Nottingham is one of the UK’s most popular student destinations, with over 60,000 students choosing to make the city their home. And it’s not hard to see why – Nottingham combines its history with a generous helping of shopping,culture, food, music,nightlife,and sports. There’s 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 and designer boutiques with 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 indie’s 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. Previous guests at our very own Students’ Union include Sigala, Mista Jam and Konan.
There’s comedy at the Glee Club and Just the Tonic – hosted at Metronome, our very own performance space for live music and entertainment, and theatre at Nottingham Playhouse and the Theatre Royal. Nottingham hosts a 14-screen cinema at the Cornerhouse, and it’s also home to Broadway – a renowned independent cinema showing arthouse flicks.
Our open days are a great chance to explore Nottingham and speak to our current students.
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at an NTU open day.