How to get here

We can't wait for you to come and celebrate with us. Before you travel, here is all the information you need to plan your journey. 

Make sure you check the timing of your graduation ceremony by visiting our ceremony dates and times webpage. We recommend that you arrive on campus at least 90 minutes before your graduation ceremony starts. Late arrivals may not be able to attend the ceremony, so please plan your journey carefully and allow sufficient time.

The graduation ceremonies are held at David Ross Sports Village, which is located on University Park Campus. The full address is:


David Ross Sports Village
Beeston Lane
Lenton Abbey

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Transport and parking | Hotels and restaurants


Transport and parking

By car

When you arrive, there will be plenty of free parking spaces available. Please follow the signs, and our parking attendants will direct you to the nearest available parking space. Some of the car parks on campus can be a 15-minute walk away, so make sure you give yourself enough time to get there. We recommend bringing a pair of sensible shoes for the walk. Once parked, look out for the signs pointing you to the Graduation Village and head straight to check-in and gowning.

Blue badge parking
If you require accessible parking, please let us know when you register and we will ensure a security guard is there to guide you to the nearest parking space on the day of your graduation.


By tram and bus

Nottingham’s public buses and tram lines provide direct links to University Park Campus from various points around the city. 

You can find out more about Nottingham's public buses on the bus service webpage or visit the NET website to explore the tram network. 

Please remember all tram travel is ‘buy before you board’, so make sure you buy a ticket from the machine at the stop or validate your travel pass before getting on a tram.


By train

If you’re arriving by train, please check the timetable information available from National Rail. Nottingham Train Station is located in the centre of Nottingham, approximately four miles from University Park Campus. Please ensure you factor this additional travel time into your journey. You can get a taxi to the university from outside the station, or alternatively, you can reach our University Park Campus directly by tram.





Hotels and restaurants

Make a day of it. Find inspiration as to what else you can get up to while you're back in Nottingham for graduation from our friends at Visit Nottinghamshire. You'll find inspiration to make the most of your time in the city, along with special offers for our graduates and guests.

Photograph of Orchard Hotel, University Park Campus

On-site hotels

The Orchard Hotel is directly next to the venue for our graduation ceremonies, located on University Park Campus. Jubilee Hotel and Conferences is located at our Jubilee Campus, a 5-minute drive away. Both are run by Nottingham Venues. Book now to take advantage of their special graduation discount.

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Many graduating students and their guests like to book a meal at a restaurant as part of their celebrations. Bramley’s Restaurant is located next to the Graduation Village in the Orchard Hotel, but tables book up quickly, so we recommend booking early. There are many restaurants in Nottingham city centre too.

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