Member reviews of University of Nottingham

  • cerealisyummy's avatar by cerealisyummy on 24th January 2019
    Overall:
    Highly recommended as Nottingham is such a great city, surrounded by lovely greenery. The university is also extremely huge!
    University:
    Libraries such as George Green Library offers great views from inside. There is enough natural sunlight shining into the library, which I love.
    Course:
    Second year environmental science students are given the opportunity to choose their optional modules from the school of bioscience, geography and life sciences. These schools are our considered as our 'home schools.
    Location:
    Excellent location. We have great access to trams, buses and taxis, which is extremely convenient especially whenever we needed to go to town to buy things or have an afternoon stroll during the week.
    Accommodation:
    I am currently staying in a catered hall at University Park. The food has been delicious, above the expectations that I had before coming to university.
    Settling in:
    Settling down in university was not a huge problem for me. Since the day I moved to university, I have been meeting new people, spending most of my time with them especially during freshers week.
  • shezkhan's avatar by shezkhan on 24th January 2019
    Overall:
    I think the Uni is one of the best in the UK. Taking into account what the city has to offer and the provisions made by the university, staff enthusiasm and a focus on students needs, I am very happy I chose this uni over others.
    University:
    There is always something you can be doing at the University of Nottingham.
    Course:
    The University lecturers are clearly passionate about their subject and it makes their teaching a million times more engaging and enjoyable.
    Location:
    Really good. It's very central and close to my accommodation (Broadgate Park) and to Beeston town centre so it's perfect for food shopping / socialising etc. The location is also beautiful with the large lake and so much greenery.
    Accommodation:
    For my first year I will be living in Broadgate Park halls. It is a very short walk away from campus and extremely close by to Beeston town centre where you can find many cafes and supermarkets. There is also a coop across the street.
    Settling in:
    Initially starting university in a new place and not knowing anyone is overwhelming.
  • Harry1996's avatar by Harry1996 on 24th January 2019
    Overall:
    Overall the academic support and welfare support is great and recommended. The campus is a big game changer in deciding courses (on this campus) at this uni due to how expensive and inconvenient it is at times.
    University:
    Welfare provision and the student union is very good with many facilities available. Shopping and getting around is a pain due to how isolated the campus is.
    Course:
    Most of my lecturers are helpful and easily accessible by email, from which they respond to quickly within a day or two. There is a good variety of content and you can choose from various modules to decide your specialism(s).
    Location:
    My campus is very isolated and inconvenient, increasing costs significantly.
    Accommodation:
    Very expensive and inconvenient.
    Settling in:
    Did not take me long to adjust to my schedule. There is a lot of down time to help you get used to the flow of the day.
  • tilda.c's avatar by tilda.c on 24th January 2019
    Overall:
    Staff are extremely helpful. People are really friendly. Research is current and useful. Modules are interesting content
    University:
    Not much that personally suits me
    Course:
    The modules are very interesting. The lecturers are really helpful and approachable. There are lots of lectures but limited problems classes; I'd prefer if there were more problems classes as this is where I develop my understanding.
    Location:
    Good distance from city
    Accommodation:
    Reasonable price but far from uni and a few issues eg, bills were complicated to sort and some things sent working properly and there is some damp
    Settling in:
    Still don't feel I've settled in
  • Issey123's avatar by Issey123 on 24th January 2019
    Overall:
    High employment rating after graduation
    University:
    Lots of activities and events
    Course:
    This course is a lot of hard work and long hours. It is very different to other courses however it is worth it. The lecturers are always willing to help and answer my questions. The staff are all very friendly
    Location:
    In the middle of no where
    Accommodation:
    University staff are quick to fix any problems
    Settling in:
    Lots of societies. Small campus so quickly meet everyone
  • KJ2017's avatar by KJ2017 on 24th January 2019
    Overall:
    Good course, boring nightlife.
    University:
    Hard to integrate into
    Course:
    Great labs and gelreat equipment as well as a well structured course. However lecturers are boring and the first year time table was a mess - very inconvenient
    Location:
    Still far from town but in a nice neighborhood
    Accommodation:
    Standard
    Settling in:
    Alot of clubs needed a sports centre membership which was not near and thus not worth buying
  • lumi1010's avatar by lumi1010 on 20th November 2018
    Overall:
    It was definitely the right choice for me and I would recommend it to anyone who considered going to Nottingham.
    University:
    Generally i'm having the best time at university and would have given in 5 stars. The reason I gave 4 was because it doesn't always feel safe in the evenings especially living in the local student area.
    Course:
    Its a really interesting course and we get a lot of modules to choose from which is better than many other courses and unis.
    Location:
    The location is amazing because its far enough out of town to avoid the busyness but it also only takes a small 10 minute journey by bus to get to the city centre.
    Accommodation:
    Some of the halls are majorly outdated and need renovating asap. The food is VILE, its actually disgusting. However the location of the halls is a massive benefit because its so close to the faculty buildings.
    Settling in:
    The uni do a really good job in making students feel at home straight away. There are so many activities during Welcome Week and they make it clear where to go if you need help.
  • Burhan12624's avatar by Burhan12624 on 28th February 2017
    Overall:
    Simply great. It's almost like being back at high school
    University:
    Uni life here in general is great. Beautiful campus, huge sports village & rich diversity all combined make it an unparalleled experience
    Course:
    Attentive lecturers always at the ready for help. Best campus in UK as well!
    Location:
    Nottingham is a brilliant city. It's the perfect balance between tranquil and modern with something for everyone
    Accommodation:
    Excellent halls with excellent facilities
    Settling in:
    Only a few weeks. joining societies made me feel like this was my second home
  • NatalieRiley's avatar by NatalieRiley on 27th February 2017
    Overall:
    Nottingham university is great
    University:
    Uni life is great. Nights out are great, with a lot of choice. The services on and off campus are good too. Many societies are also avaliable
    Course:
    Overall, the course is very descriptive and explores exactly what is needed for the area of study. Teaching and feedback is of high quality, where feedback is constructive and not destructive. Seminars could use a bit more attention, perhaps allowing more focus to the areas of discussion.
    Location:
    Very close to the city centre and buses are cheap
    Accommodation:
    Accommodation is very good. Although the catered food could maybe use more variety throughout the weeks, but it is mostly of very high quality. All hall accommodation is close to the university park so nothing is more than a 15 minute walk away. Very affordable, there is a choice for every financial bracket
    Settling in:
    I settled in immediately
  • burhan12624's avatar by burhan12624 on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    8/10.
    University:
    It's more impersonal from school.
    Course:
    Because the lecturers are good.
    Location:
    It's on the outskirts of the city.
    Accommodation:
    Modern and comfortable housing.
    Settling in:
    Because everybody is helpfu and friendly.
  • CongressTart's avatar by CongressTart on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    A solid 8/10
    University:
    Daytime services very helpful - SU and university put a lot of effort into maintaining. There's also lots on offer after lectures as well
    Course:
    Lecturers very helpful, especially when it comes to feedback. Modules also very interesting
    Location:
    Not much to do in Beeston, but Nottingham is easily accessible and has lots on offer
    Accommodation:
    Staff very helpful, very affordable, accommodation in good condition, great location
    Settling in:
    Lots of events on offer, great atmosphere on campus
  • justaquickone123's avatar by justaquickone123 on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    #NAME?
    University:
    It is different, becoming more independent.
    Course:
    It is confusing to create your own timetable and fit in modules you like here. You do not get much choice in the core modules you take in first year, but apparently this gets better in second and third years. The lectures are quite vague at times and seem a little unorganised. The seminars are quite few.
    Location:
    The campus is amazing, and although it is located outside the city centre, it is very green and has most of what you need there.
    Accommodation:
    In Broadgate park, the accommodation is very basic for the price compared to other universities. The parking fee is quite extensive, and staff can be unfriendly.
    Settling in:
    Luckily, I really get on with my flat mates and feel I am quite a good settler.
  • kallum1208's avatar by kallum1208 on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    5 Stars out of 5.
    University:
    Its everything and more than I expected.
    Course:
    Its fascinating and exactly what I wanted from my degree course.
    Location:
    The city is very modern and has all the shops and services required.
    Accommodation:
    Great location, short walk to everything on campus. The rooms are lovely and homely.
    Settling in:
    Everybody is friendly and welcoming, which makes you settle in very quickly.
  • Tewinna's avatar by Tewinna on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    That's the place to be!
    University:
    Lots of fun but also good organisation and many activities after lectures.
    Course:
    Because everything it's just perfect as I imagined before.
    Location:
    The area is very nice and the public transport is great
    Accommodation:
    It's perfect just there would be more scholarships and food is quite expensive.
    Settling in:
    Everyone is working hard to make us to feel like at home.
  • Phil's avatar by Phil on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    5 star
    University:
    Love it
    Course:
    Not exactly what I expected
    Location:
    Love the city
    Accommodation:
    Good quality
    Settling in:
    Still difficult
  • Madison Rose's avatar by Madison Rose on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    Fantastic!! I'm having the time of my life here, I've got great friends, live in a great place, and I'm really enjoying my course!!
    University:
    I'm absolutely loving uni life so far... I don't ever want to leave!
    Course:
    I'm really enjoying my course so far. The teaching is great and it's really well structured.
    Location:
    The campus is beautiful!
    Accommodation:
    My block is great, the toilets and showers are always clean and it's a great hall.
    Settling in:
    I felt at home immediately and am having the best time here!
  • Hjradley1's avatar by Hjradley1 on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    Very supportive
    University:
    Cheap accommodation, good student life
    Course:
    Wonderful lecturers and a very supportive tutor
    Location:
    Easy to see parents and go abroad
    Accommodation:
    Didn't live in halls but housing and bills werr very affordable
    Settling in:
    Very friendly people
  • kendellex 's avatar by kendellex on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    This place is my second home. They truly care about all the students. I am never afraid to contact a lecturer. Also there are so many clubs and societies that there is something for everyone. The city is also beautiful.
    University:
    Amazing SU. Can't fault it. Good support and activities for everyone.
    Course:
    The majority of lectures were interesting and well taught however due to the wide range of subjects that are taught in Natural Sciences, I felt that there was little support for those who did not do Further Mathematics at A-Level and hence had a poorer understanding of the subject than other mathematicians.
    Location:
    Not in the city centre so feels very safe however very good connections to the city.
    Accommodation:
    Brilliant quality though slightly expensive
    Settling in:
    Amazing week one program that involved everybody
  • Pollym31's avatar by Pollym31 on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    Unfortunately Nottingham has lots of construction going on which won't be finished until after I leave so I'm not getting the full benefit.
    University:
    It's really fun.
    Course:
    THe second year modules aren't very interesting unfortunately!
    Location:
    Gorgeous and green.
    Accommodation:
    Very warm and cosy! But, no communal areas
    Settling in:
    Felt quite isolated
  • ck12111's avatar by ck12111 on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    Great uni, great night life, great people.
