Enhancing your experience
Our dedicated student experience team, based in the Faculty of Engineering, is here to support students and offer you opportunities to build your skills, enhance your university experience, and meet new people.
A number of these opportunities (peer mentoring, summer research placements, and the STEM ambassador scheme) can contribute towards the Nottingham Advantage Award. Achieving the award recognises your involvement in extra activities beyond your course.
For more information about the Nottingham Advantage Award, visit the NAA website.
Outside of your studies, you have the chance to meet new people through societies. Your student union is home to more than 200 societies. These can range from sports, faith, and hobbies to course-based societies. Some of the engineering societies’ on offer include: Lego Society, Postgraduate Engineering Society, and Women's Engineering Society.
Engineer Your Future
To prepare you for the world of work we are hosting a series of online resources and drop in sessions, to ensure you have the essential skills that employers are looking for, such as comunication or problem solving skills. These will start week commencing Monday 7 February 2022 and finish week commencing Monday 18 April 2022. If you would like to get involved and find out more, please self enrol on our Moodle page here.
If you’re interested in cars or sustainable transport, why not get involved with our Racing Team? The team work to design, build, test and race electric vehicles for Formula Student and Solar Challenge competitions. At Silverstone 2021, the Formula Student team were ranked 3rd overall and had the best electric vehicle. The team is open to all engineering students.
Our peer mentoring scheme links first year students with students in later years of their course. Peer mentors provide advice and support in a range of different areas to help new students settle into university life.
During your time as a student you can apply to study part of your degree at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus and University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus. The faculty also has links with a wide ange of partner universities around the world, where you can apply to study, as part of your course.
This dedicated fund is there to enhance your student experience. You can apply for funding for events or initiatives that will benefit your experience and the experience of other students. Previously funded initiatives include industrial visits, faculty balls, a group project to build a wind turbine, and wellbeing events.
The faculty runs a voluntary scheme called OPAD (Open-source Assistive Devices). Students design devices to help people who have difficulties performing everyday tasks, such as opening jars or buttoning up a shirt. You work in groups, supported by academic staff and PhD students. Volunteers from the public, from care homes, for example, provide feedback on the designs.
The Nottingham Summer Engineering Research Programme (N-SERP) provides you with the opportunity to gain insight into life as a researcher. Over the summer you work on a current research project, set by an academic, with access to a wide-range of labs and technical facilities normally only used by postgraduate researchers.
Student Ambassadors represent the University and the Faculty of Engineering at internal and external events. They share their experiences, inspire the next generation of engineering students, and ensure that visitors to the University receive a high quality and enjoyable experience. By becoming an ambassador, you can build your skills and confidence in speaking and presenting to others.
Email us if you have any questions