Community Engagement Ambassadors

The Community Engagement Ambassador (CEA) scheme started in the 22/23 academic year. The UoN Community Engagement Team recruited 12 students to support community cohesion initiatives in three specific zones across Lenton and Radford where a large population of privately rented student properties exist. The CEAs were employed and managed by the university working up to six hours each per week across the academic year. This year, the scheme is expanding; 20 Ambassadors are being employed and they’ll now be working in Dunkirk and Beeston too. 

CEA Main Photo Group P Community Engagement Ambassadors



Purpose of the initiative

  • To build positive and more longstanding relationships in the community between all residents
  • Promote respectful behaviour and raise awareness of living in a mixed and diverse community
  • Improve awareness of sustainability amongst students through better household recycling and litter picking as we support Nottingham’s Carbon Neutral 2028 ambition
  • Promote more consistent and ongoing work with partners such as Community Protection Officers (CPOs) and Police
  • Improve neighbourhood safety through a variety of crime reduction initiatives and campaigns



What the ambassadors will do:

  • Twelve Ambassadors will proactively patrol defined engagement zones across Lenton and Radford
  • Each Ambassador will work up to 6 hours a week
  • Offer proactive advice to residents when issues are identified (contaminated recycling, bins on streets, build-up of excess waste, parking issues)
  • Record and escalate serious issues to the relevant authority
  • Act as a feedback tool to the University regarding the residential experience in the defined zones
  • Support community events and projects, encouraging student participation




“Our Community Engagement Ambassadors are all current University of Nottingham students living in and around the areas they are tasked with patrolling and improving. We have recruited an enthusiastic, dedicated and sustainably minded team to undertake this exciting new project”

“We want all residents to benefit from this additional support as we aim to maintain Nottingham as a clean, green and great place to live, work and study. This project will evolve over time and we welcome any feedback by contacting our department with your suggestions”

“Working closely with partners such as Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire Police, local residents groups and the Students’ Union will ensure we have a service that can adapt and respond to the needs of our mixed and diverse community.”

Jamie Dickinson, Community Engagement Manager.  

Litter Picking


Engagement Zones


Radford Triangle

Arundel Street
Seely Road
Douglas Road
Balfour Road
Albert Grove
Derby Grove
Kimbolton Avenue
Rothesay Avenue
Teversal Avenue
Bute Avenue 
Cottesmore Road
Johnson Road
Dunlop Avenue
Elmsthorpe Avenue

Lenton Drives

Barrack Lane
Harlaxton Drive
Harrington Drive
Harrowby Road
Galway Road
Rolleston Drive
Allington Avenue
Park Road
Derby Road

Lenton Boulevard & South

Lenton Boulevard
Gloucester Avenue
Devonshire Promenade
Willoughby Avenue
Gregory Avenue
Church Street
Mettham Street
Hart Street
Osmaston Street
Harley Street
Fredrick Grove
Chilwell Street
Trinity Avenue
Church Avenue
Albert Road
Lois Avenue
Sherwin Road
Sherwin Grove
Midland Avenue
Hungerton Street
Broadholme Street

Beeston North

Lower Road
Fletcher Road
Carisbrooke Avenue
Humber Road
Salisbury Street
Marlborough Road
Warwick Avenue
Wollaton Road 
Boundary Crescent
Wilkinson Avenue
Derby Street
Clifton Street
Alderman Close
High Road



Beeston South

Saxton Close
Queens Road East
Dallas York Road
Princess Avenue
King Street
Read Avenue
Dagmar Grove
Humber Road South