Section for the community

Throughout the year our students get involved in a variety of different community projects and work with local police officers to ensure that the community is a safe place to live. Over the past year, our students have undertaken a range of initiatives from mentoring local school children to bringing free Mexican cuisine to Lenton.

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 Undergraduate students walking through Nottingham City Centre



How to report an issue in the community

The University of Nottingham takes a strong stance on anti-social behaviour (ASB) and may take action to address any concerns that arise as a result. In addition to this, our students agree to a strict Code of Discipline.


 If you do experience any issues or think there’s anything that the university should know about, the following support is available to you:



Nottingham City

For noise nuisance and waste management issues please contact your relevant local authority during office hours. (For Nottingham city residents, these matters are dealt with by the Community Protection Team on 0115 915 20 20 Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm)

For out-of-hours noise nuisance and other antisocial behaviour issues, please phone the Police non-emergency number 101. (For Nottingham City residents we advise reading the CommUnity guide detailed above)
These services and this advice apply to students and non-students experiencing issues.

Greater Nottinghamshire and other areas

For noise complaints or anti-social behaviour call your local authority environmental health team or 101 outside of these hours for your local Police force non-emergency response.

Neighbourhood helpline

We expect students to act in accordance with the University Code of Conduct during their time with us and to be ambassadors for our university. If you find an occasion where this isn't being observed, please contact the university via our helpline or Off Campus Student Affairs department email. This 24-hour helpline offers students and local residents the opportunity to let the university know about any issues of concern. Please leave a message about anything from noisy neighbours to uncollected rubbish

Please include as much detail as possible in your report:

  • Your name, address and contact number
  • Address of incident
  • Date and time of incident
  • Whether you have reported to Nottingham City Council/Police - if so, please include the incident number
  • Details of the incident/disturbance/issue

Messages are dealt with promptly, but this is not an emergency helpline.

t: 0115 846 8666




Recruiting student volunteers for your project

Our students volunteer in a range of local, national and international projects, improving the quality of life for thousands. Here are some examples and you can visit the Students' Union volunteering webpage to find out how to recruit volunteers for your project and read more about the different ways they get involved.





Case Studies


Student volunteers provide much needed support to homeless and vulnerable people in Nottingham. They also raise awareness about homelessness and educate volunteers so that they can provide the best support and information to those who need it.

Two soup runs occur every week during the year on Tuesday and Sunday evenings. Food and hot drinks are handed out in the city centre along with support, information and essentials such as clothes, sleeping bags and toiletries.

Find out more

Student helpers for Open Day 2017, Trent Building, University Park


Postgraduate students studying in the Monica Partridge Building, University Park


Volunteers from across the Nottingham and Derby campuses are trained to perform emergency resuscitation and lifesaving first aid techniques. They use these skills while responding to high priority 999 calls across the East Midlands.

By acting as an additional resource to the ambulance service, volunteers reduce the time members of the public have to wait for emergency intervention when every minute counts. Responders have totalled over 4,000 hours of voluntary service since 2014 and attended over 1,000 jobs.

Find out more




A student-led volunteer project that provides free routine veterinary care to the homeless and vulnerably-housed community of Nottingham.

Volunteers provide vaccinations, flea treatment, worming, microchipping and free basic healthcare to a number of animals in the community from big dogs to ferrets and cats. Clinics run twice a month with fourth and fifth year veterinary students running the consults. Volunteers also do a lot of fundraising work in order to keep the clinics running, which includes cake sales, fun events and donation events.


Find out more

Undergraduate students working in a Clinical Skills session, School for Veterinary Medicine and Science, Sutton Bonington