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

Update : Article from Digital Journal October 2022 Update : Article from Business Live November 2019 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 […]

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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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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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