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One year down, two to go!

This blog post was written by first year English and Philosophy student, Emily Patel. As I walked out of my last exam, I realised that my first year of being a student was officially over. I had six exams which felt like a lot, and I was ready to celebrate that evening. That didn’t quite …

My Life in Literature

This blog post was written by second year English student, Josie Severn. With it being exam and deadline time of year, a tough time which can often make you question why you are here working so hard at this degree, I thought it would be fun to reflect on my life in books. I will …

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 …

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 …