Nottingham Trent University
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.
The University has an international student population of approximately 2,600 from around 100 countries, and NTU was named the best university for international students in the 2016 WhatUni Student Choice Awards.
NTU is in the top 10 UK universities for the number of students on year-long placements.
94% of NTU undergraduates and 95% of NTU postgraduates 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 is the top-performing accredited courses in the country.
NTU is ranked first in the country with 100% satisfaction in Finance. The number of courses achieving 100% satisfaction has risen to 28.
800 students gave over 40,000 hours of volunteering to local and global communities in 2015/16. NTU has been ranked the top university in the People & Planet Green League in recognition of its commitment to the environment. NTU provides strong support for sport for both elite athletes and the whole university community, and is regularly ranked in the top 20 in the BUCS league out of more than 150 universities.
World-class research at NTU has earned the institution a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education – the highest national honour for a UK university. In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, 90% of NTU research was judged to be ‘world-leading’, ‘internationally-excellent’ or ‘internationally-recognised’ with 55% classed within the top two categories.
Around £421 million has been invested across the university’s three campuses since 2003/4, 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.