Graduation

Jul 31

Graduation

So I haven’t posted on here for an age, mainly because I’ve been busy with final year work. Good news is I graduated with a first in English from the University of Nottingham. Here’s me with my parents at the ceremony. Now it’s onwards to London on September 14th to begin my MA in Broadcast Journalism at...

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Under Milk Wood

Mar 21

As part of my performance module we have to put together a 30 minute piece incorporating theory we’ve covered in workshops. The play we have chosen to do is a dark comedy, originally written for radio, Dylan Thomas’ ‘Under Milk Wood’. It’s set in a remote sea-side village in Wales and we get a glimpse of all the weird and disturbing...

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Snitch, Quaffle and Bludger

Jan 27

Snitch, Quaffle and Bludger

A student at the University of Nottingham has set up a Quidditch team, taking inspiration from the wizards game in J K Rowling’s Harry Potter books. For those that are unfamiliar with the game, there are 7 players, 4 balls and 3 scoring hoops involved. Three of the players are chasers who throw one of the balls (a quaffle) through the hoops to score a point. ...

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URN at the Student Radio Awards 2009

Nov 26

URN at the Student Radio Awards 2009

I wasn’t sure how we’d fare this year as we won a lot last year, including Student Radio Station of the Year….. but thankfully politics didn’t prevail over the SRA judges. This year URN won gold and silver for Best Specialist Music programming. Radio Clubfoot came top, with their show devoted to electro, dubstep and grime. The boys were...

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Student asked to apologise over Freshers’ week article

Nov 20

A student, writing for Nottingham University’s student magazine, Impact, has been asked to apologise to University staff over comments published in a recent article. The piece, appears in the latest issue and details Gabby DeMatteis experiences as a Week One rep for Florence Boot hall, helping freshers to make the most of their first week at university. As all...

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Does Nottingham ‘dumb down’ language degrees?

Oct 22

An article in the Guardian yesterday presented claims that universities have been ‘dumbing down’ language degrees in an attempt to attract new students. The news comes from a report ordered by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce). Figures show that this year there has been a 5%  drop in students taking language courses in the last 5...

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