Welcome to the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences
We are committed to the education, research and innovation needed to build a sustainable future.
Now more than ever, our planet is facing some tough challenges. With a growing population putting inevitable pressure on the Earth’s resources, plotting the path to a sustainable future has never been more vital. We’re committed to developing staff and students who can make a meaningful difference.
We undertake teaching and research in a range of land-based disciplines at NTU’s dedicated Brackenhurst Campus. This campus has a proud professional heritage, having delivered courses in these subject areas for over 70 years. Today we’re firmly focused on developing graduates with 21st century skills, scientific knowledge and experience.
Our high-impact research is focused around four core themes: the natural environment; ecology and conservation; sustainable agriculture and food security; and animal behaviour, performance and welfare. We aspire for excellence through international and interdisciplinary collaboration, and foster a research environment that rewards innovation. Our research is recognised both nationally and internationally, often informing professional practice across the sector.
We’re a small and friendly School, and pride ourselves on the diligence and enthusiasm of our teaching and support teams. Our staff have a genuine passion for their subjects and are active researchers or practitioners, committed to helping students realise their ambitions.
Come and join us, and be part of our exciting and vibrant community.
The Brackenhurst Connection: Building on Historical Links Event
Wed 04 Aug 2021
Traffic can account for half of red squirrel deaths in some urban populations, study suggests
Fri 30 Jul 2021
Let cats decide when to be petted to avoid them becoming hostile and increase their affection, study suggests
Tue 27 Jul 2021
The Vice-Chancellor Awards for Teaching, Research and Practice 2021: Winners from the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences
Wed 21 Jul 2021
Nottinghamshire one step closer to bringing beavers back to county
Thu 24 Jun 2021
University appoints new Executive Dean for School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences
Mon 14 Jun 2021
TILT ARES Teaching and Scholarship Day
Bramley Building, Brackenhurst Campus,
The Brackenhurst Connection: Building on Historical Links
Brackenhurst Heritage Open Day
Brackenhurst Main Hall, Nottingham Trent University, Brackenhurst Campus, Brackenhurst Lane, Southwell, NG25 0QF,
ARES Research and Innovation Conference
Nottingham Trent University, Brackenhurst Campus, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom, NG25 0QF
Our latest publications
Debris-covered glaciers: assessing dynamics of European Alpine and Nepalese Himalayan examples
Assessing bait use by static gear fishers of the Scottish Inshore fisheries: a preliminary study
Foraging in urban environments increases bactericidal capacity in plasma and decreases corticosterone concentrations in white ibises
Androgen and mineralocorticoid receptors are present on the germinal disc region in laying hens: potential mediators of sex ratio adjustment in birds?
Considering generalizability: a lesson from auditory enrichment research on zoo animals
Providing humans with practical, best practice handling guidelines during human-cat interactions increases cats' affiliative behaviour and reduces aggression and signs of conflict
Top 10 in the UK for Agriculture, Forestry and Food. (Guardian University Guide 2021).
Top 10 in the UK for Animal Science courses (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021).
Top 15 in the UK for Food Science courses (Complete University Guide 2022).
100% student satisfaction (FdSc Wildlife Conservation FT, National Student Survey 2021)