My experience conducting research with the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) and the Deterrence and Assurance Academic Alliance (DAAA)

by Murry Liptrot student at the School of Politics & International Relations This placement took place as part of the School of Politics & International Relations Placements module.  This remote research placement provided me with the opportunity to complete an independent piece of research/report focusing on any area within the general study of deterrence. The …

My Experience at Peopletoo in Nottingham – Arinade Bademosi

by Arinade Bademosi final year undergraduate in Politics and International Relations For the duration of the second term of my final year as a Politics and International Relations Undergraduate, I interned at Peopletoo as a Marketing Assistant. My role was to engage with the company’s work, creating marketing content, devising and implementing brand strategy, and …

Research Project Manager – Chloé Havez – Mojatu Foundation & Pathway Housing Solutions.

by Chloé Havez –  student studying within the School of Politics and International Relations What drew me to this role was the opportunity to contribute to the Mojatu Foundation and Pathway Housing Solution’s ‘Hidden’ project, which focused on increasing awareness of BME hidden homelessness in Nottingham, which is a markedly under researched area as academics …

Chloé Havez – Manuscripts and Special Collections Archival Assistant Internship

by Chloé Havez – student studying within the School of Politics and International Relations During my second semester of third year I applied to undertake an Archival Assistant placement with the University of Nottingham’s Manuscripts & Special Collections department. The role involved specifically conducting archival research into the work of Ken Coates, a socialist politician …

My experience at Phoenix Aspirational Learning Support in Nottingham

by Aleksandra Lasak studying within the School of Sociology and Social Policy During the Spring semester of my second year at the University of Nottingham, I decided to undertake a placement not only to embellish my CV and gain some work experience before graduating, but also to challenge myself and put into practice some of …

Global Entrepreneurs UK in Turkey

by Natasha O’Connor 2nd year Geography February 2020 I left Nottingham and flew out to the capital city of Turkey to attend a week long digital training programme. The best part: it was completely free. My week was fully funded by the European Union under the Erasmus+ scheme; an EU programme to support education, training, …

My Experience as a Business Partnership Officer at the Nottingham City Council 2020

by Tsemaye Salami, School of Law, Second Year LLB. As one who natural seeks the next opportunity available, once I got the email from my University regarding placement opportunities, I jumped at it immediately. Beyond its embellishment on my CV, I longed for the experience, the exposure, and the growth. Despite being a law student, …

My Experience as a DSTL Deterrence and Assurance Research Intern and the 2020 United States Strategic Command (STRATCOM) Conference

by Maryam Zafar 2nd year UG Politics and International Relations As I began my second year at university, I made the decision to undertake a term-time placement under one of the programs provided by the Faculty of Social Sciences. Through partnering with a number of organisations, the Faculty provides these opportunities and advertises them through …

Government Communications Service Internship Reflections

By Siddharth Basu, 4th year, International Security and Terrorism MA I had the brilliant opportunity of spending last summer interning with the communications team at the Department of Transport in London. This was apart of the Government Communications Service (GCS) internship that seeks to introduce a wide range of communication disciplines to students from diverse …

Global Placement Grant – Faculty of Social Sciences Placement Blog

By Lauren Pinkney,  BSc Hons Economics At the start of the academic year, I took on the role of ‘student blogger’ for Visit Nottinghamshire. Being a ‘student blogger’ involves attending events and local businesses in and writing up your experiences to inform other potential visitors. Visit Nottinghamshire is the tourist board for the county. It …