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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 …

Alternative Ways to Find Postgraduate Funding

By Naomi Imms, Information Officer So, you’ve decided you want to do a masters or PhD? It’s an exciting prospect, whether you’re doing it to enhance your job prospects, kick-start an academic career, or for pure love of the subject. But have you worked out how to fund it? Perhaps you’re planning to get a …

Why I Decided to Study a Masters

By Julia Cox, MPH Public Health (Global Health) Diverse and emerging global public health challenges are of great interest to me and led me to enrol in the Master of Public Health (Global Health) at the University of Nottingham.   Expanding my career options Completing this course widens the number and range of prospective career and educational opportunities. The course offers high-quality lectures and workshops delivered by University …

Postgraduate Students: What’s Next?

By Julie Blant, Postgraduate Careers Manager, Business School Whether you are new to the university or returning to us, you’ll know how time flies during your studies. Hopefully you’ve already given some thought to what your next step might be. If you haven’t? Don’t panic. It’s not too late to start thinking about it. As …

How I Put My Postgraduate Experience to Work

By Kirstin Barnard, Employability Education Projects Officer I wanted to write this blog to share my experiences about how completing my postgraduate course not only gave me an extra level of qualification, but also a springboard to a new set of skills and strengths for my career journey. In the beginning Having had a successful …

Started Your Masters? How to Hit the Ground Running

By Chris Jones, Senior Careers Adviser As a taught postgraduate student, you are part of a community of more than 5,000 students studying for a masters degree or postgraduate diploma at Nottingham. There might be a range of reasons why you are studying your current course, be it a passion for your subject or the need to gain a …

My PhD Journey – The Highs and the Lows

By Maria Lozano, PhD Education Maria has recently completed her PhD at Nottingham and she reflects on her journey – the highs and the lows – and offers advice to potential PhD students. Enchanted by research As a masters student I enjoyed spending time in the library, researching different topics and being a learner. It …

Why I Studied a PhD and How It Has Helped My Career

By Martyn Quigley, PhD Psychology alumnus Martin has recently completed his PhD and just secured his first teaching role. We asked him to reflect on his experience and offer advice to students considering undertaking a PhD. Make sure you know what your ‘why?’ is Undertaking a PhD is a big commitment and you need to give it …