About NTU

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is a successful, confident, and innovative university with origins dating back to 1843 in the Nottingham Government School of Design. Throughout its long history, NTU has remained true to the mission of this school and has focused on connecting students’ aspirations and employers’ needs.

Pavillion building at Clifton Campus

We have got something very special to offer our staff. It is a place where ideas are not just welcomed, they are expected. It is an environment in which award-winning research projects are passionately supported by the whole team, thousands of links with private, public and third sector businesses have already been established, and global relationships are embraced. It is a university with state-of-the-art facilities, but where values of enriching society, and empowering our staff through multiple opportunities still remain. It is a place of educational excellence where innovative, aspirational and inspirational thinking is celebrated. It is a place where you belong.

NTU is creating the University of the Future. Will you join us on our journey?

We want to...empower you

Every member of staff and every student at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is encouraged by the desire to innovate, discover, explore and push the boundaries of achievement. We want to fulfil our personal and professional ambitions, and we want to change the future by connecting with the world. We know that shared learning, extraordinary research projects and even more extraordinary people are the key to making this happen, and it is why we have realised a steady rise up the league tables in recent years.

Holding a selection of prestigious awards and prizes such as the Queen’s Anniversary Prize, which was awarded to the College of Science and Technology, and international accreditation from the AACSB which placed the Business School among the top 5% in the world, we are immensely proud of the work our Schools are doing. This demonstrates the potential that harnessing the talents of all our people can bring.

We have  also been awarded a gold rating in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for our outstanding learning and teaching, which is amongst the highest quality to be found in the UK.

This is the highest award available and the judging panel praised NTU’s strategic commitment to supporting learning and teaching to create the best possible outcomes for students, as well as our significant investment in the student experience. Our focus on staff development and student engagement were also highlighted, in addition to our provision of high quality work placements for all students and exemplary engagement with employers.

We are a truly global university, with students and staff drawn from over 160 countries and a network of international partners that spans the world. Our students know that they can expect an award-winning student experience, and our staff know that they’ll be encouraged to set the pace for change. They do that through more than just teaching the next generation of thinkers, they actively pursue their own interests too – from forming the Midlands Enterprise Universities Group in order to input their collective thoughts to the Midlands Engine summit, to individual research projects that are transforming national security, health and business, our unique teams are instrumental in changing the face of the UK.

And now you can join us. We are a collective unit who value ideas. We want people who will help us shape the future for the better, and we want people who are not afraid to use their creativity and ambition to make that happen.

If you are ready to discover more about how we are creating the future, then read on to find out about the core values that make us so different…

Our vision

NTU believes that the role of a university is to discover and to promulgate new knowledge and new ideas, and to shape the leaders of tomorrow who will be in the vanguard of change in society.

We seek to promote the idea of the University community, a community in which all members are valued for the skills they bring and the contribution they make.  This community encompasses not only staff, students and alumni but also partners, benefactors, friends and supporters.

Over the last decade, over £421 million has been invested in NTU campuses and facilities. And with a further £175 million set aside for the next five years, we are enjoying an exciting period of transformation. As part of that transformation, we have created a strategic plan to bring all of the Schools together, ensuring we are working towards the same goal of maintaining our position as a University of the Future.

Our strategic plan was developed in close partnership with our staff, students and stakeholders.  It articulates our ambitions across five key areas:

Our structure

Alongside the development of the strategy, the University has reviewed the organisational structure and capacity that will underpin its implementation.  We have invested in additional posts to the University Executive Team (UET) and reconfigured our three academic Colleges to ensure they broadly share a common disciplinary base to facilitate intra college teaching and research.

In order to make the most of our strategic plan, the University has reviewed the organisational structure of the various Schools and the teams that oversee them. As such, the new structure will lend itself to intra college teaching and research, with better use of facilities and shared knowledge.

We have three Colleges, each made up of Schools that complement each other.

The first of these is the College of Science and Technology, which consists of School of Science and Technology, and School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences.

The second is the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences, which is made up of three Schools – Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Law School and School of Social Sciences.

Lastly, we have the College of Art, Architecture, Design and Humanities, which contains School of Art & Design, School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment and School of Arts and Humanities.

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