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20 for 2020: How NTU Shone this Year

2020 has been a tough year for us all, but it’s important to remember the good things too. Here’s 20 positive NTU stories from 2020.


4. The Nottingham Civic Agreement

We came together with the University of Nottingham, the city and county’s local authorities, hospitals and Local Enterprise Partnerships to launch the Universities for Nottingham Civic Agreement – the first of its kind in the country. The first Civic Agreement, which announced more than a dozen initiatives, harnesses the collective will of the city and county’s biggest institutions to deliver meaningful change for the people and place of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

7. Quarantine volunteering

Nottingham Business School international student Hai Dinh Ngo volunteered in a quarantine facility to assist international arrivals in his home country of Vietnam. Using his language ability and interpersonal skills, he translated for visitors from around 13 different countries.

11. Food deliveries

Our students delivered food and other essentials to those who are self-isolating or in need.

14. Record Clearing campaign

We received a record number of calls during Clearing delivering a successful COVID-secure campaign with amazing support from colleagues from across the University.

20. Bee studies

We translated honeybee queen duets using highly sensitive vibration detectors. We found that queen bees ‘toot’ loudly in the hive to inform the worker bees that they have a fertile and mobile queen, and that they must protect her from her rivals.