What is the award?
Our Nottingham Advantage Award will give you the opportunity to stand out, the vision to achieve your goals and recognition for your commitment.
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- It is an employability award: we work with employers and academics to bring you the best of their experience and guidance in order to increase your employability and help you get the most out of your time at University.
- Skills development: you'll meet new people and try new things whilst developing skills which will aid your future career.
- Recognition: your participation is included on your degree transcript and recognised at your graduation ceremony.
- Experience: it is something to mention on your CV, provides examples you can use in job interviews, and gives you some of the best memories from your time at university.
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We are award-winning, we’re international, and we want you to join us. We’re a scheme that spans the entire University, making students more employable and helping them get the most out of their time here.
“My NAA journey had been fulfilling to say the least - it’s more than just a few lines on my transcript. From making treasured memories with new friends, to discovering new potential within myself, it’s an experience of a lifetime that I will always cherish. There is no doubt that the six modules I had taken have helped me tremendously during interviews and securing offers from companies that I truly love. I am now working for a company completely unrelated to my Masters in Mechanical Engineering; however, my NAA modules have helped me adapt into the environment smoothly. If you’re looking for a fun and exciting way to not only gain extra knowledge but to also challenge yourself and decorate your resume, do consider taking up NAA. Thank you, University of Nottingham for giving me the opportunity to hone my knowledge and for selecting me as the Vice Chancellor Global Graduate finalist!”
Nur Shafieza Riwayat, Masters of Mechanical Engineering, MEng
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Is it for you?
If you’re an undergraduate student with plenty of enthusiasm for activities outside your main academic studies, then the Nottingham Advantage Award is designed with you in mind. Apply now!
You will participate in a mixture of activities delivered by both academic schools and non-academic departments that provide you with opportunities to enhance your learning and be recognised for your contribution to activities outside your core curriculum.
How much time does it take?
The teaching elements equal around 20 hours. This can comprise workshops or the equivalent in online learning. You will be required to spend around 40 hours conducting independent study for the work you will submit for assessment.
In order to award you credits for your work, we will need to assess your performance. There are no extra exams, but we will just ask you to do some reflective activities like keeping a journal or putting together an e-portfolio. This all contributes to one of the main aims of the award ─ reflective learning.
Students who are interested to complete three (3) modules are advised to take them during their first
two years of study to be eligible for the Nottingham Advantage Award.
Important Note for Outgoing Mobility Students
If you are an outgoing mobility student and have completed any NAA modules outside Malaysia campus, kindly inform us via e mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Important Note for Transfer Students
If you have completed any NAA modules in Malaysia and are planning to transfer to the UK or China campus, kindly inform us via e mail at email@example.com