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Cornering the Community at May Fest

The University’s annual community open day, May Fest, took place on 10th May and proved again that there really are only two certainties in life –that the Chemistry Thunder and Lightning lecture will sell out and that it will rain at May Fest. Thankfully the forecast was a little off track for those of us …

Chinese students connect with older people

It wasn’t the usual Wednesday afternoon in the office. I was going to accompany some of our Chinese students from the Nottingham University Business School on a visit to the Willows Day Centre in Beechdale. They had all volunteered as part of the Chinese Culture Sharing programme, a project which has been running in local …

Face to Face at the Clay project: a guest blog from one of our postgraduate placement students

Hello all, my name is Oliver Matias and I am a Health Psychology Masters student at the University and am fortunate enough to have been offered a Research Assistant placement through an Access and Communities project called Building Enterprise. The project offers paid placements to postgraduates within community organisations to undertake a piece of research. This …

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 …