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Tips for managing work over the Christmas holidays

This blog post was written by second year English student, Rhiannon Morris. To a lot of people Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, so the last thing you want to be doing is sapping the enjoyment out of the holidays by spending copious amounts of time doing coursework and revising. However, as …

Introducing…The Letters Page, Vol 1

This blog post was written by Annalise Grice, a researcher from the School of English and the current Production Manager of The Letters Page.  “I’m a big fan of The Letters Page. Texts and emails are fine, but there’s nothing like a hand-written letter.” – Roddy Doyle The Letters Page, a literary journal in letters …

Collecting, Curating and Careers

This blog post was written by English student, Amy Wilcockson. After stumbling upon a placement in a museum in second year, which I thoroughly enjoyed, a career in heritage has looked increasingly likely for me. But I’ve never really known how to get into this extremely competitive field from a fresh-from-uni point of view. Enter …

Networking: No Longer a Nightmare

This blog post was written by Emily Harbottle, a second-year English student. The idea of networking in the conventional sense has always been something that panics me slightly, because the few times I’ve had to do it, it’s been a rather painful experience, and one I’m always glad to finish. You might ask why, then, …

National Poetry Day – October 6th 2016

The theme of this year’s National Poetry Day is ‘messages’. Having recently relocated to Nottingham from Glasgow, I think of how messages can be interpreted the Scottish way, meaning ‘groceries’ (a celebration of poems about the supermarket – Allen Ginsberg would surely approve). The generosity of the theme is intriguing – for me, the theme …

From Placement to Permanent Employment

This blog post was written by Lauren Capon, who studied in the School of English. It was October. Third year was in full swing, and numerous emails with somewhat formidable phrases like ‘career fair’ and ‘assessment centre’ were beginning to arrive in my uni inbox. After years of deliberation I’d finally decided to pursue a …

BAAL Vocabulary Studies SIG conference

This blog was written by Ana Pellicer–Sánchez, Assistant Professor in Applied Linguistics The School of English at the University of Nottingham hosted the annual meeting of the BAAL Vocabulary Studies special interest group (SIG) on the 7th and 8th of July. The event was a great success with over 60 attendees from different countries, including the …

Staging The James Plays in Nottingham

This blog was written by Peter Kirwan, Assistant Professor in Shakespeare & Early Modern Drama Rona Munro’s trilogy The James Plays is a unique piece of event theatre. Three plays performed by one ensemble of actors, focusing in turn on the reigns of James I, James II and James III of Scotland; staged on an epic …

The Benefits of One-Off Volunteering

This blog post was written by second year English student, Victoria Lorriman from the School of English. Most of us have now finished exams, and after being constantly engaged in hours of revision and writing a long summer break seems to be exactly what we need. However, the transition from intense involvement in studies to …

BAAL Vocabulary Special Interest Group Conference

This blog was written by Norbert Schmitt, Professor of Applied Linguistics, School of English. Thursday 7th July, 2016, 13.00-17.00 and Friday 8th July, 2016, 10.00-16.30 University of Nottingham Vocabulary is an essential aspect of learning any language.  While much of vocabulary is acquired incidentally as a young child when learning a first language, second language learners often struggle …