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Looking for Work Now You Have Graduated?

By Peter Kay, Senior Careers Adviser At the time of writing, May 2022, it is safe to say that there are a lot of jobs being advertised for graduates. What you have to do is become a skilled job hunter. To do that there are a few simple rules to follow and questions to ask …

Thinking of Starting a Business? Discover the Ingenuity Lab

By Josef Bone, Marketing and Digital Officer We know that a degree from the University of Nottingham opens up a whole host of career options, with our graduates going on to succeed in roles across a range of sectors. But did you know that last year, we were second in the UK for graduate start-ups, …

How to Choose the Right Law Firm For You

By Tom Robinson, qualified lawyer and co-founder of Next City Lawyer It’s hard to meaningfully distinguish between large commercial law firms as a student. But by the time you apply for vacation schemes, law firms expect you to know the type of firm that you want to work for – even though you have not …

Exploring Careers in Sustainability

By Sarah Ainger, Senior Careers Adviser An increase in public awareness of environmental challenges has led to organisations investing in sustainable working practices. As a consequence, the job opportunities in this area have also been growing. But how can you start to build a career in sustainability? Here we look at four ways to explore …

The Change in Legal Services and What’s Needed When Applying to Law Firms

By Modupe Allen, second year law student What do the websites of Gunnercooke, the Ince Group and Mishcon de Reya reveal to potential lawyers of the future about the change in legal services and what’s needed when applying to law firms? The above question was posed by Craig Sharpe from Axiom DWFM who recently came …

Career Thinking for Science Graduates

By Sally Hall, Faculty Careers and Employability Consultant With a science degree, you can use your technical and transferable skills across many sectors, roles and sizes of organisation.  In this blog post we’re drawing your attention to options with smaller companies and careers that make a difference. Plus, how to develop insights, make connections and …

A Snapshot of the Labour Market for Science Graduates

By Sally Hall, Faculty Careers and Employability Consultant The data is positive! According to the Luminate ‘What do Graduates Do’ report published in January, the UK remains a global leader in scientific research, with the government having expressed its commitment to investing in research and innovation over the next five years. Priorities include the achievement …

Key Questions to Ask Yourself When Choosing a Career

By Leonie Farrar, religion, philosophy and ethics student blogger Do you know what you want to do after university? At the start of my degree I had no idea what future career I wanted. However, I took some time to think about the following key questions which helped me to narrow down my career options. …

Spotlight On Publishing – What I Learnt

By Anna McConachie, English student blogger Publishing is a growing industry. Last year UK consumer book sales climbed 7% to £2.1bn according to a BBC News article. If you’re an English or humanities student like me, I’m sure you’ve considered it as a career. Here’s what I learnt from a recent publishing event hosted by …

Still Waiting for Your Career ‘Lightbulb Moment’?

By Jo Workman, Senior Careers Adviser Are you waiting for a flash of inspiration, or a ‘Eureka!’ moment when the perfect career idea appears in front of you?   You might be hoping that as you go through your course it will all become clear what you want to do. You’ll have your lightbulb moment and …