Visiting our campuses

Whether you studied on University Park, Jubilee Campus or at Sutton Bonington, we're incredibly fortunate to have such beautiful and unique campus locations around Nottingham. But just because you've graduated doesn't mean you can't come back and make the most of them!

Whether you're bringing your children for a tour ahead of an Open Day, are meeting friends for a reunion or even want to make use of the library or sports facilities here's everything you need to know.

Just visiting?

If you need a reminder of where to park, or even where all the buildings are if you're visting us either informally or for an event you can check the campus maps online. Don't forget there's also crazy golf, footgolf, boat hire at Highfields and exhibitions at Lakeside Arts nearby too. The Friends of University Park also run regular events and have also created a tree trail should you want to find out a bit more about the flora onsite.

Alumni benefits and discounts

There are a range of benefits and discounts related to our facilites on campus which you can take advantage of as alumni, take a look below for any that may be of interest.

Sports membership

If you're still local and want to make use of the fantastic facilities at the David Ross Sports Village (DRSV) then why not take out an alumni sports membership for just £30.90 a month?

This will give you exclusive access to our facilities and services at the DRSV, including three fully-equipped gym suites, swimming pool and fitness classes, as well as our sports centres on the Jubilee and Sutton Bonington campuses. 

Find out more about the benefits of the membership on the Department for Sport website.

Library membership

If you have a need to reminisce your days cramming for your dissertation then you can apply for library membership! It gives you access to the bookshelves across our eight libraries for annual membership fee of £25 + VAT.

To apply just email us to request an email confirming your alumni status. Show this to any of our libraries, along with a photographic ID and the fee. The libraries are now cashless so only debit/credit card payments are all accepted. 

Students' Union membership

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 associate 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. You can read more about Students' Union membership on the Associate membership page. 
Weddings on campus

If you met the love of your life in Nottingham, 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 contact the Nottingham Venues team.

Accommodation on campus

The Orchard Hotel and Jubilee Hotel and Conferences 

The University is home to two eco-friendly hotels; The Orchard Hotel and Jubilee Hotel and Conferences.

The Orchard Hotel is a 202-bed hotel situated next to the East Midlands Conference Centre on University Park Campus whilst The Jubilee Hotel and Conferences is a 100 bed hotel with a lakeside setting on Jubilee Campus. Both hotels offer a tranquil setting within the stunning grounds of the University.

We are able to exclusively offer alumni discount at the Orchard Hotel, subject to availability. If you would like to book accommodation, please contact the reservations 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 hotels, please visit the Nottingham Venues 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. 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.                




Alumni Engagement

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

t: +44 (0)115 823 2408