Our research philosophy underpins our teaching. Students develop the ability to ask the right questions, critically evaluate evidence and be self-reflective. They become graduates with an independence of mind and a questioning approach to their work and to the world around them.
The research intensive environment also gives students an awareness of leading-edge knowledge and access to world-class facilities.
An effective teacher must be passionate about their subject. Only if you are enthusiastic will students have the chance to develop enthusiasm themselves.
Dr Krishnasamy Selvan
Faculty of Engineering Malaysia Campus
We are a global institution with international campuses in Malaysia and China and a diversity in the staff and student populations in Nottingham. This enriches the learning environment and helps to produce graduates better able to communicate and to understand a diverse and global society.
We encourage our students to engage in international activity across campuses or via exchanges with other universities. Nearly 20% have some form of international experience while studying at Nottingham - that's among the highest in the UK.
You get benefits just from the interaction, the discussions, the understandings and the misunderstandings that arise. And I think for our UK students, getting that broader international perspective is hugely valuable and has big implications for employability.
Professor Chris Ennew
Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation
The University is well-known for its University Park setting, and for the world-class lecture theatres, laboratories and research resources that are available to students. The range of learning spaces reflects the diversity of activities in which we ask our students to participate.
We know self-study is important in developing independence, and we also recognise the value of working with peers in developing communication and teamwork skills.
To that end, the libraries are equipped with small-group study rooms, open discussion areas and quick-access PCs to help students undertake their personal study and the coursework. Students, and staff, can use the multi-screen interactive whiteboards to work together on a large canvas, and save their notes individually for later use.