NTU has an outstanding reputation for innovative courses with an international perspective. Our students benefit from our excellent academic teaching staff, world-leading research, links with industry and outstanding facilities.

Our cultural partnerships connect students and staff from across the university with projects and opportunities with key cultural institutions.

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Working in partnership with key cultural institutions

NTU champions arts and culture and plays an active role in the cultural life of the city. We have Strategic Partnerships with Nottingham Contemporary, the Nottingham Castle Trust, Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature and ChalleNGe Nottingham, the Cultural Education Partnership.These relationships span multiple schools and colleges and create opportunities for students, staff and the wider public. We also enjoy mutually beneficial relationships with many more city cultural organisations at course and college level.

Each of our Cultural Strategic Partnerships are bespoke. Common components include opportunities to deliver essential and real-world work experiences for students, whilst providing a valuable resource for our sector partners; collaborative research projects including the hosting of doctoral students; co-design and co-deliver of public engagement programmes that grow audiences and diversity workforces.

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Our research

NTU works collaboratively with its partners on a range of research-based projects. There are opportunities for post graduate study through Collaborative Doctoral Awards delivered in partnership with NTU, cultural partners and with Midlands4Cities funding. There are also opportunities for collaborative research projects led by Principal Investigators from NTU, but developed in partnership, as well as research delivered by NTU but designed and commissioned by our partners.

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Supporting SMEs

We are committed to supporting SMEs in the cultural sector. Current major interventions in this area include The Big House, the Enabling Innovation Design Hub, and our collaboration with Nottingham's Creative Quarter Company.

Want to speak to us?

Lucy Phillips

+44 (0)115 848 2068


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