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In Review

Nottingham in Parliament Day helped showcase the best of the University, the City, County and Region to policymakers and London influencers who may not necessarily have a great deal of exposure to the ideas, businesses and people that make Nottingham great. 

2,952 guests attended 45 separate events with over 140 speakers and performers in 28 separate venues across the Parliamentary Estate. The events included everything from live research demonstrations, inward investment networking, drinks receptions, quizzes and 3D-printing, to live sporting activity, music and theatre performances.

15 million people saw, heard or read a reference to Nottingham in Parliament Day in the national or local media. Social media activity had a reach of 8.8 milion people. The official hashtag #NottinghamTogether trended on Twitter in the top three stories on the Day, at one point overtaking the Heathrow expansion debate to become the top trending topic.

The initiative aimed to highlight strong existing partnerships – like the link between Nottingham’s Michelin starred Chef Sat Bains and food researchers at The University of Nottingham – as well as give new collaborations a chance to take root across the private, public and voluntary sectors.

Chemistry live


The impact report focuses on the immediate impact of the Day and outcomes beginning to emerge it. It also incorporates feedback from event leads and participants, and identifies broad strands of future work.

Impact Report

The media report presents a qualitative analysis of 67 media items surrounding the Day.

Media Insight Report



The success of Nottingham in Parliament Day was recognised on 29 March 2017 at a black-tie awards ceremony in London. The University’s Political and Public Affairs Unit, who led the ground-breaking initiative, collected the ‘Event of the Year’ award in recognition of the day-long celebration of all things Nottingham.

Nottingham in Parliament Day won four Council for Advancement and Support of Education Circle of Excellence awards: Special Events - Single Day (Grand Gold), Interdisciplinary Advancement Projects (Gold), Collaborative Program (Silver), Advocacy Campaigns (Bronze). The initiative was also a finalist (United Kingdom CASE Europe) for the Platinum Award recognising Best Practices in Communications and Marketing.

What have others said about us?

Romax Technology: Romax Technology join in flying the flag for Nottingham in Parliament Day

Nottingham CityCare Partnership: Flying the flag for Nottingham in Parliament day!

Nottinghamshire County Council: Nottingham in Parliament Day

Chris Leslie MP: MP Update – 28th October

Vernon Coaker MP: Nottingham in Parliament Day

Mark Spencer MP: Nottingham in Parliament Day

Nottingham City of Literature: Success for Nottingham in Parliament day

Nottingham City Transport: Public Transport in Parliament Spotlight

D2N2 LEP: Nottingham in Parliament Day backed by D2N2 

Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service: Success for Nottingham in Parliament Day

UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre: The UK Biobanking Timebomb

Science Council: Science in Nottingham shows it's ahead

Universitas 21: U21:Connect - November 2016

Wonkhe: A University-led take over of Parliament

Gleeds: Nottingham in Parliament Day 2016

BWB Consultancy: BLOG: BWB - Making a noise at Westminster!

Roller Agency: Nottingham in Parliament Day

LeftLion: Meriel Does Nottingham in Parliament Day

Notts TV: LIVE BLOG: Nottingham in Parliament Day

Oh My Nottz: Nottingham Parliament Day

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