New development opportunities for health professionals thanks to remote working

This week’s blog comes from Roberto Berardi who did a Researcher Academy PPN postgraduate placement at Veintrain ltd using his digital marketing and video editing skills. After the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020, getting internship opportunities was influenced by the local and national economic struggles that are happening in the UK.  In …

Discovering yourself through doing a placement

This week we hear from Uche Ugwu about the experience of doing a Researcher Academy postgraduate placement during the Covid-19 lockdown. I first heard about the Researcher Academy’s Postgraduate Placements from the university’s representative in my country, Nigeria. She encouraged me to make the most of my time in Nottingham by taking advantage of all the …

An ‘Agile’ Placement

This week we hear from Chidiogo Mbonu about the experience of doing a postgraduate placement during the Covid-19 lockdown. I heard about The Graduate School’s Postgraduate Placements Nottingham (PPN) from someone in the Electrical Engineering department. I wanted to make the most of my time in Nottingham and didn’t want to focus solely on academia. …

Giving Back to Society

This week Ramon P. Maluping, a PhD student on the Graduate School managed BBSRC DTP programme, reports on his 3-month Professional Internship (PIPS). I already had a stable career in veterinary microbiology and diagnostics when I decided to go back to university, so it was a decision that I took very seriously.  My goals in …

A breath of fresh air

This week we hear from Alexander Pritchard, a researcher in the Graduate School managed BBSRC Doctoral Training Centre, about his Professional Internship Placement (PIP). The main target of my placement was to gain experience in a different lab environment with a completely different focus. The second goal for me was to do a placement in …

Placements: “not a rite of passage but an opportunity for personal growth and enjoyment”

This week’s blog comes from Roberto Berardi who did a Graduate School PPN placement at Bartco UK using his marketing and language skills. Thanks to the Postgraduate Placements programme at the University of Nottingham, I had the chance to do a placement at Bartco UK. I worked as French Marketing Specialist / Translator, which gave …

An insight into life as a civil servant (on an UKRI Policy Internship)

This week we hear from Cerys Gibson, a researcher in the Graduate School managed ESRC Doctoral Training Centre, about her experience of doing an UKRI Policy Internship. I recently completed a UKRI Policy Internship at the HMICFRS, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate for the Fire and Rescue Services, and thought it would be useful for other PhD …

Community building to champion Open Research

This week we hear from Connie Clare, a PhD student on the Graduate School managed Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Doctoral Training Programme (BBSRC DTP), about her Professional Internship Placement (PIP). As a winner of the ‘Better Science through Better Data 2018’ Early Career Researcher writing competition, I was invited to attend #Scidata18, an annual conference …

An incredible pool of talent

This week Postgraduate Placements Nottingham (PPN) hears from Lorraine Young, of Verve Garden Design, about her experience hosting University of Nottingham postgraduate placement students.