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Being on campus

Page last updated: 22 April 2021

All students on campus are encouraged to take twice weekly Lateral Flow Tests to help protect our NTU and wider community. Face coverings should be worn inside all NTU buildings, unless you are exempt.

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On-campus study spaces

Please follow the COVID-19 guidance when using any on-campus study spaces.

  • You are required to wear a face covering at all times, including when seated.
  • Please wipe down the study space and PC using wipes provided (if applicable) and remember to wash or sanitise your hands before and after use.
  • When you leave, ensure that the space is clean and tidy for the next user. Please place all rubbish in a bin.
  • Please do not move furniture as it has been laid out to ensure social distancing.

Library study spaces

If you need a quiet place to study on campus you can book a study space via the Library, this will provide access to digital resources such as PCs and printing facilities, plus our friendly Library support team are on hand if you need to ask advice.

Study Lounges

You don’t need to book to use the Study Lounges. These spaces are set up with PCs and printing facilities, but are not staffed by the Library Team. If you need Library support you can chat to the team via the live chat facility on our website. You can check the opening times for these Study Lounges on the Library website.

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Dryden Study Lounge Erasmus Darwin Study Lounge 

Extended study areas

We've also created a number of COVID-secure areas on the City, Clifton and Brackenhurst campuses for students to use as a quiet place for independent study or to participate in online learning, you don’t need to book in advance – you can just turn up. These rooms don’t have PCs or printers in them, you’ll need to bring your laptop with you.

If you need Library support whilst using these study areas you can chat to the team via the live chat facility on our website.

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Room availability checker

If you're looking for a space to study, but don't want to book to use the Library or visit a Study Lounge or extended study area, you can look-up what rooms are available nearby by using the 'Is this room free?' function on your MyNTU app. You’ll be able to quickly check when a room is available and for how long.

Library access

Our Library buildings are currently open for borrowing and studying on a pre-booked basis. The Library provides access to a range of online services including first line IT support, access to eResources and academic skills support.

If you need help using any of our online resources, you can book a 1-1 appointment with a member of the Learning and Teaching Team or book onto one of the library workshops. Chat to the library online no matter where you are, using the online chat function on our library web pages.

If you need to come into the Library, we expect you to adhere to all social distancing instructions in place in the libraries and face coverings must be worn. There are hand sanitizer stations located around the libraries, and wipes for you to wipe down surfaces after use.

If you need support with academic study skills, our team of friendly librarians can help you with academic writing, referencing, finding information and maths and statistics. Our appointments are online, and available Monday to Friday 9 am – 5 pm. We also have lunchtime learning webinars every day which you can join by booking a place.

Library One Search is your gateway to NTU Library’s eBooks, databases, eJournals, NTU research and much more. Our online guide in NOW Student Help will help you find your way around, but if you’re still struggling then chat to us and we’ll do our best to help you find what you need.

You can also access lots of support resources in NOW Student Help, from support for Office 365 to how to print, copy and scan what you need.

Things may be different for a little while, but the Library team are here to help you with whatever library and skills support you need.

Visit the NTU Library website to find out more.

Outdoor social spaces on campus

From Tuesday 30 March, NTU is offering more covered outdoor spaces for students to meet up with friends at Brackenhurst, City and Clifton campuses. These spaces will give you the chance to safely mix outdoors, whilst respecting social distancing and adhering to government guidelines.

Please note the Clifton marquee will be closed Monday 26, Tuesday 27 and Friday 30 April as it is being used for other university event.

The outdoor spaces can be found in the following locations:

  • City: Benefactors Court (Monday – Friday from 9 am to 8 pm)
  • Clifton: The Pavilion (Monday – Friday from 9 am to 8 pm)
  • Brackenhurst: Bramley (Monday – Friday from 9 am to 8 pm)
  • Brackenhurst: Animal Unit (Monday – Friday from 9 am to 5 pm)

We ask all users to please enjoy these spaces responsibly. To continue to protect our NTU community, please make sure you:

  • maintain social distancing
  • do not move any furniture
  • use the hand sanitising stations provided - masks can be removed when seated
  • you are welcome to eat, but do not smoke, vape, drink alcohol, use disposable BBQs or portable heaters
  • use the bins provided to dispose of your rubbish or take it home with you.

Here's what services you can access at a glance:

Wearing face coverings

Face coverings should be worn at all times inside all NTU buildings, unless you are exempt. Wearing a face covering helps to protect you and those around you from COVID-19.

The Government advises that face coverings should be used in all higher education learning environments, providing their use does not impact teaching and learning.

Some of our community are exempt from wearing a face covering for reasons which may not be visible, so please let’s be kind and trust one another to do the right thing.

If you’re exempt from wearing a face covering please let your tutor know. You may also feel more comfortable showing something that says you are exempt. We have free signifier lanyards available from reception desks on campus, or you could buy a Hidden Disabilities card. The site also offers advice on exemption cards if you’d like to find out more.

