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Nottingham Postgraduate Advantage Award



What is it?

We have created an alternative Nottingham Advantage Award route for postgraduate students at the University. The scheme aims to help you showcase your extra-curricular activities as well as what it means to be a postgraduate student at Nottingham.

This alternative Nottingham Postgraduate Advantage Award - NPAA - allows you to undertake a more postgraduate-focused scheme, which will hopefully fit more easily around your timetable.


Who is it for?

Primarily, this is aimed at postgraduate one-year Masters students. However, we do also welcome postgraduate research students - PhD.

As PhD students are studying for longer than one year it is easier for you to undertake the requirements to attain the traditional Nottingham Advantage Award. However, if you would prefer to follow the postgraduate pathway then please apply.


How does it work?

You need to apply to and pass two Advantage Award modules.

You can choose from any of the modules open to postgraduate students from the traditional Award catalogue.

Following completion of your two modules, you will need to participate in a final presentation assessment. This usually takes place in September and will reflect on your entire Masters year – your Advantage Award, your course and your project/dissertation.


How do I take part?

Any University of Nottingham postgraduate student can participate by taking the following steps.

  1. Apply to two Advantage Award modules

Applications for autumn and full year modules open on 31 August and spring term modules open on 1 November.

You choose from our traditional Nottingham Advantage Award selection of modules.

Modules open to postgraduate students will be marked as follows:

UG/PG - open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students

PG only - open to postgraduate students only

Application deadlines vary across modules so please check the individual module pages.

You will be informed of the outcome of your application after the advertised deadline.

      2. Apply to the Nottingham Postgraduate Advantage Award scheme

Once accepted onto your two modules you can complete the online application form to join the scheme. This form can be found on the postgraduates page on our workspace site.

Apply to your two modules

Read our blog – How to boost your employability with the Advantage Award


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