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Life on campus

Relax with friends in halls, catch a play, check out the Farmers' Market or get involved in sports clubs and societies – there's plenty to entertain you on campus.

Students' Union

The Students' Union is the hub of student social life on campus. You can get involved with a wide range of activities including:

You can get tickets for events at a range of city centre venues through the SU, and they even run their own award-winning cinema and theatre group The Nottingham New Theatre

Social spaces on campus

Whichever campus you're based on and whatever your interests, you're sure to find somewhere to entertain yourself and meet up with friends. 

University Park Campus

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  • Mooch is the Students' Union bar on University Park Campus. It has bags of style, delicious food and heaps of special offers to make student life more palatable
  • The Portland Building has been recently renovated to provide extra social spaces for students ─ including an outdoor cinema screen, a spacious welcome hall and fantastic new coffee shop
  • You can visit Nottingham Lakeside Arts to enjoy theatre, comedy, dance, exhibitions, music and workshops for children and families. Lakeside is also home to two great cafes

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Jubilee Campus

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  • The large dining hall in the Exchange Building, the Aspire Cafe and the on-campus Starbuck's are all great places to relax outside of lectures
  • Jubilee Campus is only a 15-minute walk from University Park Campus, so students based here can easily join in with social activities on both campuses

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Sutton Bonington Campus

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  • The Barn is at the heart of Sutton Bonington Campus and hosts a dining hall, common room and cafe for you to relax in. Social events and activities regularly take place here in the evenings
  • The Sutton Bonington Students' Guild is part of the Students' Union and is there to represent, support and entertain you. Made up of six elected officials, the Guild is involved in all aspects of student life on campus and arranges social events and activities for students based here
  • For the very best of local, fresh and tasty food from the East Midlands area, students can take advantage of the monthly Farmers' Market

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Halls of residence


Our halls of residence are hives of social activity on all our campuses. Each University owned hall has its own bar for students to relax and enjoy, four of which also serve a range of freshly cooked food. 

Third party student halls also all have bars, except St Peter's Court which has an on-site gym where you can meet people and keep fit.

Common rooms

All halls have common rooms or shared spaces where students meet and socialise. There are also other social facilities in some of the halls such as games rooms, pool tables, table tennis and tennis courts.

Many of our halls also have Junior Common Room Committees which organise regular social events for their residents.

Mature students and international students

Mature students and international students can also enjoy dedicated activities and events.


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