The University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham is consistently ranked among the world's top 100 universities (QS World University Rankings). It has over 46,000 students from 150 countries, overseas campuses in China and Malaysia, and strong links with universities and companies around the world, creating an inspiring place to study.


On the outskirts of a city or town


The university (including student accommodation, teaching, and leisure facilities) is located on one site

UCAS Code: N84

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Student Statistics

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 74%
  • Postgraduate 26%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 92%
  • Part Time 8%

Where students come from

  • UK 77%
  • EU 5%
  • Other 18%

Student gender

  • Male 46%
  • Female 54%

Student Services and Facilities

Libraries and Information Services

  • The University of Nottingham has eight UK libraries, offering a range of study spaces, including silent and quiet study zones, vibrant hubs with interactive screens and single and group study rooms.
  • The NUsearch platform allows students to search and access physical and digital resources, from books and journals to e-books and special collections.
  • After a recent major refurbishment, the university's George Green Library now includes a range of study areas, language laboratories and a café.

Student jobs

  • Students can find work through the Students' Union and Unitemps, or via the university's widening participation or student ambassador schemes.
  • Unitemps is a recruitment service that helps students find part-time and temporary work to fit around their studies. Opportunities available include administrative work, marketing, events and hospitality.

Careers advice

  • The careers team offers one-to-one appointments to help students consider their future, explore career options and put together winning applications.
  • Graduates benefit from lifelong access to the careers service.
  • Events on UK campuses include graduate and internship fairs, attended by over 350 employers, along with recruitment presentations and skills workshops.
  • The university advertises thousands of graduate and internship vacancies on My Career, the online job board. Through the Nottingham Internship Scheme, students and graduates gain valuable work experience with a wide range of local and national businesses, while the Ingenuity Lab supports students and graduates who want to set up their own business during or after their studies.
  • The award-winning Nottingham Advantage Award offers more than 250 modules that enhance the employability of students across campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia. The popular e-mentoring scheme connects students with experienced professionals, who are also Nottingham alumni, to gain insights into careers ranging from law, marketing and sports to media, IT and engineering.

Health services

  • Both the university and local health services offer a wide range of support services. Students within the catchment area can register with the University of Nottingham Health Centre (UNHS), conveniently situated on University Park Campus; those outside the catchment area can visit the NHS Choices website to find their local health centre.
  • The university has created one of the country's largest wellness centres; the new Cripps Health Centre offers a holistic approach to primary health and dental care, providing a number of facilities and services.

Counselling and Mental Health Support

  • Professional counsellors provide free and confidential psychological support to all students.
  • The university offers professional support for any personal, emotional or mental health difficulties that students may experience during academic life.

Disability support

  • The university's Academic Support, Disability Support & UNAC ACCESS Centre teams provide support and advice for students who consider themselves to be disabled.
  • The Academic Support team assists students wishing to develop strategies for academic writing and time management.
  • Experienced Disability Support advisers provide information, advice and guidance in specific areas of disability.

Students' Union

  • University of Nottingham Students' Union is a brilliant, diverse community representing all students, whether first year, returning or postgraduate. It offers something for everyone, with over 200 student-led groups, clubs and societies, and more than 100 volunteering opportunities covering sports, performing arts, academic support, and many student-run services.
  • Should students require support on financial, academic, or welfare issues, the SU Advice Centre will provide help. For students looking to make a difference for others, the SU Volunteer Centre has plenty of opportunities, along with student-led services such as Night Owls.
  • The Students' Union building has been refurbished to include a number of facilities and services in addition to a new hard-standing pavilion.


  • Nottingham's first civic college was opened in 1881. It was awarded its Royal Charter in 1948, becoming the University of Nottingham.
  • In 2006 the university opened a brand new Vet School at its Sutton Bonington campus – the first new vet school opened in the UK in 50 years.

Fascinating Fact

  • It was at the University of Nottingham in 1977 that Sir Peter Mansfield and colleagues made the breakthrough that led to MRI scanners now being used in hospitals around the world.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Sir Andrew Witty − former CEO of GlaxoSmithKline and chancellor of The University of Nottingham.
  • Dr Frances Saunders − on the steering board of the UK Space Agency, trustee of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and former president of the Institute of Physics.
  • Heather Williams − senior medical physicist for nuclear medicine at Central Manchester University Hospitals, and co-founder of ScienceGrrl.
  • James Key − Formula One technical director.
  • Sir John Sawers − former chief of MI6.
  • Dot Major, Hannah Reid and Dan Rothman – award-winning electro pop trio, London Grammar.
  • Nick Munro − entrepreneur and designer.
  • Ruth Wilson − acclaimed actress, starring alongside Kiera Knightley in Anna Karenina and with Idris Elba in the TV series Luther.
  • Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus – director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO).
  • Dr Tim Brabants MBE − canoeist and Olympic gold medallist.


The University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD