Undergraduate open days 2022

Are you interested in studying an undergraduate degree at the University of Nottingham?

You can learn more by attending one of our undergraduate open days:

  • Saturday 25 June
  • Saturday 10 September
  • Saturday 15 October

These in-person events will take place on our campuses between 9.30am and 4.30pm (UK time). Please note, events at Sutton Bonington Campus will have different timings with some subject talks running on Saturday 25 June only. Please check your booking confirmation for the details of your programme.

For the most up-to-date information about times and locations, please check the online information below.

If you are a student or parent/guardian, please use the individual booking form

For schools and colleges wishing to book for a group of your students, please use the group booking form.

If you can’t join us in person for an open day or want to watch talks in advance, you can find talks from our virtual events available on demand.

Students sat by the Nottingham sign on campus

Everything you need to know for our open days

Getting around on the day

There will be free shuttle buses operating regularly throughout our open days.

The buses can take you between campuses, to visit our self-catered accommodation and to and from the local train stations.

Or if you prefer, you can walk between the University Park and Jubilee Campuses in just 25 minutes or take public transport to Nottingham city centre and the railway stations. 

Bus timetables

What to do on the day

Take note of your car park

We have large campuses so make a note of where you parked at the start of the day so you can find your way back later. Once you're parked, head to the Arrival and Information Points to check-in and pick up a micro prospectus.

 

Go to your subject activities

Learn about the course and your career opportunities at our subject stands. You can chat to academics and current students and pick up a subject tag to take home.

 

Visit the accommodation

We have catered and self-catered accommodation sites open for viewing during our open days, so feel free to explore where you'll be living at university.

 

Go on a campus tour

Get a real feel for the University and explore our three beautiful campuses.

There are guided tours throughout the day on our University Park and Sutton Bonington Campuses, and you can take a self-guided tour around the Jubilee Campus using our Visitor Map available on the day.

 

Drop into the Information Fair

Visit the Great Hall in the Trent Building to learn about our non-academic departments such as sports, careers, finance and studying abroad.

 

Explore our Students’ Union

Take a self-guided tour around the Portland Building to discover what student life is all about.

You can find out about student groups and volunteering opportunities and check out the facilities, services and spaces made just for you.

 

Grab a bite to eat

Get a taste of Nottingham living at one of the catering outlets across our campuses, including local businesses and university catering.

 

Visit our sports facilities

If you're into sports, we have sports centres on all three campuses open to view. You can also talk to our sports and societies representatives at the information fair.

Make the most of your open day

Open days are a really good way to decide if a university is right for you. So it's important you cover everything you need to make the right decision about your future. Here are some top tips for getting the most out of an open day. 

Read our tips

Accommodation

There are lots of accommodation options for you to choose from on all three campuses.

There are different room types to suit your budget and living preferences, so you can be comfortable while living on campus. When making your decision, think about which campus you will be studying at, whether you want catered or self-catered accommodation, and then narrow down your search by taking the time to visit the different halls while you're with us.

We also have accommodation options for those with additional access needs or individual requirements. Please speak to a member of the accommodation team during the open day to find out more. 

You can also watch our accommodation talk online at any time.

Find out about your options

University Park

University Park is our biggest campus. It's 300 acres of innovative architecture, specialist learning facilities and beautiful wildlife. 

Explore the award-winning campus with a guided tour from a current student, lasting around 45 minutes. There are two tour routes of University Park Campus, and they are split into subject areas.

For arts, humanities, law and social sciences, the tours will depart from in front of the Hallward Library.

For science, engineering, medicine, health care and health sciences, tours will depart from outside George Green Library.

Jubilee Campus

Opened in 1999 by Her Majesty the Queen, Jubilee Campus is a modern purpose-built campus which now extends to 65 acres and is only one mile from University Park.

You can take a self-guided tour around the fantastic architecture on Jubilee Campus. Check out the Aspire sculpture and the GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory while you're taking a walk around. 

Sutton Bonington Campus

Our Sutton Bonington Campus is home to over 2,500 students from the Schools of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine.

We encourage you to explore the campus, sports centre and accommodation with a guided campus tour from a current student. Please check your subject programme for tour times and start locations.

