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Thinking about going to university?

University could be your next big step, where you’ll learn about so much more than just your subject.

It’s a big decision that you’ll need to research, and we’re here to help you decide whether university is the right choice for your future.

Why choose undergraduate study at university?

Deciding to go to university is an exciting prospect, and there are plenty of reasons why – it’s an opportunity to live and learn in a whole new way, gaining more than just a degree. It’s a life-changing experience, bringing people and possibilities together.

We've been named as UK ‘University of the Year’ five times in six years; most recently by the 2023 Good University Guide as Modern University of the Year.


Researching your options

How do you decide what – and where – you want to study?

Gain new experiences

University isn’t just about your studies – it’s about the people you meet along the way. Look forward to making new friends, busy days, and long nights – you’ll live and work with people from around the world and share some incredible moments.

From clubs and societies, to studying abroad and work placements with global business leaders – at university, the opportunities are endless.

A student experience like no other

We’ve been named University of the Year at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023 – voted for exclusively by students. Blending academic excellence with a vibrant campus life and countless opportunities for personal growth and unforgettable memories, we offer a student experience like no other.

Nottingham Trent Students’ Union (NTSU) is run by students for students, providing exciting entertainment, sports, social and leisure spaces and over 100 societies to suit all tastes and interests – it’s the heart of student life.

Enhance your job prospects

Today's job market is more competitive than ever. To stand out you'll need the whole package: a strong qualification, industry experience and the skills to properly market yourself.

With a degree, employers will see you as skilled, versatile, and valuable – an expert in your field. Undergraduate study helps you to lay the foundations for better job security, higher wages, and more opportunities.

A graduate promise like no other

Our personal advice and strong focus on employability will get you ready to develop your career. We’ll even support you after your studies for up to three years and offer you a paid internship opportunity if you’re not in employment or further study 12 months after graduating.

Every single NTU undergraduate course includes work-like experience – whether that’s a placement, professional project, or volunteering opportunity.

We have been named a Top 10 University for Work Experience in the RateMyPlacement Awards 2023.

Get a taste of independence and freedom

If you choose to stay in university accommodation, it’ll be a big part of your experience. You’ll make new friends and great memories as you enjoy the freedom and opportunities of independent living.

University is a great opportunity to move to a new city, experience new cultures, discover new favourites and find your home away from home.

How do I choose the right university for me?

One of the best ways of picking your university is by seeing it for yourself. There are so many factors to consider, and visiting universities in person could completely change your mind. Sometimes, one university will just feel right.

Attending our open days and events is the perfect way to see for yourself what makes life and learning at NTU so special.

How much does university cost?

Covering the cost of a university education can be much more manageable than you might think. Find out more on our tuition fees and student loans page.

If you're worried about paying to go to university during the cost-of-living crisis, you can find more information about how to be money-smart in Nottingham, as well as the support available at NTU on our cost-of-living page.

Get in touch

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