Increased funding for Nottingham's Students' Union

30 Sep 2013 15:47:12.687

The University of Nottingham has increased its grant to the Students’ Union from £1.994m to just over £2.7m for the next academic year.

The increased funding will enable the Students’ Union greater opportunity to represent, support and advise students at the University and better tailor its services to students’ needs.

The University has committed to retaining this level of funding for the next three years.
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Investing in students

Ellie McWilliam, President of the Students’ Union, believes this additional money underlines the importance of the Union at Nottingham.

She said: “Not only will this investment allow us to build and improve our services to ensure the Union provides just what our students are looking for, but it also reflects a huge level of trust and belief in the work of the Students’ Union and how we are changing students’ lives through everything we do, from career advice and welfare support to nights out, events, societies and sport.

“As an investment in the Union, this support is ultimately an investment in our students, demonstrating the commitment of the University to ensuring every student has the opportunity to pursue their interests, access support and advice and get the absolute most out of their time at Nottingham.”

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Dr Paul Greatrix, Registrar at The University of Nottingham, considers investment in the Students’ Union to be money well spent.

He said: “The Students' Union plays a key role in university life. Not only does it represent the views of students to the university and ensure that the student voice is heard but it provides a huge range of sporting, cultural and social activities for Nottingham students as well as the social and welfare facilities expected by its members.

“More broadly the Union is a vital partner for the University in supporting the student experience and ensuring that together we are making the best possible provision for our students both on and off campus.”

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Notes to editors: The University of Nottinghamhas 42,000 students at award-winning campuses in the United Kingdom, China and Malaysia. It was ‘one of the first to embrace a truly international approach to higher education’, according to the Sunday Times University Guide 2013. It is also one of the most popular universities among graduate employers, one of the world’s greenest universities, and winner of the Times Higher Education Award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Development’. It is ranked in the UK’s Top 10 and the World’s Top 75 universities by the Shanghai Jiao Tong and the QS World Rankings.

More than 90 per cent of research at The University of Nottingham is of international quality, according to the most recent Research Assessment Exercise. The University aims to be recognised around the world for its signature contributions, especially in global food security, energy & sustainability, and health. The University won a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education for its research into global food security.

Impact: The Nottingham Campaign, its biggest ever fundraising campaign, will deliver the University’s vision to change lives, tackle global issues and shape the future. More news

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