    University:
    Always stuff going on.
    Course:
    It's a good course although the optional modules are hard.
    Location:
    Great city, some parts of it a bit dodgy though.
    Accommodation:
    Decent accommodation although could have slightly larger beds.
    Settling in:
    Had a good set of friends although had mixed feelings about some people I met.
  • Bertha 's avatar by Bertha on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    Oo
    University:
    Errr
    Course:
    Love it
    Location:
    Arrr
    Accommodation:
    Near
    Settling in:
    Goid
  • James_Exn's avatar by James_Exn on 2nd October 2015
    Overall:
    Great, lots of diversity and something for everyone. Tutors are generally friendly.
    University:
    Lots of clubs and events, big sports centre.
    Course:
    An in-depth teaching of the subject but the course is extremely packed and sometimes lecturers rush through the content.
    Location:
    Near city centre, but far away enough to have a big campus.
    Accommodation:
    Accessible, close to town, and features a wide variety of room types.
    Settling in:
    Coursemates and flatmates are generally friendly, a multi-cultural environment around.
  • mooni's avatar by mooni on 1st October 2015
    Overall:
    brilliant, lots of fun
    University:
    lots to do during the day and in the evening
    Course:
    it covers most of my interests
    Location:
    its in a good city with all the shops i require
    Accommodation:
    affordable and good location
    Settling in:
    i felt slightly homesick on the first night but otherwise fine
  • TYS4896's avatar by TYS4896 on 1st October 2015
    Overall:
    I'm very satisfied with the overall experience I had in the University. The campus is absolutely beautiful and comfortable. The food provided however is slightly limited.
    University:
    Services offered are very complete but services may be a bit far from each others
    Course:
    Lecturers are good and interactive but timetables are a bit packed.
    Location:
    The campus is beautiful thus contributing to a very conducive study environment.
    Accommodation:
    Rooms are in good condition. But are not specially beautiful or comfortable.
    Settling in:
    I managed to recognise the routes in university fast and get use to the new study environment
  • Ayamandama's avatar by Ayamandama on 1st October 2015
    Overall:
    5
    University:
    Tonnes of societies, sport clubs and bars in accommodation. Plenty of support financially and personally.
    Course:
    The course material is great. I'm extremely interested. The time table is better than I first thought. Lecturers are very friendly, helpful and informative.
    Location:
    Better shopping and atmosphere than Nottingham (campus is in Derby). Better nightlife. Bright, friendly and all the shops and bars you need.
    Accommodation:
    Clean, modern, secure.
    Settling in:
    Fit into uni fine. Settled into accommodation perfectly fine too.
  • Jessbarkan's avatar by Jessbarkan on 1st October 2015
    Overall:
    It was the best 3 years of my life.
    University:
    The choice of societies was brilliant!
    Course:
    It was well structured and covered a broad range of topics
    Location:
    Close to the city, great transport, beautiful campus!
    Accommodation:
    University park was great but issues within halls need to be improved - these issues are all individual to the particular hall.
    Settling in:
    Within the first day I felt like Nottingham was my home
  • Vicky_H154's avatar by Vicky_H154 on 1st October 2015
    Overall:
    4 stars
    University:
    Fun but hardwork
    Course:
    Satisfactory
    Location:
    Beautiful but away from town
    Accommodation:
    Difference in halls and size but same amount due
    Settling in:
    I had worried with my flat mates
  • Psychicwinslottery's avatar by Psychicwinslottery on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    Enjoyed my time spent there
    University:
    Great variety of facilities
    Course:
    The school of comp sci is the best
    Location:
    Easy access to thr city centre by bus
    Accommodation:
    It's less than 10min walk away from campus
    Settling in:
    It's easy to adapt to the new environment
  • amy-1994's avatar by amy-1994 on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    Really organised university with a wide range of courses and opportunities for students.
    University:
    It can be stressful at times but the campus and facilities available more than make up for it.
    Course:
    I enjoy the content I get to study and the opportunities the university presents me.
    Location:
    Easy to get to and easy to acess city centre from.
    Accommodation:
    I don't live in student accommodation
    Settling in:
    It was easy to acclimate to university live and to adapt to the dofferences between sixth form and university.
  • Elliemay97's avatar by Elliemay97 on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    5*
    University:
    There are so many options for sports and societies and there really is something for everyone from children's game socities to quidditch. Library access is convenient and campus has everything you could need.
    Course:
    It's the perfect course for me. I love the modules although there is no optional modules. The quality of teaching is great and staff are very approachable and friendly.
    Location:
    Campus is great, everything you need without out being too big. It's very modern and clean has a great feeling.
    Accommodation:
    Very modern and convenient for lectures. I would say it was on the expensive side but still affordable.
    Settling in:
    I have only been here two weeks and it already feels like home everyone is so welcoming.
  • Dear_Rhian's avatar by Dear_Rhian on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    I would rate my experience highly as Nottingham is a university with a strong community feel, is in a good location, and has high quality teaching staff.
    University:
    Overall the uni life in Nottingham is good as there is plenty to do here, although I do feel Fresher's Week could be improved. It should be possible to buy event tickets in bulk as opposed to paying separately for each one.
    Course:
    The lecturers clearly know what they're talking about, and are engaging. I also feel the course will be beneficial to me when looking for a job.
    Location:
    The university is ver close to the city centre, and the campus itself is very attractive.
    Accommodation:
    Overall it's reasonable. I do believe all uni accommodation is more expensive than it should be, but I get a lot for what I'm paying in fairness.
    Settling in:
    I'm quite a socially awkward person, so making friends and being comfortable can be difficult. This is no fault of the uni, just me!
  • tiannajohnson's avatar by tiannajohnson on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    Found it really hard to settle in, especially considering that my flatmates are ridiculously quiet and that the events are sort of thrown at you, with very little information and some are ridiculously formal. My subject is very well represented and I'm enjoying the course, the work has hit me pretty hard though.
    University:
    Everything, everywhere, everytime.
    Course:
    Really good course for anyone who wants a full understanding of English
    Location:
    The university is in a really good place, and the three campuses are easy to understand. Your course will take place across one campus and maps are always provided. Quite far from my accommodation but a hopper bus is provided to get everyone to uni, even if it is always late. Far enough out on the outskirts of the city to not be effected by commuters on their way to work in the morning.
    Accommodation:
    Not too expensive for a good sized, well equipped room. Literally, very little difference between standard and ensuite, and ensuite and studio
    Settling in:
    Loads of white people, all living extremely wild lifestyles. Struggled to get used to the transportation here and how few things there are around. Literally got to travel to town to get to any shops.
  • kongming's avatar by kongming on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    5 stars?
    University:
    Fantastic.
    Course:
    Very full, challenging timetable and rightly so. Top quality staff.
    Location:
    Located close to the city but has a lovely campus out on its own near Beeston
    Accommodation:
    Very pricey for the location, but standard quality.
    Settling in:
    Quickly found like minds in societies, though felt out of place in halls.
  • Waira's avatar by Waira on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    Amazing mix of quality education, out of class activities and social aspect
    University:
    Great selection of societies
    Course:
    Very well organised. Mixture with lectures, workshops,case studies,placements, labs. Very talented lecturers and a lot of support
    Location:
    It is campus based but city is very near with great night life and culture also very green lots of parks
    Accommodation:
    Good accommodation but not the cheapest to be living in halls for first year
    Settling in:
    Welcoming people and great campus, city is good too not too big and hectic but still lively and always things to do
  • sophieloui5e's avatar by sophieloui5e on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    5 star
    University:
    Fun-filled and busy
    Course:
    It's engaging
    Location:
    Beautiful campus just outside great city
    Accommodation:
    Great price, lovely accom and convenient location
    Settling in:
    Made great friends
  • Nemix207's avatar by Nemix207 on 18th September 2015
    Overall:
    People are friendly and patient.
    University:
    -
    Course:
    -
    Location:
    Though it is a bit far, transportation is convenient.
    Accommodation:
    -
    Settling in:
    There are many international students from Asia and thus the place gets similar to home.
  • Aidan.reed's avatar by Aidan.reed on 17th September 2015
    Overall:
    5 stars
    University:
    Lots of libraries, two shopping centres, 2 gyms lots of societies
    Course:
    Perfect mixture of coursework and examinations
    Location:
    Little out go the way beautiful campus Great tram and bus connections
    Accommodation:
    Good quality accommodation however other universities offer cheaper accommodation
    Settling in:
    Friendly people
  • Owl94's avatar by Owl94 on 13th September 2015
    Overall:
    Good night life & good degree standard. The uni is run more like a business than a school and they need to prioritise where money is spent better.
    University:
    Main library needs extending and there needs to be a bigger counseling service, SU is kinda rubbish. Otherwise good.
    Course:
    Lack of communication within the department. Lecturers don't care about the individual. However, it's a good quality degree.
    Location:
    Far enough away from city centre, but not too far that it's difficult to get to.
    Accommodation:
    Wide variety of accommodation to suit all.
    Settling in:
    7-8 weeks
  • ButterflyGirl97's avatar by ButterflyGirl97 on 3rd September 2015
    Overall:
    Fantastic, couldn't recommend it more
    University:
    There is something for everyone
    Course:
    It is very interesting and as China is the fastest growing economy in the world and will soon be the largest economy in front of the USA, this course offers valuable skill sets for the future and will make you highly employable.
    Location:
    Nottingham as a city is fantastic
    Accommodation:
    There is accommodation guaranteed for first years & there are different types of accommodation for everyone.
    Settling in:
    The students union are very helpful when it comes to settling you in but even if they weren't the university and students make it very easy
  • cole-slaw's avatar by cole-slaw on 2nd September 2015
    Overall:
    Fantastic uni. Don't even consider anywhere else.
    University:
    Can't fault anything. Two big libraries with a great range of books. I was in several clubs and societies and they were all excellent.
    Course:
    I thought the department in general was excellent and I got on well with my supervisor.
    Location:
    Best campus in the UK in the best city in the UK. What else is there to say?
    Accommodation:
    The uni accommodation was great.
    Settling in:
    I felt at home instantly. Beautiful campus, friendly people, wonderful city.
  • AlesanaWill's avatar by AlesanaWill on 1st September 2015
    Overall:
    My experience of uni here has been fantastic - it has everything I ever wanted and more. The campus is the most beautiful one I've seen and is full of things to do regardless of what kind of thing you enjoy. From taking a boat out on the lake, to great nightlife in the centre, to very accessible sports facilities at both the main campus and Jubilee.
    University:
    The campus is beautiful and makes walking to lectures a pleasure. The facilities on campus are pretty good - it's totally self-contained and in theory you'd never have to leave! There are several libraries, one of which has just undergone a massive refurbishment and now is excellent. There's a great student bar and a few small shops as well as a bank which is very useful. The sports facilities are reasonable - and are soon to be much better as the sports centre is being completely rebuilt. There are loads of different societies, some of which are very active.
