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 …

Global Placement Grant – My Experience

My Experience in Calais by Ellie Finbow 3rd year History and Politics student This summer, I volunteered with Care4Calais; a placement part funded by the Faculty of Arts Global Placement Grant. It was only a week, but I learnt lessons that will last a lifetime. A Typical Day The working days at Calais are long …

Global Placement Grant Placement Experience

Think Pacific: A Fijian Summer to Remember By Jenna Hancock, recipient of the Global Placement Grant During the summer, I had the opportunity to go to Fiji with Think Pacific and take part in the Youth Empowerment Project. This was partly funded by the Global Placement Grant provided by the Faculty of Arts. The grant …

From Corporate to Coastline – My Summer Internship and Volunteering Experience

by Zoë Waite The summer between second and third year often holds a significant pressure for students to find work experience and explore career prospects as graduation creeps ever closer. For many, including myself, finding these opportunities and even knowing what opportunities to apply for was something I struggled with. Going into my second year …