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Advice for job seekers series: Tell a good, but short, story

There’s no question that the current pandemic and the responses to it have been devastating for many; not only in human health terms but economically too.  Many people have found themselves unexpectedly looking for work in a jobs market that has markedly changed in a relatively short time. For those looking for work for the …

Advice for job seekers series: Get comfortable with technology

There’s no question that the current pandemic and the responses to it have been devastating for many; not only in human health terms but economically too.  Many people have found themselves unexpectedly looking for work in a jobs market that has markedly changed in a relatively short time. For those looking for work for the …

Advice for job seekers series: Be prepared to be tested

There’s no question that the current pandemic and the responses to it have been devastating for many; not only in human health terms but economically too.  Many people have found themselves unexpectedly looking for work in a jobs market that has markedly changed in a relatively short time. For those looking for work for the …

Advice for job seekers series: Highlight your contribution, not time served

There’s no question that the current pandemic and the responses to it have been devastating for many; not only in human health terms but economically too.  Many people have found themselves unexpectedly looking for work in a jobs market that has markedly changed in a relatively short time. For those looking for work for the …

Advice for job seekers series: Discover your ‘transferable skills’

There’s no question that the current pandemic and the responses to it have been devastating for many; not only in human health terms but economically too.  Many people have found themselves unexpectedly looking for work in a jobs market that has markedly changed in a relatively short time. For those looking for work for the …

Advice for job seekers series: Do your research

There’s no question that the current pandemic and the responses to it have been devastating for many; not only in human health terms but economically too.  Many people have found themselves unexpectedly looking for work in a jobs market that has markedly changed in a relatively short time. For those looking for work for the …

This wasn’t how it was supposed to be. An open letter to the Class of 2020

As Universities UK calls on the Government to offer greater support to the class of 2020 who will be graduating into a challenging employment market Dr Nalayini Thambar, Director of Careers and Employability at the University of Nottingham shares her advice for finalists. This wasn’t how it was supposed to be. You were weeks away …

Double whammy for Stand-Up Comedy – inequality and the pandemic

University of Nottingham academics will try their hand at anything it seems… even stand-up comedy, surely a more terrifying circuit than the lecture halls on campus? In this blog, Dr Claire Sedgwick, from the Department of Cultural, Media and Visual Studies relates her own experiences of stand-up and how it prompted her to carry out research …

Nottingham researchers support Indonesian government to ramp-up COVID-19 testing and research

Researchers from the University of Nottingham have been working closely with Indonesia authorities to support the management of COVID-19 in the country. Members of the Nottingham-Indonesia Collaboration for Clinical Research and Training (NICCRAT) consortium, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, are advising government on areas such as COVID testing and research. The …

VE Day 75 years on: a European perspective

This guest blog was written by Professor Elizabeth Harvey, in the Department of History, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day. What are we celebrating when we celebrate VE Day?  And who is ‘we’?  For a long time time now, a cliched narrative has taken hold in Britain that plays up Britain’s contribution to …