Silence is Golden for student community relations

   
   
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As the festive season begins, The University of Nottingham is taking a pro-active stance against noise pollution with the launch of the ‘Silence is Golden’ campaign.

Primarily aimed at second and third year students living off campus and supported by Nottingham City Council, the scheme aims to highlight the impact that noise can have in residential areas.

However, in order to have a lasting impact, organisers also want to get the message across to the first year students planning to move into private accommodation from September 2011.

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To ensure that students are aware of the disruption they can cause going to and from the city centre on nights out, posters have been displayed around the University and a stall set up in the Students’ Union to provide advice.

To emphasise the message further, five students have arranged a pub quiz to take place on Sunday, 5 December at the Rose and Crown pub on Derby Road. The quiz starts at 8pm and organisers would like to extend an open invitation to anyone who wants to come along and celebrate the festive period.

Melanie Futer, Manager of Off-Campus Student Affairs at The University of Nottingham, believes the campaign is already shaping up to be a huge success.

Melanie said: “Students are a part of the community, so it's great to see this group of students coming up with an innovative way to promote student-community relations. The University of Nottingham wants to be a good neighbour, and this campaign will help that this Christmas.”

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Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham, described by The Times as “the nearest Britain has to a truly global university”, has award-winning campuses in the United Kingdom, China and Malaysia. It is ranked in the UK's Top 10 and the World's Top 75 universities by the Shanghai Jiao Tong (SJTU) and the QS World University Rankings.

The University is committed to providing a truly international education for its 39,000 students, producing world-leading research and benefiting the communities around its campuses in the UK and Asia.

More than 90 per cent of research at The University of Nottingham is of international quality, according to the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, with almost 60 per cent of all research defined as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. Research Fortnight analysis of RAE 2008 ranked the University 7th in the UK by research power.

The University’s vision is to be recognised around the world for its signature contributions, especially in global food security, energy & sustainability, and health.

More news from the University at: www.nottingham.ac.uk/news 

Facts and figures at: www.nottingham.ac.uk/about/facts/factsandfigures.aspx  

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For more information, please email Melanie Futer, Head of Off Campus Student Affairs on bhzmpf@exmail.nottingham.ac.uk.
Harry Waddle

Harry Waddle - Students Communications Officer

Email: harry.waddle@nottingham.ac.uk Phone: +44 (0)115 823 2353 Location: University Park

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