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 Rudyj, I am born and raised in Nottingham and am passionate in supporting community growth and personal development. I am currently employed at The Bridges Community Trust as an Employment Support Advisor, working with Nottingham residents in overcoming barriers into employment, education, and training. I am also studying towards a Level […]

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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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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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