Ending Slavery free online course starts 17 October

The world’s first ever massive open online course (MOOC) about contemporary slavery is open for registration now. Ending Slavery is a free four-week course starting on 17 October 2016. You’ll learn from experts at the cutting edge of human rights research, and you’ll investigate the complex systems that sustain slavery today. Professor Kevin Bales, one of the …

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 …

Exclusive interview with ‘War and Peace’ actress Aisling Loftus

This week Nicola Pearson, a postgraduate in CLAS, caught up with Aisling Loftus, a Nottingham-born actress who is currently starring as Sonya in the BBC’s adaptation of Tolstoy’s ‘War and Peace’. You might also recognise her as Agnes Towler from the series ‘Mr Selfridge’. Here Aisling talks about filming in St Catherine’s Palace, discovering Russian …

Teaching English in Kyrgyzstan

As a student of Russian studies, I am interested in the history of the former USSR and its republics. That is why this year I chose to spend my summer volunteering with NGO Erayim, teaching English in the beautiful setting of Kyrgyzstan. Kyrgyzstan is fast developing country and with the help of volunteers, young people …

A Student’s Experience: From American and English Studies to Football…

Emma Branston came to Nottingham to study American Studies and English as a first year in 2014. Here she reflects on some of her experiences so far… From the green campus to the encouraging and helpful staff, Nottingham provides the perfect environment for studying. The joint honours degree programme of American Studies and English has …

A Year in Louisiana: an American and Canadian Studies Student Abroad

In August 2014 I left England to begin my year abroad at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Having never visited the States before, let alone Louisiana, I was a little nervous about what I had gotten myself into. Luckily, everything surpassed my expectations, from the campus and the location, to the climate and …

Regime Change in Canada: Trudeau MK2

While news of North American politics in the UK has lately focused on Donald Trump’s perplexing Republican presidential nomination bid, another campaign was unfolding north of the border, culminating in Canada’s 42nd federal election on 19 October. After nine years of government by Stephen Harper’s Conservatives (two minority governments followed by a majority in 2011), …

“I’m scientist, Get me out of Here!” – My time as a ‘contestant’

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to work with other academics and school students from all over the UK on an exciting outreach project: I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here!” is an online event, where school students meet and interact with academics and learn about their work and the impact it has. …

‘I’m writing a book about love letters’: My MHRA Research Scholarship

Pitching your book proposal to an editor is apparently a bit like appearing on the game show ‘The Bachelor’ (according to Rachel Toor’s article, ‘The Reality of Writing a Good Book Proposal’). ‘The Bachelor’ is a reality TV show where a man has to pick one woman to take out on a date, rejecting the …