Students at the heart of the community
Every year students get involved in a number of campaigns in their local community. By giving their own time the volunteers not only improve relationships between the University, its students and the local community, but also gain a real sense of achievement while adding to their CV. If you want to get involved visit the Students' Union's Student Volunteer Centre.
Each year we run a number of educational campaigns, arming students with the knowledge and practical skills they need to be valued members of the community, these include the Hello Neighbour, Love Your Stuff campaign, You Go Together and several waste management campaigns.
Student ambassadors work with local police officers to spread the word on how to beat burglary. Targeting areas where large numbers of students live, they pass on simple advice to help people do everything possible to minimise the risk of burglary. Residents are told to lock all windows and doors before going out and put valuables out of sight.
You Go Together
Nottingham is a friendly city and our campuses are safe places, but being aware of your surroundings and having a good attitute towards personal safety on nights out are messages we constantly promote. You Go Together is a reminder to only use licensed taxis, to keep valuables safe and to look out for your friends on nights out - you go out together, you come home together. Take a look at the Student Survival Guide made by the police for more safety advice.
We run a variety of waste management campaigns to help students from each academic year get to grips with how to manage their bins. We know that moving into a new environment can present challenges, so we work with the council to spread messages on how to get rid of waste properly. Each year we also have our "Don't waste it, donate it" drive to increase charitable donations and decrease waste going to landfill sites. Visit the Council's website for more information on waste management.
If you would like to get involved with any of our volunteering opportunities contact the Off Campus Affairs team or visit the Student Volunteer Centre for more opportunities.