Our Students' Union

The Students’ Union is at the heart of student life. We’re here to make sure you have the best possible university experience - from the day you accept your place, to the day you graduate.

Drop in to the Students’ Union to find out about student groups and volunteering opportunities. Take a self-guided tour of the Portland Building to see all the facilities, services and spaces just for you.

Find out more

Food and drink on the day

Whether you want a quick coffee or a full refuel, there are lots of delicious options on our campuses. There are cafes, shops and restaurants to suit a variety of tastes and dietary needs such as gluten-free, halal, vegan, and vegetarian. 

We've also invited some local restaurants and street food vendors to join us on University Park Campus so our visitors can sample the tastes of Nottingham while you're visiting us. 

Our vendors

Subject talks and activities

Check which campus you need to be on for your subject-specific activities. Subject talks and drop-ins are running from 9.30am to 4pm across our three campuses.

We also have general activities and talks throughout the day on all three campuses. This will cover general information you need to know about student life including campus tours, sports talks and accommodation viewings.

Click the link below for the most up-to-date times and locations for all talks and activities.

Please note: If your chosen course doesn’t appear on the web pages, this just means there is no in-person talk or session on the day. Please make your way to the subject stand where staff and students will be happy to tell you more about your course and answer any questions. Some subject talks on Sutton Bonington Campus will be running on Saturday 25 June only. You can also watch talks about our subjects and University life on Open Days on demand.

Subject talks and activities

How to get to our campuses

We recommend you plan your travel to our open days in advance. If you're visiting University Park or Jubilee Campus, here's some information you may find useful:

  • Train* – Book your train to Nottingham Railway Station and on arrival our friendly helpers in blue shirts will direct you to the free campus shuttle bus.
  • Coach - The coach station in Nottingham is next door to the Railway Station. If travelling by coach you could still make use of the free campus shuttle bus. Just find a student helper in a blue t-shirt.
  • Tram – University Park Campus has its very own tram stop on the Hucknall-Toton Lane line. You can use this line to park and ride to our campuses. Get off at the University of Nottingham stop.
  • Bus – Our campuses are well connected to Nottinghamshire and beyond through a wide range of local bus services.
  • Car – There is free car parking all day on University Park Campus and Blue Badge parking on Jubilee Campus. For free parking, use postcode NG7 2QB in your GPS.

For our visitors at Sutton Bonington Campus, you can get here by:

  • Train* – Book your train to Loughborough Railway Station and on arrival our friendly helpers in blue shirts will direct you to the free campus shuttle bus.
  • Bus – Our campuses are well connected to Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and beyond through a wide range of local bus services.
  • Car – We have free car parking all day on our Sutton Bonington Campus. Use postcode LE12 5RD in your GPS and follow directions to open day car parking on arrival.
  • Coach to Loughborough station - National Express runs to Loughborough station, and our free shuttle bus will be waiting to take guests to the Sutton Bonington campus.
  • Coach to Nottingham station – The coach station in Nottingham is next door to the Railway Station. If travelling by coach you could make use of the free campus shuttle bus to University Park, and then transfer to the Sutton Bonington shuttle bus once on campus. Just find a student helper in a blue t-shirt when you arrive.

There will also be a free shuttle bus service between our three campuses throughout the day.

*Please note: there may be disruption to your journey by train on Saturday 25 June following the announcement of a possible rail strike.

Plan your travel

Get to know the area

Our campuses aren’t the only thing to see while you’re in Nottingham, so we recommend you take some time to head into town and discover the place you’ll call home.

From our University Park and Jubilee Campuses, you can hop on the tram or bus to Old Market Square. Here you can find a huge range of shops, bars, restaurants and cultural hotspots, like Nottingham Castle, to immerse yourself in Nottingham life. You can also check out some recommendations from current Nottingham students.

For those who want to stay a little longer and really experience Nottingham, you can find a list of the best hotels in the city centre on the Visit Nottinghamshire website.

If you'll be in Sutton Bonington, you can use the free campus shuttle buses to head into Nottingham city, or use local transport routes to visit Loughborough and Kegworth.

Download the open day programme

You can download all the information you need for our open days as a PDF below. 

We've also created a printable planner to help you stay on track during the day. 

Student ambassador giving an open day visitor a campus tour

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