Our University was built with the support of the local region and its people; support which is vital to its continued success.
To celebrate over 100 years of partnership, in June 2010 we held our first Community Day, welcoming the people of the city and region onto our campus to give them an opportunity to explore first-hand the work that takes place here.
Visitors were able to get involved in our latest research, learn how our students support the local community and enjoy fun activities with our many societies. If that wasn’t enough, guests were invited to explore the campus, taking in our museums, botanic garden and art gallery, and then enjoy language taster sessions, sporting activities, a fun fair, and much more.
Visitor to the Community Day: "I attended the Community Day at the University last week with my family
and I just wanted to tell you how much we all enjoyed it.
There was much more to do than we ever expected…..
Please can you organise another one next year so that
we may see some more of the University and learn
a few more things!"