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Inaugural Midlands Good Work Summit brings regional business community together to collaborate on policy and practice

A summit bringing together regional businesses, trade unions and research communities to collaborate on Good Work policy and practice will take place for the first time later this month.

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Midlands Good Work Summit

The Midlands Good Work Summit will be hosted by the Advisory, Conciliation & Arbitration Service (ACAS) and Nottingham Trent University (NTU) and supported by the Midlands Engine. It will bring together prominent figures and thought leaders to exchange ideas on how working practices can positively impact productivity, sustainability, mental health, EDI, staff recruitment and retention in today's challenging economic climate.

Sir John Peace, Chairman of the Midlands Engine, Susan Clews, Chief Executive of ACAS, and Professor Edward Peck CBE, Vice-Chancellor and President of NTU will be delivering keynote speeches and participating in panel discussions around the implications of good work practices on the region's infrastructure, investment, social well-being and local communities.

Open to business leaders, HR professionals, academics, trade union representatives and local authority officials as well as regional SMEs and practitioners interested in networking and knowledge exchange.

The Summit takes place on 14 June at NTU’s City Campus and is free to attend by registering here.

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    About Nottingham Trent University

    Nottingham Trent University (NTU) received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2021 for cultural heritage science research. It is the second time that NTU has been bestowed the honour of receiving a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its research, the first being in 2015 for leading-edge research on the safety and security of global citizens.

    The Research Excellence Framework (2021) classed 83% of NTU’s research activity as either world-leading or internationally excellent. 86% of NTU’s research impact was assessed to be either world-leading or internationally excellent.

    NTU was awarded The Times and The Sunday Times Modern University of the Year 2023 and ranked University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023. It was awarded Outstanding Support for Students 2020 (Times Higher Education Awards), University of the Year 2019 (Guardian University Awards, UK Social Mobility Awards), Modern University of the Year 2018 (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide) and University of the Year 2017 (Times Higher Education Awards).

    NTU is the 5th largest UK institution by student numbers, with approximately 40,000 students and more than 4,400 staff located across five campuses. It has an international student population of 7,000 and an NTU community representing over 160 countries.

    Since 2000, NTU has invested £570 million in tools, technology, buildings and facilities.

    NTU is in the UK’s top 10 for number of applications and ranked first for accepted offers (2021 UCAS UG acceptance data). It is also among the UK’s top five recruiters of students from disadvantaged backgrounds and was the first UK university to sign the Social Mobility Pledge.

    NTU is ranked 2nd most sustainable university in the world in the 2022 UI Green Metric University World Rankings (out of more than 900 participating universities).

Published on 5 June 2023
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