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Nottingham Reading Programme

Have you read Slave?

Did you know that in 2018, the Walk Free Foundation estimated that there are 136,000 slaves in the UK today? Often thought of as something relegated to the past, slavery is very much a modern issue.


Each year the Nottingham Reading Programme gives all new students a free book when they arrive on campus. This year we’ve joined forces with the Rights Lab (a University research Beacon of Excellence) and the Faculty of Social Sciences to bring you Slave, the true story of Mende Nazer’s experiences of modern slavery.

You’ll receive a copy of Slave when you move into your accommodation or you can pick one up from a library if you’re not staying in University accommodation.

This programme is a chance for you to learn about something you may not have previously considered, and it acts as an icebreaker, giving you something to talk about and events to attend with other new students. We’re running events based on the modern slavery themes found in this book all year round, so there’s plenty of opportunity to get involved – check out our events page.

What you need to know

Interested in finding out more about modern slavery or joining the fight to help end it by 2030? Explore the links below.