The University of Nottingham is consistently one of the most popular universities in the UK among prospective students, as well as one of the highest rated. A truly global university with schools in China and Malaysia, in addition to its main campus in the UK city, Nottingham University is a major destination for a number of events, both in the worlds of academia and entertainment. Find out more about the city with our Nottingham guide.
Hotels near Nottingham University
Nottingham Castle Marina
Nottingham Arena (London Road)
Nottingham City Centre (Goldsmith Street)
Nottingham North (Daybrook)
About Nottingham University
How many universities are there in Nottingham?
There are three higher education institutes in Nottingham:
- The University of Nottingham
- Nottingham Trent University
- Central College Nottingham
Is Nottingham a good university?
Nottingham is an extremely well-regarded university, ranking 21st in the UK and 152nd in the world according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings in 2020. However, with an 80% admissions rate, it can be easier to get into than some of the other top rated unis in the country. The city itself is vibrant and perfectly suited for those studying at the uni; in fact, it’s regularly voted in the top 10 best cities in the UK for students.
What is Nottingham University famous for?
The University of Nottingham is a research university with a focus on innovation. Its fantastic student social scene includes a students’ union with a wide range of societies, community projects, student groups and organisations. It boasts some of the best sports facilities in the country and Nottingham itself is a fantastic student town with lots to offer for people attending the uni. Famous Alumni include Ruth Wilson, DH Lawrence, Dr. Tim Brabants and Brian Moore.
Does Nottingham have a good student nightlife?
With a range of exciting bars, buzzing nightclubs and diverse live music venues, students of all persuasions will find the perfect nighttime entertainment to suit their tastes. There’s a variety of different student nights throughout the week and weekends, providing deals a-plenty alongside great music and the perfect opportunity for a dance.
Find out more about Nottingham’s nightlife with our guide.
Open Days at Nottingham University
What can you expect at a Nottingham University open day?
Open days offer an insight into what it’s like to study at a university and at the University of Nottingham, you’ll have a chance to tour the campus, accommodation and facilities, speak with academic staff and students and find out more about individual subjects. Recently, with in-person tours unavailable, the uni has been offering virtual open days with live online lectures, tours and Q&As.
Do you have to book open days at Nottingham University?
Yes, it’s recommended that you book ahead to attend open days as they can be highly subscribed.
How often does Nottingham University have open days?
The University of Nottingham offers two undergraduate open days on a Friday and Saturday in both June and September. Check the website to find exact dates as these can change each year.
Getting to Nottingham University
How far is Nottingham University from the train station?
The University of Nottingham campus is two miles from Nottingham train station. If you’re walking, this should take around 40 minutes, or expect around 25 – 30 minutes by bus. It’s around a 10 minute journey by car or taxi.
How far is Nottingham University from the nearest Premier Inn hotel?
The University of Nottingham is located just south-west of the city centre in one of Nottingham's greenest areas, and is best served by Premier Inn's Nottingham Castle Marina hotel, less than a mile from the university campus. However, those preferring a more central stay in Nottingham's vibrant centre can enjoy being at the heart of the action at our Nottingham City Centre hotel on Goldsmith Street, also ideal for shopping.