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Skills to Perfect Before Coming to University

In less than 2 months, the University of Nottingham will open its doors to thousands of eager students ready to start a new chapter in their lives. Going to university is a life-changing experience; one filled with uncertainty and growth. This year, the “fresher” experience may look a little different, courtesy COVID-19. But there are …

How to quickly find a job after gradschool

Hi friends and fellow postgrad students! Today, I will share my tips on how to find a job even before finishing your Master’s or PhD degree. Just to give a back story, I am about to finish my PhD this year and found my ideal job already, 4 months before submitting my thesis. To achieve …

A Success Story: Accumulating Wealth as a Student

It is a total tragedy that the typical student lacks any ambition to generate big bucks during their time at university. I follow the mantra: “Begin to make millions imminently” and now am a tycoon within the blacksmithing industry. Sure, the slogan was of great assistance, but how did I do it? How did I, …

Last year PhD worries? Vol. 2

Are you about to finish your PhD this year? Or you maybe just started your PhD and you wonder how is it to be last year PhD student? Are you thinking of how to ‘bite’ that last piece of your time at Uni? What smart steps you should take to finish it without much stress? …

How to earn some money being a student at University of Nottingham?

Big welcome back after Christmas break! I hope you had an amazing time! January is the time of the year when most of us are making some New Year’s resolutions. We are happy to be exposed to new experiences and generally more open to new possibilities. One of the common New Year’s resolutions is also …

So… I’m A Graduate Now.

So… I’m a graduate now… The past few weeks have been an absolute whirlwind. My graduation ceremony went by so quickly I felt like I blinked and it was over. Then before I knew it, I signed into my bank account and where the word ‘student’ used to be, was now the word ‘graduate’ and …

Choosing a Summer Job

Most students will find themselves looking for work over the summer vacation period, if they don’t already have a job. The benefits of working during this free time are obvious – money, experience, something to take away the boredom. After all, there’s only so many days of Netflix anybody can realistically handle. But how do …

What do I do after university?

So I’m sat here after just applying for a scholarship scheme for an internship in China thinking what the heck do I want to do after university? I know I still have about a year to go, but is that really that long? Today my girlfriend and I had a chat in the car on …

Interested in blogging about your life as a student?

Are you keen to share your experience, boost your CV and earn money by blogging for your University? Get paid £6.70 (plus holiday pay) an hour to write about your life as a student. Blogs will be aimed at fellow UoN students, and will usually focus on life outside the lecture theatre, what Nottingham students …

Christmas juggling

As most students know, time at university is like a balancing act, with studying, societies, part time work and socialising all vying for your attention. Sadly, it doesn’t seem to be getting any easier as term draws to a close! I guess I had it coming. I was merrily sipping coffee whilst others battled with …