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Nottingham Trent University

2015 League Table Ranking 52
2015 Overall Score 665
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Entry Standards 316 Help
Entry Standards
The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University.

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Student-Staff Ratio 17.2 Help
Student-Staff Ratio
The average staffing levels at the University.

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Research Assessment 2.16 Help
Research Assessment
The average quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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Academic Services Spend 977 Help
Academic Services Spend
A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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Student Satisfaction 4.03 Help
Student Satisfaction
A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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Facilities Spend 622 Help
Facilities Spend
A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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Graduate Prospects 61.1 Help
Graduate Prospects
A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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Degree Completion 87.0 Help
Degree Completion
The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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Good Honours 66.6 Help
Good Honours
The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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Green Score 55.0 Help
Green Score
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  • The University originally dates from 1843 when the Nottingham Government School of Design was opened.
  • In 1992 Nottingham Trent University was launched.
  • In 2008 Nottingham Trent University was voted the top post-1992 University by The Complete University Guide. Sir Michael Parkinson was appointed as NTU's first chancellor.
  • In 2010 the University opened the regenerated Newton and Arkwright buildings providing an outstanding new learning environment in the heart of the City site.
  • In 2013 Nottingham Trent University opened the brand new Students’ Union, one of the best in the UK, offering excellent social and sporting facilities to students and staff.

Location and Transport

  • Nottingham is a city in the county of Nottinghamshire. It is located in the East Midlands, in the heart of England, and is considered to be the largest city in the region. With its central placing it is an ideal location for those wishing to visit other cities in the UK during their time of study.
  • Nottingham is well served by transport links, with rapid access to the motorway system, a major railway station, an airport and a coach station. No matter where you live in the UK or overseas, you're never too far from home.
  • The award-winning Go2 Uni 4 bus service linking our City and Clifton campuses runs every 7 minutes during term time. This bus is the only 'bendy' bus service in Nottingham and proudly carries the NTU logo and name.
  • Further bus services provide easy access to the city from the Brackenhurst campus.

Entry Standards

  • NTU offers a wide course portfolio whether you want to study for your degree/qualification full-time or part-time.
  • NTU courses are informed by businesses and industry; and we have strong commercial partnerships with over 6,000 companies globally. This means that NTU students develop the transferable skills and work experience necessary to give them a head start in the job market. Over 94% of full- and part-time graduates find employment or go on to further education within six months of graduating.
  • NTU courses are designed to meet the needs of the graduate employment market and consequently their graduates occupy senior positions in companies all over the world, including Microsoft, HSBC, Rolls Royce, the BBC and many others.
  • Our courses are designed with industry leaders to meet the needs of the graduate employment market. Unlike many other universities, we don’t just tailor our courses to suit the market now; you’ll be studying for the jobs of the future. Even our traditional academic subjects will encourage you to recognise your transferable skills and their application to many careers. Consequently, our graduates occupy senior positions in companies all over the world including Microsoft, HSBC, Rolls-Royce, the BBC and many others.

Student Mix

The 26,845 students enrolled in the academic year 2013/14 comprise:

Level of study
Mode of study
Full Time
Part Time
Student gender

Course Flexibility

  • Strong course portfolio offered at all levels, from Foundation through to PhD. Many courses designed with industry to ensure relevance to today's employers and many include professional accreditation.
  • Part-time study available. Also, choice of three or four years on many courses, allowing for a 'sandwich' year in industry.
  • Joint Honour degrees allow flexibility of choice across a range of subjects.
  • Visit the website for more details of courses at Nottingham Trent.

Teaching Standards

  • Approximately 150 of our programmes are formally accredited or recognised by a professional, statutory or regulatory body. Many of our courses have received accreditations and direct input to their design and content from a range of professional bodies that recognise the quality of our teaching and research. In many cases students can and have directly benefited from associate membership to professional institutions while studying and upon graduation.

