Nottingham Trent Students’ Union

Whichever campus you’re on, the Students’ Union will be a big part of your university experience. As soon as you enrol at NTU, you’ll automatically become a member. And whether it’s entertainment, social and leisure spaces, sports facilities or information and advice you’re looking for, NTSU provides all of this and more. NTSU really is at the heart of student life, run by students for students – making sure your time in Nottingham is the most rewarding it can be.

We're one of the best Students' Unions!

We’re proud to tell you that:

  • in 2015 NTSU won the NUS Students’ Union of the Year award.
  • NTSU was ranked in the top ten UK Students’ Unions for student satisfaction. (National Student Survey 2015)

We've got one of the best Students' Union buildings

The new Students’ Union building is fantastic.

National Student Survey 2015

It’s no wonder our students are impressed by the Students’ Union building at our City Campus. After all, we designed it around our students’ vision. With its three storeys of exciting social and leisure spaces, there’s so much to enhance your student experience – all under one roof.

Grab a burger and chips in the bar, get down to some work in the café, hit the gym, dance studio or climbing wall, and more. Then in the evening, see the Students’ Union transform into the place to be – from cosy quiz nights, to formal balls, to high profile gigs, it all happens here.

Nottingham Trent Student Union interior

Want to work hard and play hard?

At our City Campus, you’re in for a treat with our 2,400 capacity nightclub venue. With our £1 million investment in light and sound equipment and the large stage, this is a top class space for live music and entertainment – and it even doubles up as a daytime bar.

You’ll also find:

  • two licensed bars, with subsidised drinks
  • a large café area with Wi-Fi
  • an underground retreat – with its dimmed lighting and comfortable seating, this is the perfect cosy spot to take time out
  • a well-stocked shop – selling snacks, drinks, newspapers, stationery, convenience meals, and NTU’s own clothing line
  • the Students’ Union Executive offices and our activities HQ
  • a media hub with a radio studio.
The Point

Over at Clifton Campus, there’s a shop and Student Advice Centre, but the place we hope you’ll really get excited about is The Point – a pub, diner, café and club all rolled into one. Meet your mates here, grab a bite to eat, play pool or watch the footy on a huge screen.

If you’re studying at our beautiful Brackenhurst Campus, you too will have a shop on your doorstep, as well as the refurbished Brack Bar with its new lighting and sound equipment. Then there’s the Orangery café right next door – grab a coffee and snack and admire the view!

Whether you’re at our City Campus, Clifton Campus, or Brackenhurst Campus, you’ll be able to enjoy NTSU’s varied programme of entertainment including intimate comedy performances, fun-packed quizzes, gigs featuring international touring bands, and some of the biggest club nights in the Midlands.

Nottingham Trent Student Union gym

Passionate about sport?

There’s plenty for sport and fitness fans as well at NTSU. Whether you’re seriously into your sport or you just want to keep fit, there’s something for you.

In our City Campus Students' Union building, our leisure facilities include:

  • a sports hall built to Sport England standards
  • a 100-station fitness suite
  • a dance studio
  • an impressive 30ft climbing wall.

Find out more about our City Campus sports facilities.

Want to get involved in your Students’ Union?

Your Students’ Union is about so much more than just keeping you fit and entertained, though.

You can get involved in many different ways:

Join a society

NTSU’s 80 or so societies are a great way for you to meet like-minded people – or the perfect excuse to have a go at something completely new. From debating to juggling and knitting to belly dancing, we’ll be amazed if you can’t find something to tempt you.

And if you can’t find what you’re looking for, why not set up your own society? Find out how on our NTSU website.

Raising and Giving (RAG) events

How do you like the idea of getting involved in fundraising events? Activities include skydiving or even climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for charity!

NTSU volunteering

How about visiting an elderly person in their home or helping out on a primary school’s allotment? Don’t miss out on your chance to volunteer either on a one-off or regular basis while you’re at NTU. Visit the volunteering page on our NTSU website to get more details and browse the opportunities.

Involvement in many NTSU activities can be formally recognised on your HEAR*. *Higher Education Academic Record

How can we meet your needs?

As much as NTSU wants to help make your time at university fun and memorable, that’s not all it’s for. We also offer a free and confidential Information and Advice Service. We’re able to advise you on a wide variety of things such as accommodation, money and debt, and academic concerns.

We have great links with other departments in the University and outside organisations, which means we’re really well placed to get you the very best help and advice. If we can’t help, we’re usually able to refer you to someone who can.

Care about your environment?

We do too, which is why we’ve achieved the following as part of our recent Students’ Union development:

  • We’re connected to the district heating system.
  • We’ve got under-floor heating and smart windows.
  • Our lights switch off automatically when you leave the room.
  • We’ve got energy display monitors to track power usage.

Further information

Find out about all the latest news, opportunities and events at NTSU on our NTSU webpage.

We really think you’ll be impressed with our award-winning Students’ Union, but don’t just take our word for it. Come and see it for yourself on one of our open days. After all, this could be the centre of your social and sporting life next year!

Nottingham Trent Students’ Union

Published on 16 January 2017

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