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My Career Journey in the Third-Sector

By Ailya Syeda Hasnain, BA Hons English graduate What is the third sector? The third sector is defined as a “range of organisations that are neither public sector nor private sector. It includes voluntary and community organisations (both registered charities and other organisations such as associations, self-help groups, and community groups), social enterprises, mutuals, and …

If You Don’t Ask, You Don’t Get

Many University of Nottingham students want to work abroad after they graduate. We asked Luke how he achieved working for Rolls-Royce Deutschland and if he has any key advice to give to students who are keen to work abroad. By Luke Harrison – Thermofluid Systems Engineer, Rolls-Royce Deutschland, and UoN Alumnus During my MEng in …

Career Mentoring: Figuring Out My Strengths and Exploring Careers

By, Sharandeep Bhogal, BSc Hons Management, Graduate (2020) After Graduating I knew I had an interest in marketing but I wanted to learn more. That’s when I met my mentor, Prachi – a marketing analyst through the career mentoring programme. She helped me to work out what my strengths were and to explore careers that …

Studying for My Masters: The World Is My Oyster

By, Ifigenia Constantinou, MSc Occupational Psychology Why did you decide to undertake a masters? After finishing my BSc in Psychology, I was still unsure of what I wanted to do in the future. Admittedly, I did not feel ready for the “real world.” I first heard about occupational psychology as part of an event hosted …

LinkedIn Advice

By, Aashna Khan As a second-year student, a key part of my efforts to improve my employment prospects is to build my professional network through LinkedIn. While this was daunting at first, I’ve found the following steps have been beneficial and I now actually enjoy reaching out to and meeting new people. How I approach …

How To Manage Mental Health Challenges in the Workplace

By Christian Jameson-Warren, Employability Education Projects Officer If you’ve experienced a long-term mental health challenge, you may worry about talking to a prospective employer about it. Some people worry about saying the wrong thing or if they’ll be viewed less favourably than other candidates. In reality, sharing any information is entirely up to you. I’d …

8 Productivity Hacks To Ace Working From Home

By, Catherine Sibley – Employability Education Projects Officer Whether you’re studying remotely or about to begin remote working you may be feeling a bit worried about how you’ll approach this new way of working. Or maybe you’re worried about how productive you’ll be with studying or working remotely. You should try some of our tips in …

The University-Affiliated Projects That Can Build Your CV (Part 2)

By Benedict Watson – Student Blogger In part one of this blog post, I drew attention to some of the great University-affiliated schemes which provide you with work experience and opportunities for skill development. These schemes were: • Nottingham Internship Scheme • Course Rep • Summer School Ambassador • Society Committee In part two of …

Tips for Working From Home

By Jennifer Balloch, Employability Officer Working from home has become the norm for the majority of office workers over the past year, and for many companies a blended or flexible approach to home working is likely to continue in the future. There are many things to think about when either transitioning to working from home …

The New Graduate Immigration Route. What Does This Mean for Me?

By Sarah Allen, Senior Careers Adviser. For international students thinking about staying in the UK after graduation, the new Graduate Immigration Route offers an exciting opportunity. From July 1 2021, international students who successfully complete a Bachelors or Masters level qualification, and have a valid tier 4 / student visa, will be eligible to apply …