Ten great reasons why you'll love studying at NTU – officially the University of the Year!
As you’re about to decide on where you’d like to spend the next three or four years of your life, what do all these achievements mean to you, and how can you benefit from them?
It means that we’re being independently recognised by the organisations who count, for the quality of our teaching, facilities, learning community and support. It means that now more than ever, an NTU degree is a recognised pathway to the jobs and industries you care about; that as a student here, you’ll have more and better opportunities than ever before, both in and outside of the classroom. It means you’ll be supported, valued, and inspired and you’ll be joining our award-winning community to make your difference in the world.
We're proud that 96% 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 2015-16). 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.
A massive 93% of our students would recommend studying at NTU (National Student Survey 2017). 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.
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 20 universities in the UK for our teaching excellence (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016).
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’ve invested £421 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 accommmodation.
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.