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University Park Campus tour | University of Nottingham

Take a tour around our beautiful University Park Campus and get a feel for what it's like to live and study at UoN. Have a look round our Students' Union, see the libraries and find out…

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Vlog: Figuring out what I want to do with my life | University of Nottingham

Chris talks about how he went from having no idea what he wanted to do for his career, to securing a grad scheme which he'll start once he graduates. He explains how the University's…

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Vlog: How to measure your successes and improve, with Petru

Measuring progress and rewarding yourself when you succeed is vital in staying motivated and achieving your goals. In this video Petru discusses the theory and how you can measure success in your…

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Counselling Workshop

Vlogger Humeara signs up for a counselling workshop and takes you along so that you can see what to expect. Book a workshop on the Counselling Service website.

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Introducing our first careers vlogger, Jasmine 👋

Jasmine is a second year liberal arts student with an interest in pursuing a global career. Stay tuned and follow Jasmine's story as she shares her experiences to help you on your way to finding…

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Careers in translation

Hear from Nottingham alumni about their careers in the translation industry. Shannon McLean, German alumnus, is a project manager at AST Language Services. Maisie, a German with Dutch alumnus, works…

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Taking time out from my research - what I did and the benefits

Abigail Hernandez, PhD student, talks about why she applied for the Building Experience and Skill Travel Scholarship (BESTS), the application process, the best and worse parts of her experience at…

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Your CV review

To make the most of your CV review appointment with an adviser, watch our video to find out what areas of your CV they will focus on. Do some preparation on these areas and there will be more time to…

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7 Tips for Success at a Careers Fair

Philosophy student Hannah gives you 7 top tips for success at a careers fair.

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Be a STAR in your job interview

Lucie Whitfield from the Careers and Employability Service talks about how to answer competency-based interview questions using the STAR technique. STAR will help you structure your answer to impress…

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Careers team on Jubilee campus

Whether you have a plan or you're still figuring it out, the Careers and Employability Service is here for you. Whether you're studying or living on Jubilee Campus, find out about the…

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What is the Nottingham Advantage Award?

The Nottingham Advantage Award is the University of Nottingham's free employability scheme that helps you prepare for the job market and formally recognises 200 extracurricular activities.

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How to take part - Nottingham Advantage Award

The Nottingham Advantage Award is the University's free employability scheme. Here, members of the team explain how you can get involved.

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Changes in aerospace and what it means for graduates

Ian Stothers, Chief Technical Officer at Ultra Electronics, talks about the changes taking place in the aerospace industry and what that means for graduates. He talks about the skills and qualities…

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Innovation in the automotive industry and opportunities for graduates

Gary Colwill, Engineering Manager at Pektron, talks about the electronic innovations within the car industry, the qualities that graduates need in this sector and what he would want to ask at an…

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Nottingham Internship Scheme - Application Form (Q3)

Luke Lynch from the Careers and Employability Service gives advice on how to answer question three on the Nottingham Internship Scheme application form. The question is: identify a sector challenge…

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Nottingham Internship Scheme - Application Form (Q1)

Luke Lynch from the Careers and Employability Service gives advice on how to answer question one on the Nottingham Internship Scheme application form. The question is: please state why you have…

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Nottingham Internship Scheme - Application Form (Q2)

Luke Lynch from the Careers and Employability Service gives advice on how to answer question two of the Nottingham Internship Scheme application form. The question is: explain how your strengths and…

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Shehla Imtiaz-Umer - Reflection and insights

Shehla Imtiaz-Umer, GP Trainee, reflects on her experiences so far and what that means for the future.

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Shehla Imtiaz-Umer - Happiness at work

Shehla Imtiaz-Umer, GP Trainee, talks about the times she was happy and unhappy at work and what she learned from those experiences.

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Emily Hancock - Happiness at work

Emily Hancock, GP Trainee, talks about times she was happy and unhappy at work and what she learned from those experiences.

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Emily Hancock - Reflection and insights

Emily Hancock, GP Trainee reflects on her experiences at work and what that means for the future.

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A career in the environmental sector - could it be for you?

