Ben Felstead

I’ve worked for the Nottinghamshire YMCA as Lead Arts Practitioner and Facility Co-ordinator, designing and delivering accredited programs in Music, Film, Radio and Art. My project is Exploring Creative Development within Youth Work & Community Arts . My research and passion is rooted around developing creative attitude and expression within my participants. Here barriers can […]

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Henry Franklin

Hello there! My name is Henry Franklin and I am a Senior Research Engineer at the Manufacturing Technology Centre, a Research and Technology organisation formed by Nottingham, Loughborough and Birmingham Universities in 2010 with the objective of bridging the gap between academia and industry. The focus of my work is delivering the Construction Innovation Hub, […]

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Sam Preston

Known to friends and colleagues as an energetic “eco warrior”, combating climate change has long been the cause closest to my heart. Perhaps unsurprisingly, I now work in the field of ‘behaviour change’, specifically for Energy Services at Nottingham City Council. My role is about motivating and empowering people to adopt more efficient habits, and […]

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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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Leah Sanderson

I am an artist, songwriter, freelance community arts practitioner and vocal coach from Nottinghamshire. My focus within the arts is music. I am passionate about the part it plays in most peoples lives, no matter how small. I was born in Nottingham, my family have always lived in the surrounding towns and villages. It has […]

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