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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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.

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Interning at the Buxton International Festival

This week we hear from Shakshi Singh about her Graduate School PPN placement at Buxton International Festival. I distinctly remember the day I received a call from the outreach officer at the Buxton International Festival, informing me that I had not been selected for the position I had recently interviewed for. I was about to …

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Far more talent than we counted on

This week Postgraduate Placements Nottingham hears from Charlotte Weston of the British Nuclear Medicine Society about her experience of hosting University of Nottingham postgraduate student Le. The British Nuclear Medicine Society is the only national society exclusively supporting the specialty of nuclear medicine in the UK. We have approximately 500 members, produce a medical journal …

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