Sutton Bonington life


...everything on your doorstep

"...countryside, great links to the rest of university and nearby cities, so it's the best of both worlds." Kaitlin Colucci, Dietetics


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Location and travel

Set in beautiful south Leicestershire countryside, Sutton Bonington is an idyllic rural location nestled between three major UK cities - Derby, Leicester and Nottingham and Loughborough, it's nearest town.


Sutton Bonington is less than three miles from East Midlands Parkway Station, which has a frequent rail service to London. East Midlands Airport, five miles away, is used by several international budget airlines. With easy access to the major  M1 and M6  motorways, travelling by road is also no issue.

The University campus



Living in the area

Sutton Bonington is a traditional, leafy village with a long history, sitting in the valley of the River Soar. It’s close to three great cities as well as other busy towns and villages well worth a visit.

Staying local


Kegworth is a larger village with a high street, medical practice, post office, hairdressers, supermarkets and pubs. Most students call in at Kegworth for their essentials.


The town of Loughborough is a 20-minute bus ride away and hosts a wide range of restaurants, cafes, high street chain shops, independent boutiques and a historic market.

City life


Only 10 miles away,  Derby is England’s most central city and offers all aspects of city life and student life.


15 miles away, Leicester is a diverse city, and the tenth largest in Britain. It has all the attractions of a major city with a friendly and safe atmosphere


Nottingham is packed full of things to do. Bars, pubs, clubs, cinemas, comedy clubs, theatres, music venues, shopping centres, markets, football clubs, national sports facilities - you’ll soon find your favourite spots.



The Sutton Bonington Students' Guild

The Sutton Bonington Students' Guild is part of the Students' Union and is there to represent, support and (along with the Ents Committee) entertain you.

Made up of 6 people who are elected to their positions, The Guild manage all aspects of student life on campus and making you feel part of The University of Nottingham

Learn more about:

SB Guild                      




Top class facilities - The £2.4m Sports Centre

The £2.4m Sports Centre on campus offers excellent facilities and sporting opportunities.

Membership is highly subsidised for students with a variety of different packages.

Competitive sport

Sports clubs

As well as over 70 student sports clubs, there are a huge range of other things to take part in such as fitness classes, intramural sport, casual opportunities and coached introductions to sport.

The Sutton Bonington Students’ Guild also runs several sports clubs including cycling, football, mixed hockey, netball, and running.

sutton bonington sports centre




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