Nottingham Trent University (NTU) – named UK University of the Year 2017 in the Times Higher Education Awards – is one of the UK’s largest universities, with over 26,000 students studying with us, across four unique campuses based in Nottingham. NTU began life as the Nottingham Government School of Design in 1843. Since then, we’ve expanded significantly, building a long track record of academic excellence and attracting top academic staff across multiple disciplines.
Here at NTU, we believe that you need the right facilities and academic support to reach your potential. We’re ranked in the top 20 universities in the UK for our teaching quality, meaning that you’ll benefit from the best learning experience possible. And, since 2003, we’ve invested over £421 million to create inspiring and modern environments to live, work and play, from our award-winning Students’ Union buildings to our upgraded library facilities. Our students agree – a massive 93% of them would recommend studying with us.
NTU is based in Nottingham, one of the UK’s favourite student cities. In fact, over 60,000 students choose to make our city their home. With a compact centre, bustling with shops, galleries, cinemas, sports facilities, restaurants, bars and clubs, there’s plenty to keep you occupied outside of lectures. Nottingham ranks as one of the top cost-effective student cities in the UK, according to the Student Living Index 2016, which means your pennies could stretch that bit further.
It is/has been great. The course is really engaging, I have met so amazing people and friends and the facilities at NTU and in Nottingham are fantastic. I joined the Hip Hop dance society in 2nd year and it's one of the best things I've ever done. I've begun learning breakdance and other styles and made some of my best friends at uni. There's a great relationship between FFC and the Breakdance society at Uni of Nottingham also.
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The University of the Year - Times Higher Education Awards 2017
NTU is proud to be named University of the Year in the Times Higher Awards.
We’ve won because of how our teaching, research and support services work together to enable all our students to fulfil their potential.
This success would not have been possible without the ideas, energy, ambition and commitment of our whole community – from NTU staff and students, to our business and academic partners around the world.
Student Life in Nottingham
Nottingham’s city centre boasts an eclectic mix of shiny new buildings alongside stunning historical architecture. Climb up to Nottingham castle, perched on a rock overlooking the city, descend to the vast network of caves that run underneath the streets and explore the hidden alleyways and side streets of the Lace Market, just a five minute walk from Market Square.
With a compact city centre and shopping, cultural attractions, bars, cafes and restaurants in abundance - it’s no wonder that Nottingham is one of the UK’s most popular student cities.
Our Brackenhurst Campus is just outside the town of Southwell and around fourteen miles from Nottingham city centre. In the shadow of the magnificent Southwell Minster, Southwell’s high street offers a quirky mix of shops, pubs and cafes. You’ll also find supermarkets and takeaways within easy reach.
Nottingham is located right in the heart of the UK – about an hour from Sheffield and Birmingham, and just under two hours from Manchester, Liverpool and York. It’s connected by high-speed rail links to London and has a major train and bus station located in the city centre, making travel around the UK easy. And if you fancy heading further afield? East Midlands airport is a short bus ride outside of the city, offering flights to lots of major European destinations.
If you’re into sport, Nottingham offers sporting opportunities in abundance– as do we, here at NTU! 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 in the country for the government’s Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme. Our sports facilities were even selected as a training camp for the Olympics!
Nottingham is home to two major football clubs – Nottingham Forest and Notts County, the National Ice Centre, the National Watersports Centre and the world-famous Trent Bridge Cricket Club. Numerous rowing clubs take to the waters of the River Trent, while if racket sports are your thing, head to Nottingham Tennis Club for your fix.
With award-winning nightlife, you’ll find pubs, clubs and bars to suit all tastes in Nottingham, whether you’re into cheesy tunes or something a bit more alternative. And with a compact city centre, you’ll be able to hop from place-to-place with ease.
You’ll find a generous helping of culture in the city, from the Nottingham Contemporary art gallery to the Broadway independent cinema and to Wollaton Hall, just a short bus ride away (which you might recognise as Wayne Manor in the Dark Knight Rises!).
Of course you’ll also find everything you can expect from a major city here, from huge multi-screen cinema complexes to shopping centres packed with major brands.
General Open Days
Looking to join us in 2018? Our university-wide open days will be held on:
- Saturday 24 March 2018
Looking to join us in 2019? Our university-wide open days will be held on:
- Tuesday 10 July 2018
- Saturday 8 September 2018
- Saturday 6 October 2018
- Saturday 3 November 2018
- Saturday 1 December 2018
Booking for these events is open. To reserve your place, just follow the link below and search for your course, year of entry and open event.
Travelling around Nottingham is easy. Our City Campus is right in the centre of Nottingham – you’ll find the main high street and Market Square a five minute walk from our Newton and Arkwright buildings. Our partner institution, the Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies, is also within easy walking distance of the city centre.
Our Clifton Campus is just four miles from the city. It’s served by the Go2 Uni 4 bus service, which runs frequently throughout term – both through the day and night – to get you into town in no time. In normal traffic, the journey from our Clifton Campus into Nottingham takes about twenty minutes.
Our Brackenhurst Campus is fourteen miles from Nottingham’s city centre and about a mile from the town of Southwell. The number 100 Pathfinder bus services a stop right outside our Brackenhurst Campus and takes about forty minutes to reach the city centre.
Bellydance is a great opportunity to try something new regardless of experience or skill level. They are made up of around 30-40 members, all with differing levels of abilities. They perform several times throughout the year at the Haflas and a number of University events.
The NTU Debating Society is one of the most vibrant societies at Nottingham Trent. They promote discussion on current affairs and issues ranging from political to international relations, economics, to societal issues. Debating is perfect for those interested in developing their public speaking, leadership and essay writing skills in addition to those who just enjoy a good debate.
This is a society passionate about the equality of all genders and hope to create a safe space for everyone who thinks the same way. They follow an intersectional model, because they believe that everyone should be equal, regardless of race, gender, sexuality, class, and ability. They hold social events and feminist film nights plus so much more.
This is the society for students who have a passion for learning the history behind battles fought on British soil, an interest in learning to fight with medieval weapons or pick up authentic crafts from the high medieval period.
This is one of the largest martial arts societies at the University. It comprises of over 30 members, many of whom compete in local competitions. The society covers a range of different skills from novice right through to competitors who have fought for Team GB on English Eliminators, and for various regional titles.
Other Contact Details
Nottingham Trent University,
50 Shakespeare Street,
+44 (0)115 941 8418