About the School
The School of Biosciences
The School of Biosciences is a centre of excellence for teaching and research. It is situated on two campuses located approximately 14 km from each other. A free shuttle bus travels between the two campuses. Students in the School of Biosciences study both at Sutton Bonington Campus, a rural environment of some 500 acres and the University Park Campus which is situated on a 330 acre landscaped campus, 4.5 km from the centre of the city of Nottingham.
Sutton Bonington Campus
Sutton Bonington Campus is one of the leading centres in the UK in research and teaching. The campus has a population of about 700 undergraduates, 120 taught postgraduates, 150 research postgraduates and 65 academic staff. The campus is self-contained with excellent accommodation, shops, dining and sports and recreational facilities and library making it a friendly, sociable place assuring everyone of a warm welcome.
At Sutton Bonington relationships between undergraduates, postgraduates and staff are closer than would be possible on a larger campus and all derive benefit from this. Living in a rural setting, with easy access to nearby towns and cities, is also considered by many to be a great bonus. Social activities are organised by the Student Guild and the Postgraduate Association (PGA) in response to the specific interests of current members. A new Graduate Centre, (part of the University's Graduate School) opened in 2008.
The International Students Society at Sutton Bonington includes members from over 40 nations and liaises with the Student Guild and the PGA to arrange events of particular relevance to international members, as well as providing an opportunity for informal gatherings and cultural experiences.
A brand new Sports Centre opened in 2008 comprising a four court badminton sports hall, two squash courts, a practice room for martial arts, table tennis and exercise classes as well as a fitness suite and new bouldering wall. Outside are synthetic and grass pitches for soccer, rugby, hockey and tennis courts. The many clubs and sporting societies include Rugby, Football, Cricket, Hockey, Badminton, Riding, Tennis, Squash, Netball, Billiards and Snooker, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Karate, Caving, Mountaineering, Rifle Shooting, Fell Walking and the Motor Club.
The University provides excellent recreational, social and welfare facilities. There is a Health Centre with in-patient facilities, student counsellors, a Careers Advisory Service, orientation and reorientation programmes. There is a very active Students Union and an International Students Bureau, international link schemes, including English Language tuition as required and an ecumenical Chaplaincy, including a Muslim Advisor and Prayer Room.