We like lower case. It demonstrates that we're champions of equality and that we're forward-thinking and confident. Fewer capital letters are also better for readability.
So don’t use a capital letter unless it's absolutely essential. Essential use includes all proper names. We also capitalise certain job titles and official campus names. See Names and titles for detailed guidance on this.
If you're referring to the university in general, always use lower case "u". Upper case in this instance makes us look stuffy:
If you're writing it as part of our full name, use upper case "U" – but in no circumstances make "the" upper case:
Read more about how we refer to ourselves in University of Nottingham.
Only capitalise the names of subjects if you're using the full title:
If you're referring to the subject in general, always use lower case:
See Degrees for further information.