Department of History

Work experience and volunteering

Alongside the faculty and university wide schemes offering work experience and volunteering, the Department of History offers their own tailored opportunities for students to get involved.



Schools volunteering project

Share your skills and volunteer in local primary and secondary schools across Nottingham.

Organised by the History Society, this scheme allows history students to deliver history lessons and afterschool clubs. It's an ideal opportunity if you're looking to gain new skills while tying your experience into your degree. 

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It’s a really good way to gain experience without interrupting your studies, only requiring a few hours of preparation a week. It is also nice to know we are giving something back to the community and the schools appreciate our involvement.
– Olivia Salmon

Please be aware that study abroad, compulsory year abroad, optional placements/internships and integrated year in industry opportunities may change at any time for a number of reasons, including curriculum developments, changes to arrangements with partner universities or placement/industry hosts, travel restrictions or other circumstances outside of the university's control. Every effort will be made to update this information as quickly as possible should a change occur.

Student placement stories

A headshot photo of Catherine-Beaumont, wearing a plain black tee and smiling in front of a white wall

Catherine Beaumont, third-year History BA – Completed a six-week placement at an internet marketing company

These skills will definitely benefit my future career in giving me more confidence in my abilities.

Read more about Catherine's experience

George Davis wearing a green shirt and black glasses, smiling in front of a white background

George Davis, third-year History BA – Taught two sessions on Black British history at a local high school

The placement solidified to me that I had chosen the right degree. Being able to take on the role of a teacher and explore history with a young audience reminded me why I love the subject and how important I believe it is.  

Read more from George



Department of History

University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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