School of English

School of English Student life

Nottingham campus and city

Nottingham is of course famous for its rich history and links with Robin Hood, but today you'll find a modern city that offers national and international venues for music, art, sport, nightlife festivals and food. 

Nottingham’s compact city centre and tram system make it easy to get around while the stunning countryside of the Peak District and other rural highlights are not far away.

University Park is an exceptionally green campus with gardens and lake, located only two miles from the city centre.

Nottingham and the School of English offer a wealth of opportunities outside study to get involved in volunteering and societies, to develop your skills and enhance your employability.


Student Blogs

Students write for the School's official Blog!

The School offers English students the opportunity to write their very own blogs for Words for Words - the School's official blog page.

It's a great opportunity to talk about all the wonderful experiences that you have gained during your time here as an English student, whether that be of the extracurricular activities you're involved in, placements you've undertaken or providing fellow students with some useful hints and tips on how to master revision. Not only does this opportunity allow you to gain some valuable work experience, but you will also develop essential life skills such as writing and communication skills, which can greatly help enhance your academic learning and studies not to mention your CV!

Sound interesting? Why not take a look at what some of our current students have been writing...

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Words on Words Blog


Student Vlogs

Students vlog about their life and studies with the School of English  

Would you like to hear from School of English students about their experiences studying at Nottingham? The following Vlogs cover activities taking place in the school and general experiences of student life.


Student Photo Competition

Students capture some great snaps of life at Nottingham

2015 winning entry

Zefei Chen

In 2015, the School of English launched it's first student photo competition. We asked students to submit photos that captured the theme of 'student life'. The entries were judged by a select board of staff members and two cash prizes were on offer: first prize of £50 and second prize of £25.

Given the popularity of the competition, it is now an annual event in the School of English calendar, showcasing our students' photography skills and artistic responses to various aspects of student life in Nottingham.

Below you can view the winning entries. Click on the images to view them full size.

2015 runners-up

Rebecca Sealy Rebecca Sealy
Katy Hall Katy Hall

2016 winning entry

Kate Edmiston Kate Edmiston

2016 runners-up

Naomi James Naomi Jones
Olivia Jecel Olivia Jecel

Nottingham New Theatre 

The Nottingham New Theatre was the first entirely student run theatre in the country.

The Nottingham New Theatre is very popular with our students. The theatre stages a production every week during term time and students can get involved in a variety of ways, with roles for actors, technicians, designers and costume and make-up artists.

New Theatre students talk about their collaboration with Nottingham Lakeside Arts 

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What's on?

Nottingham Lakeside Arts

The University of Nottingham's unique public arts facility.

The Nottingham Lakeside Arts offers an exciting programme of exhibitions, music, drama, dance and family events for everyone.

Marketing Manager Sofia Nazar-Chadwick talks us through the range of events hosted at Lakeside and how students can get involved.

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Events at Lakeside

Impact Magazine

The University of Nottingham's official student magazine.

Impact is run entirely by volunteers. They produce a full colour magazine every two months, as well as publishing articles on their website.

Any student at The University of Nottingham including members of the Students’ Union can contribute to the magazine and website whether it's writing for them, editing, designing or publishing. They have a wide range of sections and roles, so whatever you’re interested in, you can have a go at work with the friendly team at Impact!

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University Radio Nottingham

The University's Student Radio station

University Radio Nottingham is the multi-award–winning university radio station of the University of Nottingham Students' Union. During term-time URN broadcasts locally on University Park Campus on 1350AM and worldwide via the website.

URN has held the title of Best Student Radio Station for two years running and has won more Student Radio awards than any other station.

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Listen Live

English Society

The School has a thriving English Society.

The English Society is led by a committee of English students, who are here to help their fellow English students have the best experience possible. 

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The Letters Page

A literary journal in letters

Based in the School of English, The Letters Page is a literary journal with a difference: the stories, essays, poems, interviews and reportage featured will all be written in the form of letters. It explores the role of the letter as its function and meaning alters amidst the digital revolution, whilst reconnoitring its role in literary culture, life and toys with the tension between writing for an individual or an audience.

You can find out more about The Letters Page or visit the official Letters website.

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The Letters Page




University Student Life

Find out more about life as a student at Nottingham.


Being a university student doesn't have to be all about deadlines, essays and assignments, especially when there is so much else to see and do. There's so much to get involved in on campus as well as the local events, theatres, plays and sporting events that Nottingham has to offer. 

The campus life pages contain information about the Students' Union and social life around The University of Nottingham, along with information about activities and events you can get involved in.

Click on the Related Links and see what things the University and city have to offer!


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School of English

Trent Building
The University of Nottingham
University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5900
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 5924