University of Nottingham

United Kingdom

About the University

The University of Nottingham is a research university in the East Midlands of England.

It was originally founded in 1881 and received a royal charter in 1948. It is part of the Russell Group.

The university ranked 21st in the UK in the 2021 Times and Sunday Times University Rankings and has a TEF Gold Award.

It also ranks 2nd in the UK, after Oxford University, for the number of alumni listed among CEOs of the world's 500 largest companies.



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Campus Life

Students apply for accommodation at the university by requesting a room type and a zone. Accommodation is split into four zones, Central Zone, North Zone, Sports Zone, West Zone and Quiet Zone. With over 15 halls of residence, there's plenty to choose from, including historical and modern buildings. 

There is also a range of self-catered, catered, en-suite and shared facilities rooms. 

University Park is home to a range of state-of-the-art facilities including a student health centre. There is also three main libraries on campus, including the Hallward Library, considered to be one of the UK's finest library buildings.

Sports facilities include a Sports Centre, Fitness Centre and swimming pool. 

Student life

The University of Nottingham Students' Union runs over 190 student societies, with a further 76 sports clubs. Moreover, there is a student newspaper and a student radio station. Over 4500 students each year volunteer through the Student Volunteer Centre. The Union's RAG organisation raised £1.61 million in 2012.

Nottingham is a busy and vibrant city, with a excellent nightlife. It also has a range of shops, bars, restaurants, cafes and attractions. It is in the heart of the country, with a historical city centre.


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44520 Students
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