Can we make Nottingham a slavery-free city?

Abolishing modern slavery is at the centre of Theresa May’s personal policy agenda.  National Government has mainly focussed on the implications for foreign policy, trade and development, and police enforcement, as well as responding to reports from the UK’s first independent anti-slavery commissioner, Kevin Hyland.  However slavery in the UK is principally encountered and addressed …

A perfect ending: 2016 Nottingham International Microfilm Festival

The 2016 Nottingham International Microfilm Festival (NIM) has finished, but its influence is wide-ranging and continues to be felt. This was the second annual edition of the festival, developed through the Nottingham Screen Partnership consortium, of which the University of Nottingham is a member. The festival took place at venues throughout Nottingham on 20-22 October …

Alexandra Depledge, MBE, reflects on how an American and Canadian Studies degree shaped her future success

Alexandra Depledge graduated with a degree in American Studies and History (with International Study) from Nottingham in 2003. Alex has since gone on to be the founder-CEO of Hassle.com, was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by TechCity Insider for 2014, and has recently been interviewed in a series on “Trailblazing Women” at the Huffington Post. …

Ending Slavery free online course starts 17 October

The world’s first ever massive open online course (MOOC) about contemporary slavery is open for registration now. Ending Slavery is a free four-week course starting on 17 October 2016. You’ll learn from experts at the cutting edge of human rights research, and you’ll investigate the complex systems that sustain slavery today. Professor Kevin Bales, one of the …

Goodbye Toulouse

Last week I left Toulouse, bringing my year abroad to a close. My parents came to pick me up, loaded all my belongings into the car (which seem to have multiplied tenfold since I arrived nine months ago) and off we went. Simple? Far from it. Leaving Toulouse was just like many of my experiences …

Donald Trump and American Democracy

American politics is very much in the global spotlight as candidates for the Democratic and Republican parties vie to become nominees in the presidential election in November. With the polarizing and extremist Donald Trump now the presumptive nominee for the Republican Party, many commentators, are asking what this means for American democracy. Christopher Phelps, Associate …

Studying Culture, Film and Media at Nottingham

I am final year International Media and Communications Studies student. I chose to come to Nottingham because I attended the summer school here in Year 12 and couldn’t see myself studying anywhere else. I loved the city and the beautiful green campus, and I knew this was the university for me.  Since Nottingham has two …

“Why I Love My PhD” – Researching Cuban Independence

Alberto Martí, a postgraduate student at the Center for Research on Cuba in CLAS, has reflected on his experience of researching and writing a PhD thesis in a piece written for the Guardian. Alberto’s research uses different disciplinary approaches, including ‘landscape archaeology,’ to explore the emergence of the ‘concentration camp’ during the Cuban war for …

Kölsch und Kultur: DAAD study trip to Cologne

Most linguists agree that there is no better way to practise your language skills than immersing yourself in the country, where there are countless opportunities to talk with native speakers every day and situations which really test your knowledge, pushing you to utilise your expertise. This was put into practice by the German Department over …

Could you benefit from a placement student bringing new ideas into your business?

The School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies, in partnership with the Faculty of Arts Careers Team, is currently investigating methods of enhancing employability. As part of this we have established a structured Placement Programme for our students. The Placement Programme enables students to enhance their employability by demonstrating and developing the valuable skills that …