Nottingham Trent University
Welcome to Nottingham Trent University
Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is one of the UK’s largest universities, with over 26,000 students studying across three Nottingham campuses. NTU began life as the Nottingham Government School of Design in 1843. Since then, it has expanded significantly and has built a long track record of academic excellence, attracting top academics across multiple disciplines and faculties. The University is home to nine academic Schools and over 150 of our courses are accredited or recognised by external bodies.
We’ve recently invested close to £350 million in our estates and facilities, creating a dynamic learning and research environment, building an award-winning Students’ Union building at our City site and upgrading our libraries.
NTU is based in Nottingham, one of the UK’s most popular student cities with over 60,000 students choosing to study here. It’s not hard to see why; Nottingham is a top shopping, culture and sporting city, as well as ranking as the third most cost-effective city in the UK, according to the Student Living Index 2015.
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Courses and fees
NTU offers a vast range of courses from foundation to PhD level.
We have over 200 undergraduate courses for you to choose from, covering a wide range of popular subject areas. Over 150 of our courses are formally accredited or recognised by a professional, statutory or professional body.
Key faculties/ departments
The University is formed of nine academic Schools: the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences; the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment; the School of Art & Design; the School of Arts and Humanities; Nottingham Business School; the School of Education; Nottingham Law School; the School of Science and Technology; and the School of Social Sciences. Additionally, our postgraduate research students form the Graduate School, a discreet group of academics and research students working across different faculties and disciplines.
The School of Education offers Initial Teacher Training courses as well as professional courses for those already qualified. The School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences offers a Veterinary Nursing course as well as other qualifications related to animals and the environment. The two art schools offer an array of courses including fashion, fine art, theatre design, journalism, creative writing and English. The journalism centre has been established for over 20 years and is one of the most highly regarded in the country.
Typical grades/average offers
Required grades vary with each course. Please refer to the course requirements for your course of interest for further information.
NTU has more than 200 partners in 35 countries, enabling you to study abroad part of your course.
The University also takes part in the Erasmus scheme, allowing you to study in Europe on an exchange scheme for a term or longer.
Our students benefit from our committed and continued investment in facilities across our three campuses. From our Superlab to our Observatory and from our mock law courtrooms to our Crime Scene House, our exciting, modern facilities are centred around real-world application and opportunities for independent research.
Our students also benefit from varied accommodation to suit all budgets, with purpose-built student residences both on campus and close by.
NTU has three campuses, all with their own amenities, accommodation and individual student experience. Our City site is right in the heart of Nottingham’s city centre. It’s surrounded by plenty of student-friendly bars and clubs as well as great cultural, artistic and leisure activities to keep you occupied. Our Clifton campus is located approximately four miles from the city centre. It’s a purpose-built greenfield site, with modern facilities and an independent campus feel! Our Brackenhurst campus is about twelve miles from the city, in the heart of the Nottinghamshire countryside. It’s based around a beautiful country hall and lake, with rolling grounds and a rural setting.
Library and study facilities
Each campus has its own library; there's more than half a million print books for you to get lost in, as well as thousands of electronic books and journals, audio-visual, and online images. Our libraries offer outstanding IT facilities and break-out space for group work or private study.
We offer more than 3,000 PCs for you to use, as well as wireless Internet coverage throughout the University, so you can easily stay connected.
A handy digital signage system and an app for your phone will point you in the direction of the nearest free PC, and you can also borrow laptops to help you complete your projects.
All students have access to our specialist Employability Team. They’re on hand throughout your time at NTU to offer personal advice on careers and CV writing, as well as hosting a range of events to help with job applications and skills building.
Students who take a placement year will be supported by the Employability Team to help secure a suitable placement.
We have an outstanding employability rate, with 93% of our full-time students going on to employment or further study six months after graduating.*
*Latest DHLE survey undergraduate results, 2013-14.
Our Schools are each based at one of three campuses across Nottingham, equipped with everything you’ll need, including accommodation, a Students’ Union, shops, bars, cafes, access to sports facilities, libraries, lecture theatres and computer rooms.
Each campus has its own unique community feel; our popular Saturday Antics event in Welcome Week is a chance to seal your campus allegiance, as our campuses do battle against each other for the coveted Saturday Antics trophy!
We’re proud to say that our Students’ Union has recently been awarded Higher Education Students’ Union of the Year Award at the National Union of Students 2015 awards. This recognises the outstanding work our SU team does to provide support (such as our micro-pig therapy room, to help release stress during the exam period!), representation and a place to socialise.
Our three campuses each have their own Student Union building, a dedicated space for meeting friends, grabbing a drink or taking part in sporting activities.
The Students’ Union building on the City site is one of the UK’s best Students’ Union buildings, boasting everything from a 30ft climbing wall to a 2,400 capacity night venue.
Sports and lifestyle
Sports plays a large role in life at NTU; we’re a top 20 university in the British Universities and College Sports (BUCS) league table and one of only 13 hubs across the country for the government’s Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme. The University’s sports facilities were even selected as a training camp for the London Olympics in 2012!
The Clifton campus boasts indoor and outdoor courts on campus, as well as gyms, studios and pitches, so you can take part in a variety of sporting activities.
Sports at our City site revolves around our Students’ Union building, home to a full-size sports hall, a 30 ft climbing wall and gym with over 100 stations.
Nottingham Trent University offers a number of scholarship awards each year to student athletes from a range of different sports. Each award is individually tailored towards the needs of the athlete, ensuring that everything is put in place to help them to achieve both academic and sporting success while at NTU and subsequently enhance the University’s sporting profile and reputation. To find out more about our sport scholarships, visit our website.
Medical and welfare services
It’s easy to access healthcare at all three of our campuses. At the City site, there's a health centre on campus and you’ll be encouraged to sign up during the enrolment process. Clifton and Brackenhurst have GP practices nearby, where you can register to see a doctor.
Each campus also has a Student Services Centre, where you get advice on a range of issues relating to finances, disabilities, mental health and counselling.
The University’s Student Financial Support Service provides expert advice on student finance and money management. It is also offers scholarships and a hardship fund, should you run into financial difficulty during your time at NTU.
The Student Financial Support Service is available at all three of our campuses.
Choose NTU as your first choice on UCAS Track and pay your booking fee by the specified date, and you’ll be guaranteed a place in University-allocated accommodation.
With accommodation to suit all budgets and preferences, you’re sure to find your home from home at NTU. Each campus has its own halls of residence and you’ll benefit from the cost of utility bills and WiFi included in the rent. Some halls even come with car parking (although as you can imagine, this proves popular with our students, so availability may be limited)!
There are ten halls of residences located on or near our City site. You’ll be living right in the heart of Nottingham city centre, close to the pubs, clubs, culture and leisure attractions of a diverse, modern city.
There are three halls at Clifton: College Drive, New Hall and Peverell. College Drive offers budget rooms and standard rooms with shared facilities, while Peverell offers ensuite rooms for those who prefer their own space. New Hall offers a range of studio flats too.
The rural Brackenhurst campus is home to five halls of residence. Options range from twin rooms to large rooms and ensuite facilities.
Our open days are an opportunity to discover what student life is like at NTU. Tour the facilities, accommodation and libraries, speak to academic staff and current students and venture into Nottingham to get a feel for the city.
You can also talk to staff about practical issues like finance and welfare and ask any questions you may have.
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