Nottingham Trent University

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By ChrisDac

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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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.

Teaching Excellence Framework Award (TEF)

TEF Gold Award

Nottingham Trent University has been awarded a gold rating in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework for its outstanding teaching and learning.

What do the TEF Awards mean for you?

Open Days

General Open Days

Looking to join us in 2018? Our university-wide open days will be held on:

  • Saturday 7 October 2017
  • Saturday 4 November 2017
  • Saturday 2 December 2017

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.

Reserve your place

Travel information


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.

Contact Details

Mailing address:

Nottingham Trent University,
50 Shakespeare Street,

Phone number:

+44 (0)115 941 8418