    Course:
    I like the course content and the way that the first year is the same for all physics courses, but then it tapers to what you want to do. This gives you the first year to work out what you like and what you don't so you can change physics course if you want to.
    Location:
    The location of campus is great because it's outside the city centre, so it's got loads of space & is very green, but the centre is only a short bus ride away (and the buses are very cheap). The city has a great night life. There's also a large lovely park (Wollaton Park) which is fantastic if you want to relax or go for a walk or run.
    Accommodation:
    The on-campus accommodation is all catered which is frustrating if you wanted to live very close but be self-catered, like I did. You cannot choose which specific catered accommodation you want, it's just allocated. The self-catered accommodation is reasonable and fairly cheap for uni accommodation.
    Settling in:
    Settled in pretty quickly as there were lots of events in freshers' week. There was support available if you needed it (e.g. if you were feeling homesick).
  • DotCoeDotUK's avatar by DotCoeDotUK on 31st August 2015
    Overall:
    This was my insurance choice but going here was an absolute blessing in disguise, I can't imagine myself being happier anywhere else. The campus is a joy to be on and work on, the city is a second home to me and I'm having the best years of my life here.
    University:
    SU very good and active, Libraries good but recent construction of new wing was disruptive during exam time, but now this is complete spacing issues should be very well dealt with. On the whole can't complain!
    Course:
    Meets all my expectations for course content and difficulty, on the whole very well taught and assessed, some small frustrations in marking for labs and coursework but what I'm actually learning and how I do that is very effectively carried out.
    Location:
    Campus is stunning and environment is very pleasant year round, Notts city itself has so much to offer I can't list it all here. 2 years in and still got plenty of places to go/things I have yet to do!
    Accommodation:
    First year halls (Broadgate Park) were everything I needed at good price.
    Settling in:
    Freshers week was great for meeting people, huge mix of events & societies helped with this. Physics dept. make good effort too, quickly found my friends
  • pollym31's avatar by pollym31 on 28th August 2015
    Overall:
    It's a brilliant uni, but a shame that there's lots of works going on. The library, gym and students union are all being redone!
    University:
    Love having so much free time but also gaining a degree!
    Course:
    The lecturers aren't great and not very supportive.
    Location:
    Nottingham city is close and nice.
    Accommodation:
    Expensive, but big clean rooms.
    Settling in:
    I really didn't like who I was living with.
  • kalp's avatar by kalp on 27th August 2015
    Overall:
    Very good.Learned lots. Had a good time. Made life long friends. Helped getting in a good job.
    University:
    it was okay
    Course:
    idk
    Location:
    Very convenient location with lots of things happening in the city
    Accommodation:
    Good value for money
    Settling in:
    The students were all very friendly
  • mynameisntbobk's avatar by mynameisntbobk on 27th August 2015
    Overall:
    I love my university experience, and my friends all seem to as well, but obviously that's because everything I need/like can be found here and there are so many people I can just chill with or do something with. Can't imagine being anywhere else.
    University:
    Would've been 5 if there was more to do on the weekends but in general, campus life was better than expected, evenings were my favourite of course.
    Course:
    Course is interesting, timetable can be give or take but tutorials tend to be flexible and there is always enough free time. Content is a jump up from A-levels in some cases especially more but that's to be expected but there's always channels of help available.
    Location:
    The city is a good city, has everything you need and is on a direct train link to home. Campus is a 20 minute bus ride from the city, cheap and easy to get to.
    Accommodation:
    Location on campus is great and it's a really sociable environment and the food they produce is pretty decent on the budget they have. Quite expensive though.
    Settling in:
    Settled in within the first week, as meeting so many friendly faces put my mind at ease. Met my best friend on the first day and we've been as close ever since
  • Helen-a-ravenclaw's avatar by Helen-a-ravenclaw on 27th August 2015
    Overall:
    Really good experience, the right balance between getting a great education and being able to enjoy life.
    University:
    Lots of societies, libraries are good but a little bit tired in some areas. Student union could be a bit better organised, getting freshers involved a bit more etc.
    Course:
    A really good, well rounded timetable that gives you enough work and feel like you're getting a lot from the course. Modules are good, some lectures can be a bit dull but that's expected.
    Location:
    Amazing campus, lots of green space and you could stay there all the time due to the facilities available. The city is a short bus ride away when you want to go in, and has everything you need.
    Accommodation:
    Very good uni accommodation, have stayed in halls on campus 3 out of 4 years at uni, and wished I had done all 4! Halls are safe, secure, good value for money and a great way to live at uni.
    Settling in:
    Settled in really quickly, due to good organisation during first week with mentors around and plenty of introductions to the course and modules.
  • whatgabbydid's avatar by whatgabbydid on 24th August 2015
    Overall:
    I really do like it here, at first I was scared to come to a massive university, but I actually like it that way. It's a nice feeling to have like-minded friends, but it's not too close knit so you can mix with new people and groups/activities constantly. My course itself works best for me, and if you really want 121 tutorial sessions you can request and you shall be able to have it. It's located in a fantastic thriving city, with a great day and night life, and I 100% definitely recommend going here!
    University:
    We have a lot of societies, very open, but sports societies I do find are really competitive and harder to get into. Our library is massive and functional, but it is really crowded during exam time so hard to find space. We do have good amount of shops on campus, but it would be nice to have a mini supermarket or something as Boots is rather expensive time to time
    Course:
    It's good, but as it's a big uni, you don't get much time for 121, or discussing in lectures. This works well for me, but I wouldn't mind some opportunities to discuss
    Location:
    Again, pretty good. The city's thriving, and university's not that far from there (bus journey or can even walk). The campus for uni's massive and diverse, lots of things to do
    Accommodation:
    Really good halls accommodation for freshers, clean, tidy, value for money. Houses are good, but they're student houses, not supposed to be perfect. Very cheap too, which is really good. Think we're third in the country for best value accommodation? Read in the guardian or somewhere
    Settling in:
    Everyone was in the same boat, friendly atmosphere, freshers week was super crazy, but I managed to make my friends for life from there. Plus people on my course were really friendly too and had supportive members of staff in most places!
  • cmfunk's avatar by cmfunk on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    As a medical student I cannot have chosen a more integrated and enjoyable uni to spend the next 5 years in.
    University:
    Many opportunities to go out at nights. Also many different extra-curricular activities to participate in.
    Course:
    Very integrated course, with a lot of emphasis on anatomy.
    Location:
    Very accessible area by coach and car.
    Accommodation:
    Nice spacious en-suite room with amazing flat mates.
    Settling in:
    Took some time to make friends; but the uni does provide various activities to get to know people.
  • SamB2's avatar by SamB2 on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    I love being a student there.
    University:
    The student union could be a bit better, otherwise good.
    Course:
    I enjoy most of what I learn.
    Location:
    The city is good
    Accommodation:
    My room was a good size and the food was ok.
    Settling in:
    I struggled a little bit.
  • ChrisJWoodford's avatar by ChrisJWoodford on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    I don't feel like the university is improving as I would like or expected and its rating/ranking reflects this. With my course I find it hard to interact with the university in other ways.
    University:
    Gym was ridiculously expensive in the first year until they changed the pricing. The food outlets provide great quality food that is on the more expensive side.
    Course:
    I really find the quality of lectures lacking. It is just a glorified powerpoint presentation, with someone reading a script that has been reused for years. Feedback for coursework takes forever to be returned, especially when its suggested that feedback will be given within 3 weeks of a hand-in
    Location:
    Its annoying in some ways that the university is set in a campus, it makes it far away from the best places in the city and the best rented accommodation.
    Accommodation:
    Generally clean and tidy. I have heard that some accomodation is significantly better than others in terms of quality of rooms and the food, but then there is an offset in price to counter this.
    Settling in:
    I felt straight at home, probably because I have enjoyed the course so much.
  • Plumdizzle's avatar by Plumdizzle on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    10/10, it has been the best experience of my life. It makes you a better person.
    University:
    Feel safe, lots of events, always busy, fitness opportunities are great.
    Course:
    Lecturers are engaging, involving, kind and challenging.
    Location:
    Perfect distance to city centre and just outside enough to reach countryside easily.
    Accommodation:
    Feels like living in luxury.
    Settling in:
    Everyone was nice and welcoming.
  • dolmache's avatar by dolmache on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    Compared to the other unis I've been to, 5* for sure. Overall, probably 4*.
    University:
    It's all fine basically.
    Course:
    It's great but not perfect.
    Location:
    Really nice campus, a little too far from the city centre if I'm honest but that's mainly just because I get sick on buses but it's too far to walk.
    Accommodation:
    It's fine but overpriced and a bit too far away; also, a bit grubby to be honest when I moved in and the internet is very dodgy. There is nowhere comfy to sit in a communal space.
    Settling in:
    I've already lived away from home before so that wasn't different; I'd been to the campus and city before so sort of knew it a bit; I'm fairly confident so meeting new people wasn't that big a deal.
  • Thisisawhite 's avatar by Thisisawhite on 5th October 2015
    Overall:
    Swell. Loads of nice people. Good student input and support system in civil engineering. Lovely campus, lovely city.
    University:
    Not really a great su. Trents is much better, but there are lots of society's to get involved in and Mooch is okay and a bar.
    Course:
    It's pretty broad at the moment but I can specialise later top get to something I enjoy more
    Location:
    Campus is beautiful, and close to the city, travel and shops. Plus the public transport system is the best I've seen anywhere
    Accommodation:
    The halls are pretty good and in picturesque places, and most privately owned stuff is a good price and very well kept. But you do have to look around to avoid getting a bad one
    Settling in:
    I settled into halls and made friends straight away. Lots of chances to mingle with other people. Although halls can be quite isolating I did have friends around, and private housing was much better. Just changed course as I didn't enjoy my first one which was hard, not much support with that, but I'm more settled now, I enjoy this one
  • stockyrocky's avatar by stockyrocky on 5th October 2015
    Overall:
    I'm really enjoying it
    University:
    Lots to do
    Course:
    Working 10-5:30 with no break on a Friday is too excessive
    Location:
    Good connections into the city
    Accommodation:
    Little too expensive
    Settling in:
    People we friendly, just welcome talks were crap
  • Sahil_1's avatar by Sahil_1 on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    It's a top uni
    University:
    Very convenient and welcoming
    Course:
    Because I enjoy the course
    Location:
    It's not far
    Accommodation:
    I live with my parents
    Settling in:
    Everyone's nice
  • Don't know's avatar by Don't know on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    ...
    University:
    ...
    Course:
    I enjoy most of the content but not all of it
    Location:
    ...
    Accommodation:
    would be five stars but the veggie food is a bit rubbish
    Settling in:
    No problems feeling settled
  • eb156's avatar by eb156 on 1st October 2015
    Overall:
    overall i have really enjoyed nottingham university
    University:
    everything requirement i can think of is covered, top class facilities
    Course:
    teaching quality is very good course content is varied and interesting and covers a wide range timetable is quite full of lectures
    Location:
    beautiful campus with excellent links to the city closeby yet still peaceful
    Accommodation:
    the cost of living is quite reasonable but considering the cost of student accomodation on campus(halls) you don't get a lot for your moneyits rather average
    Settling in:
    pretty much felt at home from day 1
  • ?'s avatar by ? on 1st October 2015
    Overall:
    It's been amazing, I'm learning a lot and the uni itself is beautiful
    University:
    Not perfect but lots to do
    Course:
    There's some stuff that I like more than other stuff, but it's all necessary to get BPS accreditation so it's no big deal
    Location:
    The campus is gorgeous but having to use the bus to get to town is a slight inconvenience
    Accommodation:
    My accommodation is lovely, the room is huge, the food is good
    Settling in:
    Settling in is hard
  • xemmax123's avatar by xemmax123 on 1st October 2015
    Overall:
    4/5- I have only been here just under two weeks so I can not properly comment on my university experience overall.
    University:
    Excellent facilities.
    Course:
    The teaching and facilities are excellent.
    Location:
    The surroundings are beautiful.
    Accommodation:
    Accommodation is ok but the room sizes are quite small and halls can get very noisy at night.
    Settling in:
    I was very homesick initially.
  • kieranakue's avatar by kieranakue on 1st October 2015
    Overall:
    4
    University:
    So much to do!
    Course:
    Module content is interesting and workload is manageable
    Location:
    Not a long walk to town, good location
    Accommodation:
    It's fairly average overall, a lot of people I know who go to other universities pay less than me
    Settling in:
    Easy to feel at home once you learn your surroundings
  • Voss_1's avatar by Voss_1 on 1st October 2015
    Overall:
    Really good, nice people and very good uni
    University:
    Temporary sports facilities are packed, but lots of atms and shops
    Course:
    lots of spare time yet challenging content
    Location:
    Good quiet town, but small
    Accommodation:
    Events specifically for your own halls
    Settling in:
    Numerous Events made it easier to make friends
  • Ek68's avatar by Ek68 on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    4/5
    University:
    All facilities are there
    Course:
    Personal opinion
    Location:
    Is near city yet us a campus lifestyle
    Accommodation:
    Personal preference
    Settling in:
    I am settling well
  • happy.baker's avatar by happy.baker on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    Good sense of community
    University:
    Good gym faculties and library, societies and wide variety of sports clubs
    Course:
    Some lecturers are better than others
    Location:
    Very pretty but not near any cities
    Accommodation:
    Run by a good company, very friendly
    Settling in:
    Feel like I settled in very well and quite quickly
  • abdulcardry's avatar by abdulcardry on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    Excellent
    University:
    The facilities offered are excellent
    Course:
    Because the standard of teaching is so high and the environment is quite conducive
    Location:
    The location is good and its not far from city center
    Accommodation:
    Every necessary things are provided for student use
    Settling in:
    Its so impressive to settle down quickly with friendly people around the university and helpful map
  • Katy Roaster's avatar by Katy Roaster on 30th August 2015
    Overall:
    Loved it! The best!
    University:
    Top class all round services!
    Course:
    It's amazing!
    Location:
    Campus university is so peaceful and awesome! Nice and quiet!
    Accommodation:
    Modern, catered makes it easy for everyone
    Settling in:
    Didn't take long to meet lots of new friends
  • EllenJC's avatar by EllenJC on 24th August 2015
    Overall:
    Excellent.
    University:
    Lots of societies, lots to do.
    Course:
    The timetable for the autumn semester was horrific. All 9am lectures and 5pm ones on Fridays. However the teaching is excellent.
    Location:
    The city is easy to get to and has plenty of shops for all tastes
    Accommodation:
    Uni rooms very spacious, regularly cleaned.
    Settling in:
    I didn't feel at home for the first couple of weeks, it was about a month before I really felt comfortable.
  • I think its bendigedigdyl? I can't remember though's avatar by I think its bendigedigdyl? I can't remember though on 24th August 2015
    Overall:
    It's been amazing, wonderful people, a wonderful city, and a really great course.
    University:
    So much stuff going on, and if there isnt a society for something you want, it's easy to create one and find like midned people
    Course:
    It's a great course and I love studying it, but they don't get everything right. They aren't very good with timetables
    Location:
    The city has everything I could want, and transport links are amazing.
    Accommodation:
    It's great (I love my house) but i know some people have some serious issues
    Settling in:
    I felt at home pretty quickly
  • Don't wish to do so , Busy busy u c's avatar by Don't wish to do so , Busy busy u c on 24th August 2015
    Overall:
    I would give my uni 8.5 out 10 for everything The reason it didn't get a 10/10 is nothing perfect
    University:
    This uni ticks all the boxes so this means if you work hard the facilities at the uni do the rest:)
    Course:
    It's the right course the university and its facilities are excellent
    Location:
    The uni's Central,and there's a FREE bus link from my accomdation to the uni and its the probably the best choice I've ever made
    Accommodation:
    It's overall a nice accommodation with ensuite wc Nothing over the top but a clean contempary dwelling away from home
    Settling in:
    Because the friends I made are like family and now that I'm home I'm missing them! A bit like wanting the best of both worlds, greedy I know
  • aaniill's avatar by aaniill on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    Incredible!
    University:
    I love sports and the independence
    Course:
    Course is varied and good assessment structure
    Location:
    City is big enough to explore but not so big as you feel lost
    Accommodation:
    UNITE student accomodation was cheap, but service was poor.
    Settling in:
    Nottingham made it easy for freshers to settle in
  • by Anonymous on 8th October 2015
    Overall:
    Good university, good night life, lots of different societies.
    University:
    Range of clubs and pubs for all different types of people
    Course:
    Good course but I haven't been here long enough to rate it 5.
    Location:
    Good location and transport links.
    Accommodation:
    Good overall nice room
    Settling in:
    I only sometimes feel settled in but I've only been here 2 weeks
  • by Anonymous on 8th October 2015
    Overall:
    5/5
    University:
    had everything to fit everyones needs.
    Course:
    the only problem i found with the course was from a career oppurtunities perspective the course was very focussed on academic careers. We were only ever taught that following our degree we could go on to research or further education or lab work. it was only after i graduated and did my own research that i found i could go into many other different non-lab based jobs.
    Location:
    nottingham is an amazing city. the campus has direct busses into the city centre but the campus itself felt very clean and green
    Accommodation:
    it was cheap, really decent quality - pretty much flawless. there was something for everyone's budget.
    Settling in:
    our halls of residence hosted a BBQ on the first day to ensure we got to know eachother straight away and freshers always helped settle in.
  • by Anonymous on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    It's amazing
    University:
    It's localized in a perfect manner
    Course:
    Because it's different and unique
    Location:
    It's in the right spot
    Accommodation:
    I like everything except the price
    Settling in:
    People are very friendly and welcoming
  • by Anonymous on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    5
    University:
    Bars shops and loads of societies on campus
    Course:
    Exactly what I wanted
    Location:
    Beaut campus
    Accommodation:
    Kitchen could be bigger.
    Settling in:
    Settled in v well
  • by Anonymous on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    An amazing uni
    University:
    As i felt that freshers was over rated.
    Course:
    I love the course, however I feel that the magic is missing at the moment.
    Location:
    As it is a beautiful green campus, excluded from the urban city.
    Accommodation:
    As many things are broken, and outdated.
    Settling in:
    As the university has done everything in their power to make you feel welcome.
  • by Anonymous on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    Enjoyed it miles more than expected. Couldn't have picked a better uni
    University:
    Lots of things to do
    Course:
    I enjoyed it
    Location:
    Campus is amazing
    Accommodation:
    Was good
    Settling in:
    After a week was all settled in and comfortable
  • by Anonymous on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    Amazing lots of squirrels!
    University:
    Lots of clubs but also other things to do as well
    Course:
    Labs are very good lectures could be better
    Location:
    Close to the city but lots of greenery on campus
    Accommodation:
    Accommodation is very clean and comfortable food can be variable sometimes not enough to eat
    Settling in:
    Have great flat mates that I feel like I have know for years and everyone is really nice
  • by Anonymous on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    Really good time, very welcoming
    University:
    Really good student union
    Course:
    Timetable not ideal but all teaching is great.
    Location:
    Nice and close to everything
    Accommodation:
    Nice but a bit cramped
    Settling in:
    Made lots of great friends quickly
  • by Anonymous on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    I enjoy my univeristy experience however i would advise people to go to uni abit closer to home if they are considering it. Also if you go to Nottingham chose catered halls
    University:
    Nottingham has alot going on the day, lots of sport to get involved with and good gym facilities. Nottingham nightlife is also a very good scene
    Course:
    Architecture is a lot of work and alot of hours however the course is very rewarding. Not having exams means we are under constant assessment, but once you get stuck into your project it doesnt feel like such a chore. Architecture is more than a course it is an active interest
    Location:
    Nottingham has a fantastic campus and is close to the hospital which is good for medics, and is a short bus ride away from town
    Accommodation:
    If you are self catered at Nottingham then the facilities aren't very thought out this is why I have given it such a low rating. The accomodation is far away, there arent that many social events and the rooms are very dated
    Settling in:
    I live a very long way from so I can get quite homesick
  • by Anonymous on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    Loved every aspect so far
    University:
    Loved every aspect so far
    Course:
    Enjoying all modules
    Location:
    Slightly outside of the city, but the campus itself is ideal
    Accommodation:
    Slightly out-dated but not too bad for university acomodation
    Settling in:
    Easily made friends and became settled
  • by Anonymous on 5th October 2015
    Overall:
    Good but you must work hard to cope with syllabus
    University:
    Very good and fun
    Course:
    Some lecture rooms are crowded and noisy
    Location:
    Nice environment but a little far from city centre and nightlife
    Accommodation:
    Perfect location, new furniture and building, entertaining.
    Settling in:
    It's hard to settle in another country all alone
  • by Anonymous on 5th October 2015
    Overall:
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    Course:
    - A lot of contact hours (both good and bad) - Timetable not wenn balanced, 2 lectures very late (5pm) - Teaching is of a high quality
    Location:
    - Beeston is not really an interesting area - City centre quite far away (near 3 km) - Very long walks if you don't want to pay for the bus
    Accommodation:
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  • by Anonymous on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    So far it has been brilliant, inductions really helped with settling in
    University:
    Everything is perfect
    Course:
    Everything seems to be well thought through, with enough time to do other work.
    Location:
    Close to the city but far enough our to be different!
    Accommodation:
    Easy access to shops, close to campus
    Settling in:
    There is a lot of student support
  • by Anonymous on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    Very good and enjoyable, definitely recommend
    University:
    Lots of provisions
    Course:
    It was what I expected
    Location:
    Nice to have a campus and it's not too far from the city
    Accommodation:
    Awful landlord
    Settling in:
    It was simple enough
  • by Anonymous on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    Challenging and different. I was used to being part of a BME community and the transition for me was really difficult. These areas could definitely do with improving as I know I am not the only one who had issues.
