Undergraduate Open Days 2023

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

Our final undergraduate open day for September 2024 entry will take place on Saturday 14 October 2023.

You can book your place on our open day using the below booking form.

You can find information about the open day below, including subject talks and activities, campus tours and accommodation. Alternatively, you can download the programme as a PDF.

Everything you need to know for our open day

Undergraduate open days 2023

School and colleges group booking form

Subject talks and activities

Find out where your subject-specific activities will be held on our open day. We have subject talks and stands running from 9.30am to 4pm across our three campuses.

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

Please note: Some subjects won't be holding talks, but don't worry, all subjects will have a subject stand at the open day for you to talk to staff and students or you can 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. Sustainability is important to us here at Nottingham, so we'd appreciate it if you could use public transport where possible. 

If you're visiting University Park or Jubilee Campus, here's some information that 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 a 5-minute walk from the railway station so, you can still make use of the free campus shuttle bus.
  • Tram – University Park Campus has its very own tram stop on the Hucknall-Toton Lane line, which can be used to travel to and from the city centre. 
  • Park and ride - You can use the tram line to park and ride to University Park Campus. You can park at the Toton Lane stop, located close to junction 25 on the M1 and 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 University Park Campus and Jubilee Campus. For free parking, use postcode NG7 2QB for the North entrance or NG7 2QE for the West entrance.

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

  • Train – Book your train to Loughborough Railway Station and make your way to Sutton Bonington Campus.
  • Bus – Our campuses are well connected to Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and beyond through a wide range of local bus services.
  • Coach to Loughborough station National Express runs to Loughborough station.
  • 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 Campus, 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.
  • 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.

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

Plan your travel

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 and activities. You can chat with academics and current students and pick up a subject tag so you can find out more once you get home.


Visit the accommodation

We'll have catered and self-catered accommodation sites open for viewing, so feel free to explore where you'll be living at university. It's best to visit more than one type of accommodation, so you know what your options are. 


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 Campus and Sutton Bonington Campus, and you can take a self-guided tour around 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

Getting around on the day

All of the buildings and roads on our campuses are recognised by Google Maps, so you can use this to navigate around on the day.

You can also walk between University Park Campus and Jubilee Campus in just 25 minutes.

Alternatively, there are free shuttle buses that run around University Park Campus, between campuses, to visit self-catered accommodation and to Nottingham railway station.

Bus timetables

Download the campus map

Download this map before you join us on campus so you can find your way around during your visit.

We'll also be handing out printed versions of the map at our Arrival and Information Points on the day.

Alternatively, all of our buildings are roads are recognised by Google Maps, so you can use the app to navigate our campuses.


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

There are different room types to suit your budget and living preferences, so you can be comfortable while living at university. 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 Campus 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 that run throughout the day, 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 Queen Elizabeth II, Jubilee Campus is a modern purpose-built campus which now extends to 65 acres and is only one mile from University Park Campus.

You can take a self-guided tour around the fantastic architecture on Jubilee Campus. Be sure to check out the Aspire sculpture, Jubilee lake and the Exchange Building while you're there.

Sutton Bonington Campus

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

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 (SU) is at the heart of student life. It's situated right on campus 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 SU inside the Portland Building or come to one of our talks to find out about student groups and volunteering opportunities. You can take a self-guided tour to see all the facilities, services and spaces created just for you.

Discover our SU

Accessibility and inclusivity

We want to make sure we’re doing everything we can to meet the needs of all our visitors.

Follow the link below to view the services available on the day to make your visit as easy and enjoyable as possible. 

We have introduced a new tool, AccessAble, that's designed to provide practical information about the facilities available and the access routes into some of our buildings. You can use this service to plan your open day in a way that suits your needs before you join us on campus.

Accessibility and inclusivity services

Open days FAQs

There's a lot of information to take in about our open days, so to make it as simple to understand as possible, we've created a list of frequently asked questions from our visitors. 

View FAQs

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.

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