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Our achievements and awards

We’re proud to be recognised as one of the UK's most ambitious universities, having received several awards for teaching, research, sustainability and student experience in recent years. There's no place like NTU.

Most recently, NTU has been awarded Gold in the 2023 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), and scored above the sector average in the National Student Satisfaction Survey, achieving an 81% overall student satisfaction score in 2022.

We have also been named University of the Year at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023, showing our commitment to offering a student experience like no other.

In 2021, we received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize, the UK’s most prestigious accolade for research activities. We’ve also been recognised as one of the world’s top universities for sustainability, ranking 2nd in the UI GreenMetric World Rankings 2023.


NTU strengthens its status as a world-leading research institution

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is celebrating the results from a UK-wide assessment of university research, showing that 83% of its research activity was classed as either world-leading or internationally excellent.

NTU has been awarded Gold for teaching in the 2023 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) assessment

TEF is a national scheme run by the Office for Students. It aims to encourage higher education providers to deliver excellence in teaching, learning and achieving positive outcomes.

Our Gold rating means that, typically, the student experience at NTU, and the outcomes it leads to are outstanding.

NTU has been named a Top 10 University for Work Experience in the RateMyPlacement Awards 2023

This ranking demonstrates our commitment to providing exceptional opportunities for our students to gain practical skills and valuable experience in their chosen fields. It also reflects the hard work and dedication of the Employability Team and our employer partners who work hard to create meaningful and impactful work-like experiences for our students every day.