Nottingham Trent University
Please comment on the support you’ve had from the careers services, the type of employers that present and recruit on campus, the effectiveness of the alumni network, as well as fairs and on-campus recruitment activity.
"Most courses offer a sandwich year and employability is woven into our modules."
"I used the employability centre to check out my CV as the facility was there and I definitely made improvements. I know I could have done more and it's nice to know the option is there. I know others who use the different services and have really benefited from the tips and advice for jobs."
"There's a very good careers service that sends emails to students about work placements and opportunities related to their course. There are also online portals to access a wide range of opportunities."
"We are constantly told about career fairs and the help the university work coaches can offer."
"The careers services at NTU offers a drop-in system where they guarantee you will be seen by one of the careers advisers within 15 minutes of your arrival. They also send daily emails about job opportunities that relate to your course. We have also had several guest speakers from different careers who all started out doing a psychology degree, such as educational psychologists, clinical psychologists and members of HR departments. They have all spoken about how they got into the careers they are in now."
"There are always careers fairs being held at the uni as well as guest lecturers coming in to hold talks and site visits. Placements and work experience opportunities are sent to students via email so it's easy to see what's available."
"I frequently receive interview tips and job adverts from the employability team. The university also brings in established people from my study area to tell us about the life after university."
"The university offers a lot of employment support but I think my course needs to teach some employment information too, particularly as it is a creative course. For example, there's a lot of debate about how much to charge for your work and that was never covered by the course."
"There's an employability team that are very helpful as you can ask them to look over your CV and cover letter among many other things. The university also tries to get us to look at how employable we are and tries to get us to add to it. So overall it's quite good."
"They help with CVs and give opportunities to progress further, such as the Acceler8 award."
"The university works with a scheme called Students in Classrooms. This has helped me find a placement school and gain valuable experience."
"The careers service at our university is good. However, you have to seek them out if you want help. Once you have done this they are very thorough in their approach and very helpful."
"Employability team has drop ins and appointments available every day. I've had my CV and applications checked, as well as receiving good careers advice."
"Employability service is very useful. University has a lot of contacts. Offers a lot of opportunities such as placements and work experience."
"We have a job shop style website that shows all of the vacancies available to Trent students. The staff in the careers department are really lovely and approachable, with genuine advice about your CV, interviews and finding positions."
"We have ACE week where we focus more on our careers after uni."