A place to call home
Nottingham’s earned its reputation as one of the great student destinations. We're home to over 60,000 students and have one of the youngest populations of any major UK city. Friendly, compact and fantastically well-positioned, it’s a city that’s got it all — amazing experiences, life-changing opportunities, and a spirit all of its own. From peaceful parks to booming nights, Nottingham’s streets always urge you to try something new.
Whether you’re looking for a great night out or want to relax and unwind in a quiet café, there are plenty of things to do in Nottingham to suit everyone. With its affordable variety of attractions, shopping venues, nightlife, and natural spaces, life in Nottingham is as fast-paced as you want it to be.
Throw in the incredible character of our campuses, each with its own distinct vibe, and you’ll soon feel right at home — whoever you are and whatever you’re looking for.
Voted the ‘Best UK university for Student Life’ at the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2022.
Food and drink
From Michelin-starred fine dining, to something on-the-go—check out the very best places to eat in Nottingham, whatever your tastes.
Art and culture
Are you a culture vulture? You’ll have a ball in this city teeming with theatres, cinemas, gig venues, museums, galleries, and much more!
Nottingham’s nightlife is legendary. You’ll be spoilt for choice in a city that’s stuffed with pubs, clubs, bars and live music venues.
Nottingham’s a top shopping destination. It has all you need and more, from popular high street chains to unique independent little jewels.
Sport and leisure
Whether you're a football fanatic or an arcade aficionado, Nottingham has something for every hobby and leisure activity – whatever you're into, you'll find your thing here.
Parks and green spaces
Nottingham is known for its beautiful green spaces. From stunning nature reserves to rolling hills, here’s our pick of the best places to chill – in and immediately outside of the city.
What's on in Nottingham
Nottinghamshire's official tourism body has a comprehensive list of festivals, exhibitions, concerts, sport fixtures and more.
LeftLion is Nottingham's culture and entertainment mazagine with events listings for gigs, exhibitions, workshops, theatre performances and other cultural highlights.
Nottingham is such a culturally diverse city, so it has the best of everything – from music, good food and art to VR experiences and escape rooms.
Priya Thomas, MSc Digital Marketing
Cost of living in Nottingham
According to the National Student Money Survey 2022, the Midlands is one of the cheapest regions to live as a student in the UK – find out how much it costs to live and study in Nottingham.
Getting to Nottingham
One of the things people love most about Nottingham is how easy it is to get here… and then how easy it is to get everywhere else. Get all the information on travelling to and from Nottingham.
Don't just take our word for it – explore Nottingham and our stunning campuses at one of our open days. One short walk around Nottingham and you'll fall in love.