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Our Joint Impact

The positive impact of our two universities reaches far beyond those who study or work with us. Our social, economic and cultural impact is significant. We add £3.8billion to the UK economy every year, supporting 25,000 jobs across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire alone, according to analysis by Public First.

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Every 22 seconds, someone living in Nottingham interacts with one of our universities. Watch the video to see just some of the ways we touch the lives of the people of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

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Our stories

From tackling misogyny, to brewing beer via Notts TV, dementia exercise classes and Covid genome sequencing, the stories here will give you a glimpse into the benefits we’re bringing Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

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590 new businesses and enterprises have been created by the Hive and Ingenuity Lab programmes run by the universities

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The universities provide over 27,000 hours of medical placements in the local community every year.

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Over 7,500 students across the two institutions undertook a local placement as part of their undergraduate or postgraduate degree, contributing over 3 million hours of work.

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An estimated 813 teachers and 916 medical professionals currently working in the local area were trained by the Universities in the last three years alone.

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Our 15,000 international students deliver an £145m economic boost to the local economy every year.

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The economic activity of both Universities supports 25,000 extra jobs across Nottingham. Together, we would be the third highest direct employer in Nottinghamshire.

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In total, the two universities create an annual economic impact for the UK of £3.8 billion. Our combined impact in Nottingham is equivalent to around 14% of the local economy.

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5,257 students from both universities volunteered in the local community last year

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Research undertaken in both Universities delivered an economic impact of £444m across the UK last year.

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The Universities supported 251,600 visits from local families, school children and members of the community to arts and culture facilities and programmes last year

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34,792 local children from disadvantaged backgrounds participated in annual widening participation and access programmes run by both universities

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 Someone in Nottingham is trained by, engages with a programme run by, visits a facility hosted by, is supported by a student or member of staff from, works alongside a student placed by, or works in a business or start up supported by, the two universities…
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