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City Campus

The City Campus is typical of Nottingham itself. It’s a place that’s big enough to inspire, and compact enough to provide a sense of community; one where our best and proudest traditions sit shoulder to shoulder with new theories, new practice and new possibilities. It’s the same mix of heritage and sass that sums up the city we love.

City Campus students

Five of our academic schools are based here: Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Law School, the School of Art & Design, the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, and the School of Social Sciences. And if you’re studying any of our journalism courses, you’ll also be getting well acquainted with the Centre for Broadcasting & Journalism.

You might think that being in the city means there’s little chance to get away from it all. However, Nottingham’s Arboretum is a huge park and aviary that sits right alongside the City Campus. You can hit your lectures in the morning, picnic in the park at lunch, study in the Boots library in the afternoon, and head out at night, all within the borders of the City Campus. But don’t just take our word for it, explore for yourself with our Virtual Tour.

Where is the City Campus?

Located in the very heart of Nottingham city centre, our City Campus couldn’t be any more conveniently located. Our Newton building is a key feature in the city’s skyline, and from there you can walk to both the market square and the Victoria Centre, Nottingham’s main shopping hub, in less than five minutes.

City Campus location map

Travelling by car

If you’re travelling to Nottingham by car, we recommend you use the city's park and ride services, as parking in the centre can quickly become expensive and there is no on-campus parking provision. We recommend that you use one of the following sites and board any tram serving Toton Lane or Clifton South:

  • The Forest (NG7 6AQ) – journey time: approximately 5 minutes to the Nottingham Trent University stop
  • Wilkinson Street (NG7 7NW) – journey time: approximately 10 minutes to the Nottingham Trent University stop
  • Phoenix Park (NG8 6AS) – journey time: approximately 20 minutes to the Nottingham Trent University stop.

Make sure you buy a ticket before you board the tram and alight at the Nottingham Trent University stop. Visit the Nottingham Express Transit (NET) website for more information on the city’s Park and Ride services.

Visit the Nottingham City Council website for more information on parking in Nottingham city centre.

Travelling by train

If you’re planning on travelling by train, timetable information is available from National Rail.

Nottingham Station is a short walk from the city centre. When you arrive, our City Campus is best reached by tram – follow the signs from your platform, and head north on the Phoenix Park or Hucknall lines. The Nottingham Trent University tram stop is less than 10 minutes away.

Global lounge NTU

Student life at City Campus

All the key places for your university life are here on the City Campus. From our amazing Boots library and variety of study spaces to take care of those revisions sessions, to our fantastic range of accommodation, and incredible Students’ Union. It’s all right here.

And for anything else you need, the city of Nottingham is all around you. Stroll through the historic Lace Market, now home to stylish boutiques and sophisticated bars and restaurants, or catch a film at the Cornerhouse, a huge leisure complex places to eat and drink, a cinema, an arcade and, we kid you not, two underground adventure golf courses.

If you fancy something a little more highbrow, there’s theatres, a concert hall, galleries, museums, gig venues, stunning architecture, and wide open green spaces all within minutes of the City Campus.

Part of the charm of the City Campus is that, despite so much going on all around us, there’s a real community feeling here. You’ll be joining around 16,000 other students who are based here, all benefitting from the wealth of opportunities and experience city living brings.

See and hear for yourself

Get a little taste of the City Campus from the comfort of your own home with our video and audio tours.

Home to Nottingham Business School; Nottingham Law School; School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment; School of Art & Design; School of Social Sciences; and the Centre of Broadcasting & Journalism

Try a self-guided audio tour

Follow our self-guided audio tour to explore our City Campus at your own pace.

What you’ll find here

At NTU, we believe in taking learning out of the classroom and into the real world. That’s why at the City Campus you’ll find the sort of facilities that you’ll be using in your chosen career, from our mock courtrooms and art studios, to buzzing newsroom and TV channel. We have lots of specialised subject-specific facilities, too — search our course pages to find out what your course offers.

Students' Union building — City Campus

Nights you won’t forget

Nottingham Trent Students’ Union (NTSU) will be your new home from home. By day you’ll chill with friends in its warm café and cosy seating areas, and by night it transforms into a buzzing nightclub.

This is your community, so get stuck in: NTSU is home to over 120 societies, from gaming and investing to knitting and photography. Smash your goals in the 100-station gym, work up a sweat in the dance studio, or tackle the 30ft climbing wall – just keep aiming higher.

Fighting for justice

The City Campus is home to Nottingham Law School’s Legal Advice Centre, an incredible legal advice clinic that provides free advice to the citizens of Nottingham. It was the first teaching law firm of its kind regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority in the country.

The truly amazing thing for our law students is that they get to work at the centre, honing their skills on real cases, making a difference to the lives of their clients, and preparing them for a rewarding and successful career when they graduate.

Still need help?

For general enquiries:
+44(0)115 848 2999