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Studying for My Masters: The World Is My Oyster

By, Ifigenia Constantinou, MSc Occupational Psychology Why did you decide to undertake a masters? After finishing my BSc in Psychology, I was still unsure of what I wanted to do in the future. Admittedly, I did not feel ready for the “real world.” I first heard about occupational psychology as part of an event hosted …

Thinking About Postgraduate Study?

By Suzanne Mcgregor, Faculty of Arts Careers and Employability Consultant As you approach the end of your current course, you may be thinking about embarking on more study. This is a popular option and our careers team spends a lot of time with students discussing what, why, where, when, and how. What? Your choices are …

A PhD? Where?

By Joseph George Walters, PhD Engineering Surveying and Space Geodesy In my previous blog I wrote about the experiences that played a part in my decision to pursue a PhD. In this blog I look at the main factors that I considered when deciding to do a PhD at the University of Nottingham. The Location …

A PhD or Industry?

By Joseph George Walters, PhD Engineering Surveying and Space Geodesy How would you even begin to know if a PhD was right for you? Testing the waters of both working in industry and academic research helped me to decide. An Uncertain Future As a second-year undergraduate I was not sure what to do after my …

My PhD Journey So Far

By Luke Francis, PhD student Having reached half time in my four year PhD programme, I think the time is right to think about what doing a PhD is all about – and share this with the lucky reader! Firstly – why did I do a PhD? Halfway through my fourth year of my MSci …

The Role a Masters Will Play in My Career 

By Radu Andro, BSc Biochemistry and Genetics I decided to apply for a postgraduate course after realising that I wanted to build a career in biotechnology. I took into consideration many other possibilities before settling on a masters. My decision was based on the fact that a masters could provide me with not only important theoretical …

My experience of applying for a masters

By Amelia Hadjianastasi, American studies and history student I’ve been thinking about my next step after University throughout my studies. Having considered my interests, I’ve decided to further my education by studying a postgraduate course in order to pursue a legal career. As I’m studying American studies and history at Nottingham, I knew that completing …

Working in Sales: What I Learned

By Annie Brown, MA Creative Writing student blogger To support my masters degree, I got a part-time job in sales. Sales was a career area I had always been interested in, and I have learned a lot from the experience. Here are the top five things I learned: Representing the brand You are responsible for …

How to boost a creative writing application

By Annie Brown, MA Creative Writing student blogger To write or not to write: isn’t that always the question? When I first wrote my application for my MA in Creative Writing at the University of Nottingham, I realised it was severely lacking. My ‘passion’ for my subject was not reflected in my real-life experiences. I …

Applying Academic Focus to Wider Careers

By Imogen Worrall, Archaeological Science student blogger From GCSE onwards, we are taught to specialise. Narrowing down the number of subjects further and further until at university we are left, usually, with just one. From there, focus shifts into specialisation, commonly in the form of a dissertation. Continuing along the academic path, it becomes easy …