My Spanish Adventure at Nuestra Escuela Nottingham

by Chloe Ling Applying At the beginning of the second semester, I was delighted to have the opportunity to participate in a voluntary placement at Nuestra Escuela Nottingham.  Nuestra Escuela is an organisation that provides supplementary school lessons in Spanish for Hispanic families in Nottingham. I was initially a little apprehensive about applying because the …

From Peeling Oranges, Easter Crafts and Teaching New Phonemes: The Complexities of an English Language Placement in a Reception Class

By Tiha Wheatcroft – PGT Student in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching Applying for the Placement An opportunity arose when I browsed the Faculty of Arts Moodle page: a volunteering placement in a primary school, focusing on Teaching English as an Additional Language (TEAL). I wanted to take part in this placement to confirm …

Way With Words – Dementia and Poetry Reading 

 By Freya Hazelwood Why I Applied  for the Way with Words Poetry Reading Group Dementia is an issue close to my heart, having worked at a care home, and my grandfather having passed from Alzheimer’s just last year. I am also an English student with a passion for the cultural industries. So, when I saw …

Poetry and Dementia

My Experience as part of the Way with Words Reading Group by Oliver Greenall Before the Placement As a postgraduate English Literature student with a particular interest in folk and fairy tales, I was keen to take part in a placement that would allow me to share my love for these tales, and communal storytelling …

Vikings for Schools Volunteering Placement

By Abby Fortune During the Autumn term I participated in the Vikings for Schools volunteer placement. The programme provided an opportunity to develop my own historical knowledge, meet like-minded peers, and deliver fun and engaging Viking days for school children. I found the placement to be very rewarding. Training The application process involved answering questions …

Being Human Festival – My Experience!

Being Human Festival – My Experience! By Fidji Gomis-Mendy I thoroughly enjoyed helping out with the Being Human Festival this semester through the Faculty of Arts placement scheme. The festival celebrates the Arts and Humanities through events and workshops that range from being interactive (such as clay making) and performative (theatre performances). I liked the …

My Being Human Festival Placement

From Start to Finish By Robyn Wickham The Sign-Up Process I found out about the Being Human Festival Placement through a School of English placement talk. Initially, I was uneasy about signing up as I already had quite a few commitments and because it was the final and most important year for my degree. However, …

My Experience on Placement with the Being Human Festival

Being Human Festival Placement By Jessica Webber For 8 weeks during the autumn semester, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to work with the Being Human Festival as part of a placement with the Faculty of Arts here at the university. About The Being Human Festival The Being Human Festival celebrates humanities research …