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Facilities on campus 

University of Nottingham alumni have exclusive access to a range of facilities on campus, including our world-class libraries and sports facilities. 

Whether you're back on campus for a day or two, or live locally - find out how we can help you make the most of our campuses and facilities.   

Students using library study spaces


Here at the University, we have eight libraries covering a wide range of subjects - from arts to engineering, business to science, and everything else in between. 

Alumni are welcome to join the library as Community Borrowers for a reduced annual membership fee of £25 plus VAT.  

As a Community Borrower you can: 

  • borrow up to 12 books - these are issued for one week and automatically renew each day for seven days unless requested by another user
  • access a selection of electronic resources through the Walk-in User service (on campus only) 
To join, all you need to do is contact to request an email confirming your alumni status. Show this to any of our libraries, along with a photographic ID and the fee. Cash, cheques, and debit/credit card payments are all accepted. 
To find out more about our library services, please visit our Libraries website. 
Exterior of David Ross Sports Village

Sports membership

It's a great era for sport at Nottingham. We have fantastic facilities across all our campuses, including the new £40 million David Ross Sports Village at University Park, and a wide range of classes and activities for all to take part in. 

As a graduate of the University, you can purchase a monthly sports membership for just £29.90 a month which can be cancelled at any time. This will give you exclusive access to our facilities and services. 

To join, all you need to do is contact to request an email confirming your alumni status. Show this to the sports membership team upon registration. 

Visit our Department of Sport website to find out more about alumni and associate sports membership

Students relax in Mooch, the Students' Union bar

Students' Union membership

Did you know that you can continue to be a member of the Students' Union after you graduate from the University? If you want to continue to be part of the societies and activities offered by the Students' Union, you can purchase a Student's Union membership. 

There are two options available to alumni: 

  • Associate membership for one year (1 September - 31 August) = £5 plus the membership fee of any society you join.  
  • Associate membership for life = £30 plus the annual membership fee of any society you join. 
All you need to do is complete the associate membership application form online or request an application form from:
Students' Union Admin Department 
Portland Building
The University of Nottingham 
University Park 
For more information about Students' Union membership, please visit the Associate membership page. 
Orchard Hotel, University Park Campus

On campus accommodation

Orchard Hotel

The Orchard Hotel is the University's eco-friendly, 202-bed hotel situated next to the East Midlands Conference Centre on University Park Campus. 

We are able to exclusively offer alumni discount at the Orchard Hotel, subject to availability. 

If you would like to book accommodation, please contact our Alumni Relations team and provide your name, year of graduation and subject of study, in order to receive the special discount code. 

For more information about the Orchard Hotel, please visit their website

Halls of Residence

Alumni and visitors are welcome to stay in hall accommodation on campus, whether for a short or long stay. 

We have a range of guest rooms located within our student residences that are reserved specifically for guest use. 

You can download our PDF information brochure or visit our Visitor accommodation website to find out more about how to book, cost, hall locations and contact information. Please note a minimum five night stay applies.                



The Hemsley Restaurant and Bar

The Hemsley Restaurant and Bar

Alumni and guests are welcome to visit our exclusive Hemsley Restaurant and Bar, formerly the Staff Club. Located on University Park Campus, The Hemsley caters for both informal and formal dining throughout the week, and is available to hire for private events. 

Serving a delicious selection of starters, mains and deserts from our al a carte menu, The Restaurant is open for lunch from 12pm-2pm and for evening dinner from 6pm-9pm. Advanced booking is advisable - to book a table please call +44 (0)115 951 5950. 

For a more informal atmosphere, The Deli is open for lunch from 12pm-2pm serving a selection of sandwiches and hot and cold dishes. 

The Bar at The Hemsley is open from 11.30am-8pm, with a large choice of drink options, including a fine wine cellar, and bar meals available. 

For more information and to view sample menus please visit The Hemsley website.  



Weddings at the University

Weddings at The University of Nottingham

If you met the love of your life at university, or you want your special day to take place in the stunning surroundings of University Park, you might be interested to learn that you can hold your wedding at The University of Nottingham. We also offer special rates for alumni of the University. 

If you're looking for a traditional setting to celebrate your special day, there's none better than the Trent Building, which offers oak-panelled ante-rooms leading through to the Great Hall where our civil licence enables you to tie the knot. 

Relax and enjoy the serenity of the Senate Chamber for your wedding breakfast, and perhaps follow the terraces down to the boating lake, offering a beautiful backdrop for wedding photographs to remember. 

A selection of halls also offer traditional surroundings for your wedding. 

For more information please email the Weddings in Nottingham team.



Other ways we can help 


Alumni Relations

Portland Building
The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 823 2408
fax: +44 (0)115 951 3937