Please remember to always bring your own face covering with you when you come on to campus. Thank you for helping to keep our NTU community safe.

Wearing face coverings on campus

Disposing of your face covering

If you need to throw away used face coverings or non-medical PPE, such as gloves, please dispose of them in the general waste bin, or a litter bin if you’re outside. Do not put them in a recycling bin as they cannot be recycled.

For a more sustainable option, please wear reusable face coverings and wash them. It not only saves you money but will help protect the planet too.

Student Services Centre

Our Student Services Centre team are on hand to support you with advice and guidance on a range of services including, card services, wellbeing, financial support, referrals to our student support service and much more.

The Student Services Centres remain open at City, Clifton and Brackenhurst campuses. To maintain social distancing, we're operating with a smaller team on the front desk.

Most enquiries can be resolved by our Customer Advisers over the phone and via email so we strongly advise you to get in touch with us in advance. We will let you know if you need to visit the centre. More information on what the SSC team can help you with and opening hours can be found on StudentHub.

All of our services are accessible by phone, email and online. There's no need to visit the Student Services Centre on campus for replacement cards, enquiries or to access support. Visit the student help, advice and services page on StudentHub for details on our services, or speak with our friendly support team directly.

Contact us
+44 (0) 115 848 6060

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Card Services

Card Services are currently not producing any NTU Student Cards face to face. However, you can now order a replacement card online if you lose your card. Detailed instructions on how to get a replacement card and answers to frequently asked card enquires can be found at Student Card FAQs.

If you need further support with any questions or issues, please contact Card Services on +44 (0) 115 848 2857 or email

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Catering on campus

Some of our catering outlets will continue to offer a take away service, you'll need to wear a face covering when ordering or picking up your refreshments. 

Check which outlets are open via StudentHub.

You're asked to either pay contactless or using your NTU student card, which you can top-up online.

Gyms and sporting facilities

Our gym facilities at the City and Clifton campuses are open. You'll need to book in advance and follow guidance on how to use the facilities safely. NTU Sport are continuing to deliver free virtual live classes each week, available to view on the NTU Sport App and join via Microsoft Teams.

Travelling to and from campus

You can still commute to campus for your studies. Do try to avoid public transport if you can, particularly at peak times and leave longer for your journey in case you need to wait for the next bus or tram if they appear busy. If you do need to use public transport, please make sure you wear a face covering and continue to socially distance. Increased enforcement of these measures will be in place.

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Driving to campus

Nottingham City Council are trialling a range of traffic measures to control traffic and encourage walking and cycling around Nottingham. The plans include new ‘pop up’ cycle lanes and parking facilities, closures of some streets and improvements to pavements to aid social distancing.

Find out more about the measures that are already in place and the full list of proposed measures.

Free student parking at Clifton and Brackenhurst

To support students with social distancing and avoiding public transport, we’re providing free parking for all students who need to come onto the Clifton and Brackenhurst Campuses during Term Three. 

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions students are advised not to share cars with anyone outside of their household or support bubble.

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Hire a bike

Cycling is the cheapest and quickest way for most people to get around at NTU, and you can hire a bike for just £49 for the year. If you're going to cycle, why not sign up for our Green Rewards programme, through an easy to use, free app, you can log your sustainable actions, take part in monthly challenges and earn points to win prizes.

We’ve also recently increased the number of cycle racks at each campus, to ensure your bike is secure.

Travelling by bus or tram

Nottingham City Transport offer a discounted bus pass for just £259 a year, including travel to and from Brackenhurst Campus. They have also put measures in place to ensure your safety.

If you need to use the tram for commuting, then NET offer a range of travel options for students from single, day and week tickets via their NETGO! app to season tickets for just £275 a year. They too have measures in place to ensure your safety.

FreeNow Taxi

To avoid public transport you could consider alternative methods, such as a FreeNow Taxi, it’s as cheap as using the tram if you're with your household. Here are just some of the other benefits:

  • They use Perspex partitions, to help stop the spread of COVID-19
  • Journeys can be paid in cash, card or cardless via the App
  • Each journey is tracked, recorded and shows your driver details
  • You can share your ‘live’ journey with family or friends for additional safety
  • You pay what’s on the meter – that is set by the Council
  • Most cabs are brand new and some are electric

Keeping safe

To learn more about the support available to all NTU students please visit our StudentHub.

If you’ve got a question or concern about being on campus please email Alternatively, please call +44 (0)115 848 6060 and select option 1. This line is open Monday to Friday 8.30 am – 5 pm.

Help keep yourself, your friends and your local community safe by following Government guidelines on self-isolating, social distancing, hand washing, wearing face coverings (in shops, public transport and on campus) and limiting the number of people you have contact with at any one time.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418