University students from a variety of disciplines visit the Holocaust Centre, either in groups with their tutors or as individual research students.
The Centre is increasingly formalising its affiliations with higher education institutions, including Nottingham University School of Education, Middlesex University and Bishop Grosseteste University College in Lincoln.
Students come from a wide range of departments including:
  • history
  • theology
  • English
  • philosophy
  • law
  • criminology
  • psychology
  • cultural studies
  • politics
  • museum studies
  • humanitarian aid studies
  • war studies
  • peace studies

Higher Education Programme

The structure of the visit for university students is twofold. Initially, students are provided with historical background, including the opportunity to hear a Holocaust survivor.
The second part of the visit is discipline-specific and discussion centres on issues pertaining to their particular course of study.
“The experience has been an emotional one… It is easy to become complacent and apathetic about the Holocaust, but by using modern-day examples such as Darfur, it gives us the ultimate question: ‘Have we really learnt from the Holocaust?’”

Amanda Bradford, PGCE student

Your personal requirements

We tailor the Higher Education programme to meet the specific requirements of your group and subject area.  Please discuss your programme with James Griffiths, the Centre’s Director of Learning.
A typical Higher Education programme will include:
  • an introductory session
  • a visit to the Holocaust Exhibition and Memorial Gardens
  • interaction with a genocide survivor
  • discussion of discipline-specific issues
  • an opportunity to consider contemporary issues
  • questions and feedback


If you would like to know more about bringing undergraduate/graduate groups to the Centre, please contact our Director of Learning James Griffiths on 01623 836 627.

The Centre has welcomed groups from the following universities, September 2005-Jan 2009:
a) Nottingham Trent University
b) Nottingham University
c) Leeds University
d) Sheffield Hallam University
e) Birmingham University
f) Middlesex University
g) York St. John University College
h) Oxford Brookes University
i) Leicester University
j) Keele University
k) Bishop Grosseteste University College, Lincoln
l) Northumberland University
m) Liverpool Hope University
n) Coventry University
Field Seminars
The Holocaust Centre organises one-week field seminars to Rwanda or Poland for professionals who teach about the Holocaust/genocide, or for those who are preparing students to undertake their own visits or are designing teaching modules on the Holocaust/genocide. Through visits to genocide sites and meetings with survivors and civil society leaders, itineraries are structured to give insights into the respective countries and the way they are dealing with their histories.
The aim of the field seminar is to raise the knowledge level of educators about the Holocaust and genocide relate issues and to develop a deeper understanding of how they can relate the past to solving present day issues.
The seminars are aimed at teachers, diversity trainers, PGCE teachers and students and police officers.
University Partnerships
The Holocaust Centre works in partnership with the school of Education at The University of Nottingham, the school of History at the University of Nottingham, the School of Education at Nottingham Trent University, Bishop Grossteste and Leicester University, to develop and enhance a culture of research into the teaching and learning about the Holocaust and other genocides.
We work together to continue to explore and develop joint research and evaluation projects and to undertake research that informs classroom practice.

Of the Berlin street: “At this point, I felt things really clicked into place and the children began to understand day-to-day life for Jews.”  The carriage was engaging and poignant; children really got to see what happened in reality, but in a sensitive way.”  “The home was atmospheric and children got a real feel for life in Germany in the 1930s.”

Beardall Street, Notts

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