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Looking back at Wonder – this year’s achievements

August 8th, 2017

This year’s Wonder took place on Saturday 17 June and welcomed the local community on to campus to take part in a number of fun activities hosted by staff and students. A report summarising achievements and feedback has now been produced and is available to view.

The event saw approximately 7,280 visitors join us on campus for 111 activities hosted by over 800 volunteers. Feedback from staff, students, volunteers and visitors has been overwhelmingly positive with 94% of visitors strongly agreeing that the University provides a valuable contribution to the local community.

The Campaign and Alumni Relations Office raised £504 for the Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre while Lakeside recorded over 5,430 visits to their venues. 77% of visitors said they were extremely likely to recommend Wonder to others.

Professor Sir David Greenaway said: “I am in awe of the commitment and enthusiasm that University of Nottingham staff and students have shown for Wonder. Being genuine in our care for and interest in the local community will always be important to us. I am proud to have worked with colleagues who put this feeling into action so emphatically when the opportunity arises – and who do it so well. I was not surprised to read, having attended the event myself, that our visitors found our people and our campus so welcoming. I could tell the day meant something to all those who came to be part of it. This event has been a fantastic achievement and a very big success – thank you to all who were involved.”

Download the full report [PDF].

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