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Four Ways to Have Fun This Summer While Boosting Your CV

By Mike Walker, student blogger It’s scary how quickly my first year at Nottingham has passed me by. It seems like no time at all since I was a first-week fresher, flung 200 miles from my native home in Devon. Since then, time since has flown by crazily fast. With a long summer ahead of me, …

Three Pieces of Advice: Taking Some Time Out

By Suzanne McGregor, Careers and Employability Consultant Did you graduate this summer or last year and are unsure what career you want? Are you thinking of taking some time out to travel or volunteer in a different country? If this sounds like you, then take note! Suzanne McGregor shares her top three pieces of advice …

Youth programmes: an invaluable experience

By Mary Strickson, student blogger I’ve been involved with various youth programmes and projects over the last year. The reason I started looking for voluntary roles was because I wanted to do something constructive with my spare time. Little did I know that these experiences would provide me with so much more than just something to …

Looking for a Summer Internship? Don’t Panic, There’s Still Time!

By Sarah Allen, Employability Education Projects Officer Have all of your friends secured summer internships but you’re still looking for a way to spend the summer? Don’t panic, there is still time! Even though you may not have secured an internship yet there are still plenty of ways to use the holidays to enhance your …

Arts jobs: the journey

By Mary Strickson, student blogger When I finished my undergraduate degree I felt the same as some final year students may now be feeling: worry, panic, fear of entering the ‘real world’. I found myself needing to consider what my ‘dream’ career would be, hearing that awful question asked by my parents and friends: ‘Do …

Why I’m glad I’m doing the Advantage Award

By Mary Strickson, student blogger I’m studying art history and during my spare time I volunteer with museum and gallery youth programmes, as well as writing art-based articles. I was interested in the Part-time Jobs, Vacation Jobs and Volunteering Jobs  module on the Advantage Award but I wasn’t sure if I would be eligible. My …

There’s No Time Like the Present… 6 Ways to Kickstart Your Career

By James Jupp, Graduate Social Media Trainee There’s so much opportunity at Nottingham to get involved, so we thought we’d make it easy for you. We’ve put together six unique ways to boost your career and make the most of your time at University. What will you do? Get experience The more you learn about your chosen …

What will be your story? Make the most of university

Ask any graduate you come across, time flies by when you’re at university. Before you know it you’ll be wearing a gown and shaking hands with the Vice-Chancellor. That’s far away now, and it’s the here and now that matters, so why not go and explore all the ways to make the most of your …

Five Last-Minute Ways to Gain Work Experience

Sometimes it seems like everyone but you has got an impressive work placement lined up, whether it’s volunteering in a spectacular location or climbing Kilimanjaro.  Just because you haven’t got anything lined up for summer yet, it doesn’t mean that you’ve missed all the opportunities to get involved with projects and develop the skills employers …

How Sheetal Went From Taking the Limelight to Giving Back

By Sheetal Mistry, BA History (2014) When I was little, I wanted a job as a performer I loved dance and attended a lot of classes. My dance classes were the one environment where I felt I could genuinely express myself. Plus, I liked that it was different and away from school. I hoped that I’d …