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On a professional course? Tips on self-development, building your portfolio and decision making

By Fady Anis, medicine graduate and junior doctor on the Academic Foundation Programme At the beginning of Medical School, I was fairly adamant that I wanted a career in one of the surgical specialties. My experience and understanding of what it meant to be a surgeon was purely based on the few weeks’ work placement …

How Can I Use Sport to Further My Career?

By Emily Bateman, Sports & Alumni Relations Officer The Alumni & Sport Speed Networking Evening in April was an opportunity for students to hear from alumni who were involved in sport during their time at university. The students listened to how our alumni applied the skills they gained in their career. You may not realise it, …

Extracurricular Activities Aren’t Just For University – 5 Ways To Get Involved at Work

By Hayley Gillmore, Students’ Union Employability Development Manager During our time at University it’s pretty hard not to get involved in some kind of extra or co-curricular activity; volunteering, sports, part-time work, picking up a new hobby – the opportunities are endless.   But for the majority of us, when we start work we focus less …

Digital Skills: Let’s Get Digital!

By Katie Watson, second year BA (Hon) History, student blogger Learning some digital skills can really help you land a great job once you leave university. Honestly, it is not as hard as you might think either. Here are 3 things you can do to go from this: via GIPHY To This: via GIPHY 1. Complete …

Volunteering in My First Year: How I Found Experience for My CV

By Anabel Robson, first year, BA History The first time I put together my CV, I realised that I was severely lacking in experience. I needed something that would make me stand out. So, I decided to spend my summer volunteering and found a great opportunity with the National Trust. I volunteered at Chartwell, the …

Four Reasons to Become an Open Day Helper

By Unitemps at the University of Nottingham If you want to earn some extra cash for your summer holidays, we have a golden opportunity right on your doorstep. The open days offer prospective students and their families the chance to find out more about studying at the University. Maybe you came to one?  Here are four reasons …

How the Best Summer Ever Can Build Your CV

By student blogger Antonia Munday, BA Hons English Literature and Language I may have found the ultimate CV building experience: Camp America. Last summer I set off on what I thought would be a three month holiday, baking in the heat by a lake. Not that it wasn’t all of that, but it turned out …

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, …

How I Survived My First Assessment Centre

By Alice Gould, student blogger After the stress of January exams and coursework deadlines had finally come to a close, it suddenly dawned on me that I will be graduating very soon. I don’t have much longer left as a student. In barely a few months, I am going to have to face the fact …

Three Career Lessons From My First Year

By Michael Walker, student blogger If, like me, you’re in first year, your career might be the last thing on your mind. Amidst the early wake-ups for those dastardly 9am lectures and the late nights pulling moves at Ocean, it can seem that there just aren’t enough hours left in the day to start thinking about a career …