Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is a popular university with over 26,000 students studying across four unique campuses. It is in the top 15 UK universities for student satisfaction (The Complete University Guide 2019) and has gold-rated teaching (TEF 2017).

City Centre
City Centre

In or close to the centre of a city


In or close to the centre of a town


On the outskirts of a city or town


In or close to the countryside


The university is composed of individual colleges


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

UCAS Code: N91

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Gold is awarded to institutions that consistently deliver outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for their students. Find out more about TEF.

Student Statistics

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 80%
  • Postgraduate 20%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 87%
  • Part Time 13%

Where students come from

  • UK 87%
  • EU 3%
  • Other 10%

Student gender

  • Male 45%
  • Female 55%

Undergraduate Open Days

Open days allow you to experience the university first hand, and help you decide if it's the right place for you​.

Student Services and Facilities


  • Award-winning libraries are open 24/7 on the City, Clifton and Brackenhurst campuses, with access to nearly 300,000 printed books, 650,000 e-books, and extensive IT facilities.
  • The university’s libraries have a range of learning spaces and zones, providing study environments to suit both group and individual needs.

Student jobs

  • Over 500 NTU students work in local schools and colleges each year as part of the Students in Classrooms initiative.
  • As a busy and thriving city, Nottingham has many part-time jobs ideal for students. The Employability team’s JobShop service helps students find suitable work, with vacancies across sectors including hospitality, customer service, events, care, retail, administration, IT, health, sports, and design and web services.
  • The Student Services team can offer specific advice and guidance to international students seeking part-time employment.

Careers advice

  • All courses, across every subject area, offer a vocational work experience opportunity.
  • The Employability team understands exactly what employers expect from graduates, and has strong links with a large network of regional, national and international businesses and organisations, all looking to recruit NTU students. They provide personalised and specialist careers advice at the City, Clifton and Brackenhurst campuses, as well as a dedicated careers consultant for each academic school.
  • Employability development opportunities include mock assessments, employability fairs, and the Acceler8 Employability Award.
  • The Hive, NTU's specialist centre for business enterprise and entrepreneurship, has supported more than 370 start-up companies. Almost 70% of those businesses are still trading and prospering today.

Health services

  • There are medical practices based at both the City and Clifton campuses, at which students from all campuses can register.
  • Please refer to the university's Student Services web pages for more information about the support available.

Counselling services

  • The university’s Student Support Services team provide the advice, support and practical help needed to make the most of life at university and to study effectively.
  • Please refer to the university's Student Services web pages for more information about the support available.

Disability support

  • NTU provides an inclusive learning environment, offering a range of services and support designed to ensure a positive experience for all students. The assistance available goes beyond educational support, aiming to help students integrate and feel at home, and to prepare for life and work beyond university.
  • A range of facilities and services are available. Students are encouraged to get in touch about their physical or sensory disability, specific learning difference, autism spectrum condition or long-term health condition, and NTU will make the right arrangements and provide appropriate advice.
  • The University runs regular weekly drop-in sessions for students who want further advice and support; please refer to NTU’s Student Services web pages for more information about the support available.

Students' Union

  • Nottingham Trent Students' Union (NTSU) has one of the best Students' Union buildings in the UK, with a 2,400-capacity venue with £1 million of sound and lighting equipment, three bars, a 100-station fitness suite, a 30ft climbing wall, and a sports hall built to Sport England standards.
  • There are over 160 clubs and societies to get involved with, from debating to knitting, and juggling to accountancy.
  • NTSU also has its own radio station and online magazine.


  • Nottingham Trent University traces its roots back to the founding of the Nottingham Government School of Design in 1843.
  • The university was launched in 1992, and in 2008 was voted the top post-1992 university by The Complete University Guide.
  • Significant investment has been made in campuses and facilities since 2003, which include one of the best Student Union complexes in the UK.

Fascinating Fact

  • Nottingham Trent University has a peregrine cam! A breeding pair of peregrine falcons live on top of one of the university's buildings; a webcam shows live footage of Mrs P and Archie, as the birds are known.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Matt Berry – actor, writer, comedian and musician, who appears in The Mighty Boosh, The IT Crowd, and the Toast of London comedy TV series.
  • Jon Burgerman – international artist, and NTU’s Alumnus of the Year 2016.
  • Crista Cullen MBE – former Team GB Olympic hockey player, who won bronze in London 2012 and gold in Rio 2016.
  • Sam Fell – Oscar and BAFTA-nominated director of animated films, including Flushed Away, ParaNorman and the 2016 Sainsbury’s Christmas advert.
  • Selasi Gbormittah – semi-finalist on the BBC's The Great British Bake Off in 2016.
  • Paul Kaye – star of Game of Thrones.
  • Hannah MacLeod MBE – Team GB Olympic hockey player, winning bronze in London 2012 and gold in Rio 2016.
  • Christian O’Connell – comedian, author, and multiple award-winning breakfast show presenter for Absolute Radio.
  • Frances Quinn – winner of the BBC’s The Great British Bake Off in 2013.
  • Simon Starling – won the 2005 Turner Prize and was NTU’s Alumnus of the Year 2007.


Nottingham Trent University, 50 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, NG1 4FQ