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How To Prioritise Your Mental Health When Considering Your Future Career

By Benedict Watson, Student Blogger University is a time when many people start to think seriously about their future career options.  Deciding what you want to do after you graduate is a big decision, so it is important that you prioritise your mental health while decision-making. Consider some of the factors below when deciding your …

Alternate Careers for STEM Students

By Chris Birchall, Employability Education Projects Officer It’s important to note that the value of a STEM degree stretches far beyond subject-specific jobs and career paths. The lessons learned and skills gained from a technical degree are valued by a range of employers across diverse sectors. You may not have even considered these options as …

Navigating the Job Market in 2021

By Paul Charman, Deputy Director, Careers team You’d certainly be forgiven for feeling a sense of dread and pessimism about the current job market. There  are clearly challenges for students searching for work experience or finalists graduating this summer. However, I want to provide some context to the headlines and suggest some actions to navigate …

Under Pressure: How To Cope With Others’ Opinions When Career Planning

The Career Wellbeing blog series. We know that thinking about your career, applying for jobs, and moving into the workplace can be exciting, but we also know that sometimes it can present challenges and might be a source of stress or anxiety. That’s why, in this blog series, we will explore some of the things …

Second Thoughts About a Professional Degree? Here to Help!

By Abigail Rowse, Employability Officer There are a range of professional courses on offer at Nottingham, from medicine and health sciences to social work, law, and teaching. These degrees are designed to help students prepare for a particular vocation, as well as develop graduate-level skills. If you are studying one of these degree subjects but …

Is Covid-19 Changing Your Career Plans?

By Katy Skillen, third year MNutr Master of Nutrition and Dietetics student Well, if there is one thing we have learnt in the past year, it is that change is inevitable. Maybe you had a clear plan regarding how your career is going to evolve and now that’s all been changed due to Covid-19. In …

5 Things I Learned From a Think Tank Webinar

Benedict Watson, Student Blogger Think tanks are often seen as the underworld of the potential careers for economics graduates. Secretive and selective, it’s rare to find them doing any recruitment work at the careers fairs  regularly attended by the likes of PwC and Citibank. Therefore, when I found that Smart Thinking were doing a webinar …

A PhD or Industry?

By Joseph George Walters, PhD Engineering Surveying and Space Geodesy How would you even begin to know if a PhD was right for you? Testing the waters of both working in industry and academic research helped me to decide. An Uncertain Future As a second-year undergraduate I was not sure what to do after my …

Teach First Q&A: The Teaching Experience

By Annie Brown, MA Creative Writing student blogger Applying for graduate schemes can be difficult, especially when you’re not quite sure what to expect. After working as a counsellor at a summer camp, I considered the idea of teaching. I wanted to know more about this possible career path. So, I sat down with my …

My PhD Journey So Far

By Luke Francis, PhD student Having reached half time in my four year PhD programme, I think the time is right to think about what doing a PhD is all about – and share this with the lucky reader! Firstly – why did I do a PhD? Halfway through my fourth year of my MSci …