Sachin Gosai, Geotechnical Engineer talks about his work at Arup and the sector. He explains how the needs of his clients are changing, and identifies two things he wished he'd known when he…

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Considering a career in the environmental sector? A local employer offers advice

Paul Bennett, Director of Delta-Simons Environmental Consultants gives an insight into the work of his company as well as advice to students considering working in the sector. He talks about the…

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Careers support for PhD researchers

Kirstin Barnard, Senior Careers Adviser, provides information and advice on how the Careers and Employability Service can support the career development of PhD researchers. Your starting point should…

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Working in a commercial setting with a scientific background

Kiri Granger, PhD alumna and Director of Neuroscience at Cambridge Cognition, talks about her job role and working in a commercial setting. She explores the differences in working in this type of…

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Developing your career during and after your PhD

Kiri Granger, PhD psychology alumna from Nottingham, talks about how she met her future employer at a conference during the second year of her PhD. From starting with Cambridge Cignition as a…

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What does the Scientific Training Programme (STP) involve?

Ben Nicholson, Trainee Healthcare Scientist, explains what the NHS STP involves including what he does on a day to day basis, rotations and studying for a masters. He also gives an insight into the…

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A career in tax - it's varied and always in the news

Sam Nield, maths alumnus, is a tax associate at PwC. He secured an internship in his second year and was offered a job at the end of his degree. Sam talks about what he does on a day-to-day basis…

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Academic CVs - final thoughts (5/5)

Explore our final thoughts on developing an academic CV and what you can do next. This is the fifth video in the series and if you want to have your CV reviewed, book an appointment at…

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Academic CVs - other academic duties (4/5)

In this fourth video in the series of five, the focus is on other academic duties and responsibilities that you will want to reference in your CV. We provide plenty of examples of the types of…

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Academic CVs - teaching section (3/5)

In this video, the third in a series of five, you will see examples of the type of experience you could include in the teaching section of your academic CV. This can include delivering seminars and…

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Academic CVs - research section (2/5)

In this second video in a series of five, find out what content to include in the research section. She offers advice on how to present your research and the type of evidence you should include in…

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Academic CVs - an introduction (1/5)

In this first video in a series of five short videos, find out how to structure your academic CV and why it's important to keep it up to date. For tips and pointers on developing content for…

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Four ways to enhance your career prospects

Kirstin Barnard, Senior Careers Adviser, offers advice to postgraduate taught students on how to make the most of your time at Nottingham to enhance your career prospects

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Your Careers team, here for you

Chris Jones, Senior Careers Adviser, talks about how the Careers and Employability Service supports postgraduate taught students to make informed choices about their future.

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Job interview success: get to know Mondelez

Want to know how to impress an interviewer? It's simple, get to know the company inside out. This is often called commercial awareness. Katya Savelieva, from Mondelez, explains what they would…

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Job interview success: get to know Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Want to know how to impress an interviewer? It's simple, get to know the company inside out. This is often called commercial awareness. Monica Fowler, from Enterprise Rent-A-Car, explains what…

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Job interview success: get to know Nottinghamshire Police

Want to know how to impress an interviewer? It's simple, get to know the company inside out. This is often called commercial awareness. Craig Guildford, Chief Constable from Nottinghamshire…

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How to overcome interview nerves

Everyone has interview nerves but what can you do to let the real you shine through? Kirstin Barnard, Senior Careers Adviser, talks you through the various ways you can overcome your nerves before…

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Moving on from academia - a researcher's experience

Dr Josephine Welham talks about why she decided to leave her research career and how she identified what she wanted to do in the future.

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How to overcome job interview nerves

Do you have an interview coming up? Are you getting nervous? Don't worry, Kirsty Barnard, Senior Careers Adviser, outlines the things you can do before and during the interview to overcome your…

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Vlog: Sooo...what shall I do when I graduate? | Digital Marketing

Third-year student, Maria, explores options for when she finishes her degree in Contemporary Chinese Studies with International Relations. In this vlog, she talks about her experiences at the Digital…

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Careers advice for Chinese graduates returning home

Jessy Cheng, our Global Employment Manager based in Shanghai, offers advice on the key three skills you need to be successful in the job market in China. She also focuses on the importance of work…

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Careers advice for Malaysian graduates returning home

Kohila Palanisamy, our Global Employment Consultant based in Kuala Lumpur, talks through the graduate recruitment process in Malaysia, where to look for vacancies and company information as well as…

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Expert advice on becoming an archivist

Dr Simon Innes-Robbins, Nottingham alumnus, Senior Curator at the Imperial War Museums gives an insight into the different types of archives in the UK. He also offers advice on the importance of work…

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Vlog: Do I want to be a translator? Exploring career paths at a Spotlight On

