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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 …

My Experience as an Online Tutor for Action Tutoring

By Anna McConachie, English student blogger As someone interested in the charity sector, but finding it increasingly difficult to secure volunteer roles owing to time constraints and limitations of the pandemic, I discovered volunteering as an online tutor was a perfect fit for me. If you want to work in charity, ideally you need to …

Review of the NAA ‘Experience the Culture Sector’ Module

By Leonie Farrar, religion, philosophy, and ethics student blogger This spring I took part in the Nottingham Advantage Award (NAA) module ‘Experience the Cultural Sector’. This module involved me undertaking a minimum of 35 hours volunteering in a cultural sector business. I also had to give a presentation about my volunteering experience and create a …

“I Want to Gain Experience”

By Alex Owusu, Employability Officer Gaining work experience can be a vital tool in helping you develop transferrable skills, gain exposure to an industry or role and secure future job opportunities. Before starting your search, it’s important to consider a few different questions to aid your decision making. Why do I want to gain experience? …

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 …

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 …

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 …