Laura Hailes

Laura graduated in Adult Nursing in 2010, from the University of Nottingham. She started her clinical career in Chemotherapy and Cancer Care, and was here until she gained the Roosevelt Travelling Scholarship in 2012. The Scholarship saw her visit 13 hospitals, in 12 States, over 3 months. Whilst in the US, she investigated Hospitals’ use of Shared Governance. Shared Governance is structure used to organised Nursing Leadership, which sees hierarchies flattened, managers adopting a more facilitative style and frontline staff having a key voice in the decision making process.

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Alex Ball

Alex is an elected city councillor for Sherwood Ward and worked for Boots when he went to the States to originally research “Company Towns” but broadened the topic to The Modern American Town : How its employers, citizens and government are dealing with the current economic climate”. Alex timed his travels to co-incide with the 2012 US Elections and maintained a blog of his travels.

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Sarah Edwards

Sarah Edwards works for the Driving Standards Agency and researched the way in which drivers were trained and tested in the US to learn / improve how it is done in the UK. Sarah covered 4500 miles and visited 13 states during her eight week visit and maintained a blog throughout her travels. Sarah lives in Beeston.

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Elisia Denton

Elisia graduated from the University of Lincoln with a first Class BA Honours degree in Accountancy and Finance. Her time in the US focussed on researching different entrepreneurial ecosystems with a particular emphasis on social enterprises and sources of finance.

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Rachel Armitage

Rachel Armitage will be travelling to the USA to investigate voter registration and democratic engagement activities in advance of the 2016 Presidential Election. Having worked in democratic and community engagement for over a year, Rachel is now employed as the Electoral Services Engagement Officer at Nottingham City Council with a remit to increase democratic participation […]

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Sarah-Marie Taylor

On the 2nd October 2016, I set off on my Roosevelt Journey from Birmingham International airport; destination Boston, MA. As I said goodbye to my family and friends for the 8 weeks, I boarded the flight with a stomach full of butterflies, apprehensive of what America had in store! With a precise itinerary and amazing […]

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Gareth Morgan

My name is Gareth Morgan and I’m an education specialist and writer, born and raised in Nottingham. I work as a freelance education project manager for Nottingham City Council and am an associate artist at Nottingham Playhouse. I’ll be travelling in the United States in October and November looking at how primary-aged children in the […]

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Miles Waghorn

I’m a 24 year old entrepreneur, writer and all-round life enthusiast!. I think three words to sum me up are driven, fun and adventurous. When i’m not working on my businesses or helping people with their gadgets, I enjoy a range of extreme sports and DJing in nightclubs across the country. Age UK recently stated […]

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Angelena Efstathioiu

A passionate and over excitable conservationists who specializes in bat ecology and whilst in the USA I will be researching two subjects: i) How to increase community and youth engagement with wildlife and ii) understanding species re introduction programs. I am hoping to bring information back to Nottinghamshire that will benefit wildlife and people, to […]

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Tori Harrison

I’m Tori Harrison, a fundraiser for Framework Homelessness Charity and an individual passionate about social justice. By working with not-for-profits in America I hope to find the most effective strategies build relationships between charity and supporter and to encourage greater assistance for homeless people in Nottinghamshire. I’m calling this project Doing good in a modern […]

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