Frequently asked questions
On these pages we have compiled a list of questions we are frequently asked by prospective students. We hope you will find them useful. If you have other questions please don't hesitate to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Why should I study at Nottingham?
The University of Nottingham is one of the most popular universities in the country. It is a campus-based university in beautiful surroundings. The city of Nottingham is renowned for its musical life, which encompasses an international orchestral season, touring productions from Opera North, and a wealth of gigs and music venues. Nottingham students take a central role in the city’s musical life, through choral scholarships at the cathedral and major churches, involvement in local schools, and close collaborations with the city’s performing groups.
Nottingham's Department of Music offers exceptional research-led teaching, inspiring facilities for performance and composition, and a unique programme of traineeships and placement opportunities. In the most recent National Student Survey, the Department achieved a 97% approval rating for the quality of its teaching. The latest national Research Assessment Exercise placed the Department in the top 10 nationally for research quality. Our undergraduate courses offer flexibility of choice, breadth of subject matter, and unrivalled opportunities to gain experience and training relevant to a range of careers.
How does the University support my studies?
The Student Services Centre
can provide you with information and support throughout your student life. Centre staff are approachable, knowledgeable and most of all they are there to help.
The Student Services Centre is the home for Academic Support, the Disability Policy Advisory Unit, Financial Support, the majority of the Registry's front line services, and Student Fees.
Where will I live?
All first-year undergraduate and postgraduate students at The University of Nottingham are guaranteed a room in University-arranged accommodation for the first year of their degree (subject to meeting the criteria of the Accommodation Guarantee).
There's a wide range of different accommodation to choose from – with catered halls and self-catered student villages, or the private sector. Visit the Accommodation site.
When can I start using the libraries?
Once you have been issued with a University Card, you can start using the services of the University libraries:
If you're visiting the Department for a day and wish to use the library, please ask at the entrance desk of the library to gain access. Prospective students with a firm acceptance who are preparing for a course can be given a 3 month visitors pass which allows them to use the library for reference only. If you're in between undergraduate and postgraduate studies, please contact your nearest library for information on access to resources.
I have children. What services does the University provide for me?
University Childcare services are available for children aged six weeks to 12 years and include two day care facilities, a holiday playscheme, and a toy library.
Contact University Childcare to find out more:
t: +44 (0)115 951 5222
w : www.nottingham.ac.uk/child-care
The University is able to offer some support to partners and children of students. Please read our guidance on Bringing your Family to Nottingham(pdf) and the information provided below for an overview of the support, advice and guidance we can provide.
I'm an international student. Where do I find out about visa requirements and health insurance?
The University's International Office provides you with a strong network of support – from your first enquiry through to graduation. It offers specialist knowledge and expertise from across the globe. The International Office can help with a variety of issues, including:
Finance and fees
Scholarships and funding
Immigration and visas
Welcome at the start of term
The International Office also organises an airport pickup service and Welcome Week for international students before classes start in September. A variety of trips and events are run throughout the year.
I haven't found my question/answer anywhere. What should I do?
No problem. Simply contact us and we're happy to help with any further queries you may have:
Department of Music
University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2RD
t: +44 (0)115 951 4755
f: +44 (0)115 951 4756