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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.

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University of the Year

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.

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Students at graduation

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.

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a group of happy students sitting outside together

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.

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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.

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a student in national dress at Global Week

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.

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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.

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Nottingham Market Square

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.

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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.

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Research student at NTU

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.

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two students chatting in an NTU residence bedroom

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.

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2019 open day ambassadors
Student Ambassadors at a City Campus open day

Book your place at an open day

Come and see us in person on an open day and see for yourself how we’re special, and why we’re different. Visit us on:

  • Saturday 1 February 2020
  • Saturday 22 February 2020
  • Saturday 21 March 2020.

Book your place at an open day