The University of Nottingham was founded on the vision and philanthropic spirit of Jesse Boot who, in 1928, donated the land that is now University Park. The vision of a university devoted to discovery, enterprise and the advancement of the human condition, combined with his lifelong commitment to improving health and wellbeing, remains intrinsic to the culture of the University today and will continue to underpin our future purpose.
Our mission is:
- to be a globally engaged university that is also committed to making a difference in our cities and regions
- to empower and support students and staff to collaborate in learning, scholarship and discovery across all realms of knowledge, solving problems and improving lives
- to be pioneers of an entrepreneurial tradition of creativity and innovation
Nottingham is a member of the Sutton Trust 13, an elite group of 13 UK Universities which are regarded as the most prestigious and selective and are ranked highest based on the average rankings of surveys by The Daily Telegraph, The Times, the Financial Times and The Sunday Times.
Nottingham was ranked #8 overall in the UK by the 2018 QS Graduate Employability Rankings with a graduate employment rate of 88.4%. The QS Graduate Employability Rankings measure how successful students are at securing a top job after graduation from university. In addition, the 2017 High Fliers survey stated Nottingham was the seventh most targeted university by the UK's top employers between 2016-17.
Student services & facilities
The University of Nottingham has excellent facilities and we’re continuously investing in spaces for students.
Across our UK campuses you'll find:
- lecture and seminar rooms to suit a variety of needs, as well as areas for individual or group study and places to relax when you aren't studying
- access to podcasts, lecture recordings, Wi-Fi and a free laptop and iPad loan service
- numerous libraries, including the £19m refurbished George Green Library, all open until 2am (Sunday - Thursday) during term time, anda huge number of resources, including more than one million print books and thousands of ebooks and journals
- five Graduate Centres for postgraduate students, supported by theResearcher Academy
Nottingham's main campus (University Park) and teaching hospital (Queen's Medical Centre) are located within the City of Nottingham, with a number of smaller campuses and sites elsewhere in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Outside the United Kingdom, the university has campuses in Semenyih, Malaysia and Ningbo, China. Nottingham is organised into five constituent faculties, within which there are more than 50 schools, departments, institutes and research centres.
The Students' Union is the hub of student social life on campus. You can get involved with a wide range of activities including:
- sports clubs
- volunteering projects
- student-run groups and networks
- events such as pub quizzes, live music, club nights, speed dating and comedy nights ─ in venues both on and off campus
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 groupThe Nottingham New Theatre.
Finding a place to live that suits you and your lifestyle is really important. There are lots of different room types available at Nottingham, with a wide range of facilities.
Your options across our UK campuses include:
- catered halls (undergraduates only)
- self-catered halls
- en-suite rooms
- self-contained studios
- rooms with shared kitchen, bathroom and living spaces
- accessible and single sex accommodation
All of our halls of residence are on, or close to, our campuses, have 24-hour security and wardens available day and night – giving you peace of mind.
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