Studying in Nottingham, United Kingdom

Nottingham

United Kingdom

Nottingham at a glance

Study abroad in Nottingham, UK, an authentic student city, and follow top quality higher education programmes at high British standards. With universities focusing on centuries of tradition in academic study methods, as well as cutting-edge practical experience, you will benefit from complete training in your chosen higher degree programme. A culturally diverse and vibrant city, Nottingham is a rich source of interesting stories.

Studying

Studying in Nottingham

Nottingham universities offer a large palette of subject areas, like: business, languages, law, medicine, politics, computing, accounting, mathematics, and more, at all degree levels (Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhDs). Most undergraduate degree programmes can be completed in three years, and most courses are modular, offering students the possibility to customise learning to their own interests.

Higher education institutions provide several remote (online or distance learning) programmes, mostly for Master’s degrees. A wide range of short courses is also available.

Universities have modern resources and facilities including e-learning systems, with useful weblinks and education materials for projects.

Career

Career opportunities in Nottingham

The main industries that sustain Nottingham’s economy are digital media, life sciences, financial and business services, retail and leisure.

Important company names based in Nottingham include: Alliance Boots, Chinook Sciences, Pedigree pet food company, Chinese-made automobiles Changan, EON UK, Imperial Tobacco, Bell-Fruit-Games, Siemens, Speedo, Capital One, aircraft engine-maker Rolls Royce.

Universities in Nottingham have created internships, collaborating with local companies and encouraging students to gain work experience that will help their future employment opportunities.

Life

Nottingham city life

Nottingham is a vibrant and lively city where you won’t get bored. You can visit museums and art galleries, engage in different sports activities, or see live concerts. From the numerous places you can go, the most popular are: the Broadway Cinema, the Savoy Cinema, the Gothic revival St Barnabas' Roman Catholic Cathedral, Nottingham Castle, Green's Windmill and Science Centre, Nottingham Natural History Museum, City of Caves, or Wollaton Park. In Nottingham you will also find smaller theatre venues such as the Nottingham Arts Theatre, the Lace Market Theatre and New Theatre.

The city has live music venues, including the Nottingham Arena and Rock City, both of which host local British as well as international artists. You can attend two music festivals annually - Dot to Dot, which takes place in city centre venues over a weekend in May, and Splendour, in Wollaton Park, each July.

Nottingham is home to two professional football clubs: Notts County and Nottingham Forest, and a rugby team, Nottingham R.F.C. You can also enjoy cricket matches at the Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club.

International atmosphere in Nottingham

Nottingham has one of the fastest growing ethnic minority population in the UK. You can interact with people coming from China, India, Pakistan, Ireland, Italy or Poland. Nottingham locals happily celebrate and promote the multicultural diversity of the city. Each year numerous festivities mark and embrace different religious occasions, ethnicities and social groups. In Nottingham, you won’t feel like a foreigner, and the fact that the largest portion of the population is aged between 16 and 24 will certainly help you adjust easier.

Weather Nottingham

Nottingham has an oceanic climate, typical for all British Isles. Summers have moderate warm temperatures; the averages are 19-22 °C (66-71°F). In winter, average temperatures are 2-5°C (35-41°F), with light snowfall.

Costs

Accommodation costs in Nottingham

The following options are available for student accommodation:

  • University campus residence - usually the most common choice for students. For campus residence accommodation you have to book in advance, as the number of rooms is limited. The prices vary between 80-125 GBP/week, for one person.
  • Private apartment: The rent for an apartment depends on location (usually apartments from the city centre are more expensive), facilities and other services, with prices between 160-520 GBP/week for one person.
  • House share: For rent in a share house you would pay between 60-130 GBP/week for one person.
  • Homestay (host family): A great choice if you wish to enhance your immersion experience in the English language end get to know British lifestyle and culture. Prices for this type of accommodation would go between 390-785 GBP/month.
  • Hostel: For accommodation in a decent hostel, you would pay around 15-16 GBP/night.

Living costs in Nottingham

Nottingham is not a cheap city to live in, but its prices are in line with most cities in the United Kingdom. The monthly expenses for an average student could go around 1,100- 1,600 GBP including accommodation, food, transport, and going out. You should consider public transportation in Nottingham, as it has the best public transport service outside of London. The price for a bus fare is 2 GBP. Local supermarkets are affordable and monthly food bills are around 120 GBP. For a meal in an inexpensive restaurant, you would have to pay from 5-7 GBP.

Universities in Nottingham

NTU is one of the most sustainable universities in the world and we have been awarded Green Flags for our Brackenhurst and Clifton Campuses.

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The University of Nottingham has award-winning campuses in the United Kingdom, China and Malaysia and hosts a truly global academic community in all three countries. It is described by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2016 as ‘the nearest Britain has to a truly global university'. The University is placed 70th in the world and in the top 1% of universities internationally by the latest QS World University Rankings (2015).

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We are internationally known as one of UK's top business focused schools providing education and research in business, management and economics that combines academic excellence with impact on business and society. We're one of the largest and most popular universities in the UK. Nearly 27,000 students study with us across three campuses in Nottingham.

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Kaplan Financial prepares over 45,000 students a year for professional accountancy exams. With centres across the country and an established online learning environment, Kaplan helps individuals achieve their educational and career goals.

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