University of Nottingham 2020 - Discover our world

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                                 Your journey                Connect with us          A place
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                                                                                      to start
                                                                                      Foundation courses                        50    Science                                138
6                                                                                                                                     Biochemistry                            139
                                                                                      Arts                                      54    Biology, Genetics, Tropical Biology     142
                                                                                      American and Canadian Studies             55    and Zoology
Why Nottingham?                  Meet your academics         Academic life
                                                                                      Classics and Archaeology                  58    Biosciences                             145
                                                                                      Cultural, Media and Visual Studies        64    Chemistry                               152
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                                                                                      English                                   68    Computer Science                        155
                                                                                      History                                    71   Mathematical Sciences                   158
                                                                                      Liberal Arts                               75   Natural Sciences                        161
                                                                                      Modern Languages and Cultures              77   Neuroscience                            164
                                                                                      Music                                     85    Pharmacy                                166
                                                                                      Philosophy                                88    Physics and Astronomy                   168
                                                                                      Theology and Religious Studies             91   Psychology                              172

                                                                                      Engineering                               94    Social Sciences                        174
Our campuses                     Your Students’ Union        Sport                                                                    Business                                175
                                                                                      Aerospace Engineering                     95
                                                                                      Architecture and Built Environment         97   Economics                               178
34                38                                         40                       Chemical and Environmental Engineering    100   Education                               182
                                                                                      Civil Engineering                         103   Geography                               184
                                                                                      Electrical and Electronic Engineering    105   Law                                     187
                                                                                      Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing   110   Politics and International Relations    189
                                                                                      Engineering                                     Sociology and Social Policy             192

                                                                                      Medicine and Health Sciences 114                International campuses                 195
                                                                                      Healthcare and medical sites              115   China Campus                            196
                                                                                      Cancer Sciences                           116   Malaysia Campus                         198
                                                                                      Medical Physiology and Therapeutics       118
City life         Study abroad                               International students
                                                                                      Medicine                                  120   Everything else you need               200
                                                                                      Midwifery                                 126   to know
42                               46                          48                       Nursing                                  128   Applying                                201
                                                                                      Physiotherapy                             130   Financing your degree                   208
                                                                                      Sport and Exercise Science                132   Translating higher education terms      214
                                                                                      Sport Rehabilitation                      134   Finding your course                     216
                                                                                      Veterinary Medicine and Science           136   Finding us                              221
                                                                                                                                      Contact us                              222
                                                                                                                                      Open days                               223

Accommodation                    Careers and employability   Supporting you                                                                                                         5
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Why Nottingham?                                                                           Outstanding                Get involved by                           Study at one of our

                                                                                                                          choosing from                             300 partner
                                                                                                                          over 300 clubs,                           universities
                                                                                               and learning               societies and                             across 40 different
                                                                                               Teaching Excellence
                                                                                               Framework (TEF) 2017-18.
                                                                                                                          opportunities                             countries

          A world
          of unlimited
          potential                                                                                                                                                 Learn from
                                                                                                                                                                    academics who are

                                                                                                                                                                    the world
           GOOD            GOOD
           GUIDE           GUIDE
           2019            2019
                                                                                                                                                                    with their research
           OF THE YEAR     OF THE YEAR

                                                                                               A safe and
                                                                                                                          Top 20
                                                                                                                                                                    Join a global
                                                                                                                                                                    community of over
                                                                                               vibrant city                                                         46,000
                                                                                               on your doorstep           in all three
                                                                                                                          major UK                                  students
                                                                                                                                                                    from more than
                                                                                                                          league tables
                                                                                                                          The Complete University Guide 2019;
                                                                                                                                                                    150 countries
                                                                                                                          The Guardian University Guide 2019;
                                                                                                                          The Times and The Sunday Times Good
                                                                                                                          University Guide 2019.

    Ranked as a                    Accelerate                                A member of                                  Be inspired by our
    world                          your career
                                                                             the prestigious                              award-winning
    top 100                        at one of the                                                                          campuses
    university                     universities most                                                                      University Park Campus – Green Flag

    QS World University
                                   targeted by                               and the global                               Award® winner for 16 consecutive years.

                                                                             Universitas 21
                                                                                                                          Jubilee Campus – Green Flag Award®
    Rankings, 2019.
                                   Britain’s leading                                                                      winner for six consecutive years.

                                   graduate employers                        network
                                   Ranked in the top ten in The Graduate
                                   Market 2013-2018, High Fliers Research.

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Your journey                                                                               Keep up to date                            Book
                                                                                                After you’ve applied, find us on social
                                                                                                media and get in touch with any
                                                                                                questions.                                 A home from home awaits you at
                                                                                                                                           Nottingham. We guarantee a room

    Your first steps
                                                                                                         to all first-year students*. To see our
                                                                                                                                           wide variety of living options visit:
                                                                                                Alternatively, live chat is available on
                                                                                                our website.                                     accommodation

    and beyond                                                                              

                                                                                                If you receive an offer, you will
                                                                                                be invited to an offer-holder event.
                                                                                                                                           * For guaranteed accommodation
                                                                                                                                           criteria, see

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    research. If you can’t decide                                    happens on the day,        at Nottingham.                             of the activities Nottingham has
    on a career just yet, choose a                                   we’re here to help you.                                               to offer.
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    Open days                            Apply                                                                                             Year one
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                                         Make your application
                                         stand out. Follow our
    of Nottingham is the right place     top tips for writing your                                                                         We’re with you every step of
    for you.                             personal statement.                                                                               the way, through graduation and
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                                                                                                                                           issues. When you graduate you’ll                                                                                                                 be a lifelong member of our
         visitingus                                                                                                                        alumni network, and access
                                                                                                                                           all the benefits that it brings.

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     See what it’s really like to live and study here
     through our student vlogs and social media
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                                                                  for room tours, societies and
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     you all you need to know about life in
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Meet your academics
                                                                                                                          Dr Fernando
                                                                                                                          Casal Bértoa

     Be inspired by
                                                                                                                          Associate Professor in Comparative Politics
                                                                                                                          Fernando is co-director of REPRESENT:
                                                                                                                          Research Centre for the Study of Parties
                                                                                                                          and Democracy. His work has been published

     the brightest
                                                                                                                          in many prestigious journals, including the
                                                                                                                          Journal of Politics and European Journal of
                                                                                                                          Political Research. He was also awarded the
                                                                                                                          2018 Vice-Chancellor Medal of the University

                                                                                                                          of Nottingham for “exceptional achievements”.
                                                                                                                          In 2017 he won the Gordon Smith and Vincent
                                                                                                                          Wright Memorial Prize.

     Your learning will be shaped
     by the latest ground-breaking
     research, with classes taught
     by subject experts
                                                                                                                                                                          Dr Samanta Piano
                                                                                                                                                                          Assistant Professor in Metrology
                                                                                                                                                                          Working on the implementation of an imaging system
     Dr Bindi Brook                                                                                                                                                       empowered by artificial intelligence technology to be
     Associate Professor in Mathematical Sciences                                                                                                                         able to measure micro-features with high precision,
                                                                                                                                                                          low cost and high speed, Samanta is helping us to
     Although asthma is a highly prevalent inflammatory lung disease, with significant research effort put into it,                                                       see the world around us. Awarded the Marie Curie
     how it develops and progresses still remains unclear. Bindi and her team are developing mathematical and                                                             Fellowship and Nottingham Advance Research
     computational models in collaboration with experimental biologists and clinicians to identify key factors that                                                       Fellowship, she is teaching the new age of students
     contribute to the disease. Her research is supported by the Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust.                                                         about her field of expertise.

                                                                      Dr Paul Smith                                                                                       Dr Catrin Rutland
                                                                      Associate Professor in French and                                                                   Associate Professor in Anatomy and
                                                                      Francophone Studies                                                                                 Developmental Genetics
                                                                      Dr Paul Smith’s research area, French history                                                       Dr Catrin Rutland uses a combination of anatomical,
                                                                      and politics, has enabled him to discuss French                                                     cellular and molecular techniques to understand
                                                                      politics in a range of print and broadcast media,                                                   cardiovascular and anatomical illnesses and disorders.
                                                                      and make more than 150 international media                                                          Her group have discovered genetic mutations
                                                                      appearances from 2016-2018. In November                                                             responsible for causing cardiomyopathy in animals
                                                                      2018, he won Expert Commentator in the                                                              and humans, and identified biological and anatomical
                                                                      University’s Knowledge Exchange and Impact                                                          reasons for lameness. Catrin and international
                                                                      Awards. Paul’s teaching focuses on using visual                                                     collaborators investigate cancer and potential
                                                                      culture as a tool for introducing language                                                          therapeutics, and use gene therapy to regenerate
                                                                      students to French history.                                                                         muscle tissue in lame horses.

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Academic life                                                                    Amazing                                    Teaching excellence
                                                                                      learning spaces                            The University of Nottingham delivers excellent teaching
                                                                                                                                 and academic support, and invests in world-class facilities
                                                                                      We understand that everyone                and access to truly global opportunities. We are an
                                                                                      learns in different ways. As well as       outstanding teaching and research-intensive university that

     Spaces for
                                                                                      traditional methods, such as lectures      produces global graduates who are highly sought after by
                                                                                      and seminars, your learning will           top employers. Our Gold award in the Teaching Excellence
                                                                                      be complemented by technology,             Framework recognises that we deliver the highest quality of
                                                                                      including podcasts and lecture capture     teaching to our students.

     limitless ideas
                                                                                      facilities. You’ll also have access to
                                                                                      24-hour PC suites, Wi-Fi, and a free
                                                 Effective study                      laptop and iPad loan service.
                                                                                      Our new £20m Teaching and Learning
                                                 There are lots of resources          Building has multiple individual and
                                                 available to help you with the       group learning spaces, a learning lab
     Studying at university is                   transition into higher education.
                                                 Many of our degrees include
                                                                                      with group-study Windows Surface
                                                                                      Hubs, and an interactive seminar room
                                                 modules and other activities
     very different to studying
                                                                                      with presenting screens. We have
                                                 designed to help prepare you         eight libraries, including the £20m
                                                 for the next few years. You’ll       refurbished George Green Library.
     at school or college –                      also have access to our Student
                                                 Service Centres, with specialist
                                                                                      You’ll have access to a huge number
                                                                                      of resources, including print books,
                                                 study support staff ready to talk
     we’ll help you settle in
                                                                                      ebooks, journals, manuscripts, films,
                                                 to you about your work, as well      and special collections. Libraries are
                                                 as plenty of helpful guides full     a great environment to enhance your
     to this new way of learning                 of advice. There’s at least one
                                                 Student Service Centre on each
                                                                                      learning, so it’s good to know there are
                                                                                      group work spaces, silent study zones,
                                                 of our campuses – so help is never   PCs, cafes and display screens.
                                                 far away.

                                                                                      Sharing                                                              Our libraries offer over
       Learn a language                                                               knowledge                                                            4,500 study
       The University’s Language Centre                                               U-Now is our collection of open                                      spaces, including
       gives you the opportunity to study                                             educational materials that have been                                 group study, private
       a language alongside your course. All                                          uploaded to the web. It has been
       languages are offered from beginners’                                          created to enable you to browse or                                   study and computer
       level, with some going up to near                                              download material about subjects                                     rooms
       native fluency. The inter-faculty                                              from across the University.
       languages programme offers credited
       modules, which are free for students                                           Students also have their own personal
       if taken as part of your programme                                             Moodle account which enables them
                                                                                      to access teaching and learning
                                                                                                                                                           We spend £5.5m
       of study – check with your course
       tutor before you enrol. There are eight                                        resources for all modules in a virtual                               a year on books
       languages to choose from: Modern                                               learning environment.                                                and journals
       Standard Arabic, French, German,
       Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese,
       Russian, and Spanish. There are also                                                                                                                Our collections
       fee-paying evening classes open
       to everyone.                                                                                                                                        comprise around
                                                                                                                                49,000 journals,
            language-centre                                                           The University has
                                                                                      invested over £3m in the
                                                                                                                                                           526,000 ebooks
                                                                                      last year in developing                                              and 1.3m print books
                                                                                      and enhancing digital
                                                                                      services for research
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Our campuses

     Endless                                                                       University
     discoveries                                                                   Park

                                                                                                                                                    Want to see more
     You’ll never run out of inspiring                                                                                                              of our campuses?

     places to explore on our campuses
                                                                                                                                                    Take a 360° virtual tour.

     Cripps Health Centre    David Ross Sports Village   Portland Building   One of the UK’s most beautiful campuses
                                                                             and winner of 16 Green Flag Awards®,
                                                                             our 300-acre landscaped campus is set
                                                                             around a large boating lake.
                                                                             It has numerous libraries, the new Teaching and Learning Building,
                                                                             13 halls of residence, outstanding sports facilities, a hotel, a new
                                                                             £9m health centre, a bank, a hair salon, art galleries, a museum,
                                                                             a recital hall, bars and two theatres. The Portland Building is home
                                                                             to the University of Nottingham Students’ Union. Following a £15m
                                                                             redevelopment, it now offers bright, inspiring places to work, new
                                                                             shops and Portland Coffee Co. It really is the hub of student life.

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Our campuses
                                                    City                         Jubilee
                                                    centre is                    Campus is
                                                    15 minutes                   a 20-minute
                                                    away                         walk from

     University Park                                                             Portland

     Campus                                                      9                                                            4

                          5                            12        6
                                          8                                           2


                                                                                 1    Trent Building

                                                                                 2    Portland Building/Students’ Union

                         Self-catered                                            3    George Green Library
                         accommodation                                           4    QMC and Medical School
                         available here                                          5    David Ross Sports Village

                                                                                 6    Hallward Library

                                                                                 7    DH Lawrence Centre

                                                                                 8    East Midlands Conference Centre

                                               11                                9    Cripps Health Centre/Pharmacy/Dentist

                                                                                 10   Orchard Hotel

                                                                                 11   Highfield Sports Complex

                                                                                 12   Teaching and Learning Building

                                                    Sutton Bonington                  Student Service Centre
                                                    is a 25-minute                    Hall of residence
                                                    Hopper Bus ride
                                                                                      Jubilee Campus
                                                    from University Park

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Our campuses

                                  Futuristic architecture, eco-friendly buildings
                                  and innovative technologies make Jubilee
                                  Campus an inspiring place to be. Highlights

                                  include a library on the lake and the Aspire
                                  sculpture, one of the tallest free-standing
                                  public works of art in the UK.
                                  A short distance from University Park, Jubilee Campus has food outlets,
                                  halls of residence and a sports centre. It is home to the Business School,
                                  the Schools of Education and Computer Science, the University of
                                  Nottingham Innovation Park and Jubilee Conference Centre, which also
                                  has hotel facilities.
                                  You will also find the impressive GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral
                                  Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry and the Advanced Manufacturing
                                  Building (main image). The Research Acceleration and Demonstration
                                  (RAD) Building opened in 2018.

                                   Aspire sculpture                      Sustainable Chemistry

                                                                         Business School North

      Want to see more
      of our campuses?
      Take a 360° virtual tour.

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     Our campuses
                                               6                         7
     Jubilee                                                 2                                      Self-catered

                                                    4                                               accommodation
                                                                 8                                  available here


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     centre is
     15 minutes                                                              Key
     away by
     bus or bike                                                                 1
                                                                                      Sir Colin Campbell Building/Innovation
                                                                                      Park reception
                                                                                 2    YANG Fujia Building
                                                                                      The Sir Harry & Lady Djanogly Learning
                                                                                      Resource Centre
                                                                                 4    Business School
                                               12                                5    Computer Science Building

                                                                                 6    Dearing Building

                                                                                 7    Jubilee Sports Centre

                                                                                 8    Xu Yafen Building

                                                                                 9    University of Nottingham Innovation Park

                                                                                 10   Jubilee Conference Centre

                                                                                 11   GSK Carbon Neutral Laboratory

                                                                                 12   Advanced Manufacturing Building
                                                                                      Research Acceleration and
                                                                                      Demonstration (RAD) Building

                                                                                      Student Service Centre

                                                                                      Hall of residence

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Our campuses

                                                                Sutton Bonington is home to world-leading
                                                                laboratories for plant science and veterinary
                                                                medicine. It is set in beautiful countryside,

                                                                10 miles south of University Park.                                             Want to see more
                                                                Here we offer excellent teaching and learning facilities, plant and food       of our campuses?
                                                                science laboratories, and a commercial farm and dairy centre. You will         Take a 360° virtual tour.

                                                                also find everything you need for day-to-day student life on Sutton
                                                                Bonington Campus, such as a library, a cafe, a dining hall, a bar, a Student
                                                                Service Centre, halls of residence and a sports centre. There is also a             virtualnottingham
                                                                regular student-run farmers’ market where you can buy local produce.

     Main Building           Gateway Building   Sports Centre

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     Our campuses
                                                  University Park
                                                  is a 25-minute
                                                  Hopper Bus ride
                                                  from Sutton

     Sutton Bonington                             Bonington


       6                          4   5             8

                                                     1                   Key

                                                                           1    Gateway Building

                                              2                     10     2    Veterinary Medicine and Science

                                                                           3    The Barn

                                                                           4    Main Building

                                                                           5    James Cameron-Gifford Library

                                                                           6    Sports Centre

                                                                           7    Plant Sciences Building

                                                                           8    Food Sciences Building

                                                                           9    Dairy Centre

                                                                           10   Clinical Sciences Building

                                                                                Student Service Centre

                                                                                Hall of residence

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International campuses

     Go beyond                                                                        Malaysia
     your boundaries                                                                  Campus
     You can choose to                   Home to more than 7,500
                                         students from all over
     study at our campuses               the world, our 144-acre
                                         parkland site in the city
     in China and Malaysia               of Ningbo offers excellent
                                         teaching, research and
                                         sports facilities.
                                         The campus at Ningbo also provides
                                         on-campus accommodation and is
                                         only a 15-minute walk from the central

        China                            business district and a few hours
                                         from Shanghai.


                                                                                                                    At our Malaysia Campus you
      “  I took part in an
      inter-campus exchange                                                       “   I don’t know where
                                                                                  I’d be without the University’s   will find a diverse and vibrant
      as part of my course and                                                    Malaysia Campus. The world’s      community of over 4,500 students,
      studying in Ningbo provided                                                 changing and the opportunity to
      interesting modules with                                                    study abroad has been amazing.    living close to hills and waterfalls.
      unique twists. I also travelled                                             Malaysia has opened up the        It’s home to a sports centre, swimming pool,
      to Hong Kong, Thailand,
      Macau and around
                                                                                  world to me.
                                                                                               ”                    shops and food outlets, as well as impressive
                                                                                                                    teaching and study facilities. It is also just an
                                                                                  Ben Hulte,
      mainland China.                                                             BSc Psychology with               hour outside of Kuala Lumpur.
      Chris Routledge,                                                            Cognitive Neuroscience,
      BA History with Chinese Studies,                                            University of Nottingham
      University of Nottingham                                                    Malaysia
      Ningbo China

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      Your Students’ Union


     We want you to have an amazing time at University                                                                   Get Involved
                                                                                                                         With more than 200 student-led groups, clubs and societies,
                                                                                                                         and over 100 volunteering opportunities, your Students’ Union
                                                                                                                         offers something for everyone – from tackling football and tucking
                                                                                                                         into sweet treats at Cake Soc to embracing the System at Lego
                                                                                                                         Society and hitting targets in archery.

                                                                                                                         You’ll meet students from all over the world too, with more
                                                                                                                         than 80 societies dedicated to different countries and cultures.
                                                                                                                         Keen musician? You can join one of our many music societies –
                                                                                                                         from BlowSoc ensembles to rocking out at RockSoc, writing a
                                                                                                                         catchy chorus at Song Writing Society to singing your heart out
                                                                                                                         at the Revival Gospel Choir.


                                                                                                                         Make Change
                                                                                                                         Fight your corner, stand up for what you believe in and make
                                                                                                                         change for others while you’re at university. There are loads of
                                                                                                                         election opportunities for student representatives throughout
                                                                                                                         the year. The Students’ Union is also home to student networks,
     Your Students’ Union                                                                                                including the LGBT+ Network, the Black and Minority Ethnic
                                                                                                                         Students’ Network, and the Disabled Students’ Network, and
     The University of Nottingham Students’ Union is a brilliant, vibrant community of                                   each one is a voice for different groups across the University.
     34,000 students – run by you, for you – and proudly independent from the University.                                Make Change is all about giving a little and getting a lot back.
     And it’s here to help make sure your time at University is the best it can be – whether
     you’re getting involved in societies, volunteering, campaigning for change, or making use
     of our help and support.

     Your Students’ Union offers a broad range of clubs, societies and opportunities for you                             Find Support
     to get involved with, and if you can’t find one you like? We’ll help you create one!
                                                                                                                         We all need a helping hand from time to time. If you’re looking
     If you’re an upcoming wordsmith, or if the stage, screen or airwaves are your thing,
                                                                                                                         for support on financial, academic, or housing issues, Students’
     our award-winning student groups University Radio Nottingham (URN), Nottingham              Study with us and       Union Advice is here for you.
     New Theatre, Nottingham Student Television (NSTV) and Impact Magazine offer
                                                                                                 you can expect a
     opportunities to find your audience.                                                                                Not feeling your best and need to talk? Our student-led services
                                                                                                 world-class education   such as Night Owls and Nightline are here when you need them.
     Find out about our many societies, services and                                             – but the Nottingham    There’s always someone to talk to at your Students’ Union.
     lots more at                                                            experience is so much
                                                                                                 more than that.
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                                                                                                                        World-class venues

         Push past
                                                                                                                        We’ve invested millions into our          As well as a 200-station fitness
                                                                                                                        venues over the last decade, and          suite, swimming pool and climbing
                                                                                                                        students get priority access to an        wall, our student teams train in
                                                                                                                        incredible range of international         the martial arts dojo, table tennis,

         your limits
                                                                                                                        standard facilities and the latest in     archery and fencing salle, all-glass
                                                                                                                        fitness technology.                       squash court, and bespoke
                                                                                                                                                                  High Performance Zone.
                                                                                                                        Opened in 2016 and generously             Our all-inclusive membership
                                                                                                                        supported by Nottingham Law
                                                                                                                        alumnus and Carphone Warehouse
                                                                                                                                                                  offers access to the David Ross
                                                                                                                                                                  Sports Village, our sports centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Reaching new
                                                                                                                        founder David Ross, the David Ross
                                                                                                                        Sports Village is a sector-leading
                                                                                                                                                                  on Jubilee and Sutton Bonington
                                                                                                                                                                  Campuses, and an extensive health
                                                                                                                                                                                                         heights in sport
                                                                                                                        inspirational venue.                      and fitness programme including
                                                                                                                                                                  over 100 weekly fitness classes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         “  The Sports Scholarship
                                                                                                                                                                                                         scheme and the excellent
         Sporting                                                                                GOOD
                                                                                                                                                                                                         support I received has
                                                                                                                                                                                                         been invaluable in helping

         ambitions to                                                                            UNIVERSITY
                                                                                                                                                                                                         me achieve my goal of
                                                                                                                                                                                                         representing Team GB at

                                                                                                 2019                                                                                                    the Olympics.
         suit everyone                                                                           SPORTS
                                                                                                 UNIVERSITY                                                                                              Harry Martin,
                                                                                                 OF THE YEAR                               nottingham uni sport                                          BSc Economics,
                                                                                                                                                                                                         (Team GB hockey, Rio 2016)

     We provide opportunities for all students to                                  Going for gold
     participate in sport, fitness or wellbeing activities                         We have a proud history of
     at a level that is appropriate for them.                                      sporting success; as one of the
                                                                                   founding institutions of British
                                                                                   Universities and Colleges Sport,
     ■■ We have over 100 teams who           ■■ Our dedicated Disability Sport
                                                                                   we are currently 4th in the UK
       represent the University of             Officer is on hand to ensure all
                                                                                   rankings and have been named
       Nottingham each week at local,          students have access to the right
                                                                                   Sports University of the Year.
       national and international level        support enabling them to stay
                                                                                   Our alumni have won Olympic,
     ■■ Withmore than 70 sports clubs          active during their time here
                                                                                   World, Commonwealth and
       to choose from there really is        ■■ The Tri Campus Games are           European medals and include
       something for everyone to try,          completely unique – each year       table tennis superstar and
       whether you’re a complete               students from each of our three     Chinese athlete of the century
       beginner or an elite athlete            international campuses join         Deng Yaping. Our heritage is
     ■■ Ourintramural (halls and               together for a festival of sport    important to us, but our ambitious
       societies) leagues see more than      ■■ We provide a range of              vision is all about the future.
       3,000 students competing every          supportive and inclusive
                                                                                   We provide world-class coaching
       week on campus, delivered by            programmes to allow students
                                                                                   and academic flexibility to ensure
       student leaders                         to have a positive and healthy
                                                                                   the best young athletes reach
     ■■ Our Engage programme is the            physical and mental wellbeing
                                                                                   their potential. In 2017/18, over
       perfect opportunity to try a new        throughout their period of study
                                                                                   100 scholars helped us win more
       sport or just turn up and play          and beyond
                                                                                   than 20 national titles as well as
       for fun                                                                     numerous European and World
     ■■ Forthose looking to boost their                                            University medals.
       CV, our Leadership Academy
       offers a diverse range of training,
       qualifications and volunteering

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City life


         A world
                                                                      You can find a range of
                                                                      international exhibitions at
                                                                      Nottingham Contemporary,
                                                                      as well as other galleries such as

                                                                      the New Art Exchange. Nottingham
                                                                      is a UNESCO City of Literature
                                                                      and delivers an extensive events
                                                                      programme covering literary

         a city
                                                                      heritage (the city has its own
                                                                      Writers Studio), contemporary
                                                                      writing and performance. Annual
                                                                      festivals celebrating both poetry
                                                                      and Nottingham-born DH
                                                                      Lawrence are cultural highlights.

                                                                      Nottingham                             Theatre                               Hockley
                                                                      Lakeside Arts                          Touring West End shows, comedy,
                                                                                                             dance, classical and contemporary
                                                                                                                                                   With cobbled streets, vintage
                                                                                                                                                   shops, designer boutiques,
                                                                      The University has an award-winning    music, and murder-mystery             independent cinemas and quirky
                                                                      arts centre on University Park         seasons can all be found at The       cafes, restaurants and hidden
                                                                      Campus, which offers discounted        Theatre Royal and Royal Concert       bars, Hockley is a lively part of
                                                                      student tickets for its exciting       Hall. The Nottingham Playhouse        the city centre. It is also home to
                                                                      exhibitions and events –               also has a broad repertoire and       Nottingham’s Creative Quarter and
                                                                      including music, drama, dance          an international reputation for its   the Lace Market, where you’ll find
                                                                      and participatory workshops.           in-house productions. Smaller         Nottingham native Paul Smith’s
                                                                      Lakeside also offers a recital hall,   venues in the city include the        latest retail outlet.
                                                                      theatre, gallery and museum.           Nottingham Arts Theatre and
                                                                      The University’s student-run           the Lace Market Theatre.
                                                                      Nottingham New Theatre presents
                                                                      a student production in Lakeside’s
                                                                      theatre each year.


     As one of the largest cities in the     Nottingham was
     East Midlands, there’s a lot going on   named one of the
     in Nottingham. Here’s a quick taste     best and safest places
     of what you can expect.                 for a night out in the
                                             UK in 2018, retaining
                                             its Purple Flag®
                                             award for the ninth
                                             consecutive year

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                                           Gaming                                                                                                                   Shopping
                                           As well as two board game                                                                                                From clothes to comics
                                           cafes, the Dice Cup and                                                                                                  and vintage to vinyl, small
                                           Ludorati, Nottingham boasts                                                                                              independents and retro shops
     Music                                 the ALT Gaming Lounge, a                                                                                                 nestle alongside big high street
                                           growing variety of escape                                                                                                names to earn Nottingham a
     Rock City and the Motorpoint
                                           rooms, adventure golf                                                                                                    reputation as one of the country’s
     Arena attract big international
                                           and even its own festival,                                                                                               top shopping cities. A £250m
     names, and you can find lots of
                                           GameCity, that celebrates                                                                                                regeneration of the Broadmarsh
     up-and-coming acts playing at live
                                           the huge world of digital                                                                                                area of the city centre is due to
     music venues in and around the
                                           entertainment.                                                                                                           be completed in 2021, bringing
     city. There are also a wide range
                                                                                                                                                                    fresh shopping, leisure and
     of club nights in Nottingham, as
                                                                                                                                                                    restaurant facilities in a vibrant
     well as music festivals such as
                                                                                                                                                                    new environment.
     Splendour and Dot to Dot. Our
     local Rough Trade Records store
     hosts live music throughout the
     year, and Hockley has its own mini
     festival, the Hockley Hustle, which
     brings over 300 acts to the city.

                                           Food and drink                             Cinemas                               Days out                                City highlights
                                           There is something to suit every           Nottingham hosts two large            Exciting local attractions include      The Christmas market arrives in
                                           taste and budget in Nottingham. Its        multiplex cinemas, Showcase           the National Justice Museum,            Nottingham in November, bringing
                                           mix of chain and independent cafes,        and Cineworld, where you can          the Kitty Café, Nottingham’s            traders and craftspeople from all
                                           restaurants and delis such as the          catch the latest blockbusters         underground caves, the historic         over the country. It transforms
                                           popular Annie’s Burger Shack make          in 3D. There’s also Broadway          Wollaton Hall and Green’s Mill – a      Old Market Square into a winter
                                           eating out an eclectic, international      Cinema which shows arthouse           working 19th-century windmill and       wonderland. In the summer you’ll
                                           adventure (that caters for a wide          and independent films, and the        science centre. If you want a city      find a lively beach and fairground
                                           variety of dietary needs), with culinary   Savoy Cinema in Lenton which          tour with a difference, our real-life   in the square.
                                           superstars Sat Bains and Jamie             offers recent releases and classic    Robin Hood will show you the
                                           Oliver both having restaurants within      films at cheap prices for students.   sights, and you can also venture        The city also hosts an array
                                           the city. There’s a large selection of     Film fans should keep an eye          further afield to the picturesque       of festivals and celebrations
                                           traditional pubs (including ‘the oldest    out for the annual Mayhem Film        parklands of Rufford Abbey,             throughout the year, including
                                           pub in England’) and modern bars too,      Festival, based at the Broadway       Clumber Park, Newstead Abbey,           Chinese New Year, a Caribbean
                                           and coffee chain 200 Degrees was           and screening the best in             Arboretum Park or Sherwood              style carnival, Nottinghamshire
                                           founded by two Nottingham alumni.          contemporary horror, science          Forest itself.                          Pride and the Nottingham Beer
                                                                                      fiction and cult cinema from                                                  Festival.
                                                                                      around the world.

                                                                                                                                                                    Nottingham has something for
                                                                                                                                                                    everyone – armchair fans and
                                                                                                                                                                    athletes alike. See a Test Match at
                                                                                                                                                                    Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, cheer
                                                                                                                                                                    on the Nottingham Panthers at the
                                                                                                                                                                    National Ice Stadium, or watch
                                                                                                                                                                    Nottingham Rugby, Notts County
                                                                                                                                                                    or Nottingham Forest. There’s
                                                                                                                                                                    also the National Watersports
                                                                                                                                                                    Centre, Nottingham Tennis Centre,
                                                                                                                                                                    Nottingham Hockey Centre and
                                                                                                                                                                    Nottingham Climbing Centre.

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Study abroad

     Expand                                                                 Look for the
                                                                                                 Affordable for all
                                                                                                 Students studying or working
                                                                                                                                         Make the most of your
                                                                                                                                         time at university                      We have one of the biggest
                                                                                                                                                                                 and most diverse study

     your horizons
                                                                            in course fact       overseas for a semester or year                                                 abroad programmes in the
                                                                                                                                         We have a wide range of
                                                                                                 during their degree can have their
                                                                            files to see which   fees for that year reduced by up to
                                                                                                                                         opportunities – allowing you            UK, with 300 partners in
                                                                            courses include                                              to easily fit an international          40 countries worldwide.
                                                                                                 80%. This is in addition to financial
                                                                                                                                         experience into your degree
                                                                            an opportunity       support through student loans as
                                                                                                                                         or your holidays.
                                                                            to study abroad.     well as bursaries and scholarships
                                                                                                 available for key destinations.         Studying and working abroad
     The world is waiting for you                                                                Where this experience can
                                                                                                                                         is a fantastic opportunity to live
                                                                                                                                         and breathe a different culture.
                                                                                                 take you:                                                                         @UoNStudyAbroad
                                                                                                                                         Why not find out for yourself?
                                                                                                 ■■ Employers value graduates with
                                                                                                   a global perspective, so studying
                                                                                                   or working overseas will make
                                                                                                   your CV stand out
                                                                                                 ■■ Learn a new language or
                                                                                                   skill while building up your
                                                                                                 ■■ Travelwhile you’re spending
                                                                                                   time in a new country and
                                                                                                   immerse yourself in another

     We encourage all our students                                                                  Skills and knowledge                   Adventure                           Amazing opportunity
     to think globally and have an
     international experience. It’s no
                                                                                                    “  I secured a place on the
                                                                                                    Global Leadership Programme
                                                                                                    in Hong Kong. I have gained
                                                                                                                                           “   My year abroad in Mexico
                                                                                                                                           City was one of the best
                                                                                                                                           experiences of my life. Initially
                                                                                                                                                                               “   The most amazing
                                                                                                                                                                               moment for me was getting
                                                                                                                                                                               the opportunity to assist
     wonder we’ve been selected as                          2019                                    skills and knowledge in how to         I applied to study in Mexico to     the African Wildlife Vet in
     International University of the Year.                  INTERNATIONAL                           be a fair and inclusive leader         improve my Spanish and learn        monitoring the vital signs
                                                            UNIVERSITY                              by developing my cultural              more about Latin America.           during a sedation to clean the
     You could go on an exchange to a partner university    OF THE YEAR                             intelligence. I have established       I’ve always wanted to travel        wounds of a newly arrived
     across Asia or North America, spend time at our                                                skills in the importance of            and see new places but doing        orphan rhino, Fern. Fern had
     campuses in China or Malaysia, volunteer overseas                                              communication and adapting             study abroad also gave me the       run away after her mother
     through a Students’ Union society, participate in a                                            this when working with other           chance to meet people from          was poached and was alone
     field school module or undertake a work placement at                                           cultures, recognised the               all around the world and make       in the Kruger National Park
     a global company. Experiences can be intensive such                                            function of active listening           some lifelong friendships           for three weeks while rangers
     as a week at our Global Leaders workshops or up to a
     year-long experience within your degree.
                                                                                                    when interacting with other
                                                                                                                                           along the way.
                                                                                                                                           Lawrence Cate,
                                                                                                                                                           ”                                   ”
                                                                                                                                                                               tried to find her.
                                                                                                                                                                               Lucy Scarborough,
                                                                                                    Lauren Proctor,                        BSc Computer Science,               BVM BVS with BVMedSci
                                                                                                    MSc Graduate Entry Mental              Tecnológico de Monterrey,           Veterinary Medicine
                                                                                                    Health Nursing,                        Mexico                              and Surgery,
                                                                                                    Hong Kong                                                                  South Africa

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International students

                                                                  Study alongside over 9,000 international
                                                                  students from more than 150 countries.

        A global
        community                                                 Preparing for
                                                                  Studying in the UK is a big
                                                                                                         At Nottingham
                                                                                                         There’s plenty to look forward to
                                                                                                         when you begin a course with us,
        Join our welcoming world                                  decision, but you won’t be doing
                                                                  it alone. We’ll provide information
                                                                  and guidance as you prepare
                                                                                                         ■■ guaranteed  accommodation
                                                                                                           for up to the full duration of
        and establish a network                                   to study with us, including visa
                                                                  guidance and English language
                                                                                                           your course
                                                                                                         ■■ anInternational Welcome
        for life                                                  preparation.
                                                                  We have staff based in China,
                                                                                                           programme to help you settle
                                                                                                           into life at Nottingham
                                                                  Ghana, India and Malaysia,             ■■ awide variety of student
                                                                  overseas representatives around          societies to choose from through
                                                                  the world, and travelling staff who      our Students’ Union – including
                                                                  visit many countries throughout          many national, cultural and faith
                                                                  the year. You’ll have opportunities      societies
                                                                  to meet us at our overseas events      ■■ arange of support services
                                                                  but you’re very welcome to visit us      including visa advice, faith
                                                                  in Nottingham too.                       support and English language
                                                                  Find out more about the                  support
                                                                  application process and English        ■■ world cuisines in restaurants
                                                                  language requirements on pages           and shops on and off campus –
                                                                  201-207.                                 including vegetarian, vegan and
                                                                                                           halal options
                                                                  Centre for English                     ■■ cultural
                                                                                                                   festivals and events
                                                                                                           including Chinese New Year, Eid,
                                                                  Language Education                       Diwali and our popular Holi on
                                                                  (CELE)                                   the Downs party
                                                                  At CELE, you can develop your
                                                                  English language and study skills at
                                                                                                         After Nottingham
                                                                  one of the world’s top universities.   You’ll be part of our global alumni
                                                                  We are accredited by the British       community of over 280,000
                                                                  Council for the teaching of English    Nottingham graduates worldwide,
                                                                  in the UK, so you can be sure of       with opportunities for networking,
                                                                  the high quality of our English        volunteering and social events,
      Connect with our                                            teaching, facilities and support.      as well as ongoing support from our
                                                                                                         Careers and Employability Service.
      international channels                                      Our courses take your academic
                                                                  and language skills to the level you
                                                                  need, to help you progress to the
          UoNInternationalOffice       UoNEAO                     University of Nottingham.

          @UoNIntOffice                UniofNottingham       

          @UoNInternational            UniofNottingham
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     Your new home                                                                                                           Full details about the facilities
                                                                                                                             in our halls can be found in

     from home                                                                                                               our guide to undergraduate

     Our halls of residence are much
     more than just places to live

     Each of our 20 halls has their            Fully catered halls                   Self-catered halls
     own identity, character and
     community – they are the perfect          of residence                          of residence
     base for exploring your new life
                                               En-suite rooms are available in       You can find flats and studios,
     in Nottingham.
                                               our catered halls, as well as rooms   with a mixture of en-suite and
     Finding the right accommodation           with shared bathrooms, plus some      shared bathroom options, in our
     for your lifestyle is really important.   flats and studios. On University      self-catered halls. Studios have
     We encourage first-year students          Park Campus, you can choose to        their own kitchen while shared
     to choose their new home based            live in one of four zones – giving    flats have communal kitchens
     on preferences including room             you access to where you want to       and living spaces.
     type, catering options, contract          be on campus depending on
                                               your lifestyle.                       Located close to each campus,
     length and location.
                                                                                     self-catered halls also offer a range
     There are lots of different room          You can eat breakfast and dinner      of social events.
     types at Nottingham so you’re sure        with your hall friends – without
     to find something that suits your         worrying about the shopping,
                                               cooking and cleaning. For lunch,
                                                                                     Part-catered halls
     preferences. All our halls are on or
     close to our campuses.                    you can use your meal card at         At Sutton Bonington Campus we
                                               lots of different food outlets on     offer a part-catered meal plan for
     Our Accommodation Services                campus. Catered halls also have       blending social time and flexibility.
     team are on hand to help you find         social events to help you settle
     your perfect home and they offer          in to residence life. Pantries are
     ongoing support throughout your           available for a midnight snack and
     time at University.                       each room has a small fridge.

       You are guaranteed a room in            Follow us at
       halls if you firmly accept your
       offer to study with us and              #uonhallslife
       apply for accommodation
       by the deadline on our

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For more information, including video
      Accommodation                                                                                                                                      tours of our halls, up-to-date fees,
                                                                                                                                                         and specific guidance for healthcare
                                                                                                                                                         students, visit:

     The space you need
     As well as having spaces for you to socialise in, there are areas for
     studying in too – such as group study spaces and libraries. Many of our
     halls have bars and cafes, and all campuses have food and drink outlets
     where you can use your meal card.
                                                                                                                                                          accommodation playlist nottingham uni

     Make new friends                                                                                                                                    Communal
     In halls you’ll be neighbours with people from all sorts of different
     backgrounds – it’s a great way to meet people. Our residence life
                                                                                                                                                         areas are
     programme offers students the opportunity to engage in a variety
     of events including circus skills, jewellery making and ping pong
     championships. Students from each hall are representatives in the
     Students’ Union and organise social events too.
                                                                                                                                                         regularly and in
                                                                                                                                                         catered halls your

                                                                                                                                                         room is cleaned too

                                                                                                                 Healthcare                              24-hour
                                                                   Lincoln Hall
                                                                                                                 students                                security to make
                                                                                                                                                         you feel safe and
                                                                                                                 If you’re studying a medicine or
                                                                                                                 health sciences course in Nottingham,   supported
                                                                                                                 Lincoln or Derby, please discuss
                                                                                                                 how your course will affect your
                                                                                                                 accommodation requirements
                                                                                                                 with our staff – so we can help you
                                                                                                                 choose the best option. For specific
                                                                                                                                                         Travel from
                                                                                                                 guidance, see:
                                                                                                                                                         campus to
                                                                                                                                                         campus easily
                                                                                                                                                         with our free Hopper
                                                                                                                                                         Bus, or make use of
                                                                                                                                                         our cycle routes and
                                                                                  Beyond                                                                 secure bike storage
                                                                                  year one
                                                                                  Second and third-year                                                  If you have
                                                                                  students can apply for halls
                                                                                  of residence, or can choose                                            accessibility
                                                                                  to move off campus. The
                                                                                  Accommodation Services
                                                                                  team and the Students’
                                                                                  Union can support you
                                                                                                                                                         get in touch to let us
                                                                                  in this process.                                                       know what you need

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Careers and employability

     Your world                                                                                                            96.5%                                 523
     for the taking
                                                                                                                                        of our students were       visits by companies
                                                                                                                                        employed or in further     onto our campuses
                                                                                                                                        study six months after     annually for talks,
                                                                                                                                        graduation*                careers fairs and more**
     Whether you already
     have a plan or need some
     inspiration, your time here
                                                                                                                           250+         modules offered
     will lay the foundations for                                                                                                       on the Nottingham          advertised yearly
                                                                                                                                        Advantage Award            through My Career***
     a successful career                                                                                                                across all campuses
     Academic excellence and               part in a paid internship through
     employability go hand-in-hand
     at Nottingham. Your course, and
     the diverse student experiences
                                           the exclusive Nottingham
                                           Internship Scheme.                          “  During my final year, I took
                                                                                       part in the Digital Marketing
                                                                                       Academy – an initiative run by
     we offer, will enable you to          If your course doesn’t have an
                                                                                       the Careers and Employability
     develop the skills and professional   integrated placement year or a
                                                                                       Service to help students find
     competencies required to thrive in    compulsory year abroad, you
                                                                                       out about careers in digital
     the job market of the future.         can also choose to do an optional
                                                                                       marketing, complete training
                                           placement year. This route extends
                                                                                       and secure an insight day.
     Our academic heritage, global         a three-year course to a four-year
     reach, reputation for cutting-edge    course, or a four-year course to five       The experience showed me
     research and links with key           years, and adds ‘with Placement             how innovative and exciting
     recruiters mean Nottingham’s          Year’ to your degree title.                 a career in digital can be. I
     graduates are constantly in                                                       found that through my degree
     demand, and we are consistently
     named as one of the most targeted
                                           Get a clear advantage                       I had already developed the
                                                                                       analytical and writing skills
     universities by Britain’s leading     The career-enhancing Nottingham             to create successful digital
     graduate employers.*                  Advantage Award recognises                  marketing campaigns.
                                           and rewards your extracurricular
     We will help you to explore your      activities. With a choice of over           Thanks to this, I’ve been
     options, so you feel confident        250+ modules you can hone the               able to decide that this
     making choices about your aims.       key skills employers are looking            is the career for me,
     Our team will help you learn how      for. Visit:               launch my own website              Find out where Nottingham
     to build your CV, search for jobs,    advantageaward                              ( and secure        could take you:
     prepare applications, practise                                                    my dream internship after
     your interview technique, and                                                     uni – working for the children’s        @UoNCareers
                                           Our students are top
     much more.
                                                                                       charity, Smile Train.
                                                                                       Beth Angella,
                                                                                                            ”                  CareersUoN                          * Known destinations of full-time home
     Achieve your potential                Nottingham graduates have annual
                                                                                       BA English (2018)
                                                                                                                                                                   undergraduates who were available for work
                                                                                                                                                                   or study, 2016/17.
     We are passionate about helping       earnings at least £3,000 above the                                                  careers                             ** The number of company visits onto campus
                                                                                                                                                                   for a fair, presentation, workshop or panel
     you find experience. Discover         average for all universities.**
                                                                                                                                 event during the 2017-18 academic year.
     part-time opportunities through       * Ranked in the top ten in The Graduate                                                                                 *** The number of graduate vacancies and
     Unitemps, our on-campus               Market 2013-2018, High Fliers Research.                                                                                 paid internships advertised on My Career
     recruitment service, or take          ** Longitudinal Education Outcomes, 2017.                                                                               (our online vacancy service) during the
                                                                                                                                                                   2017-18 academic year.

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Supporting you

     A support network                      Making sure there are no boundaries
                                            to what you can achieve
     for all your needs                     Student Service
                                                                                  The University’s initiative to
                                                                                                                         School Welfare
                                                                                  support your health and wellbeing,
                                            There are student service centres                                            Your personal tutor will act as
                                                                                  providing advice and information
                                            on all our campuses, offering                                                a gateway to the wider student
                                                                                  about health and lifestyle services.
                                            support, guidance and information                                            support and development
                                            to help you make the most of your                                            provision of the University.
                                            academic journey.                     Funding and Financial                  Each school also has a welfare
                                                                                  Support                                officer who can provide support
                                            Students’ Union Advice                Offers information and advice
                                                                                                                         for more complex issues.

                                            SU Advice is run by the
                                            University’s Students’ Union
                                                                                  on student loans, bursaries and
                                                                                  scholarships. See page 208 for
                                            and offers free, professional         more details.                          The University Security Service
                                            and confidential advice on                                                   provides a 24-hour uniformed
                                            concerns such as housing,
                                            money and course-related issues.
                                                                                  Counselling Service                    presence on all campuses for
                                                                                                                         your peace of mind.
                                                                                  A free, confidential service to
                                            Visas and Immigration                 support you through any personal
                                                                                  issues or study-related problems.
                                            Offers confidential and specialist                                           You can check information
                                            advice for international and EU
                                            students on UK visa requirements.
                                                                                  Chaplaincy and Faith                   relating to your studies or the
                                                                                                                         broader University experience
                                                                                  Support                                via MyNottingham – an online
                                            Accessibility –                       Offering friendship, advice and
                                                                                                                         system accessible across devices –
                                                                                                                         helping you to stay organised.
                                            Academic and                          support to students of all faith or
                                                                                  none. The University has multi-faith
                                            Disability Support                    facilities across all campuses to        Download the
                                                                                  provide students with a space for        MyNottingham app via
                                            Provides support and assesses
                                                                                  reflection and prayer.                   the App Store and Google
                                            the support needs of students
                                            with specific learning differences,                                            Play to access University of
                                            recognised disabilities, long-term    Childcare Services                       Nottingham services and
                                            medical conditions and/or mental                                               support on the go.
                                                                                  Services are available for children
                                            health difficulties.
                                                                                  aged four months to 12 years,        
                                                                                  including daycare facilities and a             studentservices
                                                                                  school holiday play scheme.

                                                                                       The University Health Service
                                                                                       We offer healthcare, dental services, a pharmacy, GPs,
                                                                                       physiotherapy and other specialist clinics , including the University
      introducing services nottingham uni
                                                                                       Mental Health Advisory Service, based in an outstanding new
                                                                                       health centre.
                                                                                       The centre, made possible thanks to a transformational gift from
                                                                                       the Cripps Foundation, expands the range of facilities on campus
                                                                                       supported by alumni and friends who share our vision of an
                                                                                       outstanding student experience for all at Nottingham.

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Foundation courses
     Foundation                                 Foundation
     Arts and Humanities BA courses with   52
     Foundation Year
     Business, Law and Social Sciences     53
     Foundation Certificate
     Engineering and Physical Sciences     53
     Foundation Certificate
                                                Overview                                Progression                            At a glance
     Engineering and Physical Sciences     52
     Foundation Programme                      Foundation courses are for              opportunities                          ■■ Develop   your academic
                                                talented students who do not                                                     reading, writing, critical
     Science Foundation Certificate        53                                           Foundation courses prepare you for       thinking, communication
                                                meet our direct entry criteria for
                                                                                        degree-level study at the University     and subject-specific
     Science with Foundation Year          52   undergraduate courses. In your
                                                                                        of Nottingham. Each pathway is           skills in preparation for
                                                foundation year you will study
                                                                                        designed to allow progression on         undergraduate study
                                                a range of modules designed to
                                                                                        to your desired undergraduate
                                                bring your subject knowledge                                                   ■■ Access the same facilities as
                                                                                        degree. Most of the faculties and
                                                and skills up to the required                                                    direct entry students at the
                                                                                        schools within the University are
                                                level for undergraduate study.                                                   University of Nottingham
                                                                                        accessible via our foundation year,
                                                If your qualifications prevent                                                 ■■ Continue
                                                                                        and many of the pathways offer                     your academic
                                                you from applying directly to
                                                                                        guaranteed progression upon              career at a world top 100
                                                an undergraduate programme,
                                                                                        successful completion of                 university*
                                                a foundation year could be your
                                                                                        the foundation course.                 * QS World University Rankings, 2018.
                                                path to degree-level study.

                                                How you will study                      English language
                                                There are a variety of foundation
                                                pathways, each aligned with             IELTS requirements for foundation
                                                different faculties or schools          courses are provided in the course
                                                within the University. You will         listings. Foundation courses for
                                                take subject-specific modules and       international (non-EU) applicants
                                                learn in a variety of ways, including   provide extra language support for     This information has been
                                                lectures, seminars, tutorials,          students whose first language is       published approximately two
                                                                                                                               years in advance of the academic
                                                online/digital and external trips.      not English.
                                                                                                                               year to which it applies. Before
                                                If you are an international student,                                           making an application, it is
                                                you will also study specialist          Additional requirements apply
                                                                                                                               important that you read the
                                                modules to improve your academic        for students who require a visa to
                                                                                                                               prospectus information on page
                                                skills and English language level,      enter the UK. See the sections for     222 and check the website for
                                                while enjoying full access to the       international students on pages        the most up-to-date information
                                                University of Nottingham facilities.    200-213 for further information.       on our courses and entry
     Key                                        Depending on which foundation
                                                                                                                               requirements as changes may
                                                                                                                               have occurred:
                                                course you choose, you will study                                    
         Course duration                        at one of three locations:
         A levels                               ■■ University   Park Campus
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         International Baccalaureate            ■■ Jubilee   Campus
                                                ■■ Universityof Nottingham                                                  
         IELTS requirements
                                                  International College, located
         Course location                          next to University Park Campus                                                      @UniofNottingham
         Interview requirements                                                                                             

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Taught at the University of Nottingham International College

                     Arts and Humanities                           Engineering and      Science with                                                               Engineering and                               Business, Law and                                Science Foundation
                     BA courses with                               Physical Sciences    Foundation Year                                                            Physical Sciences                             Social Sciences                                  Certificate
                     Foundation Year                               Foundation Programme                                                                            Foundation Certificate                        Foundation Certificate
Foundation courses

