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Reflection on a Year as an Intern

This blog post was written by third year English student, Emily Harbottle. It can be difficult to know where to start when looking for work experience and internships whilst at University, and is often a very daunting task, especially considering the likelihood of repeated rejection. When I decided to apply for a placement with Catena …

From A Level to Degree Level

Hi, my name’s Chris, I’m an A level student studying in Nottingham. For my work experience I spent a week in the School Of English. During my time here I had the opportunity to speak to staff about studying English at university, finding out information which I couldn’t find anywhere else. I thought this would …

The t-rex-perience my English degree gave me to enter the lost world of digital marketing

Why the dinosaur puns? Those prehistoric creatures helped to train my English academic skills into digital marketing abilities, through a placement which the University of Nottingham’s School of English arranged. This is the story of how a bewildered English student became a digital marketing executive at a leading agency. It’s a fact that many people …

One year down, two to go!

This blog post was written by first year English and Philosophy student, Emily Patel. As I walked out of my last exam, I realised that my first year of being a student was officially over. I had six exams which felt like a lot, and I was ready to celebrate that evening. That didn’t quite …

My Life in Literature

This blog post was written by second year English student, Josie Severn. With it being exam and deadline time of year, a tough time which can often make you question why you are here working so hard at this degree, I thought it would be fun to reflect on my life in books. I will …

5 Minutes with Elizabeth Ingham

This blog post was written by third year English student, Elizabeth Ingham. It originally appeared in the Manuscripts and Special Collections newsletter, Discover. You can view the full issue here. Which course are you studying here at the University? I’m doing an English BA degree. Why did you apply for a Student Placement in Manuscripts …

Becoming a Learning Leader

This blog post was written by second year English and Philosophy student, Ayisha Sharma. The question ‘So you’re going to be a teacher then?’ has become almost as common a fixture in the life of an English student as critical analysis and thematic essays. I’m a Joint Honours student studying English and Philosophy, and in …

Student Volunteering: The Literacy Support Project

This blog post was written by first year English student, Georgina Pittman. Quite honestly, I was overwhelmed by the variety of pathways available for volunteering at the University when I arrived in September 2016. I was, however, certain I wanted to work towards obtaining the Nottingham Advantage Award (NAA). The Literacy Support Project (LSP) immediately stood …

Literary Inspired Places in Nottingham Everyone Should Visit

This blog post was written by second year English student, Josie Severn. It’s the Easter break, which can only mean one thing: deadlines and exams are on the horizon. However, it is a break after all and everyone needs some rest and fun once in a while to stay focused. Whether you’re looking for something …

Student Placement: Shadow Writer and First Story

This blog post was written by Emily Talbut, a second year English with Creative Writing student. Back in April of 1st year, all English students began to receive emails about potential placements available for us beginning in September. The one with First Story immediately caught my attention, and after a short online application and follow-up …