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Think Pacific: A Summer With a Difference in Fiji

By Sam Killick, International Relations and Global Issues graduate At the start of August, I had the pleasure of travelling out to Fiji and participating in one of Think Pacific’s month-long Community Build Expeditions after receiving support from the University’s International Work Experience Grant! This blog will tell you a little bit more about the …

Boosting My Fieldwork Skills In Croatia – A Work Experience Like No Other

By Ellen Blackmore, Environmental Science graduate Me and my placement: After completing my MSci degree in Environmental Science, I was lucky enough to spend two weeks volunteering as a Research Assistant with Operation Wallacea in the stunning country of Croatia. Operation Wallacea is an organisation of academics and field biologists who run biodiversity and conservation …

A Sea of New Possibilities: How a Month in Mexico Helped Shape My Future Career

By Jack Roberts, Zoology graduate The International Work Experience Grant (IWEG) offers funding to University of Nottingham undergraduate students to support overseas work experience. IWEG is designed to enable students to undertake work experience opportunities that they might not otherwise be able to afford, such as paid internships with a private sector business, a volunteering opportunity, …

First Steps in the Jungle: An Insight Into My First Research Placement as an Aspiring Conservationist.

By Iona Felfeli, third year Zoology student  Beginning to think about life beyond university is daunting, however this past summer, I took my first step. I completed a two-week research expedition with Operation Wallacea in the Calakmul Biosphere reserve in Mexico. This expedition runs every year and monitors changes in biodiversity of both the flora and …

How Taking Part in Extra-Curricular Activities Can Help You Explore Career Options

By Saejin, a graduate from South Korea, now working in the UK as a Communications Coordinator Before I started university, my career goal was to become a TV/film/performance producer. I chose my degree course so I could learn more about the influence and importance of ‘media’ and selected a wide range of modules which enabled …

Explore Work Experience Opportunities Overseas in Summer 2023

As we look ahead to 2023, it is a good time now for students to start considering their options and making plans. Overseas experience provides students with the opportunity to build a wide range of skills and professional competencies whilst at the same time adding that unique experience of immersing yourself in different cultures and …

International Students: Welcome from Careers!

By Ewan Henry, Senior Careers Adviser Whether you are here on an undergraduate course, a master’s degree or a PhD, we know that studying abroad means a lot of change and with it a lot of new things that you need to learn. This blog is here to give you some tips on how to …

Student Circus: Career Resources for International Students

By the Student Circus team Are you an international student? Are you kickstarting your career journey and feeling overwhelmed? Job search, internship hunt, or professional networking can be challenging when you’re an international student. When arriving in the UK, you’ll need some time to get used to new surroundings and culture. By the time you …

International Work Experience Grant – Junelle’s Story

By Junelle Ayettey, philosophy student My placement Environment360 is a non-profit organisation that helps communities create inclusive integrated waste systems that help residents harness the full value of their waste stream. The organisation created the first successful plastic recycling scheme in Ghana for communities and has since gone on to collect more than 200 tonnes …