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My Experience: NAA Careers for English Students Module

By Rosie Pinder, BA English second year I’ve officially completed my first module for the Nottingham Advantage Award (NAA): Careers for English Students. Although not delivered in the same way as it was pre-pandemic (another transferal to Microsoft Teams!), I found the module really engaging. Below I discuss my experience in more depth. So, read …

Work Experience, Placements and Internships in a Pandemic

By Chris Colegate, Careers and Employability Placement Consultant In ‘normal’ circumstances it is competitive trying to find work experience. For many students in the current climate, it is fair to say this has become even more challenging.  But – and it’s a big but – it is not all doom and gloom in terms of …

A Guide to Pre-Interview Research Into a Company

By Rosie Pinder, BA English second year Everything about an interview can be daunting: what to say, what to wear, how to come across as someone who knows what they are talking about. But the area I find most challenging when preparing for an interview is research, both into the company and the role. Having …

Building careers while staying indoors

By Katy Skillen, MNutr Nutrition and Dietetics student blogger It is safe to say that in recent weeks, everything has changed. This is a time of great uncertainty regarding so many aspects of our lives, and one of those is our careers. For me, my part-time job working in a bar has been suspended and …

How to Boost Your Employability With the Advantage Award

By Matt Lumley, Nottingham Advantage Award officer For the past 10 years our team have been helping you make career choices and stand out to employers. Our employability scheme is designed to showcase your extra-curricular activities and prepare you for the recruitment process.  You have until you graduate to complete up to three of our modules. However, if you …

Making the Most of My Time At University

By Tomi Popoola, BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering graduate I started at the University of Nottingham as an engineering foundation student. This was honestly one of the best decisions I made. It gave me a chance to dabble in most forms of engineering and pick what was right for me. By the end of the year, …

My Reflection on the Experience Heritage module

By Megan Atwell, BA (Hons) Music, student blogger A feeling many students in the arts and humanities are familiar with, is the blend of excitement and fear that accompanies any thoughts about the future. As a music student, I am acutely aware of this; there is no clear career path laid out for me and viable options can feel limited. This is both …

Five Activities on Jubilee Campus to Help You Start Thinking About Your Career

By Kathryn Moss, Employability Officer Did you know that careers events, advice and information are all available on Jubilee Campus too? If you live close by, study at Jubilee or just fancy a change of scenery, you have access to a fantastic offering. Here are five activities happening this term:  1. Come to the Jubilee …

Why the Nottingham Advantage Award Is More Than a Great Addition to Your CV

By Leon Man, MSci Hons International Relations and Global Issues (2017)  I made two decisions at Nottingham that made me more attractive to employers: studying abroad and taking the Nottingham Advantage Award. You see and hear that the Award is great for your CV, adds to your transcript, and offers new skills and exciting experiences. But there’s more. I …

Five Ways the Nottingham Advantage Award Will Make You More Employable

By Abigail Bennetts, third-year, studying psychology Would you like to add something unique to your CV to help you stand out to employers? Would you like to gain experiences of mentoring, leadership, and entrepreneurship – those career buzzwords we all struggle to demonstrate in interviews? The Nottingham Advantage Award may be for you. Here are five …