Interview with Rebecca Jeffery, former American and Canadian Studies student and BBC Apprentice candidate

What are you doing currently and what made you decide on your career pathway? When I graduated in American and Canadian Studies from Nottingham University in 2006 I wasn’t entirely sure where to go next – I knew that I wanted to work in business… but I didn’t know what to focus on! I managed …

Could you benefit from a placement student bringing new ideas into your business?

The School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies, in partnership with the Faculty of Arts Careers Team, is currently investigating methods of enhancing employability. As part of this we have established a structured Placement Programme for our students. The Placement Programme enables students to enhance their employability by demonstrating and developing the valuable skills that …

‘Enabling Innovation’ Bid will support local SMEs to innovate and grow

Following a recent bid to the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), The University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University and The University of Derby have been successful in gaining funding to deliver a collaborative programme of innovation support activities for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) across the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire area. The emphasis will be on …

The ‘creativity challenge’: fears and opportunities

One of the privileges of working as part of the Institute for Screen Industries Research (ISIR) is to witness first hand one of the most dramatic shifts of power in the history of the film industry, namely the growth in influence and importance of China as a film market. Since we have been lucky enough …

Pulling Back the Screen: Creative Student Internships

In 2009 the Creative Student Network sent its first interns to work at Fox Studios in Los Angeles. Thanks to the assistance of Nottingham alumnus Peter Rice (now Chairman of Fox Broadcasting) we had the unique chance to give three of our students real world experience of working in Hollywood and see some of the …