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A perfect way for your CV to stand out

By Grace Whitaker, modern languages and translation student I think everyone who participates in the Nottingham Consultancy Challenge comes to it from a plethora of ways. My friend found out about it from an email and when she told me, I immediately jumped at the opportunity. I have been fortunate enough to be apart of the …

A unique and valuable challenge

by Cerys Welch, liberal arts student I applied for the Nottingham Consultancy Challenge (NCC) originally to earn credits towards the Nottingham Advantage Award. I expected tick-box exercises; lots of supervision; and minimal opportunities to be innovative and original. In reality, it felt like I was really working as a consultant and had control over what …

With no work experience, the Nottingham Consultancy Challenge was perfect for me

By Devashree Vaidya, work and organisational psychology student As an international student with no prior work experience, I started applying for jobs and realised the importance of work experience to strengthen my job applications. I was impressed with the multiple avenues that the University offers to enhance students’ CV and employability. Building my CV and giving back During …

Want to explore a career in consultancy?

By Joe Houghton, economics student I applied for the Nottingham Consultancy Challenge (NCC) as I’m interested in working in a consultancy in the future, so this was a great opportunity for me to explore consultancy further. I knew that the experience gained on the NCC would be useful to add to my CV and talk …

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 …

How on earth can I get graduate level work experience during lockdown?

By Jill Bennett, Placements Projects and Systems Co-ordinator  Got more time on your hands and wondering how to use that time productively?  Keen to get some work experience and develop your employability skills?  If so, then take a look at our new Virtual Nottingham Consultancy Challenge.   What is the Virtual Nottingham Consultancy Challenge? We understand that during the COVID-19 …

Creative Pathways internships – applications now open

By Cathy Sibley, Employability Education Projects Officer  Are you a University of Nottingham graduate interested in a career in the arts?  Interning at a theatre, international centre for dance or at the Nottingham City of Literature, means you definitely won’t be bored. You could be involved with anything from using social media, organising events, supporting workshop delivery, to reading entries for literature competitions. Plus, you’ll meet some great people along the …

Publishing in Practice: Selecting an Agent

By Annie Brown, MA Creative Writing student blogger So, you’ve written a piece of work you’re interested in getting published. You may require a literary agent as very few large publishers contact authors directly. Choosing an agent to represent you and your work can be confusing and it is important to choose the right one. …

Publishing in Practice: Writing a Pitch

By Annie Brown, MA Creative Writing student blogger So, you’ve written a piece of work you want to show to the world. You’re interested in beginning the process of getting literary agents and publishers involved, but you need to write a pitch. This essential part of the publishing process can be tricky. You need to …

Five Local Publishers You Can Submit Work To

By Annie Brown, MA Creative Writing student blogger If you’re interested in a creative career, having relevant experience on your CV is vital. Nottingham is a City of Literature and therefore boasts many great publications accepting a variety of creative pieces. Here are five local publishers you can send your work to: The Tab Writing …