Ten great reasons to choose NTU
Ten great reasons why you'll love studying at NTU – one of the largest and most popular universities in the UK.
We are a Guardian top 20 university
The Guardian University Guide 2019 shows that NTU has risen to 16th place in the overall table – a jump of 18 places.
The Guardian University league table is based on ratings in a variety of areas, such as student satisfaction, employment outcomes, the amount spent by universities per student and how effective teaching is. As well as the overarching table, the tables also revealed that NTU is:
- Top 5 for fashion and textiles; building, town and country planning; agriculture, forestry and food
- Top 10 for design and crafts; psychology; accounting and finance; criminology and film production & photography
- Top 20 for biosciences; chemistry; economics; business, management and marketing; drama & dance; engineering (civil); geography and environmental studies; journalism, publishing and public relations; philosophy; social work
NTU graduates get jobs
We're proud that 97% of our undergraduates are in work or further study within just six months of finishing their degrees (latest Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2016-17). We’re very employment-focused - all NTU students have the option to take advantage of a wide range of work experience opportunities as part of their course. With our strong links with industry and our top rating for work placements, we know how to help you stand out from the crowd.
We are one of the UK’s largest and most popular universities
Based on the 2018 UCAS undergraduate acceptance data, we’re in the top ten for the number of applications and first in the UK for accepted offers. Not only are a huge number of students choosing to study with us, a massive 93% of our current students would recommend studying at NTU (National Student Survey 2018). Our numbers speak for themselves and we're proud of the quality of student experience we provide. We're committed to ensuring that your time living and learning in Nottingham is everything it should be.
Our teaching's top class
The results of the new Teaching Excellence Framework are in, and we’ve been awarded a gold rating. That means we deliver consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students. We’re also ranked in the top 10 universities in the UK for our teaching excellence (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018).
You can explore the world with us
We welcome students and staff from over 150 countries, and we’ve got over 300 partner institutions in 50 countries. There are so many ways to get a window to the world while you’re here – study abroad on an exchange programme, learn a new language, enjoy our vibrant Global Week, and even volunteer overseas.
We're investing in your future
We’ve invested £450 million since 2003 across our four campuses. We’ve given our libraries a brand new look, revamped historic buildings and facilities, and built state-of-the-art new ones.And that’s not to mention our award-winning Students’ Union, with its exciting social and leisure spaces. Find out more on our facilities pages.
We're one of the best student cities for studying and beyond
Nottingham is a world-class student destination, with a thriving arts scene and top shopping, international sports facilities and award-winning nightlife.The city is home to a number of upcoming firms and established worldwide names – making Nottingham an ideal home to graduates, whichever career path you choose.
You'll get more than just a degree
From knitting to juggling and from archery to ice hockey, you’ll be spoilt for choice here with over 130 societies and sports clubs. But the opportunities don’t stop here. Volunteer, become a rep for your course or hall, get paid work in a school, or be a student mentor – just a few of the ways you’ll be able to boost your CV.
We're changing the world with our research
From pioneering cancer analysis to studies on the detection of explosives in luggage, our world-leading research impacts people’s lives as well as what you’ll learn. Pioneering projects have recently earned us a Queen’s Anniversary Prize – the highest national honour for a UK university.
We'll be your home from home
Last but not least, we want NTU to be a safe and comfortable home from home – a place where you can make friends for life. Pick us as your first choice and you’ll be guaranteed a place in University-allocated accommodation.
But don’t just take our word for it. Book your place on an open day and find out all about NTU for yourself.
We’re looking forward to meeting you.