Routes into China – a trip down memory lane

Routes into China – jiù dì chóng yóu or; a trip down memory lane Exactly four months on from our recent ‘Routes into China’ conference held at Nottingham Contemporary in July, I just want to remind myself of everything I learned on the day. What I loved about this conference is how much the whole …

Dr Kathrin Yacavone awarded a prestigious Humboldt Research Fellowship

Kathrin Yacavone, assistant professor in French in the Department of Modern Languagesand Cultures, was awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, which enables internationally outstanding researchers to pursue an extended period of research in Germany. The fellowship will enable Dr Yacavone to complete her book project Portrait of …

Happy European Day of Languages to all of our students, colleagues and local businesses!

As part of the Languages for Business team, I’ve been thinking about how we translate the varied and culturally-steeped language of business networking. Is it true that there are only two types of people in the world – those who love networking and those who would rather communicate via messenger pigeon than don a nametag …

Remembering Peter Boyle, historian of US foreign policy and a co-founder of the Department of American Studies at Nottingham

Peter Boyle, who died on August 3, had a long career as a teacher and historian of US foreign policy at the University of Nottingham. In hindsight, he seems to embody a particular phase in the development of American Studies in the UK, and his passing signals the end of an era. Peter read History …

Work experience in the Faculty of Arts

As the heat wave blasts its way through Nottingham, turning our beautiful greenery into a yellow-ochre abomination, one place stands above it all, with its classic, grandiose campus established as a Teacher Training College in 1798, and a University College in 1881: the University of Nottingham. Here is my experience working in this magnificent place. …

Can’t find the right words?

Languages for Business provides language and cultural support for local businesses looking to internationalise, primarily through student placements. The scheme is based within The School of CLAS (although open to students across the University) and works with students who are either studying on a language or translation course, or students who are native speakers. One …

Work experience: a week in the University of Nottingham

Olivia Colley, Year 10 student from the Carlton Academy, came to work for the Faculty of Arts in March 2018.  Read her blog about her experience of working with us. Olivia’s blog Hey, I’m 14 and my name is Olivia and this is my blog of a week in the University of Nottingham for my …

My MA in Translation Studies with Interpreting at the University of Nottingham

I’d always planned to become a translator. The career seemed to fit my abilities and interests well so the die was cast on my academic path. The translation modules I did as part of my undergraduate degree in Modern Language Studies (French, Spanish and Dutch) only whetted my appetite further for continuing my study of …

Could you benefit from a placement student bringing new ideas into your business?

The School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies, in partnership with the Faculty of Arts Careers Team, is currently investigating methods of enhancing employability. As part of this we have established a structured Placement Programme for our students. The Placement Programme enables students to enhance their employability by demonstrating and developing the valuable skills that …

‘Enabling Innovation’ Bid will support local SMEs to innovate and grow

Following a recent bid to the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), The University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University and The University of Derby have been successful in gaining funding to deliver a collaborative programme of innovation support activities for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) across the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire area. The emphasis will be on …