    University:
    Library staff are rude and look for any way to make money whereas staff in schools actually try to help you. Any clubs are exclusively for white British students and don't make efforts to include BME students.
    Course:
    There is definitely areas for improvement - especially student-teacher relations and quality of the modules.
    Location:
    Amazing campus - the location is in a weird place though and quite far from everything.
    Accommodation:
    Very concentrated and the students are not spread out evenly - as in, there is not much diversity and if you happen to be an ethnic minority student there is nothing there to help you, as well being targeted with racism and staff refusing to do anything about it.
    Settling in:
    My settling in experience was horrendous.
  • by Anonymous on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    Excellent
    University:
    Having lots of fun and interesting course
    Course:
    Good teachers and support
    Location:
    Nice city. Easy to get lost though.
    Accommodation:
    Good food. Poor electrical facilities
    Settling in:
    Good support and friendly people
  • by Anonymous on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    Great
    University:
    I've loved my uni experience and done many things I probably would have never done if I didn't come to Nottingham
    Course:
    The quality of my course is really high and the standard of teaching is great. Even employers recognise the standard of my degree at Nottingham
    Location:
    Great city, not too big but with so much to do
    Accommodation:
    Generally many options.. Great experience if you do your research
    Settling in:
    Student ambassadors were on hand to help right from the very beginning
  • by Anonymous on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    4/5 Would be better if the course I was studying was better laid out with clear scheduling.
    University:
    Great access to all major shopping brands. Libraries are large and offer a great study environment. Amazing sports centre.
    Course:
    Quality of teaching and module content is very well thought out and cover a wide range of basic objectives. There is a good mix of teaching methods and practical application. Timetable can sometimes be hectic, and the structure of the course is not great.
    Location:
    It's a good size, not too large that it's intimidating, and not small enough to be boring.
    Accommodation:
    Good location and access to amenities. The single en-suite self-catered room that I stayed in was overpriced for what it was.
    Settling in:
    As an international student it took time to open a bank account, activate a phone plan, understand how to get around the city etc.
  • by Anonymous on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    Better than most!
    University:
    Generally, it was really good. However, though I had a fabulous uni experience, I didn't think that the student prices for the uni gym was reasonable.
    Course:
    My class sizes were quite small, and this allowed me to receive adequate support from my tutors and professors. I enjoyed the different modules that were available for us to choose from, and some of the lecturers really tried hard to make the lessons as engaging as possible.
    Location:
    It's a student city! Great deals for students everywhere, perfect location for the university, and the residents interacted well with the students.
    Accommodation:
    I lived off-campus in a self-catered hall for 3 years. The service I received from the staff was impeccable, and though minor issues cropped up, they were sorted out immediately.
    Settling in:
    Though I was used to living away from home, due to the fact that I spent most of my life in a boarding school, the university and residence advisors, did all they could to make life easier for me.
  • by Anonymous on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    Consider whether a city of campus is better suited to you
    University:
    Slightly isolated due to location
    Course:
    Good number of contact hours per week
    Location:
    Out of town, few amenities near campus
    Accommodation:
    Modern, large and clean but expensive
    Settling in:
    Previously attended another university and found this one less friendly overall
  • by Anonymous on 2nd October 2015
    Overall:
    5 star, outstanding university. Well worth applying!
    University:
    Nightlife is mental, as are campus parties
    Course:
    Excellent staff, fulfilling lectures and well supported outside of lectures
    Location:
    Campus is beautiful but not too far from Nottingham
    Accommodation:
    Large spacious rooms with a large desk
    Settling in:
    Friendly atmosphere
  • by Anonymous on 1st October 2015
    Overall:
    high
    University:
    good services
    Course:
    good teaching and interesting topics
    Location:
    great campus near exciting city
    Accommodation:
    expensive but good
    Settling in:
    felt at home quite quickly
  • by Anonymous on 1st October 2015
    Overall:
    5 stars! Its an amazing uni, you will love it
    University:
    Many societies! Really good night clubs
    Course:
    Everyone is so nice, I feel at home. resources are excellent and Lecturers are amazing
    Location:
    Too far away from Airports that fly to my home town
    Accommodation:
    Close to the bus stop, very large and cosy
    Settling in:
    Everything was perfect, took me a while to settle in because I have a boyfriend back at home
  • by Anonymous on 1st October 2015
    Overall:
    Really lovely place
    University:
    Good nights out, big library, lots of sports and societies but no on campus club
    Course:
    Good amount of contact hours, interesting modules
    Location:
    Nottingham is a lovely city but the campus isn't near the centre
    Accommodation:
    Fairly big and clean but not on campus (no self-catered on campus)
    Settling in:
    Overwhelmed by the amount of people but integrated well with flatmates
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    I would rate it as 4/5 as the campus is amazing and so beautiful, the transport links, especially the buses are absolutely brilliant and so cheap for students, there are many bars, restaurants and student nightclubs in the city centre and a number of sports clubs and many other facilities such as shops and food places on campus. The accommodation is also varied and very good with a friendly and fun atmosphere. Freshers week is also great fun! The only reason I didn't give it 5/5 was due to the unorganisation on my course and the fact that I was homesick!.
    University:
    The campus has lost of great facilities such a sports centre, some handy shops such as the student union shop and boots, some banks, a few cafe's such as costa coffee and Starbucks and some food places, which are all handy. There is also a doctors on campus, which is very useful and a number of libraries that have many books and great facilities such as laptops, iPads, computers and printers.
    Course:
    The lectures are good and we have a good timetable, but organisation could be improved.
    Location:
    The university campus is beautiful and very accessible and easy to get to, and there are lots of buses into town from the campus with prices geared towards students. Nottingham is a great place as it is a very student orientated city with many bars, restaurants, shops and clubs.
    Accommodation:
    The standard of living in my self-catered halls was good, the staff were good, I had a clean, warm room with internet access and wi-if and the maintenance staff were always happy to help if there were any problems.
    Settling in:
    I felt very homesick at first and I struggled with making new friends and with the flat being so messy.
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    Excellent university!
    University:
    Lots of opportunities
    Course:
    It's enjoyable
    Location:
    Could be closer to city
    Accommodation:
    Lovely, comfortable, clean
    Settling in:
    It's difficult but you make friends
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    Friendly atmosphere, beautiful campuses, enthusiastic professors, resourceful facilities. Anything you would want from a university!
    University:
    Good atmosphere.
    Course:
    It's organized and the topics taught are interesting. There are some very enthusiastic professors which makes learning even more fun.
    Location:
    It's very close to where I live.
    Accommodation:
    I don't really know as I don't live in it.
    Settling in:
    I'm used to starting at new schools, but also the staff were very welcoming.
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    Great course and great people but where we are based at the Royal Derby Hospital is annoying as we are isolated from the main campus
    University:
    Everyone is friendly but again where we are based at the Royal Derby Hospital is annoying as we are isolated from the main campus and can't participate in as many societies as we would like
    Course:
    The course content is good and is more relevant to my ambition of studying medicine compared with Biomedical Sciences . However being based at the Royal Derby Hospital is a pain as we are quite isolated from the main campus
    Location:
    The main campus is great but where we are based at the Royal Derby Hospital is annoying as we are isolated from the main campus
    Accommodation:
    It's very close to the hospital so it's convenient and in a nice area . It is a bit dated though and needs upgrading
    Settling in:
    Felt a bit down being quite far away and seeing all my friends having amazing times through social media didn't help but now I'm fine
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    Excellent
    University:
    A lot of activities to do
    Course:
    The course suits me in terms of course content and pace very well
    Location:
    Close to city centre
    Accommodation:
    A lot of activities going on and a lot of great people to mingle with
    Settling in:
    Settling in was easy for me
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    5/5
    University:
    Great freshers week and loads of stuff to do on campus
    Course:
    Very interesting and great resources/ teaching
    Location:
    Good campus close to city centre but still private
    Accommodation:
    Very good rooms, not too expensive and a free bus to uni
    Settling in:
    Very welcoming and everyone is extremely friendly
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    Probably the best place you can choose to do your degree
    University:
    Everyone is happy and ready to help
    Course:
    Just starting out on the course and getting into it
    Location:
    Based in the countryside but still has a lot to offer
    Accommodation:
    Some of the best accommodation you are likely to get at uni
    Settling in:
    I'm a bit of a shy person
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    Excellent
    University:
    It's a prestigious university that provides outstanding teaching. I prefer off campus accommodation as there's more freedom. There are supermarkets nearby etc, where as on campus it's a bit far to walk as there are only small shops on site to buy snacks. Fitness is excellent, although I'm not on campus there is a gym right next door and all the accommodation blocks have high security measures. The night life is great here, but you have to know where to go! Don't go to student nights all the time.
    Course:
    I'm enjoying the course so far. The lecturers are leaders in their field and are excellent at explaining things.
    Location:
    It's easy to get info the city centre.
    Accommodation:
    I'm in self catered accommodation, it's quite outdated but spacious.
    Settling in:
    I settled in easily as the university that I'm attending is located in my home city. However it is still hard trying to find a balance of work, a p/t job and getting involved in society's.
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    It's academic, its surroundings are amazing, staff are kind, knowledgable and helpful and the city of Nottingham is very nice.
    University:
    Everything is fine.
    Course:
    It's really interesting and lecturers are captivating. The modules are also what I wanted.
    Location:
    Close to everything, excellent transport links but still peaceful.
    Accommodation:
    Comfortable and everything I need, maybe slightly overpriced.
    Settling in:
    I've felt slightly homesick, but I love it here and my flatmates have helped me feel at home.
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    Great
    University:
    Tons going and cake drops
    Course:
    Feedback, welcome and lectures have all been interesting, fun and helped me learn
    Location:
    Its just fair enough away from the centre to be a affordable , yet close enough to walk.
    Accommodation:
    Very affordable and very nice
    Settling in:
    Very welcoming, students uni had lots of events to help you settle in. Plus there were supper groups to help you.
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    2 sstsrs
    University:
    Too much focus on clubbing/drinking
    Course:
    Teaching is good and good module choice
    Location:
    Good access to city centre
    Accommodation:
    Fairly nice and good location
    Settling in:
    Struggled a lot
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    Good
    University:
    Plenty to do
    Course:
    It seems good but I don't know enough about the university yet
    Location:
    Beautiful campus
    Accommodation:
    Not perfect
    Settling in:
    Still slightly unsettled
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    good
    University:
    It has a lot to offer
    Course:
    It's just the beginning. We will see
    Location:
    Nottingham, and campus are beautiful
    Accommodation:
    Its expensive, 10 miles away, but good dinner included
    Settling in:
    It feels like at home, more independent
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    Good courses
    University:
    Lots of noise
    Course:
    Good choice of modules
    Location:
    Nice big green campus, near to city
    Accommodation:
    Nice big clean rooms
    Settling in:
    Met some friends
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    .
