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Brackenhurst Campus

Live and learn in 500 acres of lush Nottinghamshire countryside – that’s the equivalent of 370 football pitches bursting with greenery, woodlands and water. Brackenhurst Campus is the ultimate outdoor classroom.

Discover our Brackenhurst Campus
Home to the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences (ARES)
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Brackenhurst Campus estate

A breath of fresh air

Welcome to Brackenhurst, a thriving community of 1,700 students, and the animals that inhabit its farm, Animal Unit and Equestrian Centre.

For our passionate community of ARES staff and students, it’s the perfect learning space – we’ve fused rural charm with a global, forward-thinking edge, to break new ground in the study of animals, agriculture, and the environment.

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ARES students with plants

Green campus, green planet

As one of the UK’s most environmentally friendly universities, Brackenhurst is the crown jewel in NTU’s commitment to sustainability. From ground-breaking conservation research to our Eco Library, we prioritise the quality of your learning, and the quality of our world.

Now leading the way in modern environmental sciences, we have built links with institutions around the world to tackle global issues of climate change and conservation.

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Brack Orangery

Vibrant social spaces

Our lively Students’ Union Brack Bar is the beating heart of campus and will soon be the centre of your social life – it’s fun, it’s cheap, and its nights are varied and energetic. Our Orangery café is the perfect place to chill and recharge with a coffee in between lectures.

We hold a celebration of Brackenhurst life every year – Brackfest includes live music, activities, tractor rides and a BBQ.

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Old Market Square

City life around the corner

Brackenhurst Campus' bottom line is peace and quiet, but only when you want it. A regular bus service will take you to the city centre, where you can experience the colourful culture and vibrant nightlife that Nottingham is known for.

And nearer to home, Southwell is on your doorstep – shops, pubs, restaurants, and stunning views that stretch for miles. Live on campus in our Brackenhurst en-suite halls or in the city centre – you'll always have the best of both worlds.

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Brackenhurst Campus artist impression
Artist impression of the new development

Campus of the future - we're growing more than plants

We’ve got big plans for the future of our Brackenhurst Campus, and work is currently underway on our new flagship Lyth building which is due to fully open in September 2020. The facility will house a new café and dining area, an exhibition space and a large lecture theatre. We opened the teaching block in January 2020, which contains a new research lab, staff offices, teaching spaces and a geospatial lab.

We've also recently completed our new student accommodation blocks and upgraded our kennel facilities. Over the next few years we’ll be adding further research labs and restoring the Grade II-listed Main Hall.

Explore our facilities

Here's a selection of just some of the fantastic buildings, tools and technology you'll have access to at our Brackenhurst Campus. We have lots of specialised subject-specific facilities, too — search our course pages to find out what your course offers.

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