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Why choose Nottingham?

8 good reasons...

... that work together to offer you the best university experience

8 good reasons...



Student life

Get a taster of student life at Nottingham

Check out our student life pages to see what life is like as a Nottingham undergraduate.

Watch our videos about the Nottingham Experience. Hear from our students on all aspects of student life - from careers and support services, to accommodation and studying abroad.

Visit our Fresh Start blog to read stories from recent first years. They share their views on all aspects of student life from settling into halls and exploring the city, to studying abroad and student elections. There are also loads of blogs to read from schools and departments across the University, written by both students and staff. 

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The Students’ Union

su-logoThe Students' Union (SU) is a student-run body that provides support and advice to students on a range of areas. You automatically become a part of the SU when you register.

Get involved….

Our Student's Union (SU) is one of the most active in the UK and has over 300 student-run clubs and societies that you can join.

The student charity Karnival also offers the opportunity to raise money for good causes and the Student Volunteer Centre has 92 volunteering projects for you to get involved in.

Get support…

Students’ Union Advice provides free and impartial advice and information on a wide range of issues such as housing, education and finances.

Make change…

Every student should have the chance to share their views, make their voice heard and have an amazing time at university.

We will work with you to ensure that you can affect the change you want.

SU on FacebookSU on Twitter


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Nottingham City

Nottingham is a vibrant and student-friendly city, where heritage and history meet modern culture.

Visit our city page for top tips on things to see and do.

With excellent rail links and East Midlands Airport nearby, the city and University are easy to get to.

Download our pocket-sized city guide



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UoNSport_Primary_Colour_SpotAt Nottingham you'll find some of the best sports facilities in the country, including the David Ross Sports Village.

We're Sports University of the Year in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021, and have finished in the top 10 of the British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) league for the last 20 years.

We pride ourselves on the breadth of our offer with over 70 sports clubs for you to  join. Our popular intramural league has more than 200 teams playing for their hall, department or society every week. And for those who want to keep fit without competing, we offer three levels of sports membership, giving you access to sports and fitness facilities as well as a range of exercise classes.

Sports at Nottingham


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A degree from the University of Nottingham boosts your employability and kick starts your career. The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain's leading graduate employers in the UK*, and was named University of the Year for Graduate Employment in 2016**.

* The Graduate Market in 2013-2016, High Fliers Research
** The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2017


Careers and Employability Service

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Teaching excellence

International students Welcome Programme

The University of Nottingham provides its students with teaching of the very highest quality, according to the results of the inaugural Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

The TEF panel judged that the University delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It reached the gold standard — the highest quality found in the UK.

The TEF panel noted that students at the University achieved “consistently outstanding outcomes”, and that there were high levels of student satisfaction with teaching and academic support.

What is like to study at university?

More about teaching at Nottingham

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Resources and Support

Resources and Support

You can take advantage of a range of support services during your time at Nottingham.

Trained advisers are available at our Student Service Centres, where you can find help with a range of academic matters as well as disability support, financial advice and any University documentation that you might need.

There is also access to childcare services, a free counselling service, faith advice and health care services to help you throughout your studies.

Student Services at the University of Nottingham

More about resources and support

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Study Abroad

Many courses offer you the chance to study abroad.

With campuses in China and Malaysia, and connections with more than 300 universities in over 40 countries, we can offer students the chance to study abroad for periods ranging from one semester to a full academic year.

Why should you study abroad?

More about studying abroad

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