Economic impact
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City and community

We are an institution at the heart of Nottingham and the communities around our campuses – the places our staff and students live, work and study.

We are invested in improving the economic, social and cultural life of everyone who shares our city and communities, continuing to open up our campuses to the people of Nottingham and support our local community.

Students from our academies
 

I have always been impressed by the range of activities on offer by The University of Nottingham, which schools like Bluecoat Academy can take advantage of. We have taken students of all ages to a variety of excellent, engaging activities – including evening lectures, the Salters Festival of Chemistry competitions, masterclasses and lab visits. All this exposure to the inspirational side of science has contributed, in my opinion and experience, to a large rise in students taking level 3 science after the age of 16 – and has also helped boost the number of girls taking AS-level physics.

Tom Garner, Assistant Principal, Bluecoat Academy 

 

We are committed to improving access to higher education

Nottingham in numbers

72,000

places on widening participation outreach activities in 2013/14

27%

of UK students entering The University of Nottingham in September 2014 were from low-income backgrounds (up from 17% in 2004)

9-10%

of the University's intake are students from the 110 schools that participate in our widening participation programme

80

primary schools and 10 FE colleges, mostly located in the East Midlands are engaged through our widening participation programme 

A campus open to all

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Nottingham in numbers

1st university to be awarded a prestigious Green Flag, with University Park and Jubilee campuses now both winning Green Flags for three years running.

Most sustainable university in the world according to the Green League Tables.

8,000 trees on our University Park campus– soon to become a national arboretum.

£3m to be invested in projects to reduce carbon emissions.

 

 

Our students are citizens of Nottingham

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Nottingham in numbers

6,450 hours of time volunteered by University staff and students in projects coordinated by the Community Partnership Team.

2,300 students engaged in volunteering activities in 2013/14 coordinated by the Students' Union.

130 staff members provide masterclasses, academic sessions for summer schools and other outreach activities.

1,400+ students are members of societies with a volunteering base, such as the Oxfam society coordinated by the Students' Union.

900 students took part in volunteering placements at external local and national charities coordinated by the Students' Union.

 

 

Culture, arts and sports for the community

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Nottingham in numbers

173,200 people attended social and cultural events at the University in 2013/14.

56,500 visitors attended art performances at Lakeside Arts in 2013/14.

80,300 visitors to the University’s galleries and museums.

8th best attended University Arts Centre in the UK.

4th most successful sporting university over the last 30 years.

32nd place, would have been where the University would have placed in the 2012 Olympics, if we were a country, the most successful performance of any English university.

 
 

Economic Impact

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

email: economicimpact@nottingham.ac.uk