Section for the community

Our students in 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.

Below you can find an archive of community newsletters so that you can find out more about what our students get up to. If you’d like to receive a copy of this newsletter, please contact Jamie Dickinson. You can also follow us on Twitter or stay up to date via our blog.

Wonder 2017, Zone 3, outside the David Ross Sports Village, University Park



Our students in the community

Our students volunteer in a range of local, national and international projects, improving the quality of life for thousands. Below are just a few examples but you can visit the Students' Union volunteering webpage to find out more about the projects they're involved in. 



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

Community first responders

First Aid

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

Vets in the community

Pair of undergraduate students performing an ultrasound on a dog, Vet School, Sutton Bonington

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



Support for you

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.

Read our ASB statement

Read our Student Code of Discipline Guide

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

Non emergencies

For noise complaints, community protection advice or anti-social behaviour call 0115 915 2020 (Mon-Fri 8am-5pm) or 101 outside of these hours.

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 us via our helpline. This 24-hour helpline offers students and local residents the opportunity to let the University know about any issues of concern you may have. Please leave a message about anything from noisy neighbours to uncollected rubbish.

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

0115 846 8666

Student Communications Officer

Communications and Marketing
University Park Campus
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone:+44 (0)115 82 32353