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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 …

Navigating the Careers and Employability Service

By Hemakshi Soni, BA Sociology and Social Policy Navigating the Careers and Employability Service can feel overwhelming with the large variety of support services to boost your career confidence. I have simplified key information to help current students make the most of the resources and highlighted some examples of current events, placements and graduate schemes. …

Navigating the path from master’s to dream career

By Andrew Higham, master’s graduate After working for a few years I wanted to investigate my passion for education in a more formal setting. I was drawn to a master’s degree for the opportunity to represent a team again through my tennis playing. The University of Nottingham had made such progress with their sports teams …

Why should you attend the Bright Network Festival?

By Lucy Rayner-Thomas, Chemistry student Like many people, I do not know what I want to do after I graduate and during the summer holidays I started to think about what I could do to explore my career options and to see what opportunities were available to me. As a start, I decided to attend …

Is my future career safe from AI?

By Joss Hillary, Information Officer *opens Chat-GPT*  *Writes prompt: ‘Is artificial intelligence going to make my future career redundant?’*  *Resists the urge to hit copy and paste*  Before you ask, yes I did want to see what Chat-GPT had to say on the topic and no I didn’t just hit copy and paste but the …

Your guide to gaining valuable medical work experience

By Eve Yellop, A100 medicine student. One of the most important parts of your Medical School application is work experience. This is your chance to show that you have the commitment and drive to work in a real healthcare field.  However, there’s no guidebook for this and it can be overwhelming trying to find it. …

The work/university/life balance: Why I decided to do a part-time master’s

Eleanor Flowerday, BA English graduate After graduating with a degree in BA English in 2021, I was lucky enough to get onto the Creative Pathways internship programme, followed by a period of working in communications and marketing for a Nottingham based arts charity. During that period, I attended a couple of residential creative writing courses, …

Different roles in the charity sector that you may not have thought about

By Grace Smyth, Languages graduate The charity sector is extremely competitive and sometimes the number of roles can be overwhelming. Many people are unaware of the breadth of roles within the charity sector, read below for some roles that you may not have thought about. Charity grad schemes A select number of organisations do offer …

Languages: Options You May Not Have Known Were Available to You

By Grace Smyth, languages student blogger When you tell people that you are a language student, they always say “so what are your plans for the future? Do you want to teach? So you’re going into translation?” Many people think that these are the only options for language students, but in reality, there are so …

How to Differentiate Between Magic Circle and Silver Circle Law Firms

By Max at Next City Lawyer Students hear a lot about Magic Circle and Silver Circle firms. This is reflected in the curious collection of firms that students apply to. We’ve seen some candidates apply to Magic Circle M&A powerhouses like Clifford Chance, whilst also applying to more specialised firms like Macfarlanes. Although Clifford Chance …