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2021: New Year.. Old You?

By Katy Skillen, third year MNutr student Well, we’re a few weeks into 2021 by now. Maybe you’ve become a brand-new version of yourself, or perhaps you gave up on your New Year’s resolutions within a week. The New Year is a great time for new beginnings, in your personal as well as professional life. …

Year Abroad: Choosing Where to Go and What to Do

By Rowena Harris, Student Blogger For modern languages students like myself, a year abroad in your third year of study is compulsory. But did you know that the majority of Nottingham students have the opportunity to study abroad as well? You can find out more about the opportunities in your school, on the Study Abroad …

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 …

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 …

The NHS: my experience

By Katy Skillen, MNutr Dietetics and Nutrition, second year student blogger As lockdown is getting lifted, there is one aspect which I am actually going to miss. The weekly excitement of standing at our doorsteps on a Thursday night, waving at our neighbours and taking part in the ‘Clap for Carers’. It’s a time when …

Placements – Ready, Steady, Go

By Caroline Nolan, Employability Officer You are about to start your penultimate year of study. You may already have a Placement Year as part of your course or… you hear the term ‘placement’ mentioned by one of your friends. But what is the value of a placement? Why should you apply? What will you gain …

First Year Students Should Plan Ahead to Build in a Placement Year

By Chris Colegate, Careers and Employability Placement Consultant Did you know that students on a course without a work placement year or year in industry can now build one in?   The University introduced a new approach in 2018 that allows students to add in a full year work placement in their penultimate year of study. This …

What You Need To Know About Postgraduate Placements Nottingham

By Debra Fearnshaw, Placements Delivery Manager What is Postgraduate Placements Nottingham (PPN)? PPN is a paid, flexible placement programme for all students and researchers studying masters or PhD courses.  Placements are very flexible and usually consist of a 200-hour project worked to fit around your studies over the course of several months. What type of …

Why You Should Be Thinking About a Placement In Your First Year

By Bethany Ramshaw, second-year studying animal sciences As the snow continues to fall, summer may seem far away. However, that doesn’t mean it’s too soon to think about a placement. Short-term, work-experience style placements are ideal for the summer. They keep your mind working over those months away, and help you begin to build up …

Micro Lady in a Big World

Sophie Parfitt. BSc Microbiology. Industrial placement student at Redx Pharma, 2016-2017. At least, that’s what my CV will say by the end of this year. There’ll be a lot of trials and tribulations ahead – but I’m certain I’ll learn a lot too! This February, I got a call that frankly I wasn’t prepared for, …