Our shared mission
Our Signatory Partners
We, as the signatories, put forward this Universities for Nottingham Civic Agreement as a commitment to the people and place of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
How we got here
Universities for Nottingham was born in 2019 out of an ambition to make a more effective contribution to our local area by combining our efforts. We recognised that where our actions could be better joined-up, the added value would be felt— not just by our institutions— but by Nottingham’s businesses, people and society.
A piece of work was commissioned to investigate the economic, social and cultural contribution the universities jointly make to our local area. It revealed the enormous scale of our combined impact on the place we call home. The final report can be downloaded below and further details are available here.
The next step was to develop a mechanism to ensure that our local partners could harness this activity and talent and use it to address the major challenges facing our local area. Our partnership came together and the development of the Civic Agreement began.
Whilst COVID-19 meant a change to our original consultation plans, we were still able to discuss and shape the focus of the Agreement in partnership with other local stakeholders. A summary of consultation conversations can be downloaded here.
July 2020 saw the launch of our inaugural Civic Agreement. Since then our partnership has further expanded and continues to meet regularly to monitor progress. The Agreement was updated in February 2022 to further sharpen our focus and move towards a greater emphasis on post COVID-19 recovery. The most recent Civic Agreement can be downloaded here.