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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 …

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 …

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 …