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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 …

Book Review: Pride and Prejudice

This blog post was written by second year English student, Rhiannon Morris. For many, Pride and Prejudice is a book that has become ingrained in them through the various stages of education; from high school through to university. However, for me, the first time I ever read the book was last week for a second-year …

My Top 5 Creative Study Breaks

This blog post was written by final year English student, Vicky Lorriman. It’s the end of March already?! Yes, the deadlines are approaching us once again and it’s tough to find some downtime without feeling guilty for not studying. Don’t fret! Have a go at these quick and easy study breaks that will help to …

Settling into campus life

This blog post was written by first year English and Philosophy student, Emily Patel. Although it is currently raining as I write this (unsurprisingly), the past few days have been quite sunny. While the sun was shining, it made me realise again how amazing the campuses at Nottingham are – the sun does make everything …

The Business End of the Year

This blog post was written by second year English with Creative Writing student, Thomas Hughes. Formative essays, internship deadlines, society elections – yep, we are reaching the business end of the year again. Somehow we are already well into March and there is less than a month left of the spring term. Some English students are …

The Austen Debate

This blog post was written by second year English and Philosophy student, Ayisha Sharma. Jane Austen, one of the first names that springs to mind when you think of English Literature, seems to attract polarised views. She’s either a timeless social satirist or the complete opposite; a writer very much of her time. While I …

“One terrific Sister Act!”: A Review of Sister Act at Nottingham Theatre Royal

…and why every UoN student should visit Nottingham’s theatres. This blog post was written by second year English student, Josie Severn. A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of watching Sister Act the musical at Nottingham Theatre Royal and it got me thinking: not enough students take advantage of the great theatres we …