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“It was like it was meant to be” – My marketing placement

Khyati Jain on her Inclusive Marketing placement. Being a self-funded research student, I was looking for a placement opportunity to help cover inflated housing and child-care costs that I hadn’t accounted for. Returning to academia after 14 years in the industry, I also missed the rush I felt working in the marketing sector. The inclusive …

My research visit to Sweden exceeded all my expectations

One of our ESRC researchers, Sara Palacios Arapiles, talks about her overseas institutional visit at University of Lund in Sweden. The past term, I did a 3-month research visit to the Faculty of Law of Lund University (Sweden). I chose Lund because my doctoral research focuses on the asylum system of various European countries, including …

My postgraduate placement: an international student’s perspective

Nivashnee shares her experience of doing a Researcher Academy placement. When most people apply for a post-graduate placement, it’s to gain work experience that can help them land their first job or internship. However, my story is a little different. I was an international student from South Africa who decided to further my education in …

The Three Minute Gamble

Zaid Janjua, alumni and former Vitae 3MT® Competition winner, talks about his experiences with the Researcher Academy and how he has been able to give back to the postgraduate researcher community at UON. When I received the offer letter for my current role, the recruiter mentioned something interesting to me. Prior to our first call, …

Bucket list item – check!

Tomas, an astronomy PhD candidate, talks about his experience of attending a conference with help from the Researcher Academy’s ‘Conference, travel and training fund’. Becoming a scientist has been on my bucket list for many years. Since I started working on my Ph.D. projects, I have come closer and closer by the day to achieving …

Hosting a postgraduate placement added creative value to our team

Great British Sports Cars (GBS), a leading name in the British and worldwide sports cars industry, share their experience of hosting a University of Nottingham postgraduate on placement in their digital and marketing team. We recently had a student from the University of Nottingham join us for a few months as an intern on our …

My postgraduate placement experience

Dua Munawar shares her experience of doing a Researcher Academy postgraduate placement. Researcher Academy postgraduate placements are designed to help you recognise the breadth of your potential and highlight future opportunities. Each placement involves a discrete project at an external organisation for which the postgraduate researcher acts as a specialist consultant. The placements are delivered …

My Packaging Placement Unwrapped

 Isabella Hargreaves reflects on her Researcher Academy placement. When I set out on my MSc Marketing course, I wanted to get some real-world marketing experience under my belt. I applied for a postgraduate placement that was vague in description as the product was still unreleased, so I was relatively unsure about what the project would …

My placement was instrumental to the success of my PhD and my career

I was really proud to join the Researcher Academy Team as Programme Manager on the Productivity Through Innovation ERDF programme back in 2019. Having personally experienced the huge benefits of undertaking a placement during my own PhD and the positive impact on my career, I was excited to be directly involved in creating these opportunities …

Your next opportunity might be next door

Emma shares her experience of a Researcher Academy placement. This blog will especially interest PhD students considering non-academic careers in Higher Education, as well as anyone who wants to know more about the peer mentoring scheme Adapt Together, which is for all researchers at the University of Nottingham. When I say that your next opportunity …