    University:
    Balance settings
    Course:
    Exactly what I wanted
    Location:
    Balance between city and greenery
    Accommodation:
    Balance of all factors
    Settling in:
    Staff and welcome week was amazing
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    Very good
    University:
    Good societys, too many clubs, expensive sports centre
    Course:
    Wide range of content, well structured timetable
    Location:
    Outskirts of city, not too busy, good routes into town
    Accommodation:
    Too far, and expensive
    Settling in:
    Good support networks
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    The research capacity is very strong and people in there are very nice
    University:
    amazing view and good facilities
    Course:
    it is very interesting and challenging
    Location:
    a little bit far away the center
    Accommodation:
    good room condition and outside condition
    Settling in:
    people are very kind and nice
  • by Anonymous on 26th September 2015
    Overall:
    I've had an incredible time at university so far and I love all aspects of university life and my course. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else, and I'm proud to say I'm a Notts student!
    University:
    Could do with some more shops and food places on campus, maybe their own club
    Course:
    There's a great mix of lectures, workshops and labs, something for everyone
    Location:
    Everything you could need in the city. The campus is not right in the middle of the busy city but it's very easy to get to by bus, which only costs
    Accommodation:
    All the accomodation I've seen is of decent quality. Prices seem fair. Only issue I have is that only catered halls are on campus, if you want to go self-catered you have to live further away
    Settling in:
    Lots of support from the uni
  • by Anonymous on 19th September 2015
    Overall:
    Excellent, great course, great surroundings!
    University:
    So so much to do and more places to eat and drink per square mile than anywhere else
    Course:
    Not challenging enough but enough support to read around
    Location:
    On the outskirts means it's quiet and beautiful but it's a short bus ride into the city
    Accommodation:
    Lovely halls, great surroundings, excellent staff
    Settling in:
    I found loads of like minded people really soon after arriving and everybody was friendly in my hall
  • by Anonymous on 18th September 2015
    Overall:
    Best two years of my life so far, particularly my year studying abroad.
    University:
    Full range of clubs and societies, something for everyone.
    Course:
    Opportunity of a year abroad and Msci qualification
    Location:
    I enjoy having a campus university but I also appreciate it's proximity to the city.
    Accommodation:
    Fun, social and large halls very close to campus.
    Settling in:
    I loved uni from the very beginning!
  • by Anonymous on 18th September 2015
    Overall:
    4/5 stars. Always rooms for improvement at any university, but Nottingham is definitely a solid option, whatever it happens to be that you're looking for from your university experience. Excellent city, beautiful campus, lively but varied social scene, outstanding facilities, excellent international reputation, etc.
    University:
    Nottingham has one of the largest student bodies in the UK, and as such it is extremely lively and has a wealth of societies on offer. Although it isn't intimidating and due to a large international presence there isn't a pressure to have to drink and so on. Facilities are outstanding (refurbishment and extensions to libraries, new sports facilities, cafes, etc.) and the University is constantly looking for ways to improve and achieves this by consulting the student body.
    Course:
    You receive a high number of contact hours compared to like courses at other institutions. These hours are spread out well across the week as well. Module selection and content is what is required to form both a fundamental understanding of chemical engineering principles, but also relevant to current industry technologies and practices. Quality of teaching is excellent, and the feedback is very good to compared ot other institutions, as the 'open door policy' is true to its word. Acceptable class sizes mean that lectures and seminars are lively but not overcrowded, which can be a problem with universities these days due to the removal of the entry cap. Excellent facilities that are constantly updated to be relevant to current industry.
    Location:
    Nottingham is an excellent city. It has pretty much anything you could wish for. It is also a genuine campus university, so it is a short bus ride away (with excellent and cheap transport links) from the city centre, but also has its own environment and 'feel'.
    Accommodation:
    There is a range of accommodation that caters to the extremes in budget (basic single standard to premium studio), and the locations of the accommodation on offer is either on campus or close to the campus. Accommodation is maintained to a high standard and staff are helpful with any issues that arise and deal with complaints promptly.
    Settling in:
    I came from a small town, so such a large city was a bit of a culture shock for me. However, I felt that I settled in reasonably well. Freshers' week was an excellent experience for me, and by the time the first week of actual lectures had passed I felt I could call the place 'home'.
  • by Anonymous on 17th September 2015
    Overall:
    Out of the hundreds of people I know at university only one hasn't liked it and dropped out and that was because frankly she choose a bad course. Noone regrets coming here, it's great
    University:
    While the student union bar is pretty rubbish, the clubs and societies as a whole are excellent, night life in town is great and libraries and sports facilities are also good
    Course:
    Whilst I don't enjoy every module I take and not every teacher is amazing, on the whole it is a well balanced course with lots of support and my personal tutor is great.
    Location:
    not too far from town with good travel links but not ideally placed
    Accommodation:
    Location in first year is perfect and I had an excellent room for the price, only issue was inflexibility in food times when you had other commitments (like playing a sport in BUCS)
    Settling in:
    It all felt very natural very quickly
  • by Anonymous on 17th September 2015
    Overall:
    Better than I had ever imagined it to be. First year especially, it was arguably one of the best times in my life. Between the social life, the feeling of working towards something, the learning experience, the stunning campus and exciting city, a fantastic course with lecturers who really know there subject. It has been a wonderful experience. I wish I could do it all again really.
    University:
    As mentioned in the previous question, the university is well catered for on campus and off for food and health needs. Furthermore, Beeston Highstreet (15 minutes walk from Campus) has a range of good shops as does Nottingham city centre, a highly pedestrianised centre with a large range of shops, clubs, bars, restaurants and activities (Such as caving, visiting the castle and going to the cinema). University Park Campus has three large libraries, a very well equipped gym (Currently being upgraded massively, though this means the gym is in a temporary shed like setting) and swimming pool, with most sports covered. The Student Union is very active with fantastic societies to meet even the most obscure of interests. Welfare provision is excellent, with a good counselling service, really helpful Academic and Administrative staff, an onsite GP and a very large Hospital (One of the largest in the UK). A decent bar and array of canteens. Really there is not much else you could ask from a campus. It is a place where you can spend your days, learning and socialising with everything you might want covered. In the first year I only ever left campus for a weekly shop and the occasional trip into Nottingham city centre, usually to see a film or eat out. It was not that there was not much going on in the centre, it was just that there was also a hell of a lot going on in campus and if you did not want to leave, you really did not have to.
    Course:
    The course is well taught but the department does not always communicate with students as well as it should, though this has been improving over time. Contact time is low and resources for students could be better (Often no lecture handouts for example) but teaching is informative and interesting. Staff are friendly and understanding, they treat you as an adult but also understand you have a lot to learn. Basically, what is there is good but there could be a bit more of it.
    Location:
    The location is excellent. Although not actually fully in Nottingham (Parts fall into Beeston, a small but well serviced town) it is only a 20 minute bus drive to the centre of town with a regular and effective bus service, costing one pound per trip (Unlike in London, they are on time with friendly staff!) and there is soon to be a tram network from right outside the university entrance to the city centre. For day to day needs, the campus itself has a Boots, a small shop and a range of food outlets, a GP, a counselling service and a Dentist. That means for most of the day you find lunch and convenience items on campus, with your health needs well met. With a 20-30 minute walk to a very large 24/7 Tesco Extra, based in Beeston and a very easy walk through a nice highstreet your weekly needs will not be hard to meet either. There are also multiple small convenience stores around the campus. Overall it has struck a good balance between an attractive, mostly single campus (There are a few smaller campuses but 90% of university activity happens in University Park) and location, with easy access to the city centre and surrounding areas.
    Accommodation:
    Accommodation on campus and housing surrounding campus is extremely good. Well priced and decently sized. There is more than enough housing surrounding the university meaning most if not all students will find a place within walking distance. There is a brilliant housing service called Unipol which focuses on student housing and has introduced a whole lot of standards and regulations for signed up landlords to ensure they do not abuse or otherwise mistreat students. In my case it has meant that I simply needed to choose a house, call up a landlord with the number provided on the site (With a useful city map and house location) and arrange a meeting. No extra forms or charges. I have remained with the same landlord for two years and have never once received any extra charges or had any conflict.
    Settling in:
    I felt at home at Nottingham within the first two weeks, in fact I felt better in Nottingham than when at home. Being surrounded by a large number of similarly aged and in many ways, similarly like minded individuals all on a similar learning experience was a great feeling. This is of course subjective and not particularly unique to Nottingham. The university however did a good job at facilitating this with fresher fares, accommodation activities, a central building for student social and administrative life, a active students union and course tutor groups/seminars. Furthermore, the student support services are excellent and go beyond what is required. Though they can be quite busy and slow to get back to you.
  • by Anonymous on 14th September 2015
    Overall:
    It's been different from what I expected. It's a good University and with the right work ethic, you'll do well.
    University:
    The SU, much like most British Universities is alcohol-orientated. You can only really volunteer if you're a part time student.
    Course:
    It's completely dependent on the lecturer/module convenor you are provided with, some courses were a lot easier due to the teaching staff.
    Location:
    Nottingham city has a lot to do and plenty of part time work opportunities! The campus is beautiful.
    Accommodation:
    The third party accommodation (for example, St Peter's Court) is excellent. The only drawback is travel to and from University.
    Settling in:
    I arrived late to my first year so I took a bit longer to adjust.
  • by Anonymous on 13th September 2015
    Overall:
    Overall I would highly recommend my university,
    University:
    University life is pretty good, there's something to do all the time, and dozens of societies which one could attend.
    Course:
    I have decent contact hours (around 14 hours per week), the course is split evenly, tutors are always at hand too.
    Location:
    The university is located in the suburbs of Nottingham, not too far from the city centre either. Connections were pretty good too, with buses running regularly.
    Accommodation:
    There was nothing special about the accommodation, had all the facilities that were required, and the service was pretty good too. However, wi-fi provided at my halls was terrible. However, normal campus wi-fi is very decent.
    Settling in:
    Settling in was no issue. The SU made sure that there was a wide range of events available for students.
  • by Anonymous on 13th September 2015
    Overall:
    Good
    University:
    Great campus and halls atmosphere.
    Course:
    Overly abstract theory explanations and examples make the whole course seem irrelevant and uninteresting.
    Location:
    Open and green but close to city centre
    Accommodation:
    Big beds, good support, reasonable food, good price.
    Settling in:
    Good support systems, especially hall wardens
  • by Anonymous on 13th September 2015
    Overall:
    Excellent in all aspects.
