A child from a low-income background is more likely to leave school with lower GCSE grades, earn a lower salary and is unlikely to achieve the same level of success as a child from a more advantaged background.
Help us use the latest MRI scanning technology to find ways to diagnose dementia earlier.
Hundreds of children are already finding inspiration through the arts, building the self-confidence they need to succeed in life. At Nottingham Lakeside Arts, we want every child to have these same opportunities.
Since 1956 the Portland Building has been an iconic part of student life on University Park. Down the decades, it's been the place where many aspirations, careers and relationships have been nurtured – where Nottingham students have come together as a community.
We believe that background should never be a barrier to success. A young person's future should not be governed by where they come from or how much their parents earn.
Sport – it's much more than just a game. It's about teamwork, leadership and determination - learning how to win graciously and lose courageously. Lessons learnt through sport teach us the skills we need for life.
Each year, hundreds of children and their families are faced with the frightening diagnosis of a brain tumour. Those who survive are often left with disabilities for life as a result of intensive treatments.
Every week, 10,000 women around the world die from breast cancer. You can help change this statistic by supporting our work to detect breast cancer early, stop it spreading and treat it right.
You can help our researchers develop new treatments and find ways to stop cancer spreading.
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From supporting the homeless in the East Midlands to helping communities set up schools in Africa - our students are volunteering their time to set up projects to help those in need.
You can help our students learn new skills through helping others at home and away
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Every day, a child in the UK is diagnosed with brain cancer. Of those who survive, many are left with disabilities for life. We believe we can find ways to improve current treatments.
Can you help our researchers progress effective treatments to help very ill children?
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We are the only UK university using the very latest MRI technology to research the impact of dementia on the brain. We believe scanning could lead to a breakthrough for early diagnosis.
Help our experts use cutting-edge technology to make early diagnosis a reality.
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We want all children to have the chance to enjoy the arts. Our innovative programme of activities is now easily accessible to local schools on the new tram network.
Can you help us reach out to local schools and get children enjoying art activities?
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How much their parents earn shouldn't be the factor that decides a child's future. We work with disadvantaged local communities to give children the confidence to aim high.
Help us show local children that university can be an option for them.
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This much-loved building on University Park needs a new lease of life as a 21st-century Students' Union space - a natural home for our vibrant student community.
Can you help us give this iconic building the redevelopment it deserves?
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We think that talented students from low-income families who work hard to earn a place at Nottingham should be able to take it. Merit is what defines our students - now and always.
Can you help us give prospective bright Nottingham students the support they need?
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At Nottingham we have a sporting heritage to be proud of. By investing in our facilities, coaching, scholarships and participation programmes we can build an even stronger future.
Help us give everyone the opportunity to make sport part of their university experience.
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