Faculty of Arts

Our students

A foundation year helps you develop the necessary skills to thrive at university. Some of our past and current students share their foundation experiences. 

Current students

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Zoe, Liberal Arts with a Foundation Year BA

"We’re taught skills needed next year, like referencing and how to write a university essay, all things we wouldn’t be taught if going straight onto a degree course."

Read full conversation with Zoe


Our graduates

Charlie, Philosophy with Foundation Year BA

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Calvin, American and Canadian Studies with Foundation Year BA

"Despite arriving at Nottingham with less than perfect A level results, I have gone on to achieve first class marks so far during my time at university."

Read full conversation with Calvin

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Franklyn, Theology and Religious Studies with Foundation Year BA

"The foundation staff were amazing, they really stand out as they're the ones who take you under their wing and help you grow so much."

Read full conversation with Franklyn


Arts and Humanities Foundation Year

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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