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Start Your Future With the SU

By Hayley Williams, Students’ Union Employability Development Manager Your Students’ Union (SU) is here throughout your degree and beyond, with opportunities to discover your passion, excel at it, and make your CV outstanding. Getting involved in your SU can help you:  work as a team develop your leadership skills manage budgets and test your financial skills …

I Don’t Have a Grad Job: What Now?

By Anna McConachie, English student blogger It can be daunting leaving university without a spot on a graduate scheme. However, it’s important to remember that having a grad scheme is not the be all and end all for leaving uni. Taking a break after university before you launch into a career can be very beneficial. …

Stand Out From the Crowd With International Experiences

By Jackie Thompson, Information and Communications Manager Do you aspire to be a global graduate? Would you like to enhance your employability while travelling the world? Are you keen on an international career? If yes, then studying or working abroad during your degree can help you on your way. What can you do? 1. You …

The University-Affiliated Projects That Can Build Your CV (Part 2)

By Benedict Watson – Student Blogger In part one of this blog post, I drew attention to some of the great University-affiliated schemes which provide you with work experience and opportunities for skill development. These schemes were: • Nottingham Internship Scheme • Course Rep • Summer School Ambassador • Society Committee In part two of …

The University-Affiliated Projects That Can Build Your CV (Part 1)

Benedict Watson – Student Blogger With internships and work experience programmes hard to come by at the moment, many students aren’t aware of the great opportunities that the University exclusively offers, which can give you real-world experience that will look great on your CV. Below are just some of the many opportunities that you can …

Using Sport To Demonstrate Skills in an Application

Benedict Watson – Student Blogger COVID-19 has had an impact on the number of work experience opportunities available, but there’s no need to panic because sporting experiences can be a great replacement for work experience. Whether you have played sport at an international level or just for fun, your experiences can be used to demonstrate …

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 …

Being a Social Secretary and What I Learned

By Annie Brown, MA Creative Writing student blogger Being part of a committee while at university can be a great experience. Last year I accepted the role of social secretary for the English committee. This role gave me many great opportunities and the skills I learned has boosted my CV enormously. Here is what I …

Unlock careers skills through participation in sport at university

By Molly Riley, sport and exercise science student We asked Molly about her involvement in sport at Nottingham and how it is helping her develop career skills. What activities have you been involved in? In my first year, or what we had of it, I was  involved in the Sport for Good Nottingham project and Ultimate …

Five blogs to start writing during quarantine

By Annie Brown, MA Creative Writing student blogger So, you want to be a writer? With everyone stuck at home, now is the perfect time for you to get those creative juices flowing and produce your own blog. Crafting and maintaining your own online blog looks great on your CV as examples of taking initiative …