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Dr Gaby Neher: the University of Nottingham's first female Esquire Bedell

Tuesday 10 May 2022 saw a historic first for the university, as Associate Professor Gabrielle Neher took up the enigmatic role of Esquire Bedell – the traditionally male mace holder at…

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Enhancing young LGBT people's everyday lives through inclusivity

This video summarises a series of recommendations emerging from a research project with LGBT youth, run by Dr Lucy Jones from the University of Nottingham. At school, in communities and in care, it…

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Which Ancient Texts might we study?

Dr Nick Wilshere descibes the types of ancient texts that are studied in our Latin and Ancient Greek courses at the University of Nottingham. Photo by Mishaal Zahed on Unsplash

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Ancient facts about Egyptian geese

Dr Oliver Thomas (Classics and Archaeology) tells us 5 facts about Egyptian geese in the ancient world. Filmed on University Park campus in summer 2021 by Maroula Perisanidi. Photo by Larkin…

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Helen Lovatt and the Argonautica

Professor Helen Lovatt shares her love of Jason and the Argonauts - the subject of one of her specialist year modules. Find out more about the Department of Classics and Archaeology…

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A masters experience in the Faculty of Arts

Masters students describe their experience of learning and living in Nottingham. Six students tell their stories of what it was like to study for a masters degree in the Faculty of Arts. From…

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Why Study Eschatology with Michael Burdett

Why are Christians interested in the End of the World once again? Michael Burdett argues that the rise in interest in eschatology is linked to our current concern with the future – forced on us…

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What is classics?

Interested in Classics, Ancient History or Classical Civilisation, but not sure what they are, or where the differences lie? Dr Emily Kneebone explains all in this quick overview.

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Dr Matt Myers - My Favourite Roman History Books

Dr Matt Myers from the Department of Classics and Archaeology discusses his three favourite books about Roman history. Find out more about the Department of Classics and Archaeology…

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Why Study Theology with Dr Marian Kelsey

Dr Marian Kelsey answers the age-old question; "Why Study Theology?" with an argument that Biblical Studies is actually far more interesting than Theology! The image used in the thumbnail…

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Why Study Dante, Religion and Culture Module with Alison Milbank

Professor Alison Milbank discusses her Distance Learning MA module and what students taking the module will be studying.

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#WeAreUoN Gaby's story

Dr Gaby Neher is an inspiring educator, mentor and researcher. With specialist expertise in the Renaissance period of art history, Gaby's always looking for new and interesting ways to engage…

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Why Study Theology at Nottingham with Frances Knight

Professor Frances Knight introduces the two distance learning MA programmes run by the department: the MA in Church History; and the MA in Systematic and Philosophical Theology. All details in this…

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Expert advice on becoming an archivist

Dr Simon Innes-Robbins, Nottingham alumnus, Senior Curator at the Imperial War Museums gives an insight into the different types of archives in the UK. He also offers advice on the importance of work…

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Remembering the Reformation 1517 - 2017

2017 marks the five-hundred anniversary of the beginning of the European Reformation. As part of a series of events to commemorate this event which has done so much to share modern Europe and…

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How do Reformation ideas affect Theology today? with Simeon Zahl

Despite the passing of 500 years, the ideas of the Reformation are still exerting their influence on theology today. So argues Dr Simeon Zahl in this video where he notes that while these ideas are…

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England: still a ‘Protestant Land’? with Frances Knight

How has the memory of the Reformation been an important element is the creation of English identity? In this video, Prof. Frances Knight argues that for an older generation – perhaps brought up…

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How do we look back on definitions and divisions in the sixteenth century? with David Gehring

How ever remember the past is related to how we see what is happening in our present. In this video Dr David Gehring – of Nottingham’s Department of History – looks at how our…

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How did the Reformers view their own History? with Alan Ford

The reformers were faced with many challenges, but one that is often forgotten was the need to justify their actions historically. How did it come about that the church needed reform? To what image…

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Why Study the Fin de Siècle with Frances Knight

Prof. Frances Knight, an expert on the religious history of the late nineteenth century, examines the religious dimension of the cultural movements we associate with the term ‘Fin de…

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Why Study the Secret History of the Oxford Movement with Frances Knight

Walter Walsh (1857-1931) published a book called The Secret History of the Oxford Movement in 1897. The book is examined in this video by Prof. Frances Knight, an expert on the religious history of…

