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.
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.
Strategic partner Nottingham Contemporary launch RESPONSE publications created by NTU students
Nottingham Trent University (NTU) and strategic partner Nottingham Contemporary collaborate to provide students with an opportunity to explore creative talent.
4 June 2019
Nottingham Trent University hosts the creative team from Nottingham Playhouse’s One Night in Miami… to inspire students to pursue a career in the theatre
An evening of entertainment and conversation, the event highlighted the different pathways students can take towards careers in the spotlight or behind the scenes.
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.
English academics launch collection of creative writing produced across UNESCO Cities of Literature
NTU's MA Museum and Heritage Development student Feixue Huangdu has attracted over one million Chinese viewers by live streaming tours of UK heritage sites. She has been featured on the BBC, Countryfile and The Independent for her work.
Study to bring 600-year-old treasure to the world
Researchers from Nottingham Trent University are helping to reveal hidden information about 600-year-old medieval manuscript, the Canterbury Roll.
DH Lawrence’s life and works to be reimagined into graphic novels through UNESCO and Nottingham Trent University collaboration
Nottinghamshire’s celebrated author DH Lawrence will inspire a novel way to reveal the rich heritage of his birthplace.
MRes English Literary Research student works with Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature to deliver ‘Nottwich 2019’
MRes English Literary Research student Dani Louise Olver has recently completed a 10 week placement with Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature to help deliver the Nottwich annual summit.
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.