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Photography and video

We follow four principles to ensure our imagery, whether photography, video, animation or illustration, communicates our values and our personality.

Global: Reflect the global nature of our community, connections and locations. Look for imagery from around the world, with a mix of colours, textures and stylistic influences to breathe life and energy into our content.

Authentic: Tell a real story or capture a moment that shows students, staff and researchers actively engaged in an activity.

Dynamic: Show the vibrancy and diversity of life at the university. Find images that convey a sense of wonder, discovery, enjoyment, achievement and passion.

Diverse: Celebrate the diverse nature of what we do and the people who study and work here. Choose imagery that shows the depth and breadth of university life, from the beauty and scale of our campuses, to our world-class facilities and the pioneering work of our researchers.

Internal users can find further information about photography and video guidelines here.

This page covers the topics listed below. Click on the topic to be taken to relevant information or scroll down to read the guidance in full.


Who to contact

For more information please contact the Traffic Manager at

Request the service

Submit a photography request

Please note that student recruitment marketing enquiries will be given priority. 

University life

Undergraduate study

This should give a glimpse into the everyday life of an undergraduate.


Postgraduate study

This should focus on the detail and excellence of each course.


On campus

Show how the campus is somewhere that adapts to each individual student’s needs and personality. It’s a distinctive feature, so let’s show it off.


Off campus

Nottingham’s rich history, multi-cultural community and unforgettable atmosphere all offer an excellent showcase of life beyond the campus.

Off campus


You can use abstract imagery to demonstrate our research capabilities, which have an impact on the lives of millions of people worldwide. And our research excellence is fuelled by people, so let’s celebrate them in their environment.


Abstract or stock imagery and footage

Use abstract imagery alongside other imagery to represent a concept or theme where real imagery isn't available or appropriate.



More guidance

See illustration for guidance on how and when to use this different style of imagery.

For more information, please visit our internal guidance on photography and video.