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About NTU

Established in 1843, Nottingham Trent University has a long history of unlocking potential, breaking down barriers and making a real difference to lives around the world.

With over 40,000 students and staff spanning five university sites, Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is one of the largest and most influential higher education institutions in the country. We are a university that is committed to driving forward meaningful change and we have received a wide range of prestigious awards for our research, dynamism and innovation.

We are proud to be recognised as a university that opens its arms to all. A quarter of our students come from households with a combined income of £15,000 or less, and we were the first university to sign up to the Government’s social mobility pledge, demonstrating our commitment to improving the prospects of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

An award-winning University like no other

We're one of the UK’s most popular universities

ranking 3rd for the number of offers accepted, based on 2022 UCAS acceptance data

Modern University of the Year

NTU is proud to be The Times and The Sunday Times Modern University of the Year 2023

University of the Year

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

2nd most sustainable university in the world

2023 UI GreenMetric World University Rankings

Our campuses

From beautiful parklands to cutting-edge laboratories, each NTU campus has its own individual character, architecture and charm. Find out more about what makes our campuses and locations so special.

Academic Schools

The friendly and supportive environment found across our Schools is a key part of our success and is enabling our students and staff to achieve great things.


Nottingham Trent University is governed through three central bodies, principally the University Executive Team, the Board of Governors and the Academic Board.

Meet the governors

University, reimagined

We are a forward-thinking institution with a clear vision to create the University of the future. University, reimagined articulates our ambitions to improve the lives of our people, our communities and our planet.

Explore our principles

Our history

Our people and communities have shaped our history, from our foundation in 1843 to the present day. Find out more about NTU's story so far.

Discover NTU through the ages


Nottingham Trent University is one of the most environmentally-responsible universities in the world. Together with our students, colleagues and stakeholders, we are leading the conversation around climate change and making a real difference to the communities we support.

Working at NTU

We are creating the university of the future. If you have the drive and capabilities to contribute to the success of one of the UK’s most ambitious universities, we’d love to hear from you.

Get in touch

Whatever your query, we can connect you to the right people who can help. You can contact us by phone or email, or you can fill out our online form

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