    University:
    Amazing
    Course:
    Because
    Location:
    It's
    Accommodation:
    It's
    Settling in:
    Excellent
  • by Anonymous on 13th September 2015
    Overall:
    I wood definitely recommend it. It's something you always remember
    University:
    I like it
    Course:
    It provides plenty of job opportunities
    Location:
    The city is big and lively
    Accommodation:
    Cheap price decent quality
    Settling in:
    I found it very easy
  • by Anonymous on 13th September 2015
    Overall:
    5 stars
    University:
    I loved it
    Course:
    Great choice of modules
    Location:
    Campus was quite far from housing in second and third year
    Accommodation:
    Great campus
    Settling in:
    I met good friends in halls
  • by Anonymous on 7th September 2015
    Overall:
    5 star
    University:
    massive uni, lots to do and see
    Course:
    Good teaching
    Location:
    Small city, close to many major ones.
    Accommodation:
    Good quality, VERY expensive to say its in the midlands. Prices edge towards london level.
    Settling in:
    Quick
  • by Anonymous on 4th September 2015
    Overall:
    Poor.
    University:
    Poor welfare provision with absolutely no support for students, like me, with complex problems.
    Course:
    Oversubscribed lectures, tutors who would make a break for the door, very narrow subjects of interest (some of which could not be strictly considered "English Studies"), the oddest and least complimentary bunch of subjects ever assembled on to one syllabus. The teaching was very inconsistent too, and my personal tutor was more interested in making me quit than helping me out - "you'll never succeed", she said.
    Location:
    Nottingham is a fantastic city and the campus itself is beautiful.
    Accommodation:
    Good accomodation, but slightly far away from the main campus (I was based near Jubilee)
    Settling in:
    I never felt at home there.
  • by Anonymous on 3rd September 2015
    Overall:
    Absolutely loved it, learnt a lot not just from an academic point of view and made so many friends
    University:
    loved all the societies I've been a part of and always a library open 24hours
    Course:
    Ive really enjoyed the course, though don't think it has always been organised as best as it could be and would have liked to have been able to have more optional modules
    Location:
    love the city and campus
    Accommodation:
    Really enjoyed my time in uni accommodation, was really nice and in walking distance of lectures
    Settling in:
    Felt settled pretty much immediately
  • by Anonymous on 31st August 2015
    Overall:
    The University of Nottingham provides you with an amazing opportunity to not only learn about your subject of interest but also learn more about yourself and experience things you never would get the chance to outside of a university like it. The staff are experts in their subjects, the societies provide a wealth of interesting hobbies to get involved in and you will have the chances necessary to develop the skills you need to pursue any career you want (as long as you take the chances).
    University:
    Libraries provide everything you need for your course and more for the most part. Not much shopping on campus but plenty in the city. New sports complex is just being built now and they have fields off campus for the weekly inter-society football and rugby games. Also there is a university team for almost every sport under the sun so if you really enjoy a particular sport or several you should find the facilities acceptable. Welfare is offered by the university and is welcome to be used from help with disabilities to looking at house contracts to stress related counselling. Also a dentist and medical clinic on campus. The societies are what make the student union. They provide an amazing variety of things to do and ways to get involved in a hobby you love whilst making friends and there is definitely something for everyone. The actual students union though does very little in terms of providing its own events or entertainment and is often just seen as an organisation that gets in the way of what societies want to do with bizarre bureaucracy rulings for dealing with finance and permissions for events.
    Course:
    The staff were generally very good and all were experts in their fields. The course structure could be inflexible at times due to the limit on credits per subject area. The timetable was sometimes a little complicated due to the number of subjects. Feedback overall was good. Could've used with recorded lectures for better study.
    Location:
    The campus is beautiful and is lovely just to walk around or even jog around. It's situated a bit far from town but now there is a tram that goes straight to town from the campus and there has always be a regular and very well run bus service from campus to town and also to the rest of the city if you ever need to go anywhere a bit out of the way. The city itself is pleasant enough. It has facilities for almost any activity you'd like to do and it has an excellent selection and variety of pubs, bars and clubs.
    Accommodation:
    There was a location for everyone regarding property so that was a plus. Whether you wanted to be close to town or wanted a slightly quieter area. Quality of the university owned/guaranteed accommodation was generally to a decent standard but could be a bit pricey for what you got. Quality of student housing varied massively however the student housing charity Unipol was very helpful with giving advice for housing and if you looked hard enough you would find something decent.
    Settling in:
    It took me just over a term to truly gain a decent grasp of who my friends were and to understand where most things were in the city.
  • by Anonymous on 31st August 2015
    Overall:
    I'd give it a 9/10
    University:
    Loads of societies, loads of facilities on campus, great libraries. I can't fault it.
    Course:
    Not always great feedback
    Location:
    Close proximity to the town centre without being as busy. The city is very diverse and has many shops and activities.
    Accommodation:
    Great location and services but the ceiling of my room had water damage.
    Settling in:
    I was only able to feel settled because of how close everyone on my course is, although my hallmates were friendly- I didn't always feel included in hall life.
  • by Anonymous on 30th August 2015
    Overall:
    Don't. I regret it so much, I thought it would be a good university based on the name but No. You're just there to pay money to the university.
    University:
    Room for a LOT of improvement.
    Course:
    Poorly organised and disinterested lectures.
    Location:
    Nice city.
    Accommodation:
    Some good, some bad - dependent.
    Settling in:
    Too big and not very welcoming students.
  • by Anonymous on 30th August 2015
    Overall:
    Absolutely amazing!
    University:
    Plenty of groups and clubs and
    Course:
    everything they said I would get taught I have and more. I feel prepared to qualify
    Location:
    Close to city but seperate enough to be its own place!
    Accommodation:
    Affordable good location!
    Settling in:
    Week one was amazing! And helped us settle in really well
  • by Anonymous on 30th August 2015
    Overall:
    4 stars
    University:
    Fantastic town, campus and SU. the university gym sucks but I understand there are plans for a revamped sports center!
    Course:
    Good course but the teaching wasn't great in second and third year - a lot of postgraduates taught my seminars rather than actual lecturers.
    Location:
    Nottingham is absolutely amazing!
    Accommodation:
    The accommodation on campus wasn't great! very dated. Improvements and modernisation needed. From visiting friends at other universities - the idea of a 'flat' rather than long hotel-like corridors appears to facilitate a more sociable atmosphere.
    Settling in:
    Took me a while to feel at home and really find the right friends. Again, I think having a smaller flat would have made it easier.
  • by Anonymous on 27th August 2015
    Overall:
    I am so glad I came to Nottingham, it has changed me in to a better person and I have really good prospects for a good career afterwards
    University:
    Really good everything although because the city is so good, it is a bit lacking in some areas
    Course:
    Really love the course, the lecturers make it interesting and I get great feedback from them
    Location:
    Best City in England in my opinion due to the fact it isn't as expensive as London but has similar standard of Nightlife and loads of places to eat.
    Accommodation:
    We get a mini-fridge...That is all that needs to be said
    Settling in:
    Well I don't think the uni really helped/changed it because I feel im quite adaptable but they certainly didn't make it any more difficult.
  • by Anonymous on 24th August 2015
    Overall:
    9/10 because nothing's perfect
    University:
    Good teaching, facilities and ethos
    Course:
    Really interesting
    Location:
    Beautiful rural campus
    Accommodation:
    On the SB campus it is very very expensive hence, me having to stay at home and commute daily
    Settling in:
    Difficult as I don't live in halls
  • by Anonymous on 24th August 2015
    Overall:
    10/10 UoN is so social and the courses are interesting. I fit in right away.
    University:
    SO MANY FACILITIES
    Course:
    I love the uni and the course
    Location:
    It's close enough to the city to walk but not so close that there's too much traffic
    Accommodation:
    It was perfect for making friends and the halls were equipped with everything we needed
    Settling in:
    I settled in very quickly and felt like I belonged
  • by Anonymous on 24th August 2015
    Overall:
    I would rate my university experience as 5/5 - i really love Nottingham and feel entirely at home there
    University:
    Campus life is always active although the student bar on campus is not as popular as those in town
    Course:
    It's an extremely interesting course with good teaching etc, i just wish there were a bigger variety of modules
    Location:
    I like that it's a campus which is green but then it's close to a busy city
    Accommodation:
    I really loved my accomodation, it was close to uni and was affordable
    Settling in:
    I felt settled in straight away
  • by Anonymous on 24th August 2015
    Overall:
    I think UoN is great university. Sure, it has some flaws but overall it's a really good place to study and live, and I'm really glad I chose to come here.
    University:
    the sports and societies are fantastic - there's a huge variety on offer. There's plenty of libraries and services etc too
    Course:
    There are some aspects that need improvement, e.g. administration of some modules, but for the most part the course is good and well-organised as well as interesting to learn
    Location:
    It's separate from the city and is pretty self-contained with an incredible campus (so much pretty green stuff, gardens, and buildings) but it close enough to town that you can access all the bars, shops, clubs and entertainment
    Accommodation:
    Relatively speaking, I think the accommodation was great. It wasn't the Ritz but I thought the food was great, the facilities were pretty good, the location was awesome, and the staff were fantastic. I also think it was really good value for money.
    Settling in:
    It took me a little while to make some friends and to stop feeling homesick. The university organised lots of events and had a good system for getting people involved in new things, and helping people out.
  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    The area is perfect, not too far from home,everyone is nice
    University:
    Overall good would of like to meet more people
    Course:
    Teaching in some modules could be better
    Location:
    Lovely, full of greenery
    Accommodation:
    Clean, good location, some things need improving
    Settling in:
    I was in an ensuite with my own kitchen so it was harder to meet people
  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    Really quite extraordinary. But don't go to St Peters court.
    University:
    decent
    Course:
    Course doesn't have much choice of modules
    Location:
    The city is the best. Big city. Run by students. Love it!
    Accommodation:
    It's alright but I love a good bargain which is impossible to get due to competition
    Settling in:
    I stayed at St peters court. Worst decision of my life.
  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    I have given the 4 star rating for my overall university experience as I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Nottingham. The only things that could be improved would perhaps be a safer feel for students in the residential areas and even in halls, as well as on the streets after a night out.
    University:
    I very much enjoyed uni life at Nottingham, there are a few things that could be done to improve it- such as an improved social side to the Students Union which seems lacking compared to other universities, even nearby Nottingham Trent. Students from the University of Nottingham would often choose to go to the Trent SU for a night out, for example.
    Course:
    On the whole, the course and department were brilliant. It was small enough to be personal and supportive, but large enough that learners could be very independent. The only qualm I would have would be in the discrepancies between the different marks given by lecturers.
    Location:
    The campus of Nottingham is beautiful and is situated a reasonable distance from the city centre and easily reachable from the nearby residential areas. Nottingham city centre provides brilliant amenities and nightlife. The more rural areas surrounding the city are lovely to visit as a break from university life.
    Accommodation:
    The accommodation was clean and comfortable. The catering was plentiful but the food quality abysmal.
    Settling in:
    Largely this was easy, I knew others at the uni.
