director You might have seen the recent headlines highlighting 91 applications for each graduate job vacancy. The numbers come from the annual Institute of Student Employers (ISE) Student Recruitment Survey. Widely reported in the media this month the survey contains useful insights to support your career planning …

How Much Could I Earn in My First Graduate Job?

By Jackie Thompson, Information and Communications Manager When you’re thinking about your future career, there are a number of factors that will affect your choice such as work/life balance, job satisfaction, personal development opportunities, and so on. Wherever it sits on your list, how much you could earn will be a consideration too. We subscribe …

Virtual Careers Fairs: The Ultimate Guide

By Katy Skillen, MNutr Nutrition and Dietetics, student blogger So, you’ve got to grips with lectures from home, societies from home, and catching up with friends… from home. But how about discovering your next job from home? Well, that is exactly what a virtual careers fair aims to help you do! Having attended the virtual …

Alternative Careers to Clinical Psychology – If Not Clinical Psychology, Then What?

Julia Szacilo, BSc Psychology graduate (2017) If you are anything like me, then you chose to study psychology because it is a fascinating subject, but sooner or later the question comes around of what to do career-wise after graduating. Although many psychology graduates will go onto jobs that are not related to psychology, after all, …

Our Guide To Finding Work Experience

Work experience can help you to stand out within the job market. The companies that you will want to work with, will most likely expect you to have some work experience under your belt. Work experience can complement your academic studies as it shows an employer that you can learn outside of a University setting. …

How To Feel More Confident Meeting New People at Work

The Career Wellbeing blog series. We know that thinking about your career, applying for jobs, and moving into the workplace can be exciting, but we also know that sometimes it can present challenges and might be a source of stress or anxiety. That’s why, in this blog series, we will explore some of the things …