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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 …

Get off to a Flying Start With a Year Abroad

By Alice Gould, student blogger Whenever anyone asks me about my year abroad in Lund, Sweden it’s hard not to start spouting every cliché you can think of. The thing is, they’re all true. My year abroad was the best year of my life, I did meet incredible people from all around the globe, and …

Seven reasons to… take the Nottingham Advantage Award

By Hannah Somers, studying a PhD in molecular microbiology   The Nottingham Advantage Award is a 30-credit programme, offered across all the Nottingham campuses, UK, Malaysia and China. Students complete two or three modules from an extensive list (of over 200), and use these to develop professionally and personally. The Award sounds great on paper, …

Five top tips for making the most of your summer (from the comfort of your own home)

By Joanne Gregory, Employability Officer  With a headline like this, no-one is denying you should be spending some time enjoying the (somewhat unpredictable) sunshine, but there’s a few other ways you can fill your time over the summer months which should make your CV shine too! Learn to code It’s not just the tech savvy …

Going back to school…

By Hannah Smith, student blogger Last month I had my first taste of being on the other side of the staff room door – I’m now working in a school! I’m taking part in the Students in Classrooms scheme run by the Widening Participation team within the University, which means that I spend one day …

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 …

Lauren gives food for thought on getting involved with the community

At Nottingham we’d encourage you to engage as much as possible with the opportunities available to help build your confidence. Whether you’re taking part in extracurricular activities, developing your work experience or volunteering your time, it all counts. There are always projects you can get involved in to improve your skills, and they can be …

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 …

6 ways to become an internationally-savvy candidate

Developing international skills and cultural awareness can make you an appealing candidate for an employer, especially if you’re planning on working abroad. However, these competencies will also be needed if you want to work for a multicultural company, where you could find yourself working abroad or with international teams. Likewise, even if you work for …