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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.

Our recent achievements

We're the most popular university in the UK

four years in a row, based on 2021 UCAS acceptance data

The Queen's Anniversary Prize

The highest national honour for our cultural heritage science research.

Top 5 most sustainable university in the world

2020 UI GreenMetric World University Rankings


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


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.

University, reimagined