“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 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 …

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 …

Free Beer! (OK, not really…)

Amy Flinn reflects on her Researcher Academy placement. You could easily argue that before I undertook a postgraduate placement with Murphy & Son, my interest in beer was largely superficial. I had a vague idea of the different types of beer, but my choices would always be heavily influenced by can art or funny names (best to …

The right placement is just around the corner

Simran Harichand reflects on her Researcher Academy placement. As a proactive, energetic and positively opportunistic person, I felt cheated out of opportunities when I arrived in the UK in the middle of a national lockdown. And then I met an alumnus who introduced me to Researcher Academy Placements. She highlighted how experience with a UK-based company …

10 reasons to do a postgraduate placement

Words supplied by Researcher Academy placements alumni. #1 – Learn new skills “I learnt how to use new tech, and have now devised a great career path.” #2 – Develop your creative thinking “The placement helped me build independent and out of the box thinking. The best part about the whole experience was recognition and …