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Dr Laura Nixon

Job: Placement Tutor

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Humanities

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 0116 207 8691




Personal profile

As the Placement Tutor for the Faculty of Arts, Design and Humanities, I am responsible for supporting students on year-long internships as Module Leader for the SANA2500 Placement Year Module.

I am also Module Leader for the SANA2501 Enterprise Year Module, where students explore their ideas for self-employment or continue to develop their existing businesses.

I support students in a variety of ways: conducting placement visits, liaising with employers, providing pastoral support, and offering guidance with regard to academic assessment.

Research interests/expertise

Careers and employability

Placement pedagogy

Nineteenth-century literature and culture 


PhD English Literature from the University of Nottingham (2014): 'The 'British' Carmen Sylva: recuperating a German-Romanian Writer'

MA Humanities: The Long Nineteenth Century, from the University of Nottingham (2010) 

BA (hons) English and German, from the University of Nottingham (2009) 

Courses taught

Module Leader for SANA2500 Placement Year

Module Leader for SANA2501 Enterprise Placement Year

Membership of professional associations and societies

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

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