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Award winning community project

On a bright afternoon in early February, I found myself having afternoon tea with the Vice Chancellor and the Head of University Security, wondering quite how this had happened and whether I was still in bed having one of ‘those’ dreams. Strange as it was, I quickly realised it wasn’t quite weird enough to inhabit …

January food for thought

Nearing the end of January you are probably already wondering where the time disappeared to.  Was it really a month ago that you were saying a cheery Merry Christmas to your friends and colleagues as you made a mad dash to the door to begin your Christmas break? What happened after the festivities, did you …

Communicating Nutrition

Our guest blog is written by Tamsin Stanger who is a 3rd year Nutritional Biochemistry student based at the Sutton Bonington Campus. Tamsin took part in a Nottingham Advantage Award Module, Communicating Nutrition, in the Spring of 2014. The module is jointly run by Community Partnerships and the Careers & Employability Service and involved Tamsin …

Interesting Times

September sees the commencement of a new academic year and many of our volunteering projects get underway once more. One long-standing scheme, the Undergraduate Community Internship Programme, starts in the first week of term and I’m busy tying up all the loose ends and preparing for the induction which is supported by the Careers and …

Knowing Me Knowing You Part II

This is the second of our get to know you series which this time features… Name: Jacqui Storey How long have you worked here ? I started at the University in the summer of 2001 as a Marketing and Communications Officer for what is now called Business Engagement and Innovation Services. After a year in that …

Nottingham Skillsbank

Our new blog is a guest blog written by Caroline Berrill from Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service. She writes about Nottingham Skillsbank which is a new service co-developed with The University of Nottingham’s Community Partnerships Team. It focuses on bringing together skilled volunteers and community organisations in Nottingham. Skillsbank was germinated at a meeting at the …

Engaging the Public with Research at Access & Communities

Nottingham Catalyst is a three year project based in Access & Communities and  sponsored by the Research Councils UK (RCUK). We are concerned with ways of improving the level of public engagement with research at the University, particularly engagement with members of the public who seldom or never engage with Higher Education. We are also …

The rewards of collaboration

Having worked at the University for 13 years in Community Partnerships and its predecessor Active Communities, I’ve had very many rewarding experiences. These have largely involved students and staff sharing their time and skills with the local community who in return have shared what they know and have to offer. There are too many highlights …