Masters student, Joey, goes to a Spotlight On event, hosted by the Careers and Employability Service to find out more about becoming an interpreter and translator after she graduates. Hear from more…

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Working with children in a charity setting

Claire Perry loved teaching but decided she wanted to focus on the pastoral side of working with children. She's now a Childline Volunteer Co-ordinator for the NSPCC - it's an ideal role as…

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Working with children in education but not as a teacher

Lucy Hemsley, psychology alumna, talks about her role as a project worker at IntoUniversity. She was keen to work with children in the education sector or charity sector so IntoUniversity was a…

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Firth Seminar 2018 - Professor John Barclay

Every two years the University of Nottingham appoints an eminent theologian to deliver the Firth Lectures which comprise of two public lectures (since 2012 these are available on YouTube) and a…

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Firth Lecture 2018 Part 2 - Professor John Barclay

In this video, John Barclay, the Firth Lecturer for 2018, presented a fresh reading of grace and gift in Paul's theology – and especially what is found in 2 Corinthians. This shows us that…

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Firth Lecture 2018 Part 1 - Professor John Barclay

In his book, Paul and the Gift (2015) John Barclay presented a fresh reading of grace and gift in Paul's theology, studying it in view of ancient notions of ‘gift’ and shining new…

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Medics: The benefits of networking during your Clinical Phase

Two F2 doctors, a fourth-year medical student and Dr Nick Raine-Fenning, reader and consultant, talk about the benefits of networking to fully explore a specialty and to build relationships for the…

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Medics: Maximise your time and build your CV during the Clinical Phase

Two F2 doctors and a fourth- year medical student give examples of how you can get involved in additional activities during your clinical experiences to build your CV and meet the requirements of the…

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Medics: Self awareness and reflection during your Clinical Phase

Two F2 doctors and a fourth-year medical student explore how they reflected on their clinical experiences - what they enjoyed, the positives and negatives of a specialism and their own strengths and…

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Medics: How your Clinical Phase can influence your career decision

Two F2 doctors and a fourth-year medical student talk about how their clinical placements uncovered some surprises in terms of their perceptions and their career thinking. Keep an open mind during…

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What will you do with your animal sciences degree?

Alumna Katy Hogg talks about her career path following her animal science degree and how she uses the skills she learned during her degree on a daily basis. She offers her advice to students…

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How to get a job with a charity

Sarah Hancock, philosophy and theology alumna, works for The Challenge. She gives advice on how you can stand out in the recruitment process, the skills charities look for and the evidence that you…

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From animal science degree to project management

Sarah Johns, Project Manager and animal sciences alumna talks about what her roles in project management within the science sector. She explains the relevance of her degree to project management and…

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Vlog: Sooo...what shall I do when I graduate? | Digital Marketing

Third-year student, Maria, explores options for when she finishes her degree in Contemporary Chinese Studies with International Relations. In this vlog, she talks about her experiences at the Digital…

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Advice for medical students considering academic medicine

Nick Raine-Fenning, Consultant Gynaecologist and Reader at the University talks about how he became an academic and provides advice to medical students who may be considering academic medicine as an…

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Combining my medical background with a legal career

Adam Harrison, a Nottingham alumnus, talks about how after training and working as a doctor, he decided to retrain as a lawyer. He now combines both his interests in medicine and the law in his…

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Putting together your application portfolio for medical specialist training

James Offer, Nottingham alumnus, explains what you should include in your application portfolio providing examples from his own experience. James also provides his top tips on getting your portfolio…

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Organising my F2 medical training year abroad

Ciara Deall, Nottingham alumna, talks about how she organised her F2 training year in Australia and why she decided to spend another year there working before returning to the UK to continue her…

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LinkedIn: Connection Invitations

Are you looking to make connections on LinkedIn? To ensure you get positive responses to your request, follow the three P's! Hannah Woolley, Employability Education Manager from the Careers and…

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LinkedIn: Your Summary

Are you using LinkedIn to make contacts and search for job vacancies? Then you'll need a strong personal summary. Hannah Woolley, Employability Education Manager from the Careers and…

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LinkedIn: Your Professional Headline

Your professional headline is one of the first elements of your profile that LinkedIn users will see and so it's important to get it right. Hannah Woolley, Employability Education Manager, from…

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Career advice | Get support from a mentor

Nerissa Culli, neuroscience student, joined the Career Mentoring programme because she wanted to find out the differences between academic and industrial research, what lab activities involved and…

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Career advice | Professional guidance from alumni

Amy Prosser, Senior Scientist at Sygnature Discovery, talks about her role as a mentor and the types of questions she gets asked by students. They range from how she chose her PhD and how she got…

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Career advice | How to write a great application form

Erica Sparkes, Employability Education Projects Officer gives her advice on making an effective job application.

