Department of History

Outreach and volunteering

We want the student experience at Nottingham to be outstanding, not only in our lecture theatres, laboratories and libraries, but in the wealth of opportunities available through societies and volunteering within communities locally, nationally and internationally.

Our students and staff have fantastic ideas for projects that will benefit the wider student community or those beyond the University at home and abroad.

History students are encouraged to participate in a wide range of existing schemes, and can also apply to the Cascade fund for projects of their own devising.

The Cascade fund allows students to apply for funding for volunteer projects of their own devising.



History Schools Volunteering Project

Every year fifty History student volunteers go into local primary and secondary schools as mentors and classroom assistants, and to run history lessons and afterschool clubs, all as part of the History schools volunteering project. The project – organised by the student History Society, the Department of History and the University’s Community Partnerships team – is designed to give students valuable experience of working in a classroom environment, and to develop aspiration and enthusiasm for history amongst local students and schoolchildren.

Students in Classrooms

Student volunteering opportunities are available through the university’s Students in Classrooms scheme, which provides placements for students in a variety of educational settings, from school visits to classrooms.

Students in Classrooms website


History students can also take up opportunities to volunteer with local educational charity IntoUniversity, which has three centres across Nottingham. Students often work as a mentor or academic support tutor, with the aim of stimulating aspiration for learning amongst students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

IntoUniversity website


Work with local communities

The Department of History prides itself on its engagement with the local community, with close links within the city itself but also more widely within the Midlands. To find out more about our engagement with Community Heritage why not investigate our Connected Communities and Writing our Histories: Digging our Past project and Nottingham's Green Spaces project.

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Department of History

University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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