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English Studies: More Than Just Books

This blog was written by second year English student, Holly Humphreys. When I tell people that I study English, I’m usually met with one of two questions: ‘So, do you want to go into teaching?’ or ‘What kind of books do you like?’ My response is usually to smile a little awkwardly, tell them that …

Book Review: The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy

This blog was written by first year English student, Sasha Gardener. With the release of the latest book in Jill Murphy’s The Worst Witch series (First Prize for The Worst Witch), fans of all ages have been revisiting these delightful stories recounting the trials and triumphs of Mildred Hubble, the most disaster-prone witch Cackle’s Academy has ever …

Review on the power of prejudice in Harper Lee’s, ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

This blog post was written by first year English student, Harriet Mills. To Kill A Mockingbird was the novel that made me see that books are about way more than just the plot or ‘telling a story.’ After reading such a powerful book that explores the power of stereotypes and contextually the deep-rooted injustice within …

Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Notts

This blog post was written by final year English student, Hannah Smart.  Here in Nottingham, temperatures have dropped and evenings stood shivering in club queues are making us feel wintery in all the wrong ways. To make sure this really is the most wonderful time of the year, below are just five of the festive …

Alternative Study Resources – For The Traveller, The Procrastinator and The Curious

This blog post was written by second year English student, Emily Hall. Throughout my school life, I put an awful lot of pressure on myself when it came to revision and studying. Since coming to University, I have not only learnt about a broad range of Literature, linguistics and drama, but how to enjoy studying …

Study abroad, but not as you know it

This blog post was written by second year English student, Megan Bowie. This summer I studied abroad for two weeks with our intercampus Overseas Summer School programme at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus! I chose the Creative Writing course because as a joint honours student last year (I am now single honours), I didn’t …

In Praise of the Notebook

This blog post was written by final year English with Creative Writing student, Bethany Mitchell. In a culture where electronic note-taking becomes ever more prevalent, I find myself reflecting on the simple pleasures of the notebook. When we write or make notes on laptops, tablets, or even phones, we erase our thoughts and ideas moments …

Life as a ‘lecturer’

How do academics also act as a support network, both academically and personally, within the School of English at the University of Nottingham? Given the opportunity to partake in a period of work experience at the termination of my year 12 studies I opted to spend the week within the School of English at the …

Discourse analysis, dissertations and dystopian fiction

This blog post was written by second year English and Philosophy student, Emily Patel. In just over a week, my second year at university will be over. I know I’ve repeated this in my previous blogs, but it’s hard to believe it has gone by so quickly! All my coursework has been handed in so …

Looking Back: 5th Change Agents Network Conference

This blog post was written by (2+2) English Language and Literature student, Yangyang Zheng. Last year in Easter, I flew from China to Exeter, UK for the Change Agents Network (CAN) conference with one of my team members, Sonia (Lexiao PENG). Our group focused on changing the Reading Circle program to be student-led and student-oriented and …