Students living in Lenton can play a huge role in improving waste management across Nottingham. The University works with the council to let students know when their bins will be collected and remind every tenant that they risk a £80 fine if their bins are left in the street. Students are also given advice on the City Council's recycling programmes.
As seen in this video, students and local residents regularly meet over a cup of tea and a slice of cake to ensure strong community relationships and discuss how a safe, friendly and clean environment can be maintained.
Read on to find out more about the Lenton and Dunkirk tea parties.
The most common complaint from local residents is the noise made by students living off campus.
In response students taking part in the Nottingham Advantage Award ran an awareness campaign to remind those living off campus to consider the effect noise can have on their neighbours.
Our latest student-run campaign encourages students and permanent residents to get to know each other over a cup of strawberry tea.
Advantage Award students developed the project, aiming to help promote neighbourliness and community cohesion.
The students designed a postcard with a teabag attached which students can post through their neighbours’ doors to introduce themselves and arrange to meet up for a cup of strawberry tea.
The project was launched in the Portland Building in Spring and will be rolled out more widely in the next academic year.