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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, …

Why a PhD Was Right for Me

By Salman Arif, Optimisation Scientist A PhD is the highest level of academic qualification in the UK and it involves three to four years of original research on a specific topic. There are lots of reasons why you may be considering a PhD and you’ll need to carefully consider how it could help you achieve …

Why I Chose To Apply for a Master’s Abroad

By Lucy Cooper, Modern Languages graduate After having a long, hard think about what I could do after my languages degree at Nottingham I decided that going on to further study and completing a master’s degree abroad would be a great option.  Choosing to study abroad is a serious decision to make, and one that …

How to Prepare for Postgraduate Study

By Amaia Robertson Nogues, American Studies and English student If you have already finished undergraduate study and are starting postgraduate study, you will be no stranger to hard work and organisation. However, here’s some quick tips on how to prepare for the upcoming term and make sure you start the year with your best foot …

Choosing a Master’s: My Tips

By Alice Bennett, Politics and International Relations student blogger Choosing a master’s is a big decision that requires a lot of careful thought and consideration. Taken from my own experience as a current master’s student, here are five tips to consider when exploring the option of further study. 1. Do something that will help your …

Why You Should Attend Talks: Spotlight on Charities and NGOs

By Alice Bennett, Politics and International Relations student blogger At the beginning of the year, my course convenor told us that our master’s year would be one of the most important years of our lives and that it is essential that we make the most of the opportunities at university that won’t be available once …

Why a Master’s Was Right for Me

By Noah Ajanaku, Public Health postgraduate student There are lots of reasons why you may be considering further study. It maybe a requirement of the sector you want to go into, to develop your expertise, or to study a topic you’re passionate about. You’ll need to carefully consider how it could help you achieve your …

PhD: The Beginning of a New You

By Anastasia Lazaridi, PhD alumna The start of my Journey as a PhD student The University of Nottingham gave me the opportunity to make my dreams come true when I was offered the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship for Research Excellence and welcomed me to be part of a pioneer research team in the School of Medicine. As …

Postgraduate Study? – Four Ws to Consider

By Suzanne Mcgregor, Faculty of Arts Careers Consultant If you are approaching the end of your current course, you may be thinking about embarking on more study. Here are the Ws you should consider: 1. What? Your choices are huge, but tend to fall into broad categories: More of your current subject If you have …

How To Prepare for a PhD

By, Amanda Kale – PhD Creative Writing Having just begun my PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Nottingham in February 2021, I certainly don’t have the widest breadth of experience, yet. However, I have learned a great amount these past few months, and would love to share some advice with anyone willing to …