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Theologians in Conversation; Liturgical Ordo with Kevin McGinnell

One of the major developments in Christianity in recent years has been the growth of ecumenical approaches to liturgy. Here one of the leaders of those conversations in the English-speaking world,…

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Why Study Theology with Simeon Zahl

There are many definitions of theology and in this video Dr Simeon Zahl shared his view of what he does as a theologian and why he thinks it important. He sees himself as engaging in a formal manner…

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Why Study Foot Washing with Tom O'Loughlin

Footwashing has been part of the ritual inheritance of Christians since at least the time John composed his gospel, but it has also been a much misunderstood and avoided ritual. Here Thomas…

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Why Study the writings of Edward Gibbon with Jeremy Gregory

Edward Gibbon (1737-94) published his most famous work, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, in 1776. Famous or notorious in presenting the rise of Christianity as the cause of the decline of…

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Why Study Religion and the Enlightenment in England and Europe with Jeremy Gregory

Until very recently the standard model for assessing the place of religion in the Enlightenment was one of simple opposition: Religion represented the superstition and darkness that the rational…

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Why Study the History of Religion with Jeremy Gregory

Professor Jeremy Gregory examines the case that the history of religion is as close as we can get to ‘total history’: looking at all aspects of individuals in societies in the past in the…

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Why Study Pentecostalism Healing for the World

Professor William Kay, one of the world’s leading Pentecostal theologians, introduces a striking, and often controversial, feature of Pentecostalism: its emphasis on healing and the way it…

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Why Study Ethics in the Hebrew Bible with Carly Crouch

In discussion of ethics and morality one can often hear someone say that ‘the bible says … .’ But this video explores how what ‘the bible says’ is far from a simple…

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Why Study the Importance of Heresy with Claire Taylor

Dr Claire Taylor of the Department of History, one of the scholars belonging to that department’s Heresy Network, introduces the value attached to the study of heresy to hear voices from the…

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Theologians in Conversation; Ussher and Creation

Archbishop James Ussher (1581-1656) is now known, almost exclusively, for his dating the creation to 4004 BC. But far from being an obscurantist, he was a model scholar of his time – and in…

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Theologians in Conversation; Irish Reformation

For over forty years the question of why the Reformation did not gain significant traction in Ireland in the sixteenth century has fascinated historians. In this video Prof. Alan Ford introduces the…

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Christopher Phelps interviewed on BBC World News

Dr Christopher Phelps, Associate Professor of American History, interviewed for BBC World News on the U.S. Vice Presidential debate.

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Why Study Ecclesiastes with Doug Ingram

Dr Doug Ingram and Dr Peter Watts look at one short and enigmatic biblical text: the Book of Ecclesiates – sometimes also called Qoheleth – and at the questions is poses not only to…

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Why Study The Old Testament with Doug Ingram

Dr Doug Ingram and Dr Peter Watts look at the value of studying that diverse library of books that go to make up the Old Testament. This has a value as an exploration of people quite apart from its…

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#a-zoftheology; C is for Codex

Prof. Tom O’Loughlin examines what is meant by the word ‘codex’ and how this was the characteristic book-form in early Christianity.Other entries in the A-Z of Theology playlist can…

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Feline life drawing at the Kitty Cafe

As part of a series of events linked to the exhibition at Nottingham Castle, Leonardo Da Vinci: Ten Drawings from the Royal Collection, People gathered at Nottingham's 'Kitty Cafe' to…

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Theologians in Conversation; Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus

Archbishop Kevin McDonald discusses with Prof. Tom O’Loughlin how the Catholic Church understands the historic phrase extra ecclesiam nulla salus. McDonald argues that it must not be understood…

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Charging Against Napoleon - Part 5: Napoleon

Charging Against Napoleon - Part 5: Napoleon

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Charging Against Napoleon - Part 4: Battlefield Tourism

Charging Against Napoleon - Part 4: Battlefield Tourism

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Charging Against Napoleon - Part 3: History of the Battle

Charging Against Napoleon - Part 3: History of the Battle

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Charging Against Napoleon - Part 2: Wellington

Charging Against Napoleon - Part 2: Wellington

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Charging Against Napoleon - Part 1: Peninsular Wars

