March 1st, 2023
The UoN Modern Slavery Working Group continues to take action following its published and nationally recognised Blueprint to become a slavery-free campus.
The Slavery-Free Campus Blueprint
The University launched a pioneering 38-step Blueprint to achieving a slavery-free campus in July 2021, at an event chaired by our Chancellor, Baroness Lola Young. This ambitious, transformational approach was the first of its kind globally and is aligned with the principles of the Modern Slavery Act (MSA) 2015. Founded on research led by the University’s Rights Lab, the Blueprint acts as a guide for all universities to take action towards becoming slavery-free.
Our latest statement is now live
You can find our new annual Modern Slavery Statement with 2021/22 progress and our commitments for 2022/23.
The statement includes examples of activity during 2021/22 such as:
During the 2022/23 year we are underway with (amongst other commitments):
Prof David Park, recently appointed chair of the working group, commented: ‘We are continuing with our ambitious work to lead the HE Sector on modern slavery risk mitigation, guided by our Blueprint and actively disseminating findings to accelerate action towards becoming a slavery-free campus. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our previous Chair, Prof Lisa Carroll, who led the University’s Modern Slavery Act Working Group from 2019. She expanded the group’s membership, developed its first action plan and tracker, and led the group’s work to develop a great ambition and vision for the University: becoming the world’s first slavery-free campus. She led on the development of a multi-part Slavery-Free Campus blueprint to structure this progress, embraced this work as an area where the University could really lead in our sector, and empowered and included a wide range of people to lead and participate in our whole-campus effort. An inspiring colleague who deserves our collective gratitude.’
If you have any comments or questions on this work, please contact MSA@nottingham.ac.uk.
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