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Reflecting on My Time at University: What I Learnt

By Anna McConachie, English student blogger With my third year coming to an end, I’ve been thinking over my time at university and how it has contributed to my personal career journey. With so much to get involved in, I thought I’d share how I made the most of my time at Nottingham so you …

Looking for a Creative Career?

By Leonie Farrar, religion, philosophy, and ethics student blogger Do you have a skill and interest in being creative? I know many people, including myself, love to be creative and would love to use this skill and passion in their future career. While looking into careers over the last few years, I’ve realised more creative …

I Don’t Have a Grad Job: What Now?

By Anna McConachie, English student blogger It can be daunting leaving university without a spot on a graduate scheme. However, it’s important to remember that having a grad scheme is not the be all and end all for leaving uni. Taking a break after university before you launch into a career can be very beneficial. …

Turning My Dream of Becoming a Barrister Into Reality

By Noxy Sibanda, fourth year Law with Chinese Law student and an Inner Temple Exhibition Award Scholar About me The path to becoming a barrister is difficult and often inflated by the financial burden of paying for the Bar course which many people, like myself, cannot afford. I have always been determined to expand my …

Review of the NAA ‘Experience the Culture Sector’ Module

By Leonie Farrar, religion, philosophy, and ethics student blogger This spring I took part in the Nottingham Advantage Award (NAA) module ‘Experience the Cultural Sector’. This module involved me undertaking a minimum of 35 hours volunteering in a cultural sector business. I also had to give a presentation about my volunteering experience and create a …

Boost Your CV and Your Wallet With a Part-Time Job

By Anna McConachie, English student blogger Paying rent, bills, and funding your Portland Coffee addiction can be a struggle come the second term (or second week!) of uni. If, like me, your student loan doesn’t quite stretch, it’s worth considering getting a part-time job alongside your studies.  I’ve held a number of part-time positions over …

The Change in Legal Services and What’s Needed When Applying to Law Firms

By Modupe Allen, second year law student What do the websites of Gunnercooke, the Ince Group and Mishcon de Reya reveal to potential lawyers of the future about the change in legal services and what’s needed when applying to law firms? The above question was posed by Craig Sharpe from Axiom DWFM who recently came …

My Advice for Coping with Rejection From Grad Schemes

By Anna McConachie, English Student Blogger Facing rejection is demoralising, demotivating and down-right difficult. Unfortunately, as graduates we are likely to face a lot of it. Here is how I have been dealing with rejection from grad schemes recently.  Process your emotions Being rejected hurts. After spending hours on an application, agonising over assessment questions, …

My Virtual Internship Experience With Bright Network

By Anna McConachie, English student blogger   Something I’ve been told countless times on my career journey is the value of internships, placements and work experience. However, the uncertainty of the pandemic means finding and securing internships seems more daunting than ever. Luckily, the Bright Network offers a range of online internship experiences to help …

Searching for Graduate Schemes

By Leonie Farrar, religion, philosophy, and ethics student blogger If you are in your final or penultimate year, like me, you have probably started or are about to start your search for graduate schemes. This can be daunting and stressful. Especially trying to find time to search for graduate schemes alongside doing your university work. …