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    The Ethical Issues Of Voluntourism – Does It Do More Harm Than Good?

    Isabel Murphy Voluntourism is a term which has been used since the 1990s, when many travellers started searching for ‘authentic experiences’ as opposed to typical holidays. It is a mixture of volunteering and tourism, where individuals supposedly support those more disadvantaged whilst simultaneously having the opportunity to travel somewhere...
  • Travel Opportunities at the University of Nottingham

    For months now holidays have been cancelled, plans have been ruined and the constantly changing quarantine rules have led to travel seeming a far-off possibility for many of us. If you missed out on the ‘gap yah’ experience, don’t worry, as the university offers plenty of options for you...
  • Brexit and travel: The effect on Brits and EU students who wish to study abroad

    For British citizens, news came recently that the UK would be on the visa-free list after Brexit, meaning that Brits and Europeans alike would be eligible for short stays of up to 90 days either side of the English channel. However, this does not mean that people will reap...
  • Erasmus +: Opportunities you didn’t know you had

    In the UK we have a tendency to associate ‘Erasmus’ solely with courses that offer a year abroad and as an ambiguously-defined institution that awards language students free money to galavant around Europe. In reality, it is much more than this and is in fact a very serious scheme...
  • Brexit &amp: the EU Settlement Scheme

    Whilst we have people in our University community who voted leave as well as remain in the 2016 Brexit referendum, the vote was an individual decision. At UoN we value our EU staff and want them to stay with us at the University of Nottingham. Over 800 University staff...
  • Why YOU should participate in an international summer school next summer

    During the summer of 2018, I headed off to Hong Kong for 5 weeks to participate in an International Summer School as part of UoN’s summer school programme. Here is why YOU should do the same next year: 1.It’s an insanely cheap way to travel – unfortunately, there isn’t...
  • Nostalgic Belongings: visits home make it difficult to return again

    This past year has been a process of adjustment and re-adjustment for me. Leaving my hometown in India in September was not marked by emotional good-byes until I realized the absence of spices from my life. Well, I would be lying if I declared that adjusting to authentic British...