Decent work and economic growth

The University of Nottingham has 8,000 staff and is a major employer in the region. We match or exceed the voluntary living wage for our staff. Through partnerships with business we share innovation, knowledge and skills. The Rights Lab, the world’s largest group of modern slavery researchers, works with government and industry to protect workers from exploitation. 




staff employed by the University of Nottingham


university’s annual economic impact in the UK


UK construction workers interviewed to help combat exploitation




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Ending exploitation in the construction industry

Modern slavery experts at Nottingham and partners including the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority are working to promote ethical labour and end exploitation in the UK construction industry.

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Learning and students

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Workplace opportunities for students

The university offers a variety of programmes for students to secure work placements and internships, gain valuable life skills and experience and share knowledge with businesses and organisations.

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Engagement and impact

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Digital Nottingham: harnessing data for growth

Digital Nottingham brings together researchers, businesses and civic partners to innovate and create opportunities that harness knowledge and expertise to support a thriving regional digital sector.

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Policy and operations

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University action against slavery

The university has an anti-slavery policy. We committed to preventing modern slavery in all its forms and set out this responsibility for staff, students and contractors. The work of the Rights Lab is informing global efforts to end slavery.

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