CenSCE launches exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary
Films, artwork and photographs capturing what ‘opportunity’ means to students, staff, pupils and friends of Nottingham Trent University are going on display at Nottingham Contemporary.
The Opportunity: Captured? exhibition features images which were among dozens submitted to the University as part of a project aimed at exploring what opportunity means to the different people the University engages with.
The exhibition’s aim is to raise awareness of NTU’s innovative work on social mobility. It was the first university to sign the Social Mobility Pledge and has been selected to co-run a national evidence centre to determine ‘what works’ in social mobility in higher education.
Opportunity: Captured? is a free, three-day exhibition, open to the public Friday 28 – Sunday 30 June, at Nottingham Contemporary. All are welcome.
The entries received for this exhibition encapsulated brilliantly the concept of opportunity which can be provided, created, withheld, rejected. At Nottingham Trent University we strive to create opportunities for our students, our staff and the community we work with. It was extremely inspiriting to see in these photographs the transformative power of just some of those opportunities.
Professor Edward Peck, Vice-Chancellor of Nottingham Trent University
The Centre for Student and Community Engagement
The 'Opportunity: Captured?' exhibition is curated by the Centre for Student and Community Engagement at Nottingham Trent University. Using expertise in data, research and pedagogy, our mission is to connect and enable society and NTU to flourish.
We work with local young people, teachers, parents and community organisations to reduce the progression gap and advance NTU's widening participation and social mobility agendas. We also work with current NTU students and staff, to support transition and success into university and beyond.