Ten reasons to choose NTU
University of the Year, gold-standard teaching, and an amazing student city. If that’s not enough, here’s why you'll love studying at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) – one of the largest and most popular universities in the UK.
We are the 2019 University of the Year
Nottingham Trent University is The Guardian University of the Year.
We’re proud to be recognised as one of the UK’s outstanding universities, thanks in part to our efforts to make the student experience truly personal.
The award follows the University soaring to 12th place – a jump of four places on last year's position – in the Guardian University Guide 2020. Crucially, this national league table focuses on student satisfaction, graduate employment, and quality of teaching.
NTU graduates get jobs
The numbers speak for themselves: with 97% of our students in work or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2016/17) – plus a top ten ranking for the number of year-long placements we offer – NTU is one of the UK’s most employment-focused universities (HESA 2017/18).
With the chance to boost your professional prospects in and outside of your degree, a work experience opportunity built into every course and the support of our dedicated experts, we’re here to help you build a future – from your first day at NTU to the last.
We are one of the UK’s largest and most popular universities
Based on the 2019 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 2019).
We’re proud of the quality of student experience we provide and we’re committed to ensuring that your time living and learning in Nottingham is everything it should be.
Our teaching's top class
NTU is rated gold for outstanding teaching and learning in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). That means we deliver consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.
You can explore the world with us
NTU's cultural diversity is a key part of our identity. Hosting staff and students from over 150 countries, we’re offering you a truly global living and learning experience. 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 know that real learning goes far beyond the classroom, and that’s why we’ve invested millions in providing you with the same tools and technology that are used by professionals all around the world.
It’s about bringing theory to life. At NTU, learning is doing – so whatever you’re studying, you can count on industry-standard facilities and the support of experts. From textile workshops, newsrooms and TV studios, to mock courtrooms and our very own trading floor, our facilities have been developed with careers in mind – not just degrees.
We're one of the best student cities
Nottingham is young and alive, with an energetic community of more than 60,000 students. It’s a place where big-city life meets a relaxed vibe, and huge chains rub shoulders with thriving independents. From peaceful parks to booming nights, Nottingham’s streets always urge you to try something new.
You'll get more than just a degree
From gaming to knitting, cartooning to creative writing, DJing to singing and archery to football, you’ll be spoilt for choice here with over 160 societies and sports clubs. The opportunities don’t stop there – 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 earned us a Queen’s Anniversary Prize – the highest national honour for a UK university.
We'll be your home from home
Wherever you choose to stay at NTU, it’ll be a big part of your university experience. You’ll make new friends and great memories as you enjoy the freedom and opportunities of independent living.
Pick us as your first (firm) choice and you’ll be guaranteed a place in University-allocated accommodation.
Book your place on a virtual open day
Nothing beats seeing us in person, but that may not be possible at this unusual time. Book onto our virtual open day on Friday 26 June to explore NTU from the comfort of your home.