• Society Spotlight: The English Society 2020/21

    ‘All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts.’...
  • The Reading Aloud Scheme

    Take one: June 2016  University open day, a room in Portland Building that I do not think exists anymore, tote bags everywhere. Adam Rounce is giving a talk about something and the only thing I will remember is my maths-degree father laughing at a very literature-degree joke about Tess...
  • Powerful Women on Campus: Dr Lucy Jones

    Emily Casey interviews Lucy Jones from the School of English Emily Casey: Your research focuses on gender and sexuality within sociolinguistics, what first attracted you to this field? Dr Lucy Jones:  For me, when I was an undergraduate and first learnt about sociolinguistics, we learnt about: language and gender;...
  • Impact Language Guide: French

    French people can sometimes be mistaken as rude, but more often than not there are subtle codes of conversation underpinning the language which, if you do not know, may prevent you from having successful interactions. But do not fear, we have compiled a list of useful phrases to make...
  • Nottingham Advantage Award: What’s It All About And What Can You Do To Complete It?

    When deciding to go to university there are always those niggling (and slightly stressful) thoughts at the back of your mind: ‘am I choosing the right degree? Will this help me to get the right job? How am I going to compete with all the cleverer people around me?!’....
  • Numeracy and Literacy Skills: Core to our Education System and Life

    The government wants kids to know their times tables and grammar better. Are they right or can you get by without them? For me, grammar and numeracy are two of the most important topics to learn in school, or at least, that is what my teachers continuously stressed to...
  • Graduate Reflections #2: Highlights of UoN

    The University of Nottingham has been three years of highlights and memories, and there are many things that have made it such a distinctive place. Having studied English Literature, I found the course to be really varied and there was a chance to do everything: I’ve been on trips...