Nottingham Trent University
- Burton Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
- 0115 941 8418
- Vice Chancellor
- Professor Edward Peck
Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is a leading professional university with nearly 28,000 students. NTU was established over 170 years ago, beginning as the Nottingham Government School of Design in 1843. Nowadays, over 9% of NTU students are non-UK, attracted from over 90 countries. NTU is in the top six UK universities for the number of students on year-long placements. 93% of NTU graduates are employed or engaged in further study six months after graduation. Around 150 of NTU’s programmes are formally accredited or recognised by a professional, statutory or regulatory body, giving students an extra competitive edge.
NTU was the first university to offer a degree in broadcast journalism and a sandwich degree in Law. NTU’s BA (Hons) in Print Journalism and MA in Magazine Journalism are the top-performing accredited courses in the country, and student satisfaction on the sandwich degree in Law is extremely high, at 94%.
Over 1,000 NTU students gave 36,000 hours of volunteering to the local community in 2012/13. NTU has been awarded a ‘first’ in the People & Planet Green League for the fifth year running in recognition of its commitment to the environment. NTU is currently 16th in the BUCS league and provides strong support for sport for both elite athletes and the whole university community.
In the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) of 2008, 74% of activity was awarded international status and 8% was classed as world-leading – including Allied Health Professions (Biosciences/Biomedical Sciences); General Engineering (Applied Sciences/Technology); Social Work and Social Policy & Administration; and Communication, Culture and Media Studies.
Around £350 million has been invested over the last ten years developing some of the UK’s most inspiring university buildings. NTU has state-of-the-art management information systems, and was one of the first universities to adopt a paperless approach to admissions.
Recent news from Nottingham Trent University
27 May: Endangered Suffolk Punch Ruby arrives at University's Brackenhurst campus
An endangered British native breed of heavy draught horse has arrived at Nottingham Trent University’s Brackenhurst campus, where she will be used to train students on a variety of equine courses.
27 May: More than 1,300 graduating artists and designers to stamp their creative mark on Nottingham
Nottingham Trent University's 2016 annual art and design showcase is expected to be the institution's biggest ever.
26 May: Nottingham Law School named 'Legal Education Provider of the Year'
Nottingham Law School was named Legal Education Provider of the Year at last night’s (May 25) inaugural Solicitors Journal Awards.
25 May: Staff summer sport programme
Summers at NTU can often be long and quiet, so why not make the most of the student-free facilities to try something new? Starting on 13 June 2016, NTU Sport is introducing an action-packed week of …
24 May: Horticulture students working to safeguard survival of UK seed varieties
Ensuring the long-term survival of the country's original bean varieties is part of a key project involving Nottingham Trent University.