Nottingham Trent University

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

26 October: Exhibition explores a multitude of modern crises
An international exhibition featuring works by over 40 artists will explore the theme of crisis – from the conflict in Syria to the global financial crash – to in-form a greater awareness of the …

25 October: Tesco CEO talks leadership and values at Nottingham event
Curiosity, empathy and values are three of the most important qualities needed in a leader according to Tesco CEO Dave Lewis, who visited Nottingham to talk about leadership at a Nottingham Business …

24 October: Rosetta mission scientist to speak at Distinguished Lecture Series
A scientist who was part of the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission will be among five speakers at Nottingham Trent University's Distinguished Lecture Series for 2016/17.

24 October: Students inspire £1.2 million visitor centre at Gedling Country Park
The design of a new £1.2 million visitor centre being built at Gedling Country Park- the home of a former colliery- has been inspired by students at Nottingham Trent University.

24 October: Can robotics boost engagement of pupils with learning disabilities?
The potential for robotics to motivate and engage school pupils with learning disabilities will be among the topics discussed at a Nottingham Trent University conference on October 26.

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