Charging Against Napoleon - Part 1: Peninsular Wars

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Charging Against Napoleon - Introduction

Charging Against Napoleon - Introduction

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Objects of Belief; Stone Vessels with Roland Deines

Anyone who has heard of the Marriage Feast at Cana (Gospel of John 2:1-11) has heard of ‘the six stone jars, for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty…

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Vlog: Elisabeth Frink exhibition

John recently visited the Elisabeth Frink exhibition at Nottingham Lakeside Arts, and this is what he thought of it. Find out more about the exhibition: http://goo.gl/hEjZ5g See more from John:…

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An Introduction to the Library for Distance Learners

Mr Neil Smyth (the Senior Librarian for the Faculty of Arts) discusses with Professor Tom O’Loughlin (Department of Theology and Religious Studies) how the library can help those who are…

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Humanities Building

Overview of the Humanities Building on University Park Campus - home to the Departments of Archaeology, Classics, History of Art, Philosophy and Theology and Religious Studies.

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Vlog: First months in the UK

Find out how John's first couple of months have been as an international student in Nottingham. See more from John at https://www.youtube.com/user/JaMSessions92

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A - Z of Theology; D is for Disciple

Prof. Tom O’Loughlin examines the various meanings of the word ‘disciple’ in early Christian discourse. #a2zoftheology Other videos you may wish to watch include; Why Study...the…

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Vlog: Postgraduate Study

John talks about his experiences of life as a postgraduate student and offers some tips about the application process. See more from John at https://www.youtube.com/user/JaMSessions92

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History in a Minute - Emma Lautman

PhD student Emma talks about what it's like to study History at The University of Nottingham

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History in a Minute - John Parker

Mature student John talks about what it's like to study History at The University of Nottingham

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History in a Minute - Joseph Peake

Third year student Joseph talks about what it's like to study History at The University of Nottingham

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History in a Minute - Abdul Muktadir

Second year student Abdul talks about what it's like to study History at The University of Nottingham

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History in a Minute - Harriet Haylett-McDowell

First year student Harriet talks about what it's like to study History at The University of Nottingham

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Why Study the History of Pentecostalism with William Kay

Professor William Kay, one of the world’s leading Pentecostal theologians, discusses the origins of Pentecostalism at the end of the nineteenth century with Dr Frances Knight. He describes how…

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Why Study Pentecostal Theology with William Kay

Professor William Kay, one of the world’s leading Pentecostal theologians, introduces what is distinctive about Pentecostalism in comparison with other forms of Christianity. He points out that…

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Why Study the 4th Council of the Lateran with Claire Taylor

2015 is the eighth centenary of Lateran IV – often described as the most important western church council between the Council of Nicea (325) and the Reformation. Dr Claire Taylor of the Dept of…

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M13123 International Politics of Race

M13123 International Politics of Race with Vanessa Pupavac

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Why Study Salvation History with Roland Deines

Professor Roland Deines looks at the notion of ‘salvation history’ (Heilsgeschichte) as a theme in theology that can be found throughout the bible. It is the notion that humanity stands…

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The Philosophy of Time Using Art History

A short video of Jonathan Tallant discussing his recent work looking at the philosophy of time using art history.

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Why Study Theology with William Kay

Professor William Kay, one of the world’s leading Pentecostal theologians, gives his vision of the importance of theology. It is concerned with ‘thinking logically about God’ and…

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#askatheologian Why do we need chapters and verses?

Professor Tom O’Loughlin explains that the familiar chapters and verses – found in every printed bible – are to be viewed solely as a means of finding passages and particular…

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Why Study the impact of Heresy with Claire Taylor

Dr Claire Taylor of the Dept of History, one of the scholars belonging to that department’s Heresy Network, introduces the notion of heresy, heretics and dissent as a phenomenon that historians…

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Limbo: how low can you go?

Staff and students in the Medical School's Cafe Remedy trying their hand (or thighs...) at limbo as part of the Black History Month celebrations at The University of Nottingham. Read more on…

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Yasmin Issaka singing Somebody's Fool

Yasmin Issaka at the BHM launch event, Nottingham Lakeside Arts, Tuesday 7 October 2014

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Salsa demo for Black History Month 6

Salsa demo organised for Black History Month by the School of Health Sciences.

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Salsa demo for Black History Month 5

Salsa demo organised for Black History Month by the School of Health Sciences.

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Salsa demo for Black History Month 4

Salsa demo organised for Black History Month by the School of Health Sciences.

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Salsa demo for Black History Month 3

Salsa demo organised for Black History Month by the School of Health Sciences.

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Salsa demo for Black History Month 2

Salsa demo organised for Black History Month by the School of Health Sciences.

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Salsa demo for Black History Month 1

Salsa demo organised for Black History Month by the School of Health Sciences.

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Module in a Minute - Work and Play

Dr Ting Chang discusses Work and Play in Modern Art

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What is a Gospel with Tom O'Loughlin

Many people, whether they are Christians or not, think they know what the gospels contain, the kind of documents they are, and their purpose. This seminar argues that these are more complex questions…

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Why Study Popular Religion in the Middle Ages with Rob Lutton

Dr Rob Lutton introduces an important aspect of contemporary historical studies: the study of religion as a force that shapes lives. Religion, like it or loathe it, has not disappeared from the human…

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Pavlopetri - City Beneath the Waves - 'rebuilt'

The very latest digital marine technology and movie industry computer graphics in ground breaking collaboration which could revolutionise underwater surveying.

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'Comfort Women' -- symposium highlights human rights violation

PhD student Sachi Tsukamoto, from The University of Nottingham, has organised a symposium on 'comfort women' -- the women and girls forced into sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army…

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History of Art 'Module in a Minute' - American Visual Culture by Dr Mark Rawlinson

History of Art 'Module in a Minute' video for the module American Visual Culture by Dr Mark Rawlinson.

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History of Art 'Module in a Minute' - Renaissance Women by Dr Gabriele Neher

History of Art 'Module in a Minute' video for the module Women in the Italian Renaissance by Dr Gabriele Neher.

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Faculty of Arts: public spaces for researchers

Faculty of Arts researchers discuss their research and how they use the public spaces at the University of Nottingham.

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Why Study Heresy in the Later Middle Ages with Rob Lutton

Dr. Rob Lutton introduces the value to the historian of studying groups and individuals who were given the label of ‘heretics’ in the later middle ages. These groups point to diversity in…

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A to Z of Sociology: Family History

Dr Anne-Marie Kramer, Lecturer in the School of Sociology and Social Policy, talks about why she is interested in studying family history.

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Historians and Time Travel

A student's view - Would time travel make historians redundant? A podcast by Victoria Stiles a part-time tutor within the Department of History.

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Fascism and racism past and present

A podcast by Victoria Stiles about the changing views on fascism and racism throughout history. Victoria works as a part-time tutor within the Department of History.

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Why Study Methodist Spirituality with David Monkton

Dr David Monkton gives an insight into the key elements of Methodist spirituality which he sees as a direct legacy of John Wesley (1703-1791) and concludes that there is no holiness that it not…

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Achieve it - Arts at Nottingham

You could find the perfect course at Nottingham Browse our courses: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/ugcourses The Faculty of Social Sciences offers a variety of undergraduate courses within the…

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Why Study Ancient Coins with Roland Deines

Professor Roland Deines looks at four ancient coins – all of them nearly 2000 years old – and shows how they provide a window into the world of Galilee and Judea in the time of Jesus. In…

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Why Study Lollardy with Rob Lutton

Dr Rob Lutton of the Department of History in The University of Nottingham describes the origins of an important social and religious movement in fifteenth-century England: Lollardy. This movement,…

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Robert Jones - BA Art History

Robert tells us why he feels so at home at Nottingham.

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Atina Karim - International Relations with French

Undergraduate international relations student, Atina Karim, talks about her experience studying for the Nottingham Advantage Award.

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Nur Farah Sakinah Binti Nor-Zam - International Relations with Mandarin

Undergraduate international relations student, Nur Farah, talks about her experiences studying abroad at The University of Nottingham UK for a semester of her degree.

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Emily Carole Murray - International Relations with French

Canadian student, Emily Carole Murray, talks about her experiences studying international relations at The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus for a year abroad

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Rebecca McKeown - International Relations with German

Rebecca McKeown talks about her experience studying for her international relations degree at The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus.

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Isra Afridi - MA International Relations

Postgraduate student, Isra Afridi, talks about her experiences studying International Relations at The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus.