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Uni Life in Nottingham

Nottingham has one of the youngest populations in the UK, with over half of the population being under 30 years old, which makes it a vibrant and lively place to study. With student population of 60,000, it

Key reasons to study in Nottingham

  • 1
    A city with real community

    Nottingham has a community feel to it, thanks to its preponderance of independent businesses and quirky bars, cafes and shops. You won't feel alone as a student in the city, with UoN and Nottingham Trent being the 7th and 13th largest universities in the UK respectively.

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    Noticeable nightlife

    Nottingham has a thriving nightlife, with some of the most popular bars including Bunk, PRYZM and Stealth Rock City is a well-known venue for gigs and you'll find lots of nightlife staples like Popworld and Revolution scattered around the city.

  • 3
    Green space and countryside

    What more is there to say about the iconic Sherwood Forest? A beautiful walk through endless greenery and home to the legend that is Robin Hood. In the city centre you'll find City Park and the Arboretum for green space. Outside of the city, the nature reserve gets 350,000 visitors a year, and the Wollaton mansion is well-known over the world for being Wayne Manor in the Dark Knight trilogy. 

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    A centre of knowledge

    The two universities in Notttingham have a total of twelve separate libraries between them, so you won't struggle to find the resources you need or a quiet place to study. Some of these libraries are specialists in their field, such as Greenfield Medical Library, the Museum of Archaeology the Denis Arnold Music Library.

There's lots going on with the majority of students attending either Rock City or Ocean for the student nights out! Lenton is the local student area - it has a few cafes as well as some small supermarkets. There's always lots of do in Nottingham in terms of nightlife.

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Universities in Nottingham

Nottingham Trent University

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Originating from the Nottingham Government School of Design, Nottingham Trent University was named Modern University of the Year in The Times Good University Guide 2023, and is one of the UK's largest universities. You'll find the main campus in the city centre, but it has five separate campuses: City, Clifton, Confetti, Brackenhurst and a further campus further out, in the town of Mansfield.

University of Nottingham

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The University of Nottingham is an extremely reputable UK university, ranked as a top 20 UK university and 8th in the UK for research power. Located to the south-east of the city just past Lenton, the university is split across four campuses: University Park, Jubilee, Sutton Bonington and King's Meadow, all easily accessible by frequent buses. It's also within a stones through of the popular Wollaton Park.

Student Life in Nottingham

Nottingham is full of green space. University Park Campus is so pretty, with lots of good bars and nightlife, and there's really good transport links. Lenton has lots of different cafes within the student area too.

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Frequently Asked Questions

October is the best time to start looking for student accommodation in Nottingham. Properties will be available until February, but we would recommend starting a search for a property during the autumn. The most popular student areas in Nottingham include Lenton, West Bridgford and Beeston.
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Tenancy periods in Nottingham usually last for 12 months. Most contracts will start on the 1st July and end on the 30th June the following year. Occasionally, letting agents may offer tenancy periods that last for 10 or 11 months, starting in August or September. You can always enquire with the letting agent to find out how long your contract length will be.
Deposits are usually either 4 or 5 week's rent. The maximum legal amount a landlord can charge your for a deposit is 5 week's rent. You’ll get your deposit back when you move out of the property. That said, if the landlord is still owed outstanding rent or needs to pay for repairs to damage within the property, they may take deductions from the deposit to cover the costs.
UniHomes accommodation in Nottingham usually costs £26 – £215 per person, per week. This price includes the cost of all bills you'll need to pay, which you won't always see on other student accommodation websites. Check out the full range of student accommodations available in Nottingham.

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