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Global student experience

We are proud to be a global university that welcomes students and staff from over 160 countries. At NTU, we aim to give all students and staff the opportunity to gain global experiences on or off campus through our international curriculum, student experience and range of opportunities for students and staff to study, work and volunteer abroad.

Study abroad students

Our student population

At NTU we have a diverse community of around 37,000 students, with around 5,000 students joining us from outside the UK.

We also have a community of over 23,000 international alumni and international alumni groups around the world.

Our study abroad programmes welcome around 400 students each year from our network of over 300 partner universities worldwide.

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Global Lounge

Our Global Student Experience team run our Global Lounges at City and Clifton campuses.

There is also a Virtual Global Lounge on MS Teams, running online activities and social connection to current students.

Global Lounges are primarily social spaces, dedicated to promoting internationalism and broadening horizons and are open all year to all students and staff. Students and staff can organise and take part in cultural events and activities, find out about study abroad opportunities, meet new people from around the world, get some language practice and share ideas in a relaxed environment.

The Global Lounge teams usually host regular events, such as weekly themed lunches, movie nights and language cafes, and also one-off cultural celebrations and awareness events. Students get regular updates on events and projects and are invited to get involved. Our friendly staff are always on hand to help and support students and staff with any queries or to help develop ideas.

To find out more, please visit our Global Lounge web page.

Global Week students in Newton

Global Week

Global Week is our annual, week-long celebration of the rich, cultural diversity of our students and staff at NTU.

This year it will look a bit different, taking place online from 26 - 30 April 2021.

The event celebrates the different cultural heritages of everyone at NTU, and provides opportunities for students and staff to extend their international outlook and understanding right here on campus.

Global Week contributes to our commitment to give all of our students and staff a truly international student experience, and there are many ways to get involved. In previous years, activities have included everything from a Bollywood dance workshop to an African drumming performance and we are open to all ideas.

You can find our more on our Global Week web page, and if you're interested in getting involved please register on this form.

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International opportunities

We know that studying abroad adds value to degree and gives students an amazing chance to experience another culture and enhance their employability skills.

We aim to give every NTU student an opportunity to travel abroad during their time at NTU. This could be a built in to their course or a voluntary semester or year studying or working abroad, or a shorter-term summer school, volunteering programme, or training / placement opportunity.

We offer and actively promote opportunities worldwide.

Students have a great opportunity to meet new people and build a new network of friends and practitioners in their chosen subject, and even learn a new language. Going abroad during a degree is an exciting experience and a chance for students to develop personally, academically, and professionally.

Our dedicated team are always offering support and information on study abroad to students and staff who wish to spend a period of time overseas, and can even help with funding the opportunities.

Global Summer School students

Global Summer School

The NTU Global Summer School runs in July and August every year, when we welcome students from across the world to spend between two and four weeks in Nottingham. Courses are offered in many subject areas.

Global Summer School (GSS) is perfect for students who are interested in continuing their studies in the UK. It's also an opportunity for current students to gain international experience through becoming student buddies to GSS students, offering them support and friendship throughout their time here.

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