You are at the heart of what we do. We have an active course community. We encourage you to get involved and make your voice heard and represent your peers.

Natural Sciences Learning Community Forum

The Learning Community Forum meets three times a year and provides an opportunity for students to feed back about the course, their modules and any problems they are having. The Learning Community Forum is chaired by the Natural Sciences education rep and consists of two reps for each academic year, NatSci Soc President, Peer Mentor Leader, staff representatives from the contributing schools, the Senior Tutor, Student Experience Manager and the Director. The Learning Community Forum allows students to directly participate in how their course is run and how it develops over time by making suggestions and raising concerns. 

Become a course rep 

Course reps are a vital part of the student voice. Through gathering feedback from your peers, sitting in key meetings and by lobbying or campaigning for positive change, you can make a real difference to the academic experience of those on your course. 


About the Students’ Union

They are an independent, student-led organisation that represents your needs, protects your rights and, when it comes to making important decisions that affect you, makes sure your voice is heard. And as a University of Nottingham student, you’re already a valued and celebrated member of the SU. 

From its home in the Portland Building, the SU works hard to make sure your university experience is the best it can be, from the day you arrive to the day you graduate. They’re here to make sure that you can experience a huge range of social, cultural, sporting and recreational activities, make changes by standing up for what you believe in, and find support when you need a helping hand.


Societies - get involved, have fun

You can join any of our diverse and vibrant societies. With over 200 societies and other student-run groups and services you can pursue your current passion or hobby, find a society or organisation specific to your degree such as languages, film and television, other cultures and countries such as America and Canada… or try something new? You might even want to start your own society.


Natural Sciences Society (NatSci Soc) 

Natural Sciences has a tightknit community. NatSci Soc is at the heart of that socially, bringing together students from across all years of study to interact and network. They are responsible for organising a wide range of social activities, including:  

  • days and nights out  

  • quizzes and competitions 

  • IMS sports teams in netball and football 

  • welfare de-stress events 

  • and the annual alumni careers event 

Why join the society? 

The main reasons to join the society are: 

  • take part in the socials that take place through the year 

  • meet other students on Natural Sciences 

  • network with alumni and find out more about careers you could go into

  • be a part of the wider course community 

Keep up to date with the activities NatSci Soc is organising by visiting its social media channels


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