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Nottingham Reading Programme

Visit the Reading Programme website for more information and a list of events.

Nottingham Reading Programme

Each year the Nottingham Reading Programme gives all new students a free book when they arrive on campus. This year the programme has joined forces with the Rights Lab and the Faculty of Social Sciences to bring you Slave, the true story of Mende Nazer’s experiences of modern slavery. This programme is a chance for students to learn about something they may not have previously considered, and it acts as an icebreaker, giving them something to talk about and events to attend with other new students. Visit the Reading Programme website for more information and a list of events.

 Nottingham Reading Programme

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Student Internship Programme

In 2018-19, in partnership with the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Rights Lab is offering a large-scale paid student internship programme. We will be posting regular job opportunities and welcoming dozens of students into exciting internships across the year, with mentorship from our leadership team, skills training, and access to our broader Rights Lab community. Interested University of Nottingham students can request notification of posted roles by emailing 


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Slavery and Liberation MA/PGDip/PGCert

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Ending Slavery: Strategies for Contemporary Global Abolition (Online)

Find out how we will achieve a slavery-free world with this free four-week course.

Join thousands of learners from more than 100 countries to debate and shape solutions for the next phase of the contemporary antislavery movement.

You’ll learn from experts at the cutting-edge of human rights research, and you’ll investigate the complex systems that sustain slavery today.

You will consider:

  • different forms of slavery
  • ground-breaking research about slavery’s measurement and definition
  • strategies for ending slavery at the local, national and international levels
  • the roles of governments, businesses, technology, legislation and enslaved people themselves in ending slavery

Who is the course for?

No prior knowledge is necessary, all are welcome. The course is particularly relevant for human rights and NGO workers, teachers, students, activists, supply chains professionals, lawyers, and law enforcement professionals.

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