University of Nottingham

Nottingham | East Midlands

Varied union activities Diverse local nightlife City Campus

Ucas code: N84

A world-leading University attracting some of the brightest minds from the UK and abroad to study on vibrant campuses here, and internationally. Surrounded by an amazing city, University of Nottingham students have an incredible time making friends and getting the best education. The University is ranked in the top 1% of all universities worldwide.
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What students say about this university

Dialog 899 comments (245 students)
    • The downside

      the course itself

      2013, 1st year, Architecture Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      halls

      2013, 2nd year, Physics Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Nightlife

      There is a night out to suit most people.

      2014, 2nd year, Adult Nursing

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    • Accommodation

      On Sutton Bonington the halls were ok, not as good as they should have been for the price you pay. However the company that...

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      2013, 1st year, Biological Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

      Accommodation

      On Sutton Bonington the halls were ok, not as good as they should have been for the price you pay. However the company that owned the halls (Opal) went bankrupt so now a different company runs the halls so the service should be better. Within a few weeks of living in halls (Ratcliffe) the boiler broke down and everyone had to leave permanently, so I moved in with my friends in Normanton, which is a really nice old building with standard rooms. In my flat we had two bathrooms shared with five people and everyone had a sink in their rooms so we rarely had to wait for the bathroom. also in the old buildings (Normanton and Kingston) the windows open fully which is a big bonus in comparison with the new buildings which only open a couple in inches. Thrumpton and Costock are a bit of a walk away but have bigger rooms than the en suite alternatives in Stanford, Zouch and Barton, these last three are very small. unfortunately on SB you have to be part catered, the food provider (Sodexo) is not very good, apparently it has improved but by the end of the year you forget that food can taste nice

      2013, 1st year, Biological Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Accommodation

      The food on catered halls is bland. It needs to be improved. That said, I still know people who don't mind it. It beats having...

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      2012, 2nd year, Physics

      Accommodation

      The food on catered halls is bland. It needs to be improved. That said, I still know people who don't mind it. It beats having to cook all your meals and you can still order in takeaways whenever you want. You also get a shared mini kitchen with a kettle and microwave to use. And the cafes on campus have much, much better food. They are covered by the meal plan for catered halls. I much prefer self-catered since you have a bit more independence. You can cook and eat when you want. On catered halls, they have set times for breakfast and supper. Although cooking all your meals can be a pain especially when you're tired and hungry, there are quick meals you can make - like pizzas, etc. I think those are the determining factors when choosing halls.

      2012, 2nd year, Physics

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    • Accommodation

      Halls are well equipped but not all are accessible for wheelchair users. Certain halls are known as the 'party halls',...

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      2013, 3rd year, Theology & Religious Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

      Accommodation

      Halls are well equipped but not all are accessible for wheelchair users. Certain halls are known as the 'party halls', particularly the large ones - Hugh Stewart and Cripps. Florence Boot and Nightingale are small, friendly halls.

      2013, 3rd year, Theology & Religious Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Creative

63%

MED

Sporty

73%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

83%

HIGH

Varied union activities

82%

HIGH

Political

56%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 94% MED
Average graduate salary £21.2k HIGH
Student score 82% HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

88%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

35,540

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

71%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

12%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

55%

of students are female

Young / Mature

12%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

26%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

73%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

University images

  • Florence Boot Hall

    Florence Boot Hall

  • Trent Building

    Trent Building

  • Mooch Bar

    Mooch Bar

  • Cripps Hall

    Cripps Hall

  • Hallward Library

    Hallward Library

  • Jubilee Campus

    Jubilee Campus

  • Freshers Fair

    Freshers Fair

  • Portland building

    Portland building

  • Societies

    Societies

  • Football at Nottingham

    Football at Nottingham

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