Learning leaders



About learning leaders

Working with children aged 5-11, learning leaders volunteers are based in Nottingham primary schools. This role involves working in a group leading whole class sessions in school time, or running an after school club. Volunteers also have the opportunity to progress to team leaders, after one semester on the project.


The role

Inspire children to love learning by sharing your subject knowledge in fun and engaging ways

  • Plan and lead sessions in a primary school
  • Share your degree subject knowledge
  • Experience working with children aged 5–11
  • Inspire pupils to achieve their potential

Key dates

Semester 1 placements:

Due to the current situation, projects in Semester 1 will not take place. 

Semester 2 placements:

Projects in Semester 2 are to be confirmed in due course.



How to apply

To find out more, or get involved, email the academic contact in your department:

Learning leaders project contacts
 Department Name  Email address


Joe Merton  joe.merton@nottingham.ac.uk 
 Classics Matt Myers matthew.myers@nottingham.ac.uk
 Astronomy and Physics n/a  planetarium@nottingham.ac.uk 
 Pharmacy Hilary Collins hilary.collins@nottingham.ac.uk
 Philosophy Andrew Fisher  andrew.fisher@nottingham.ac.uk 
 Psychology Lucy Cragg


 Sociology Aimie Purser



NB: To take part in the Learning Leaders programme, you must be studying one of the above subjects. If your subject is not represented, you may be interested in our IntoUniversity volunteering scheme.

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