School of English

The creative city

Nottingham is a creative, diverse and vibrant city, with plenty of opportunities for students to write, create and perform.

As well as all your course opportunities there are numerous ways to get involved with local groups, theatres, festivals, literary networks and more.

There is something for everyone!

Nottingham City of Literature

There are only 20 UNESCO Cities of Literature worldwide - and Nottingham's one of them!

To be awarded the accolade a city must demonstrate:

  • the quality of it's literature education
  • how integral literature is to city life
  • libraries, bookstores and cultural centres dedicated to the preservation, promotion and dissemination of literature.

The University of Nottingham is at the heart of the City of Literature and plays a central role in the ongoing development of writing, creating and performing in the city.


Nottingham City of Literature website


A selection of creative companies, organisations, and networks in the local community

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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