Students relaxing in Humanities Building - communal area

Faculty of Arts foundation students

Find out what it's like to study a foundation degree.

A foundation year helps you develop the necessary skills to thrive at university. Some of our students share their experiences from transitioning to university and life on campus, to course content, lectures and extra-curricular activities.

Why choose a foundation course?

Foundation Arts students share what it's like to study a foundation year at Nottingham and the benefits it brings.

Students from Foundation Arts share what it's like and the benefits it brings. Find out more about our foundation programme and the subjects you could study.

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Our foundation students

Zoe, Liberal Arts

"We’re taught skills needed next year, like referencing and how to write a university essay, all things we wouldn’t be taught if going straight onto a degree course."

Calvin, American and Canadian Studies

"Despite arriving at Nottingham with less than perfect A-level results, I have gone on to achieve first class marks so far during my time at university."

Franklyn, Theology and Religious Studies

"The foundation staff were amazing, they really stand out as they're the ones who take you under their wing and help you grow so much."

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