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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 …

My Experience on the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme

By Freya Parker, MSci Natural Sciences (2017)  In my final year of my degree, I secured a place on the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme (GMTS) as a General Management Trainee. My experience so far has been challenging, fast-paced and, at times, I have felt out of my comfort zone. However, I am really grateful for how this has shaped my …

My PhD Career Path: A Winding Road

By Clare Jones, Senior Careers Adviser, Research Staff/Postgraduate Research Students As a PhD student you may be considering your next step and looking for that ‘forever’ career. In the 21st century, you’re likely to have four or five jobs in your working life – if not more! Elizabeth Davey talks us through her career history …

How to Approach an Assessment Centre if You’re More Reserved

By Jen Balloch, Employability Education Projects Officer: Faculty of Science Firstly, if you’re through to the assessment centre stage of the recruitment process, well done! That’s a big achievement in itself. Secondly, if the thought of attending an assessment centre fills you with dread then don’t worry, you are not alone. There’s lot of advice online …

Why I Chose to Do a Masters Degree

Craig Goodere, MA Ancient History (2013) After my ancient history degree, I decided to study for a masters. Now I’m working for the University as a planning and development officer, so I’ve more or less become part of the furniture! The natural next step I decided to stay on at the University in all honesty …

What You Need To Know About Postgraduate Placements Nottingham

By Debra Fearnshaw, Placements Delivery Manager What is Postgraduate Placements Nottingham (PPN)? PPN is a paid, flexible placement programme for all students and researchers studying masters or PhD courses.  Placements are very flexible and usually consist of a 200-hour project worked to fit around your studies over the course of several months. What type of …

The Post-MBA Job Hunt: What I Wish I Had Known…

In this blog alumna Liz Corbishley (MBA 2016) shares some valuable insights on the job hunting process. This blog was originally published on the NUBs Postgraduate Careers blog on March 24, 2017. Yes the MBA is tough, but the difficult time is not over when you hand in the management project: it is just beginning. If …

From MA History to a Career in Digital Marketing

By Stanley Dunthorne, MA History I enjoyed studying history but chose to leave academia at the end of my masters. After a few months working in sales/account management role for a local IT company, I decided this wasn’t right for me. I started exploring a career in digital marketing and soon secured a role as a Digital Marketing Executive with …

From MSci Physics to Pay-Per-Click Specialist

By Jonathan Catton, MSci (Hons) Physics My journey from physicist to digital marketer was by no means straightforward. When I started at University my plan was to go into industry as I wanted to do something practical with my learning – that’s why I chose physics rather than maths. However, during my degree I came …

Four Reasons to Become an Open Day Helper

By Unitemps at the University of Nottingham If you want to earn some extra cash for your summer holidays, we have a golden opportunity right on your doorstep. The open days offer prospective students and their families the chance to find out more about studying at the University. Maybe you came to one?  Here are four reasons …