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Nottingham’s universities invite local community to become citizen scientists

Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham are inviting people from the local community to apply to become citizen scientists by taking part in a 6-week paid research placement.

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Universities for Nottingham Co(l)laboratory Project

The Co(l)laboratory programme is an eight-year ambitious project which aims to bring together academia and the community to support growth and development within communities, broaden prospects, drive change and improve wellbeing.

The Citizen Scientist Research Placements are designed to give practical research experience to local candidates with experience and understanding of relevant community issues, and who have a strong motivation to make a difference for local communities through research.

Applications for the first placement are closing soon, and the team is looking for candidates who can bring insight into a project entitled ‘Engaging Children and Young People with Language and Heritage in Nottingham’. The successful candidate will scope out existing work and help to develop a vision for how to preserve, value, celebrate and promote language heritage in Nottingham.

Ideally, applicants will have some relevant background experience in education, the arts, a community group or charity.

Applications close at 12pm on Tuesday 23 May 2023 6 February 2023, and placements will begin from Monday 5th June 2023. Any enquiries should be directed to: or

Further information on forthcoming Citizen Scientist Research Placements can be found here.

More information about the Co(l)laboratory Programme can be found here.

Co(l)laboratory is part of the Universities for Nottingham Civic Agreement. A collaboration between Nottingham’s two world-class universities and eight key anchor institutions (including the local healthcare trusts, integrated care system, the city and county councils, the local enterprise partnership and Vision West Nottinghamshire College); the agreement sets out partners’ commitment to working across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, for the benefit of our people and place.

The project is funded by Research England as well as both Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham.

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    About Universities for Nottingham

    The Universities for Nottingham initiative is a pioneering collaboration which brings together the combined strength and civic missions of 10 anchor institutions from across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Working with local communities and partners we aim to improve levels of economic prosperity, educational opportunity, environmental sustainability and health and wellbeing for the benefit of our people and place.

    As part of the response to the challenges we collectively face, the Universities for Nottingham Civic Agreement sets out our joint plans for the future working as a partnership.

    Find out more at #UnisForNottingham

Nottingham’s universities invite local community to become citizen scientists

Published on 19 May 2023
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