Division of Sociology Service Learning Fair

On 25 November the Division of Sociology was delighted to welcome a range of local community partners to NTU to take part in the Service Learning Fair.

On 25 November the Division of Sociology was delighted to welcome a range of local community partners to NTU to take part in the Service Learning Fair. The Fair is linked to the Service Learning module – a core module for students studying on the BA (Hons) Sociology, BA (Hons) Criminology and MA Sociology courses. This module gives students the chance to take part in a focused piece of work with a local organisation, presenting an opportunity to apply their academic knowledge and the skills acquired throughout their degree to respond to authentic community needs.

The purpose of the Fair was to provide partner organisations with a forum to present their projects and engage directly with the students. Organisations that attended included Himmah, a grassroots community-based organisation that deals with issues of race, poverty and educational inequalities, Catch 22, who work with a range of vulnerable people and Roots Up, an organisation that aims to empower local people and work in participatory ways to promote a sense of identity and community in Nottingham. The event gave students the opportunity to speak to representatives from the partner organisations and get a feel for the range of projects on offer.

This year there are 32 projects which students will have the opportunity to engage with and 200 students working with community partners within the City of Nottingham. The projects will not only enable students to gain experience of addressing contemporary social challenges experienced at a local level, but will also facilitate meaningful and mutually beneficial partnerships between the University and participating organisations.

Sharon Hutchings, Senior Lecturer in the Division of Sociology, said: It was a joy to see our students and community partners so engaged in conversations and excited about their service learning projects.” The students will start working on their service learning projects in January 2016.

Find out more about the BA (Hons) Sociology, BA (Hons) Criminology and the MA Sociology course.

Division of Sociology Service Learning Fair

Published on 10 December 2015
  • Category: Press; School of Social Sciences

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