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
2 July: National teaching award for University's criminology team
A national award which aims to highlight and celebrate best practice in criminology teaching has been won by Nottingham Trent University.
1 July: Garments with 'invisible' chips to revolutionise clothing industry
Researchers at Nottingham Trent University have developed a way to embed clothes with tiny data chips which cannot be seen in situ by the naked eye.
1 July: Scientists investigating impact of urban life upon peregrine falcons
Researchers are investigating what impact nesting in urban areas is having on peregrine falcons.
29 June: Social Entrepreneurship Champion of the Year Award won by University's Enterprise Adviser
The 'UnLtd/HEFCE Social Entrepreneurship Champion of the Year 2015' Award has been won by Nottingham Trent University's Enterprise Adviser, Sean Macaskill, at a ceremony in London.
29 June: New support for teachers to bring 'electronic fashion' into the classroom
New resources for teachers to confidently bring 'electronic fashion' into the classroom as part of the new D&T curriculum have been created through a research partnership between the School of …