Nottingham’s first civic college was opened in the city centre in 1881, four years after the foundation stone was laid by former Prime Minister, W E Gladstone. After the First World War, the college outgrew its original building and in 1928 the College moved to what is now the main campus, University Park. Even in its early days on this site, the College attracted high profile visiting lecturers including Professor Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi and H G Wells. In 1948, the college was awarded the Royal Charter and became The University of Nottingham, now able to award degrees in its own name.

University Park is The University of Nottingham’s largest campus at 300 acres. The campus is widely regarded as one of the largest and most attractive in the country. Set in extensive greenery and around a lake, University Park is the focus of life for students, staff and visitors. Conveniently located only two miles from the city centre, the campus contains Portland Building, which houses the Students’ Union, the Student Support Centre, as well as shops, banks, bars and restaurants.


Why University of Nottingham?

Employability:  In the 2022 High Fliers Graduate Report, University of Nottingham is ranked the 2nd most targeted university by top UK employers in the 2022 High Fliers Graduate Report and have been in the top 10 since 2013.

Academic Excellence: Nottingham is ranked 7th in the UK for its research power in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework and top 20 in the QS 2023.

Pioneering Research: The MRI scanner was invented at the University of Nottingham. Not only that, but Nottingham academics have won Nobel Prizes in medicine, economics and chemistry

Industry Links: A large number of programs at Nottingham include a placement or work experience element, ensuring students receive first-hand experience in professional environments