Accommodation – your new home

From the moment you arrive at NTU, to your first few weeks settling in, there’s plenty to consider. The little details might not be exciting, but they’re important. Make sure you’ve got everything covered to keep the surprises to a minimum.

Moving into your new home

This is where your student experience really starts – the place you’ll make lasting friends and memories, as you settle into your new life.

You can move in on Friday 20 September or Saturday 21 September. If you’re on a 51-week license agreement, you can move in from Saturday 7 September. Look out for welcome activities on Sunday 22 September.

Once you’ve moved in and met your new flatmates, go and complete your enrolment and collect your student card and your Fresher’s wristband, if you’re an undergraduate student.

If you have any problems, or if you need help finding your accommodation, we're here to help. Call our Accommodation team on +44 (0)115 848 2894 or email accommodation@ntu.ac.uk with your query.

Kit out your new home

If you’re staying in NTU accommodation, you’ll need to bring bedding and bits and pieces for the kitchen, such as bowls, cutlery, pans, can openers etc. If you’re living somewhere else, check what’s provided. Make sure you bring things to make your room feel like home too.

UniKitOut provide bespoke student packages from kitchen to bedding packs, and all the extras you might need for your new home, at discounted rates. You can get your pack delivered directly to your new accommodation so it's waiting for you when you get here.

Save 10% on your UniKitOut order with the discount code 'TRENT10'

Get insured

We recommend that you take out insurance to cover your belongings in case they get broken or stolen. If you’re living in University accommodation, basic insurance cover will be included. If you’re in private accommodation, you’ll need to arrange your own cover.

Bringing a car to NTU

  • City Campus

    Parking at our City Campus

    On-site parking facilities are available at our Blenheim, Maltings, Meridian Court, Norton Court and Simpsons residences only – The Maltings and Meridian Court also include a free travel pass to make it easy to get to Campus.

    There are no on-site parking facilities for students living in our Byron, Gill Street North, Gill Street South, Hampden, Sandby or Waverley Street accommodation – but you’ll find our teaching facilities are only ten minutes away.

    Travelling by car

    If you live outside of Nottingham city centre and plan to travel to the City Campus by car, we recommend you use the city’s park and ride services, as parking in the centre can quickly become expensive. We recommend that you use one of the following sites:

    • The Forest (NG7 6AQ)
    • Phoenix Park (NG8 6AS)
    • Toton Lane (NG9 7JA)

    Visit the Nottingham Express Transit (NET) site for more information on the city’s park and ride services. You can use the discounted student mango card on the NET tram in Nottingham. The Robin Hood Network provides park and ride options for both bus and tram services, visit the Robin Hood Network site for more information.

    Travelling by tram

    Nottingham tram network serves the city centre and many of the outlying suburbs and villages. You'll find stops in key locations around the city, including right outside our City Campus and just a short walk from our Clifton Campus.

    Find more information on discounted travel options for students on the Nottingham Express Transit (NET) website.

    Travelling by bus

    Nottingham City Transport (NCT) offer frequent routes across Nottingham, with buses running to all our campuses. Visit the NCT website for more information on discounted travel options for students – activate your NTU student card for bus travel and save 15% on monthly Easyrider prices.

    A student mango card provides savings on single travel fares and can be used on most trentbarton buses and on the tram. Visit the trentbarton website for more information on routes and fares.

    The Robin Hood Network makes travelling across Nottingham’s bus, tram and train networks easy – they offer discounted travel cards for students too.

    If you’re studying at Clifton or Brackenhurst, you may also choose to live in the city centre. The Go2 Uni 4 bus runs every seven minutes to Clifton and there is a regular bus service to Brackenhurst.

  • Clifton Campus

    Parking at Clifton Campus

    Satnav postcode: NG11 8NS

    There are limited parking facilities for students at our Clifton Campus. If your term time address is outside of the NG14 postcode area, or if you have extenuating circumstances – such as a medical condition that makes travelling by public transport difficult – or if you are a Blue Badge holder, you’ll need to purchase a parking permit from the online store. Email cliftoncitycarparking@ntu.ac.uk for a parking application form.

    If you intend to travel to the Clifton Campus by car, and are not entitled to purchase a parking permit, we recommended that you use the city’s park and ride services. Use the following site and alight at the Rivergreen stop. Our Clifton Campus (NG11 8NS) is a ten-minute walk from Rivergreen:

    • Clifton South (NG11 8BF) – purchase a £1.50 return ticket before you board the tram.

    Visit the Nottingham Express Transit (NET) site for more information on the city’s park and ride services. You can use the discounted student mango card on most trentbarton buses and on the tram.

    Travelling by tram

    Nottingham tram network serves the city centre and many of the outlying suburbs and villages. You'll find stops in key locations around the city, including right outside our City Campus and just a short walk from our Clifton Campus.

    Find more information on discounted travel options for students on the Nottingham Express Transit (NET) website.

    Travelling by bus

    The Go2Uni4 bus service travels from the City Campus to Clifton Campus, every 7–10 minutes during term time. This also means that, if you’re studying at our Clifton Campus, living in the city centre is an easy option.

    Nottingham City Transport (NCT) offer frequent routes across Nottingham, with buses running to all our campuses. Visit the NCT website for more information on discounted travel options for students – activate your NTU student card for bus travel and save 15% on monthly Easyrider prices.

  • Brackenhurst Campus

    Travelling by car

    There are free parking facilities at the Brackenhurst Campus for students who do not live on campus.

    If you live on campus and plan to bring a car, a limited number of parking permits will be available from the online store in September.

    Travelling by bus

    The Pathfinder 100 bus runs between our Brackenhurst Campus and Nottingham city centre, seven days a week. There’s a nightbus (N100) that leaves Nottingham at midnight, 1.30 am and 3 am on Friday and Saturday too. It also means that you have the option to live in the city centre whilst studying at our Brackenhurst Campus.

    Activate your NTU student card for bus travel and save 15% on monthly Easyrider prices. Academic term and year passes are available.

Meet your neighbours

Our official accommodation social media pages are a great way to meet your new flatmates and neighbours before you move in.

We have lots of support and measures in place for our students to get the most out of their time with us – one being our Student Code of Behaviour, and our Student Charter. Respecting others is an integral part of being an NTU student and our Student Code of Behaviour will give you an insight into the ways we ensure all our students understand the University's expectations.

Residence Assistants

If you’re staying in NTU accommodation, look out for our Residence Assistants (RAs). They’re student volunteers who work all year round and help to create a sense of community – putting on events and offering support and guidance to help you get the most out of university life. If you have any questions, ask the RA’s – they’ve been there and done it – look out for them in their pink hoodies!

Not living in Halls?

If you’re from the local area, you may be familiar with Nottingham, but coming to university will still be a new experience for you. If you’re living at home while you study, try and get involved in activities, clubs and societies so that you feel part of university life.

There are events for local students during Welcome and we have a specific Facebook group for students who are not living in Halls of Residence for you to meet other local students studying at NTU.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418