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Help your students succeed

The Centre for Student and Community Engagement (CenSCE) offers opportunities for your students to flourish.

Student ambassadors

We know there is a relationship between students’ engagement and positive academic outcomes, so if you're passionate about supporting your students' success, email us to find out how they can get involved.

Students in Classrooms

Could your students be role models for disadvantaged young people considering higher education?

Students in Classrooms (SinC) schemes are paid opportunities for students from NTU and the University of Nottingham to gain work experience with children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, alongside their studies. Students receive full training and ongoing support to undertake their role, as well as access to CPD activities.

We particularly welcome applications from students in Success For All target groups.

To find out more and promote these schemes to your students, get in touch with the Widening Access and Outreach Team or your personal CenSCE adviser.


Students who engage with their local or global community, as well as making a difference to people’s lives, get better results in their own degrees. Community Engagement and Volunteering formally Nottingham Trent Volunteering have a huge array of opportunities in the community and around the world to explore.

Visit the volunteering pages to find out more

Collaborative Engagement and Retention Team (CERT)

The Collaborative Engagement and Retention Team (CERT) works in partnership with academic schools, professional services, and the Students’ Union to cultivate strong student communities that enhance learner engagement and retention.

They offer a variety of opportunities for students, including:

  • The Student Mentor scheme
  • Mature Student Mentor scheme
  • Grit Development Days
  • Welcome Workshops
  • Goal-setting Workshops

Find out more about how you can work with CERT to support your students to succeed.

Student Training and Development

We are proud that participating in our paid and voluntary schemes is statistically associated with better than expected degree attainment and graduate employment outcomes for students. These schemes are opportunities for personal development, as well as playing a key role in supporting our outreach and community engagement activities.

Both NTU and University of Nottingham students participating in CenSCE schemes (paid or voluntary) have access to our programme of Student Training and Development that runs regularly throughout term time. Sessions are designed to support student learning and development, and enhance key skills relevant to their role with us and university life as a whole.

Still need help?

Contact CenSCE