Job Opportunities in the UK: Advice from Nottingham Business School

The fabled English city of Nottingham is well-known throughout history and in literature. Home to the legendary local hero Robin Hood and his merry band. Nottingham is also known for its football club, certain specialist hobby games, and for housing the world’s smallest cinema. The city is also home to one of the UK’s best educational establishments, Nottingham Business School (NBS).

This is a video recording of the webinar hosted by Unimy & Beyond on June 25, 2019. Its speakers were Flavio Bishop Cabral (Unimy & Beyond); Chris Crabot, International College Manager, Nottingham Trent University; Liza Pybus, MSc Management Course Leader, NTU; Kate Robins, Careers Consultant, NBS; Hui Tran, Student Ambassador, NTU. The discussion focused on job opportunities in the UK, and networking events Nottingham Business School offers.

Job opportunities in the UK

Living and working in the UK offers many networking opportunities, explains Flavio Bishop Cabral, who studied and worked in London. The network he forged there helped him build his career, and introduced him to people from all walks of life. The multiculturalism and diversity of the UK allowed Flavio to establish long-lasting connections with HR professionals from some of the biggest international companies. He believes this same exposure to diversity is what makes Nottingham Business School such a great place to start your Masters journey, and your future career.

Check out the webinar recording for more advice from Flavio on career and networking in the UK.

Postgraduate career opportunities at Nottingham Business School

Students are supported by an academic mentor, a dedicated employability team, and a wide range of extra-curricular development and networking activities. The learning process at the NBS offers a certain flexibility that allows students to tailor their learning experience according to their own preferences and professional goals. The school’s career consultant, Kate Robins, adds:

“We deliver lots of workshops, one-to-one sessions personalized to you in terms of where you’re based in your career, and where you want to go.”

The curriculum offers a certain flexibility when it comes to the study process. At the beginning of the third semester, students can choose between consultancy or an in-company project. Nottingham Business School provides numerous ways for gaining international experience. Some of these include international study tours, and doing summer school at NBS’s partner schools around the world.

Check the entire webinar recording to learn more about the school’s job opportunities.

Can you work and study?

It is possible. But the school advises students to focus on their studies. Still, if they want to work part-time, they are granted 20 hours per week. Alternatively, students can work full-time for a whole year, before returning to finish their final school projects.

How can you apply for admission?

To be considered eligible for Nottingham Business School, you’ll need a either a UK undergraduate degree 2.1, or IELTS score of 6.5, and a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.

You can find more on Nottingham Business School’s admission criteria on their profile page.

Can you get a scholarship?

Absolutely! But to be granted a scholarship, first you need to gain admission to the university. Apply simultaneously for Nottingham Business School and for one of their scholarship options. You should also know that these scholarships are competitive, meaning that the earlier you apply, the higher your chance of being awarded.

Are you the right candidate for Nottingham Business School?

If you want to have your profile evaluated and need more information on study options at Nottingham Business School, feel free to contact its admissions partner Unimy & Beyond here.

To learn more about the benefits of studying at Nottingham Business School, the job opportunities the university provides, its admissions and scholarship criteria, watch the entire webinar recording!

 

How to get admitted to Loughborough University’s MBA (podcast)


The Loughborough MBA is among just 1% of business schools in the world to hold AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. Located just 90 minutes from London, it offers a number of opportunities and modes of study. It gives opportunity to network and study among peers from all over the world in their Summer School for Advanced Management. The program has an option to extend studies to include a 40-52 week professional internship.

Loughborough University only recruits up to 50 people in order to create lively interaction between participants and engender a feeling of being part of a family, which is one of the big strengths of the program. To get more information on the admission requirements and the school, you can visit their school profile here.

Professor Saker gives tips to applicants on how to build an outstanding MBA application and get admitted to this top-tier business school:

    • Prepare well for the meeting with school representatives and research information on the school in order to avoid asking naïve questions and making a poor first impression.
    • A common mistake applicants make is underplaying their experience and omitting to highlight their achievements in the workplace.
    • Scholarships are usually awarded by the school to candidates with high academic achievements and over five years of professional experience.
    • A strong academic background combined with relevant professional experience constitutes a truly impressive CV that will sway the admissions’ committee.
    • The admissions’ team does not assess candidates based on their standardized test results and therefore the GMAT is not obligatory for admission. As the professor says:

Success in the GMAT simply indicates you are good at doing GMAT. It doesn’t indicate much about your quality.

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GMAT Tutorial on How to tackle the Critical Reasoning Questions (Podcast)


Critical reasoning is about one third of the verbal section. In this episode, Brian Galvin, Chief Academic Officer of Veritas Prep, discusses “the testmaker’s blueprint” for Critical Reasoning. You will learn how to identify trick questions, and work with the answer choices.

    • Brian talks about various techniques to build arguments and use syllogisms and how to identify flawed arguments.
    • The lesson teaches you to quickly set your goals correctly and identify flaws in the texts given on the actual exam. He does that by giving sample questions to solve with options for a time similar to what you will get per question at the exam.
    • Identifying gaps in the conclusions is another tactic Brian shares with the audience. He analyzes each question and each of the answer choices to explain why each of them is correct or wrong.
    • Don’t neglect the Critical Reasoning section of the GMAT test. It’s a demanding part of the exam and requires a great deal of concentration and critical thinking. Brian says:

The goal is the conclusion and there’s misdirection, so watch that kind of curve ball effects.

 

Open Class on Creating Challenger Brands

The enigmatic Swiss city of Geneva is known for many things. To name just a few – it houses the headquarters of CERN and is the birthplace of philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau. In the field of education, Switzerland’s second largest city is famous for its prestigious educational establishments like Geneva Business School (GBS).

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