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Swapping Sonnets For Skis

This blog was written by first year English student, Harriet Mills. After an intense start to University, on the last day of term, I decided to ditch the metaphors for the mountains. I grabbed the essentials, my skis and a warm coat and embraced the 24-hour coach journey to Avoriaz with the snow sports society. …

Reading for Fun

This blog was written by second year English student, Megan Bowie. As an English student, one of my favorite things to do in my spare time is read. However, with large reading lists and minimal time sometimes finding the time for recreational reading can sometimes be difficult. With deadlines approaching, I found myself one evening …

Arts in the Community

This blog was written by second year English with Creative Writing student, Bethany Mitchell. I am currently enrolled in the ‘Arts in the Community’ Nottingham Advantage Award module at Lakeside Arts. The module focuses on volunteering in gallery education alongside Lakeside staff, providing learning opportunities to the public in a gallery environment, encouraging visitors to …

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 …

Volunteering at the Nottingham Debating Union

This blog post was written by (2+2) English Language and Literature student, Yangyang Zheng. I was introduced to British Parliamentary Style Debate in my first year at UNNC. I joined the Nottingham Debating Union China (NDUC), and later, in my second year, became its president. Debating has always been a great way to force me to …