Teaching and learning


Studying at The University of Nottingham means you’ll spend your time:

  • learning from staff in taught classes
  • working in groups with other students
  • reading around your interests

The world-class teaching facilities allow staff to organise lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical classes to best suit your learning.

Online learning resources and our library facilities support your independent study and provide a level of access to material that you could only expect in a research-intensive university.



Listening to our students

What students think about our teaching is important to us. 

Each year the National Student Survey tells us how students rate their learning experience at Nottingham. We use this feedback to tell us what we're doing really well and where we can make improvements.

Every academic also asks for feedback, formally and informally, on their own teaching style and course content.

Students are:

  • actively involved in course development
  • encouraged to take the lead in shaping their learning

Nottingham Advantage Award

Employers rate our graduates very highly and a degree from Nottingham is of considerable value in the marketplace.

“We understand the skills our students also acquire from extra-curricular activities. The Nottingham Advantage Award recognises these skills and offers students a way of showing employers how the transferable skills they have developed makes them even more employable.” 

Registrar, Paul Greatrix

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Visual learning

The University of Nottingham is nationally recognised as a centre of excellence in using visual technologies to enhance the student learning experience. 

These are just some of the ways our staff offer an extra layer of richness to your learning:

  • video conferencing for student nurses
  • simulated chemical plants for engineers
  • lab visualisers for trainee vets
  • video-editing equipment for students of film and TV 

Making learning fun

Our enthusiasm for the subject and enjoyment of learning is evident in our teaching and how we play with ideas.

Periodic Table of Videos

Our chemistry staff have produced an online periodic table charting all 118 of the chemical elements. Each element has its own video, including: explosive experiments, informative stories and exciting adventures in the lab.

Sixty Symbols

Scientists from physics and astronomy have unravelled some of the mystery created by the 'letters and squiggles' used by scientists.

Learn more about the Period Table of Videos
and Sixty Symbols websites. 


Valuing our teaching

Our staff know that their teaching is important and that the University is proud of its reputation.

Each year, 10-12 staff receive a Lord Dearing Award for excellence in teaching at the University. Often these staff are nominated by their students for the way they:

  • bring the subject to life
  • engage them in their study


The University is keen to share its educational expertise through a number of routes.

  • YouTubeEdu offers a glimpse into teaching and learning that goes on in Nottingham
  • iTunesU provides video and audio podcasts, including the "Politics in 60 seconds series"
  • U-Now invites university educators from around the world to make use of our teaching materials through open courseware initiative



The University of Nottingham

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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5151
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 3666
email: enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk