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Nottingham Advantage Award

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About the Award

The Award gives you the opportunity to stand out, the vision to achieve your goals and recognition for your commitment. We'd love you to get involved. The award is:

  • a cross-campus award - UK, China and Malaysia
  • supported by employers 
  • included on your degree transcript
  • free (with the exception of language classes)

You'll enjoy the challenge and show potential employers that you've gained valuable skills through making the most of university life. We offer over 300 modules* which focus on

  • career skills
  • mentoring
  • cultural awareness
  • entrepreneurship
  • volunteering
*across the UK, China and Malaysia campuses

How to use the Award to your advantage

Find your modules and apply

Choose a module in four easy steps.

Log in to Workspace

  • Find a module that interests you – search by school, faculty or category 
  • Check when it's available
  • Find out what it involves and decide if it's for you
  • Apply

For the Award, you will:

  • complete 30 credits to gain the Award; each module is 10 or 20 credits
  • complete a maximum of 20 credits in an academic year; the marks do not count towards your overall degree result

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Why do the Award?

Take three minutes to find out how it will benefit you. Perspectives from a graduate recruiter, student, alumna and our Director.


You might also find our Why I'm glad I'm doing the Advantage Award blog, written by a student blogger, very useful in explaining the benefits. 

A look back at 2016/17

If you've already received your Award, or considering taking some modules this year, take a look back at some of our favourite photos from last year.




A distinct Advantage

ziyad yehia

My journey onto the Award began through the Students' Union's Public Speaking Society, and led to me being involved in creating the Public Speaking Module. The following year I was elected president of the society.

Ultimately my involvement  has changed my perspective on life. I am no longer afraid of trying opportunities, and I can't wait to see what comes next.


 - Ziyad Yehia, PhD Digital Economy, Horizon CDT

Read Ziyad's full story in the Careers Handbook 



Contact us




Careers and Employability Service

The University of Nottingham
Portland Building, Level D
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 3680
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 3679