Nottingham Trent University

United Kingdom


Nottingham Trent University is the 6th largest university in the UK, welcoming more than 35,000 students each year. This includes 4,000 international students from more than 120 countries. It dates back to 1843’s Nottingham Government School of Design, becoming Trent Polytechnic in 1970 after several mergers with other colleges. In 1992 it gained university status and its current name.

It was named University of the Year in The Guardian in 2019 and has also received a five-star rating on the QS World University Rankings for universities within the 801-1000 category. It’s ranked just outside the top 50 UK universities in the Complete University Guide and The Guardian University Guide. The university has also won commendations for its science, mathematics and digital imaging courses.

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Nottingham Trent University was named The Times and The Sunday Times Modern University of the Year 2023. This was for its commitment to delivering a great student experience, excellent graduate prospects and world-leading research. In 2020 it also won the award for Outstanding Support for Students at the Times Higher Education Awards.

According to the Uni Compare Top 100 rankings for university accommodation, Nottingham Trent is the second best in the UK as a place to live while you study.

It came 11th in the UK for campus and facilities in the StudentCrowd University Awards 2021. More than £450m has been invested in equipment, technology and facilities across Nottingham Trent University in recent years.


The Guardian said Nottingham Trent University was "one of the top places in the country for graduate employment", with 94% of students progressing to full-time employment or further education within six months of graduating. It has also come in the top 50 universities in the UK for graduate prospects in the 2022 Complete University Guide. Students and graduates receive tailored support and advice from the university’s Employability team. This includes advice on on how to boost career prospects, providing practical skills support and to sourcing part-time, volunteering, placement and graduate job opportunities.



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