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For the next generation

We want every child growing up in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire to have the opportunity to go to university.

For the next generation

See how ten year old Harry became a Children’s University ambassador

Harry plays football with his classmates
Harry puts his hand up in class to answer a question

“Children’s University gets you out more and doing activities rather than just sitting around. It makes you happy, and challenges you. I’ve been spreading the word about Children’s University by talking to my class. Most of the activities I’ve done as part of this I wouldn’t have done without the Children’s University.”

Harry Bagshaw, Worksop Priory C of E Academy

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Explore the impact of the universities in more detail

Together, we work with around 35,000 young people from 150 schools across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire each year

This academic year we will spend £33million on activities to widen participation and support access, continuation and success


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Over the last three years almost 100 Nottingham and Nottinghamshire schools have attended subsidised workshops at Nottingham Lakeside Arts

Pioneering research at Nottingham Trent University, in partnership with Nottingham City Council has led to improved communication with autistic children in schools across the region