Tom Cable

My name is Tom and I was born and raised in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire. After studying Theatre at the University of Sheffield, I returned home to begin my own business: Blue Kazoo. I design and deliver character-driven history days in primary schools across the county. I have appeared as Vikings, Romans, Egyptians, and many other characters […]

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Zaimal Azad

Hi, I am Zaimal Azad and I am incredibly excited to be awarded one of the Roosevelt Scholarships this year and to join the Scholarship family. I currently work for Nottingham City Council in the Community Partnerships service, where my job is to work with communities and partners across the city to tackle hate crime. […]

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Natalie Rudyj

My name is Natalie, and I am currently working as an Advisor for the Business & Intellectual Property Centre- supporting start-ups and entrepreneurs in accessing resources to grow their businesses. Whilst visiting America, I will be exploring strategies used to encourage economic development- focusing on adult education, employability and entrepreneurship. Having been born and raised […]

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Anna Beacroft

My name is Anna and I’m one of the 2022 Roosevelt Scholars. I’m a careers consultant at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) in the employability team. We support students and graduates with all aspects of their employability from practical recruitment support to finding work experience, networking with employers, and making career decisions. My project will explore […]

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Ell Manning

My name is Ellie Manning (Known as Ell to most 😊). I am a Peer Support Worker (PSW) for an Adult Local Mental Health Team (NHS). I also now have the bursting pride and honour to introduce myself as a Roosevelt Scholar for 2022. A PSW is an individual that has experienced mental health challenges […]

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Eli Todorova

My name is Eli and I moved to nottingham 7 years ago as a student. Having come here as an immigrant I have grown to really love Nottingham and call it my home. Since finishing my studies, I have worked on hate crime for Nottinghamshire police, going on to my current role as a equality, […]

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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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