Photos taken by University of Nottingham students in celebration of beautiful green Nottingham are on display at John Lewis Nottingham until the end of July.

The pictures were amongst the entries in a competition organised in partnership with Nottingham in Bloom and include views of the University’s award-winning UK campuses – University Park, Jubilee Campus and Sutton Bonington.

The changing exhibition in The Place to Eat on the third floor of the Victoria Centre store will over the next few weeks include the four pictures chosen as prizewinners:

  • An autumnal shot of Sutton Bonington campus taken by Ravindra Polisetty;
  • Jubilee Campus lake by Hayder Mohammed;
  • A reflective view of Highfields Lake by William Moore;
  • A student enjoying the cherry blossom at Sutton Bonington, taken by Fareha Ahmed.

Ravindra said: “I am excited and very happy for being selected in this competition. It’s a memorable thing for me. I have lots of Nottingham and UK photos in my camera and I will be carrying them as best memories to India. I love this place very much.”

The winners have been invited for tea at the Council House with the Sheriff of Nottingham, Councillor Jackie Morris.

Councillor Malcolm Wood, Chair of the Nottingham in Bloom Working Group, said: “The University of Nottingham has some of the finest campuses in the world and it is wonderful to see the students appreciating them through photography.  Many of the competition entries were from international students and I am pleased they will be taking home many memories of the green and pleasant landscapes in which they have studied.”

The University’s Manager of Off-Campus Affairs, Melanie Futer MBE, said: “The University of Nottingham is delighted to be involved with Nottingham in Bloom and to encourage our students to get involved, too. It’s really important for students to interact with their surroundings across the city and what better way to engage with them than by getting them to photograph some of their favourite sights.”

Amanda Dammers, Head of branch, John Lewis Nottingham, said: “Our community art wall is a great location to showcase the talent of Nottingham’s students. By using space within our shop we are able to offer a platform for creative talent within the community that might otherwise go unseen. We are delighted to be able to bring views of Nottingham that visitors might have never seen before and bring a little of the outdoors indoors for the summer.”

The public are welcome to enjoy visiting the University of Nottingham campuses.  Special events organised by the Friends of University Park include:

Sunday 26 June – 12 noon to 3pm – Picnic in the Park.

Newstead Brass Band and family activities in the Millennium Garden on University Park. Free entry.

Sunday 21 August – 1.30 to 5pm – Summer Spectacular.

A feast of colour in the Millennium Garden, Walled Garden, Jekyll Garden and throughout University Park. Entry fee – £3 to the National Garden Scheme (children free).