American Studies in Another Culture and Climate: Experiences from the Year Abroad

When applying for courses at the University of Nottingham, I saw that the Cultures, Languages and Area Studies departments offered many students the chance to do a year abroad. Having decided to undertake a Joint Honours degree in Politics and American Studies, and having achieved the necessary academic requirements, I was lucky enough to be …

The first year of French and Francophone Studies

What better way to continue your passion for French than the French and Francophone Studies course at the University of Nottingham? My first year here was incredible. As a straight French student I had the opportunity to study a wide variety of French subjects: French grammar, history, literature, politics, film and translation. Not to mention …

MA Translation Reflections

A number of people have asked why, with over 20 years experience in the translation industry, I decided to apply to do the MA in translation. It wasn’t going to progress my career – I am already a company director, and studying part time was a major challenge on top of a demanding full time …