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Master’s Students: Don’t Miss Out

By Jackie Thompson, Information and Communications Manager You’ve just started your course and you may think you’ve got ages to think about what’s next after your master’s. Of course, you have a whole year or longer to consider your next step, but there are so many career activities taking place this term we don’t want …

How I Prepared for My Placement Interview

Chuwei Liu, Risk Management student, Nottingham Business School We asked Chuwei to share his recent interview experience when applying for a role with Postgraduate Placements Nottingham (PPN).  A placement appealed to Chuwei because he wanted to experience the UK working environment and culture. He also wanted to practise his English skills and strengthen his communication …

Turn Your Passion for Space Into a Career

By Cristina Vrînceanu, Postgraduate Research Student “ ‘Space’, it says, ‘is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space.’ ” This is how Douglas Adams describes space, but …

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 …

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 …

Thinking About Postgraduate Study?

By Suzanne Mcgregor, Faculty of Arts Careers and Employability Consultant As you approach the end of your current course, you may be thinking about embarking on more study. This is a popular option and our careers team spends a lot of time with students discussing what, why, where, when, and how. What? Your choices are …

What to Ask at the Graduate Jobs and Internships Fair

By Katarina Piponi, fourth year MSci Zoology student As a final-year student, I’m thinking about my next step after uni so I’m going to the virtual Graduate Jobs and Internships Fair on Wednesday 3 March.  After some scrupulous googling, I’ve come to the conclusion that there is one simple measure I can take to make the most of the careers …

My PhD Journey So Far

By Luke Francis, PhD student Having reached half time in my four year PhD programme, I think the time is right to think about what doing a PhD is all about – and share this with the lucky reader! Firstly – why did I do a PhD? Halfway through my fourth year of my MSci …

A big ‘hello’ from Careers

By Jackie Thompson, Information and Communications Manager Whether you’re just starting at Nottingham or a returning student, the University’s Careers team is here for you. Although we’re not physically on campus, we are online to help you navigate these extraordinary times. A snapshot of the autumn term As well as online careers appointments and  job-hunting …

Starting a masters? Get off to a flying start

By Jackie Thompson, Information and Communications Manager Hello and welcome to Nottingham from the Careers and Employability Service. Whether you are a returning student or new to the university, we want to give you an insight into how we can support you during your postgraduate taught course. As you can imagine, time flies on a …