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Career advice | How to ace an assessment centre

Shelley Ashenden, Senior Careers Adviser, gives her top tips for acing an assessment centre.

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Career advice | How to make your CV stand out

Cathy Sibley, Employability Education Projects Officer, gives her top tips on how to make sure your CV stands out from the rest and is placed in the 'interview' pile!

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Career advice | How to give a strong presentation

Luke Lynch, Employability Education Projects Officer, gives his top tips on how to deliver an effective presentations during the recruitment process. Often this is an activity that students or…

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Career advice | How to write an effective covering letter

Hayley Gilmore, Students' Union Employability Manager, gives her top tips on writing an effective covering letter when applying for a job vacancy.

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Karen Cox - Career Support

Professor Karen Cox, Deputy Vice-Chancellor 2013-2017, speaks about how the University of Nottingham has supported her career

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Nottingham Consultancy Challenge - working on a research project for Romax Technology

Carlos Bianco, Head of Commercial Operations, talks about the research project that he set our students as part of the Nottingham Consultancy Challenge. He explains what they are going to do with the…

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What does a sports consultant do? Richard Watton, alumnus, explains

Richard Watton, who works for The Sports Consultancy in London, talks about his role liaising with cities and sporting bodies to deliver high profile events. He also explores the skills you need and…

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Nadia Whittome, first year law student talks about her interest in politics and experience to date!

Nadia talks about her interest in politics and how she has gained valuable work experience including working as a parliamentary intern during the Referendum campaign.

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How The Vine Community Centre benefited from our student consultants

Cheryl Hemmings, Centre Manager and Rupert Aikman, Board Director talk about how a group of multi-disciplinary students helped to raise the profile of The Vine and encourage more people to volunteer.…

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John Hess, BBC editor talks about the challenges faced by political journalists

John Hess, worked for BBC East Midlands Today between 1997 and 2015, In this video he talks about the challenges of political journalism, the difference between regional and national reporting and…

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John Hess, BBC political editor talks about pursuing a career in journalism

John Hess, worked for BBC East Midlands Today between 1997 and 2015. In this video he talks about his interest in politics and the skills you need to become a journalist. In this competitive area of…

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Dr Emma Taylor-Steeds, PhD alumna - Using the Careers and Employability Service

During Emma's third year of her PhD Chemistry, she made the most of the help available from the Careers and Employability Service. She had a one-to-one appointment with careers, a CV and…

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Dr Emma Taylor-Steeds, PhD alumna - Sharing her career plans with her supervisors

When Emma decided she wanted to move into industry after her PhD in chemistry, she talked it through with her supervisors. They were incredibly supportive.

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Dr Alasdair Taylor, PhD alumnus - moving into commercialising research

Alasdair is the Industry Programme Manager at The Royal Society. He talks about how his interest grew from an interest in research to how research ideas were commercialised and the roles he then…

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Dr Alasdair Taylor, PhD alumnus - Leaving academia?

Alasdair is the Industry Programme Manager at The Royal Society. He talks about the reasons why he thinks using the term 'leaving academia' is outdated and suggests alternatives.What do you…

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Dr Alasdair Taylor, chemistry alumnus offers advice to PhD students leaving academia

Alasdair is the Industry Programme Manager at The Royal Society. He offers several pieces of advice to PhD students thinking about leaving academia based on his own experiences.

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Chris McDonald from Golder Associates talks about his career in waste management

Chris McDonald, Principal at Golder Associates, talks about his career in waste management and sustainability. He advises students interested in the environmental sector to think about what type of…

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Emily Buddin - Using the skills from her geography degree in transport planning.

Emily talks about her interest in transport planning and how she uses the skills developed during her geography degree in her job on a daily basis.

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Dr Victoria Richards talks about how she used the Careers and Employability Service

Victoria talks about how she used the Careers and Employability Service during her PhD studies. The workshops and one to one appointments she attended helped her secure her first job at The Royal…

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Dr Victoria Richards - From PhD Chemistry to Senior Editor

Victoria talks about her role as Senior Editor at Springer Nature and how she gain experience and developed her editing skills during her studies at Nottingham.

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