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What to consider when working in Europe post-Brexit

Anna Beer, physics student © via Unsplash by Mano5280 Brexit has undoubtedly changed the way British citizens can travel, work and live abroad. While the process may now involve more paperwork and considerations, there are still plentiful opportunities for those eager to work or volunteer in Europe. In this blog, I’ll break down some of …

Exploring opportunities: my journey to a placement at LeftLion

By Josephine Ruffles, student blogger During university there are endless amounts of opportunities to get involved in, from internships and societies, to placements and careers fairs. The university partners with many different organisations that offer term long placements which is a great way to learn about different industries and grow your CV. What placement did …

My experience with the Nottingham Internship Scheme

By Anna Short, English graduate In the midst of my last university semester — the panic over final assessments, the pre-emptive nostalgia, the graduation preparation— a friend told me about the Nottingham Internship Scheme (NIS). My first thought was to panic. My head had been so swarmed with everything going on that I didn’t even …

Completing a summer internship abroad: My experience and advice

By Anna Beer, physics student Embarking on a nine-week summer internship in Trondheim, Norway, brought its share of challenges and experiences. From the initial housing hunt to settling into a new work environment, making friends, and exploring the landscapes. Every step of the journey offered practical lessons and lasting memories. Before arrival: housing and visas …

Navigating the path to a summer internship abroad

by Anna Beer, physics student Embarking on the task of looking for an international summer internship can be daunting, especially when you’re looking to work in a specific sector and/or region. In my search of an opportunity in the green energy industry in Europe, I discovered a few unconventional strategies that ultimately led to a …

Working part-time alongside a degree: tips and advice

by Zoe Waite, liberal arts student Balancing full-time study, new adult responsibilities and a social life is already a mammoth task never mind adding a part-time job into the mix. From hospitality to online tutoring, students are taking on a huge range of roles to support themselves as the cost of living crisis continues.  In …

What could I do on a gap year after university, and why should I take one?

By Josephine Ruffles, student blogger © Pixabay by user 7523944 A gap year has a preconceived notion that people who go on them have no set career plans. However, if you plan properly and decide what you want to achieve from this period off, it can be incredibly productive and useful for your future career. …

My experience in legal tech through the Nottingham Internship Scheme

By Panayiotis Georgiou, LLB Law graduate Starting my journey with Orbit Legal, a family-run law firm in Long Eaton, marked a significant chapter in my career. As a fresh law graduate, I found this opportunity through the Nottingham Internship Scheme, which simplified the process of connecting with potential employers in my field. The interview process …

Your guide to gaining valuable medical work experience

By Eve Yellop, A100 medicine student. One of the most important parts of your Medical School application is work experience. This is your chance to show that you have the commitment and drive to work in a real healthcare field.  However, there’s no guidebook for this and it can be overwhelming trying to find it. …

Work experience and graduate roles – how to search as an international student

By Anna Glaze-Krayer, Careers Adviser International students and graduates are a fantastic asset to the university, the local community, and to graduate employers up and down the UK. It can be tricky to navigate finding work experience and graduate roles in the UK, though, when you’re not familiar with where to search and which employers …