Nottingham is one of the most popular student destinations, with over 60,000 students choosing to make the city their home. It’s not hard to see why – Nottingham combines its history with a generous helping of shopping, culture, music, nightlife and sports. There is even beautiful countryside right on our doorstep.
Nottingham is a big place, but the city centre is surprisingly compact, with everything you need within a few minutes’ walk. There’s an eclectic mix of old and new buildings, a sleek and modern market square, and a handy tram system – with a stop right outside NTU’s Boots Library.
Nottingham is consistently ranked as one of the UK’s top shopping destinations, mixing high-street names, designer boutiques, troves of vintage treasures, and bustling seasonal markets.
You can relax in one of the city’s many cafés and coffee shops, or visit a gallery like Nottingham Contemporary – one of Britain’s most exciting art spaces.
At night, Nottingham really comes alive. There are pubs, bars and restaurants to suit every taste and budget. Dance the night away in student favourite Ocean, or check out Rock City if rock and indie is more your thing.
Nottingham is home to some great live music venues including the legendary Rock City, the Motorpoint Arena, and the Royal Concert Hall. Our very own Students’ Union has played host to everyone from Nirvana to Foals, and from Radiohead to Fatboy Slim.
There’s comedy at The Glee, Jongleurs and Just The Tonic, and there’s theatre at Nottingham Playhouse and the Theatre Royal. Nottingham hosts a 14-screen cinema at the Cornerhouse, and is also home to Broadway, an independent cinema showing arthouse flicks.
Our open days are a great chance to explore Nottingham. Follow the walking tour in our open day programme to discover the city’s hidden gems. Book your place at an open day now.