Research Standards

  • Research is also an area that is central to our mission and to the achievement of our aims. The University values what research is, what it does and those who undertake it – not only within our own academic community, but also through communications with the wider research community with which the University increasingly collaborates.
  • The results of the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008 showed that 74% of the University's submitted research activities were of international status, with an impressive 8% ranked as 'world-leading'. 
  • This result positions us very favourably with some of the UK's most research-intensive institutions. The consequent 75% increase in HEFCE research funding income has put us in an excellent position to take forward our research mission and to maximise our performance in the new Research Excellence (REF) due to inform HEFCE research funding from 2014.

Academic Strengths

Student Facilities

  • NTU is among the top 25% of UK universities for investment in its facilities. Nottingham Trent University’s recent investment in its Estates totals £350 million.
  • Every campus has its own library. The Boots library on the City site houses over half a million books as well as journals and e-journals.
  • IT facilities available 24-hours a day, seven days a week, free. Wireless Internet connectivity across all campuses.
  • Screens across each campus will show you where to locate the nearest free resource room PC, or you can check out the latest availability online.
  • NTU uses a virtual learning environment (NOW), meaning students can access presentations, lecture notes, handouts and  take part in interactive online learning activities.
  • New Lee Westwood Sports Centre opened on the Clifton campus in 2011. The University’s sports facilities were selected as a training camp for the London Olympics 2012.

Disability Services

  • NTU's top priority is offering support to our students. We offer a range of services including Financial Support Services, Counselling, Disability Support, International Student Support, Mature Student Support, Mental Health Support and access to affiliated health centres. For more information on the services available, visit Student Support Services online.
  • Voice and minicom, telephone +44 (0)115 848 6060.

Students' Union

  • In 2013, the new Students’ Union opened, giving you an exceptional array of social, leisure and well-being facilities. The new building includes 900 student rooms. Facilities include a sports hall, entertainment area, fitness studio, shop, bars, social space - with a feature 20 ft climbing wall - and health centre.
  • Run by students for the students and any revenue raised by their activities is channelled back into the student body.
  • The Students' Union supports over 90 cultural, faith, academic, political and social societies, ensuring that there is something of interest to everyone.
  • Nottingham Trent Students Union aim to provide effective representation, advice and high quality services for our members and to enhance the student experience at Nottingham Trent University.


  • Sport and exercise play a major part in life at Nottingham Trent University. We encourage students and staff to participate in regular physical activity and support the high levels of sporting success achieved by our students. Visit the sport website for more information on facilities, membership packages, exercise classes and much more.
  • At NTU there are excellent opportunities for experienced sports competitors and beginners alike. With over 50 sports clubs for students to participate in, there is something to suit every level.
  • NTU is in the top 20 universities in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) league tables.
  • NTU has been named as one of only 13 hubs across the country for the government's Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS).
  • Many of our students take part in team and individual sports against other universities as part of the British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) championships. We’re not ones to boast, but in recent seasons we’ve been league winners at both hockey and rugby, and came top in the BUCS equestrian, women’s basketball, canoe slalom and canoe polo championships. Find out more at www.bucs.org.uk.
  • We regularly compete against our friends at the University of Nottingham, in a series of sporting clashes, raising money along the way. 
  • NTU has a great reputation for supporting students who also compete at a high level in sport. NTU alumnus Richard Hounslow took home a Canoe silver medal from the London 2012 Olympics and another two NTU alumnus, Crista Cullen and Hannah Macleod helped the GB Hockey team achieve a bronze medal. We hope to see this sporting success continue through the many current students and alumni aiming to compete at Rio 2016. To enable athletes to compete at this level whilst at University we have a wide range of performance support programmes in place.

