Students take action

   
   
28 Jan 2010 17:58:51.157

The University of Nottingham, Students' Union and Nottingham City Council are joining forces in a Day of Action and Awareness taking place in Dunkirk tomorrow (Wednesday 6  February).

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The aim of the day is to ensure a safe, secure and pleasant environment for all residents living in Dunkirk. The team will be joined by the Fire and Rescue Service, and will distribute useful information on recycling and waste management, social and community responsibility and anti-burglary initiatives like SmartWater.

Landlord licensing, crime prevention, noise pollution and fire safety advice will also be distributed - along with information on how residents can take part in the Nottingham in Bloom student category.

Prof Di Birch, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Community at the University, will brief those taking part in the event at Dunkirk Community Centre at 9am. Students and members of the city council's Street Scene team will also be doing a general clean-up in the area.

Melanie Futer, Manager, Off Campus Student Affairs, said: "This is a good example of how the University and its students can proactively work with all the relevant partners to ensure a safe, secure and pleasant environment for all residents of the Dunkirk community."

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Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham is ranked in the UK's Top 10 and the World's Top 70 universities by the Shanghai Jiao Tong (SJTU) and Times Higher (THES) World University Rankings.

It provides innovative and top quality teaching, undertakes world-changing research, and attracts talented staff and students from 150 nations. Described by The Times as Britain's "only truly global university", it has invested continuously in award-winning campuses in the United Kingdom, China and Malaysia. Twice since 2003 its research and teaching academics have won Nobel Prizes. The University has won the Queen's Award for Enterprise in both 2006 (International Trade) and 2007 (Innovation - School of Pharmacy).

Its students are much in demand from 'blue-chip' employers. Winners of Students in Free Enterprise for three years in succession, and current holder of UK Graduate of the Year, they are accomplished artists, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, innovators and fundraisers. Nottingham graduates consistently excel in business, the media, the arts and sport. Undergraduate and postgraduate degree completion rates are amongst the highest in the United Kingdom.  

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