Learning Leaders



About learning leaders

Working with children aged 7-11, 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 work as team leaders.


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 7–11
  • Inspire pupils to achieve their potential

Key dates for UG volunteering

Autum Term placements 2022:

  • Training between 5 October - 2 November 2022
  • In school placement one hour per week between 7 November - 16 December 2022

Spring Term placements 2023:

  • Training between 2 November 2022 - 22 February 2023
  • School placement between 22 February - 31 March 2023

Key dates for PG volunteering

Unfortunately, we are not running the Postgraduate Learning Leaders programme in 2023/24.



How to apply

The Learning Leaders programme operates in specific academic departments, please see below. To find out more, or get involved, email the academic contact in your department. Alternatively you can email the Leaning Leaders Team.

Learning leaders project contacts
 Department Name  Email address Project taking place in:


Joe Merton  joe.merton@nottingham.ac.uk  Autumn Term
Classics Andrew Souter andrew.souter@nottingham.ac.uk Spring Term
Astronomy and Physics n/a  planetarium@nottingham.ac.uk  Autumn and Spring Term
Pharmacy Hilary Collins hilary.collins@nottingham.ac.uk Spring Term
Philosophy, Religion and Ethics Andrew Fisher  andrew.fisher@nottingham.ac.uk  Autumn Term
Psychology Chris Madan


Spring Term

Modern Languages and Cultures

Tara Webster-Deakin


Spring Term


NB: To take part in the undergraduate 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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