Be Part of our Neighbourhood Festival


The news of the Queen’s passing has been met with a national and global outpouring of sadness and grief, yet deep affection and gratitude for a remarkable monarch that has been a constant presence during all of our lives. It is with great sadness that we have made the decision to postpone the planned Neighbourhood Festival on Saturday 17th September as a mark of respect.

We plan to re-schedule this event for Spring 2023 and hope that you might be willing to join us again.  

We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.

AECC University College

We are thrilled to be holding another Neighbourhood Festival on Saturday 17th September, 10.30am-2pm at our Parkwood Road campus. Our free, family-friendly community event offers everyone the chance to discover the fascinating world of health sciences, right on their doorstep. There will be the opportunity to learn more about the University College, and how we impact on and change the lives of our communities.

The programme for the day is packed with fun, interactive and educational activities and talks for the whole family to enjoy. There will even be the opportunity to dress your little ones up in robes and mortar boards for their very own special mini-graduation photo-shoot, as well as a 'bone-collecting' scavenger hunt, gymnastic displays, just to name a few! There will be Sport, Health and Wellbeing, Discovery, Clinical, Careers, Community, Kids & Crafts, & Sustainability Zones, as well as Self-Discovery Campus Tours to find out what we have to offer and to learn more about our Grade II listed historic building.

This is an exciting opportunity to welcome our local community, charities and organisations onto campus, see our fabulous facilities, and meet our brilliant people. Our community will be able to see what we have been building for the past few years, including the development of our new Integrated Rehabilitation Centre (IRC) which is due to open to the public from 13th October 2022.

Head of Academic Enterprise and Engagement at AECC University College, Claire Nadaf, commented: "Our Neighbourhood Festival is a great opportunity for our community to come onto the AECC UC campus and find out what we have been doing over the last few years, learn about our local partnerships, and find out about and get involved with our local charities. We are committed to developing local community partnerships and are heavily invested in our engagement and outreach activities, so it's very exciting to host this event which will have something for everyone to enjoy."

Please note that whilst the event is free, we do require members of the community to pre-book attendance. Each adult will require a ticket, and upon booking you will be asked to confirm how many children (if applicable) you will be bringing under the age of 18.

Book your place now for the day by clicking the link below. PLUS, once registered, book 'add-ons' to join talks & workshops on the day - places are limited, so don't miss out!

The University College Campus Café will be open to purchase light refreshments.

See the programme for the day

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