Recent/Prospective New Builds

  • NTU is transforming its learning and teaching environment to create an inspiring and innovative culture, capable of shaping lives and society well into the 21st century. Read about the amazing campus transformation.
  • We've recently invested £150m in the redevelopment of our Newton and Arkwright buildings on the city site, which will provide students with state-of-the-art facilities and a new heart to the university.
  • Since 2004, new buildings have altered the landscape on all three campuses. New student accommodation is among the finest in the UK and facilities such as the psychology laboratory in Chaucer and the observatory at Clifton are underpinning our mission to deliver education and research that shapes lives and society.
  • In 2007 the new Centre for Effective Learning in Science was opened, with the Veterinary Nursing and Animal Care Centre following in 2008.
  • The new extension to the Chaucer building, opened in December 2008, houses TV studios for the university's Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism.
  • The redevelopment of Byron house, which opened in September 2013, provides bespoke accommodation for the University's Students Union, making its facilities among the best equipped in the country. Byron house provides 5,500 square metres of social, leisure and wellbeing facilities, plus living accommodation. Facilities include a sports hall, a feature 20ft climbing wall, entertainment area, fitness studio, shop, bars, social space and health centre.
  • In 2013 Nottingham Trent University undertook a multi-million pound redevelopment of the City and Brackenhurst libraries, providing more areas for group study and silent study
  • The Rosalind Franklin building (Superlab) is an essential resource for the next generation of students and scientists. It houses a number of new laboratories including wet and dry laboratories, teaching and research laboratories, fume cupboards, research and development instrumentation areas for x-ray nano imaging and other specialist equipment.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • Over 500 NTU students work in local schools and colleges each year in 'Students in Classrooms' initiative.
  • Advice for international students on working in the UK is available online.
  • As a busy and thriving city, Nottingham has many part-time jobs ideal for students. Typical student vacancies can be found in hospitality, events, retail and administration. The Job Shop in the Students’ Union can help you find something that’s right for you, whether it’s working for the Union itself, the wider University or a local business.

Notable Alumni

  • Hazel Blears MP (BA Hons Law 1977) – MP and Chairman for Salford & Eccles.
  • Crista Cullen (BA Hons Business Studies 2007) – Team GB hockey player, winning Bronze in London 2012.
  • Stephen Dixon (BA Hons Broadcast Journalism 1995) – Sky News television presenter.
  • Nick Easter (BSc Hons Mathematics in Science 1999) – England and Harlequins rugby union player.
  • Chris Furber (BSc Hons Sport (Administration and Science) 1999) – Lead Coach for British Para-Cycling Squad. 
  • Louise Holland (BSc Hons Sport (Administration and Science) 1988) – The motivating force behind 'Race for Life'.
  • Richard Hounslow (BSc Hons Sport Science and Management 2003) – London 2012 Tea GB Silver medal winner in the canoe slalom, men's double.
  • Paul Kaye (BA Hons 3D Design – Theatre, 1987) – Star of the BBC's Two Thousand Acres of Sky andPerfect World and the 2004 film It’s all gone Pete Tong, also host of the television show Liar.
  • Paul Kenyon (BA Hons Social Sciences 1987) – BBC Panorama television reporter and recipient of NTU's Alumnus of the Year Award in 2010.
  • Ed Macfarlane (BA Hons Photography 2006) – member of Mercury Award nominated band Friendly Fires.
  • Hannah MacLeo (PhD 2009) – Team GB hockey player winning Bronze in London 2012.
  • Air Vice-Marshal Barry 'Baz' North OBE MA RAF (HND Business Studies 1981) – Assistant Chief of the Air Staff, Royal Air Force.
  • Christin O'Connell (BA Communication Studies 1995) – Breakfast Show presenter for Absolute Radio.
  • Simon Starling (BA Hons Photography 1990) – Turner Prize 2005 winner for 'Shedboatshed' installation. 
  • Chris Townsend (MSc Marketing 1997) – Commercial Director on the organising committee for the London 2012 Olympic games.


For further information

  • +44 (0)115 941 8418
  • Nottingham Trent University
    Burton Street
    NG1 4BU
UCAS Code N91

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