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Foundation courses
                      UK and EU students                             UK and EU students                            All students                                     International (non-EU) students               International (non-EU) students                   International (non-EU) students
                      UCAS: Various*                                 UCAS: H100                                    UCAS: Various*                                   UCAS: N/A*                                    UCAS: N/A*                                        UCAS: N/A*
                            4 or 5 years full-time**                       4 or 5 years full-time*                          UK/EU – 4-5 years full-time**                 1 year full-time                                Typically 6-9 months full-time**               Typically 6-9 months full-time**
                                                                                                                            International – 1 year full-time
                            BCC; plus GCSE English                         BBB; plus GCSE maths and                                                                       GCSE/O level BBBBB or year 11                   IGCSE/O level BBBBB or year 11                 IGCSE/O level BBBBB or year 11
                            language at 4 (C) or above***                  physics at 5 (B) or above and                    BBB; additional GCSE                          school certificate equivalent                   school certificate equivalent                  school certificate equivalent
                                                                           English at 4 (C) or above                        requirements apply. Progression
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                            University Park Campus                                                                                                                        5.5 (5.0 in each element)                       University of Nottingham                       University of Nottingham
                                                                                                                            GCSE grades. See our online
                                                                           5.5 (5.0 in each element)                                                                                                                      International College                          International College
                            Successful applicants may be                                                                    prospectus for full details
                                                                                                                                                                          University Park Campus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 * Direct application through the University      * Direct application through the University
                            invited to interview                           University Park Campus                           30
                                                                                                                                                                   * Direct application through the University   of Nottingham International College.             of Nottingham International College.
                     * Please see                                                                                                           of Nottingham International College.          ** Starting September and January.               ** Starting September and January.
                                                                   * Four years for BEng/BSc and five years for             6.0 (5.5 in each element)
                     ** Five-year programmes include a year                                                                                                        Typical subjects which you may                Typical modules which you may                    Typical modules which you
                                                                   Typical subjects you will study                          University Park Campus
                     abroad.                                                                                                                                       study include computer modelling;             study include Study Skills; Language             may study include Study Skills;
                     *** BA language programmes may require a      may include computer modelling;                * CGFO for BSc; CFGO for MSci; CFGZ for          study skills; calculus and algebra            for Study; Economics and Statistics;             Language for Study; Biochemistry;
                     specific language qualification.              study skills; calculus and algebra             international applicants.                        as well as engineering and science            as well as specialisms related                   Biological Sciences; and Chemical
                     Please note that arts and humanities          as well as engineering and science             ** Four years for BSc and five years for MSci.   modules specific to your chosen               to your chosen degree, such as                   Science.
                     foundation students, typically, will also     modules specific to your chosen
                     fulfil a number of widening participation                                                    This programme is for talented                   pathway.                                      Business and Management, Legal
                                                                   pathway.                                                                                                                                      Principles and Social Sciences.                  You will learn through lectures,
                     criteria: please see                                                       students who do not meet the
                     arts/foundation                                                                                                                               The programme is taught through                                                                workshops and projects.
                                                                   The programme is taught through                subject entry requirements for
                                                                                                                                                                   tutor-led activities such as lectures,        You will learn through a                         Assessment is through a
                     You will be taught as part of a               tutor-led activities such as lectures,         direct entry to their chosen
                                                                                                                                                                   seminars and workshops as well as             combination of lectures,                         combination of exams and
                     single foundation year group, by a            seminars and workshops as well as              undergraduate course.
                                                                                                                                                                   student-centred tutorial sessions,            workshops, projects and tutorials.               coursework.
                     team of dedicated lecturers based             student-centred tutorial sessions,             You will gain knowledge in the                   small-group tutorials, projects and           Assessment is through exams and
                     in the School of Humanities. This             small-group tutorials, projects and                                                                                                                                                            When you successfully complete
                                                                                                                  areas of biology, chemistry                      laboratory work. You will be taught           coursework.
                     ensures that the foundation year is           laboratory work. You will be taught                                                                                                                                                            this course, at the required level
                                                                                                                  and maths. You’ll also learn                     alongside students from the UK
                     fully integrated with your chosen             alongside international students.                                                                                                             When you successfully complete                   with good attendance, you are
                                                                                                                  how to communicate scientific                    and EU.
                     undergraduate subject.                                                                                                                                                                      this course, at the required level               guaranteed progression to a wide
                                                                   The Engineering and Physical                   information effectively.
                                                                                                                                                                   The Engineering and Physical                  with good attendance, you are                    range of degree courses – from
                     Typical modules may include                   Sciences Foundation Programme                  As well as studying through                      Sciences Foundation Certificate               guaranteed progression to a wide                 neuroscience, psychology and
                     Language and Culture; Important               has been established for many                  lectures, tutorials and online                   has been established for many                 range of degree areas in arts and                genetics, to health sciences and
                     Thinkers Through History; Media               years and provides an integrated               learning, this course involves a                 years and successful completion               social sciences. These include:                  zoology.
                     and Visual Culture; Narrative and             route for progression to almost                significant amount of laboratory                 offers guaranteed progression to
                     Creativity; and Critical Thinking             90 undergraduate degrees in the                                                                                                               ■■ American      studies
                                                                                                                  and project work.                                almost 90 BEng, BSc, MEng and
                     and Reflective Learning. You will             areas of:                                                                                                                                     ■■ business     and management
                                                                                                                                                                   MSci pathways, in the areas of:
                     develop skills which are not only                                                            This course offers progression
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ■■ culture,    media and visual studies
                     essential for undergraduate study             ■■ computer     science                        to undergraduate degrees in the                  ■■ engineering                                                                                 You might also like
                     but also hugely beneficial when it            ■■ engineering                                 following areas:                                                                               ■■ economics
                                                                                                                                                                   ■■ computer    science
                     comes to finding employment.                                                                                                                                                                ■■ geography
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  UK students
                                                                   ■■ mathematics                                 ■■ biosciences                                   ■■ mathematics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ■■ history
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  BMBS Medicine with a
                     When you successfully complete                ■■ physics                                     ■■ chemistry                                     ■■ physics                                                                                     Foundation Year
                     this course, you are guaranteed                                                                                                                                                             ■■ international       relations
                                                                                                                  ■■ life   sciences                                                                                                                              (page 124)
                     progression to undergraduate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ■■ law                                           BVM BVS with BVMedSci
                     degrees within all departments in                                                            ■■ medical physiology and
                     the Faculty of Arts.                                                                            therapeutics                                                                                ■■ modern       languages                        Veterinary Medicine and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ■■ music                                         Surgery including a Gateway
                                                                                                                  ■■ pharmacy
                                                                                                                  ■■ physiotherapy                                                                               ■■ politics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (page 137)
                                                                                                                  ■■ psychology  (international                                                                  ■■ social     policy                             All students
                                                                                                                     applicants only)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  BVM BVS with BVMedSci
                                                                                                                  ■■ sport    and exercise science                                                                                                                Veterinary Medicine and
                                                                                                                  ■■ sport       rehabilitation                                                                                                                   Surgery including a
                      How to apply – UK and                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Preliminary Year
                      EU students                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (page 137)
                                                                     How to apply – international students
                      Applications for foundation
                      courses for UK and EU students                 For foundation certificate courses please apply directly to the
                      should be made through UCAS.                   University of Nottingham International College. Applications for
                      See page 201.                                  Science with Foundation Year should be made through UCAS.

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