  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    Fantastic
    University:
    More societies could be made in Derby
    Course:
    Good quality lecturing. Lecturers are really supportive and offer summer internships.
    Location:
    Nottingham provides coach to travel from and to campus. Good shops and student life
    Accommodation:
    I live at home :)
    Settling in:
    Freshers week was very welcoming. We were given introductory lectures and ice breaker sessions
  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    Food court, nightlife, freshers week, varsity, campus and town
    University:
    Had lots of clubs around and great food places on campus
    Course:
    It had a lovely campus
    Location:
    It had campus and town
    Accommodation:
    Halls off campus weren't nice
    Settling in:
    Nightline and freshers week
  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    Beautiful campus and very good employability
    University:
    Towards the end I really enjoyed university as I got to know more people and joined societies
    Course:
    Had rather restricted Module choice in third year as a lot of lecturers all went on sabbatical at the same time
    Location:
    Beautiful campus that is not too far from town and had good transport links
    Accommodation:
    Accommodation was good quality, repairs conducted quickly
    Settling in:
    Think you met people very easily through nights out but there wasn't much provision of day time activites
  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    5
    University:
    Something for everyone
    Course:
    It's great
    Location:
    Suits me
    Accommodation:
    I'm not living at university accommodation; renting a studio privately
    Settling in:
    Getting there.
  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    FAB FAB FAB
    University:
    Loads of societies and sports teams
    Course:
    Good tutors interesting modules
    Location:
    Lovely city for music and shops
    Accommodation:
    Nice halls good team spirit lovely meals
    Settling in:
    Fresher reps are the best
  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    Love it!
    University:
    Love that Nottingham/campus has everything you could ever need!
    Course:
    Quite hard going but I still enjoy it!
    Location:
    Near city but not in the city..
    Accommodation:
    Was in catered halls and the food was bad!
    Settling in:
    Found freshers week hard but good afterwards!
  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    very good
    University:
    gym
    Course:
    intensive but interesting
    Location:
    good shops and supermarkets
    Accommodation:
    expensive for area
    Settling in:
    good friends, nice area
  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    I would rate it as very high. Had a great time in the first year, loved the university, course and the city itself. Nice to not be in the city centre and in the safety of a campus full of students.
    University:
    there is always things to do in the city. Lots of places to eat, vast array of nightclubs. Haven't got bored.
    Course:
    Great course structure and flexibility with the vast combinations of modules that can be taken. The amount of lectures is just right.
    Location:
    Great large campus, feels like it's own city. Not in hustle and bustle of the city centre but only 1 pound 30 min bus journey away so it is ideal location. Nottingham is a great student city.
    Accommodation:
    Great location. Can use the free uni bus which comes regularly to get to lectures. Pricing is not over priced.
    Settling in:
    Once my course and society meet and greets started, started to get to know more people and feel more at home. This however took a few weeks.
  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    I would say overall that i enjoyed university. I hated it at the start as i found it hard to settle in but in the end i found a group of people i enjoyed socialising with.
    University:
    I enjoyed university in the end with the different societies and events as well as my course and the people i met at university.
    Course:
    We have a wide range of modules catering for all students of different interests. Lectures mostly in the morning giving us the afternoon is also good.
    Location:
    Away from the city centre, the university is just surrounded by green scenery which is a big bonus for me as its quiet and peaceful.
    Accommodation:
    The accommodation was expensive for what you get. It wasn't bad but there are much better options elsewhere.
    Settling in:
    A bit of a hit and miss as all students are different and i didnt settle in that well at the start.
  • No's avatar by No on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    Good, definitely recommend
    University:
    Social
    Course:
    It's ok
    Location:
    Good town
    Accommodation:
    Average
    Settling in:
    Welcoming
  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    The overall atmosphere is quite good, however Nottingham is not a very tranquil city, nightlife is quite crazy and noisy
    University:
    Sport centres and libraries are located very close to campus
    Course:
    The teachers are not quite enthusiasm in teaching the students the necessary knowledge they have to have and the lecturers are very dry and dull.
    Location:
    By comparing with where I came from (London), nottingham lacks 'security'
    Accommodation:
    Very noisy
    Settling in:
    Peers are all quite friendly
  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    Ok
    University:
    No student services
    Course:
    No support given
    Location:
    Campus far from city
    Accommodation:
    Very expensive
    Settling in:
    Not really friendly people
  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    I have loved my two years here and I'm looking forward to two more years. Nottingham has a beautiful campus and excellent teaching staff - overall I wouldn't want to be at uni anywhere else!
    University:
    The campus provides everything I've ever needed. Student nightlife is great!
    Course:
    The choice of modules and quality of teaching are excellent.
    Location:
    I love the campus, and I like having a campus because everything is self contained. The uni is not too far from town and busses are cheap and regular.
    Accommodation:
    There is a lot of choice including carered and self carered halls, all of which are in a good location. Accomodation which is further away (SPC) has a free bus for the residents.
    Settling in:
    There was lots of support for new students. Welcome week was fun with different activities and many oppertunities to meet people. Everyone I met was very friendly and helpful.
  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    4/5
    University:
    Beautiful campus although the student union isn't very good - there is no student club
    Course:
    The hours are well spaced out - most lectures are only 50 minutes so you don't lose focus. Teaching is very good and engaging, and lecture handouts are usually good, though some lecturers don't give very detailed handouts which makes it difficult if you miss a lecture or lose focus.
    Location:
    Very good nightlife in the city and all the buses are only
    Accommodation:
    Very good accommodation though there is limited choice for self-catered and they are all private so it is quite expensive in comparison to the uni-run catered halls
    Settling in:
    Easy to get along with everyone and there were events every night during freshers
  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    It's what you make it! The more you do and sign up for, the more you get out of your time at uni
    University:
    Very good, love the uni!
    Course:
    Very well structured and run, always support available if needed, tutors and lecturers very approachable and helpful, very good variety of methods of learning, good mix of practicals and lectures
    Location:
    Rather out of the way, nice location but would prefer it to be closer to a town or city
    Accommodation:
    Very out of the way from any amenities but very close to the ink itself, lots of rooms needing working doing to them
    Settling in:
    Found my flat mates very unwelcoming and difficult to get along with but the uni itself did everything it could to make me feel more at home
  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    Would rate it top class - wouldn't fault anything. They've offered me everything and keep offering more.
    University:
    Amazing clubs and societies and sports teams - great facilities. Really good.
    Course:
    Very busy timetable, so many lectures with vast modules covering a variety of things. good teaching with a few foreign lecturers with limited english letting it down. but overall really good.
    Location:
    Perfect location as campus was so nice and wasn't far from city centre or the town Lenton where others live.
    Accommodation:
    Really nice room at reasonable price. Very good location - could walk to lectures.
    Settling in:
    So much in place to help you settle in with organised events and staff and older students there to help you. Lectures slowly began so helped you get used to it and gave you change to meet friends.
  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    It is the best university.
    University:
    something for everyone
    Course:
    I really like it, can't wait for this year
    Location:
    Good surroundings and atmosphere
    Accommodation:
    great, but could be closer to campus
    Settling in:
    Everybody is lovely
  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    I rate it very highly with Nottingham being an excellent university to attend.
    University:
    The sports facilities are undergoing a huge upgrade, and the current facilities are really good with a cheap yearly membership. There are several libraries, most of which are large and well stocked with plenty of study space. Nottingham offers a huge number of sports and societies for all interests.
    Course:
    It was a well adapted course with some interesting topics. The tutors were extremely knowledgeable in the topics taught and i found my learning experience very pleasurable.
    Location:
    Nottingham is close to the city centre which has a large range of shops. It is close to several large supermarkets. In addition to this, it has a range of historical and cultural activities near by like notitngham castle and the caves.
    Accommodation:
    Nottingham has affordable and varied accommodation. You can live on or off campus with ease, all of which are within a close distance to the university.
    Settling in:
    I settled into the university very quickly with the help of freshers week and joining a sports team.
  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    I rate it highly because it has everything you need to live with and such a great group of people
    University:
    Prefer it to home!
    Course:
    Always what I have wanted to do
    Location:
    Away from the city
    Accommodation:
    Good quality, fast service
    Settling in:
    Friendly student union
  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    My opinions might be biased but really Nottingham is just an amazing uni. Green places with lakes and a very diverse uni.
    University:
    I had a lot of fun during my year in the uni. i joined few societies where i met people with same interests as me from all around the world. Theres were always events going on for my course and i really enjoyed knowing as many people as possible from my course.
    Course:
    The course itself is great overall but i feel that the timetable is very busy some of the days and i feel that this could be improved.
    Location:
    Its situated away from the busy city centre area but its only 10 mins bus ride to the centre. Plus there is a small "village" like place right next to the uni accommodation which makes grocery shopping/eating out a lot easier.
    Accommodation:
    a bit of problem i had was the foods (dinners especially ) since i stayed in a catered hall. But the room and the rest of the facilities in my hall were of very high standard.
    Settling in:
    There were a lot of events during the freshers week for all kind of students so even non drinker/ non clubber like me had plenty of choices to choose from and meet new people.
  • by Anonymous on 22nd August 2015
    Overall:
    Great
    University:
    Everything you need is provided
    Course:
    Everyone is willing to help you with your course and work you have
    Location:
    Known for its crime
    Accommodation:
    Slightly on the expensive side
    Settling in:
    It was hard away from home
  • by Anonymous on 20th August 2015
    Overall:
    University of Nottingham has my uni experience a memorable and special one. From halls to societies to lectures to campus life, everything has been amazing. Also the opportunities it offers with study abroad is hard to beat. I have experienced studying abroad in their China campus which was unforgettable and they also have a campus in Malaysia.
    University:
    I really love everything the university has to offer and I can't think of what it would need to do to improve the uni experience.
    Course:
    It is an interesting course taught in a way that makes the lectures and seminars as different and interactive as possible. However I feel like the lessons are focused more on passing exams then discussing and critically thinking about a topic.
    Location:
    I really like the city. The university is located in a quiet area but the city centre isn't far and Nottingham is big enough to offer lots of things to do but small enough to make getting round easy. Also there is a large student population.
    Accommodation:
    The location is amazing as catered halls are within the beautiful campus and everything is located within a convenient distance (and the free hopper bus helps you get to those places further away). Also there is a great student atmosphere within campus and the local area. The only negative experience I had with living in halls was the food in catered halls.
    Settling in:
    It was uncomfortable the first week or so as I wanted to go home but within the second week it felt like I had lived there much longer.
  • by Anonymous on 20th August 2015
    Overall:
    Excellent - fantastic university, great campus
    University:
    the bes 4 years of my life
    Course:
    It was a good course but I didn't love it
    Location:
    it was perfect - everything so near by or a bus ride away
    Accommodation:
    It was a campus based uni and I had no complaints. No room sharing.
    Settling in:
    I settled in well, made friends immediately

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