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Summer volunteering in Fiji

Bula! Dancing gracefully across the woven grass mats, soft shafts of light spill through the rectangular openings in the aluminium shell of the house, as the worn wooden shutters are propped open revealing a dense rain-forest unfolding beyond. A thick mist clinging to the horizon cloaks the scene, yet the penetrating symphony of birds and …

Summer in China

Can you understand business in China from a Liberal Arts perspective? Sophia Gillet did: Nǐ hǎo! My name is Sophia and I was fortunate enough to be awarded a fellowship through Liberal Arts to attend a three week summer school at the University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus studying ‘Understanding Business in China’. It was a …

Leading, Learning and Exchange – Liberal Arts core module

Over the course of our lifetimes we will be required to develop new skills, share innovative ideas with others and lead on developing original concepts and practices in a range of different scenarios. With the pace of technological change, the alterations in the global economy and the drive to develop new markets, we may be …

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Liberal Arts is global

We are accustomed to hearing about global issues. Conflict, health, pollution and economics are frequently asserted as ‘global concerns’. Indeed, with the advent of ‘globalisation’ in late twentieth century capitalism and the idea that we live in a ‘global village’ with the development of the internet, individuals, communities and issues are now framed within this …

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Create new perspectives and think differently

The Liberal Arts programme at the University of Nottingham provides an opportunity to study a range of subject areas from the across the Humanities. From archaeology and American studies, geography and history to philosophy and sociology, this is a degree that is diverse, and which enables students to enhance their knowledge and develop new skills. …

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What does it mean to be human? Introducing Liberal Arts.

What does it mean to be human? This is the classic philosophical question where we debate the core qualities of humanity in order to establish a fundamental truth about our existence. However, thinking about ‘being human’ is far more important than just an intellectual exercise. Understanding what it is that makes us human is at the …

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