With a community of over 8,000 students, Clifton is the definition of ‘campus life’ — a place with its own spirit and character, and somewhere you’ll be proud to live and learn. Located just four miles south of Nottingham city centre, it gives you the best of both worlds: your own place and space, with one of Britain’s great student cities on your doorstep.
Clifton is also home to sport at NTU, with more outdoor and indoor facilities than you can shake a (hockey) stick at. There’s plenty of green space on campus too for when you need some peace and quiet, and when you want to stretch your wings and take in the sights and sounds of Nottingham, the city is just a short bus ride away. But don’t just take our word for it, explore for yourself with our Virtual Tour.
Where is Clifton?
Sitting on the banks of the River Trent just four miles south-west of Nottingham, Clifton is a self-contained student community of its own. A regular bus service takes you from the centre of campus right into the city centre in about 20 minutes.
Student life at Clifton
If you’re based at our Clifton Campus, you could easily never leave. With some of the most popular accommodation at NTU, stores to keep you stocked up on all the essentials, cafes and coffee shops for when you need a break, study spaces and a huge library for when deadlines are looming, and The Point for those big nights out, it’s all here.
Of course, you’ll want to explore what lies beyond campus life. Clifton is conveniently connected to Nottingham and beyond through the city’s excellent public transport networks, allowing you to broaden your horizons, try new things, and do more of what you love.
That’s what’s great about Clifton. You’ll be part of this amazing community, with all the support and services you need right here, without ever being cut off from everything else NTU and Nottingham have to offer. The campus is a home for when you want get away from things, and a base for when you want to
Sitting at heart of campus is the Pavilion, a stunning and award-winning carbon-neutral building that cost around £10m. It’s typical of the sort of investment we’ve made at Clifton, and just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the sort of specialist facilities here.
See and hear for yourself
Get a little taste of Clifton from the comfort of your own home with our video and audio tours.
Try a self-guided audio tour
Follow our self-guided audio tour to explore our Clifton Campus at your own pace.
What you’ll find here
From a crime scene house to our Superlab, and our astronomical telescope to the new Clinical Skills Centre for the training of paramedics, you'll have access to all of the fantastic buildings, tools and technology at our Clifton Campus. We have lots of specialised subject-specific facilities, too — search our course pages to find out what your course offers.
This sporting life
Whether you’re a complete beginner or an elite level athlete looking for your next challenge, you can push your boundaries and taste the sweet taste of victory at Clifton Campus, the home of NTU Sport.
If you’re fortunate enough to be based here, our renowned Sports Village is just a hop, skip and jump away. It includes indoor and outdoor pitches, multipurpose sports halls, fitness and performance suites, and a whole range of clubs and classes.
On your doorstep
Another great advantage of life on Clifton Campus is the suburb of Clifton is just around the corner. Within a 20-minute walk of campus you can find Clifton Market, where you can browse all sorts of fresh produce, crafts and everyday essentials.
The picturesque Clifton Hall, a historic manor house sitting high above the River Trent, is just a quick stroll from campus too. This Grade I listed building is situated within the Clifton Village Conservation Area, a fantastic spot for some downtime between lectures.
Book a campus tour
We're running student-led tours of our Clifton Campus to allow small groups to safely see the outside of the buildings you’ll use at NTU.
Book a campus tour.
Keep an eye on our open days page for details of open events at the Clifton Campus.