Foundation Science Undergraduate Guide 2017 - The University of Nottingham

 
Foundation Science Undergraduate Guide 2017 - The University of Nottingham
Foundation Science
Undergraduate guide
2017
Foundation Science Undergraduate Guide 2017 - The University of Nottingham
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                                                                                                                                          Foundation science at The
                                                                                                                                          University of Nottingham was
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Foundation science offers you a chance to progress
                                                                                                                                                                                                  to a range of different degrees in the Schools of
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Life Sciences, Biosciences, Chemistry, Health
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                                      3 Welcome
                                                                                                     yourself here:                       established in 2008 and has                             Sciences, Medicine, Pharmacy and Psychology.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  More detail is provided in this brochure and if you
                                      4	Studying foundation science
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                                                                                                                                          provided excellent students                             have any queries, please feel free to get in touch.
                                         at Nottingham
                                                                                                                                          to a variety of science degree                          Gill Coburn
                                      6 Our courses
                                                                                                                                          subjects. We encourage a range                          Assistant Professor
                                      7 Course content                                                                                                                                            Course Director and
                                                                                                                                          of high-level applicants from a                         Admissions Tutor
                                     10 How will I study?
                                                                                                                                          variety of backgrounds.
                                     11 Progression requirements
                                     12 How do I apply?                                                                                   The course is taught by highly experienced teachers
                                     14 Student experience                                                                                who help students gain the necessary skills to
                                                                                                                                          progress to degree level study. We promote the
                                                                                                                                          mixing of a variety of nationalities; home, European
                                                                                                                                          Union, and international, and offer students the
                                                                                                                                          chance to blend in with university life in the same
                                                                                                                                          beautiful location as other students.

                                      Visiting us
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                                      Open days                                             UCAS visit days
                                      Visiting us in person is the best way to get a feel   Offer-holders have the opportunity to visit
                                      for student life at Nottingham. You can explore       the school and find out more about their
                                      our campuses, facilities and accommodation,           chosen course at a UCAS visit day.
                                      speak to staff and current students and find          Visit www.nottingham.ac.uk/go/visitdays
                                      out key information about your course.                to view the dates and book your place.
                                      Visit www.nottingham.ac.uk/opendays
                                                                                                                                           Our small class sizes mean students quickly get to
                                      or call +44 (0)115 951 5559 to book your place.                                                      know each other, fostering a supportive environment.

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Studying foundation science
Studying foundation science at Nottingham

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Studying foundation science at Nottingham
                                            at Nottingham
                                                                                                     Is the foundation year for me?                                University Park – an award
                                            Imagine...                                               The foundation year is ideal for:                             winning campus
                                                                                                     • students who have good A level grades (BBB)                 One of the most beautiful campuses in the UK,
                                            • studying a course with a high progression record                                                                     the 300-acre landscaped site is set around a
                                                                                                       but not in the right subjects for direct entry
                                              of 90-95%                                                                                                            boating lake. With libraries, 12 halls of residence,
                                                                                                     • international students who have qualifications
                                            • having a guaranteed place on a degree course*                                                                        outstanding sports facilities, a hotel, health centre,
                                                                                                       that are not accepted for direct entry
                                            • being part of the University’s student community                                                                     banks, hair salon, art galleries, museum, recital hall,
                                                                                                     • mature students who have decided to return to               student bar and two theatres, it really is the hub of
                                              from day one
                                                                                                       education and have evidence of recent study                 student life. It’s hard to believe this wooded oasis,
                                            • continuing your academic career at a university that                                                                 with wildflower meadows and secret gardens, is
                                              is ranked in the top 1% of universities globally**     Foundation science at Nottingham
                                                                                                                                                                   just 10 minutes by bus or tram from the bustling,
                                                                                                     The course is taught by highly experienced
                                                                                                                                                                   cosmopolitan city centre.
                                                                                                     teachers who help students gain the necessary
                                                                                                     skills to progress to degree study.
                                                                                                     We ensure that the foundation course is fully
                                                                                                     integrated into your degree programme, and that
                                                                                                     the skills gained during the foundation year are an
                                                                                                     advantage to subsequent stages of your degree.
                                                                                                     For this reason the success rate for students
                                                                                                     progressing from the Nottingham foundation
                                                                                                     programme is very high.

                                                                                                     * See the list of progression courses on page 11, progression requirements apply.
                                                                                                     ** QS World University Rankings, 2015.

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                                                                                                        “  Science with foundation year taught me the
                                                                                                        essentials I needed to know about university life, such
                                                                                                        as how to write an essay, how to research and how to
                                                                                                        manage my time. I am currently in the final year of my
                                                                                                        degree and one thing I am sure of, is that the University
                                                                                                        made me more mature and responsible.
                                                                                                        Peyman Ince, BSc Biochemistry
                                                                                                                                                                     ”
                                            Students work on an experiment
                                                                                                            Find out more about foundation science:
                                            in a life sciences laboratory.
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Our courses                                                                                                          Course content
Our courses

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Course content
                                      Degree title                                      UCAS code          Duration                  A levels   IB        The main subjects you will study are                         Laboratory and project work is fundamental to the
                                                                                                                                                          biology, chemistry and mathematics.                          course, allowing you to develop analytical, team
                                      Single honours                                                                                                      This will provide you with the best possible                 working and problem-solving skills. The balance
                                                                                                                                                          background to enter the first year of your                   of skills and experience among our staff is used
                                      BSc Science with Foundation Year                  CGF0               4 years                   BBB        30                                                                     to carefully manage the transition between the
                                                                                                                                                          chosen degree programme.
                                                                                                           (1 year foundation)                                                                                         student-centred learning common in schools and
                                      MSci Science with Foundation Year                 CFG0               5 years                   BBB        30                                                                     colleges, to the independent way of thinking that
                                                                                                                                                          Students benefit from a wide range of teaching and           characterises our scientists.
                                                                                                           (1 year foundation)
                                                                                                                                                          learning styles, from traditional seminars, practicals
                                      Science Foundation Certificate                    CFGZ               1 year                    BBB        30        and lab activities, lectures and tutorials to e-learning     Each full year at university consists of 120 credits.
                                                                                                                                                          through Moodle.                                              The following table shows each module, the module
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       code and the number of credits each is worth.
                                     BSc and MSci                                                   Students who have IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in      All students receive tutorial support and
                                     These courses are open for United Kingdom                      any element) will not be required to complete an      international students also have the opportunity
                                     and European students only.                                    English language module if they wish to progress      to improve their written and spoken English
                                                                                                    to degrees in biosciences, life sciences, or          skills at the University’s Centre for Language
                                     The BSc degree is four years long (including the               psychology.                                           Education (CELE).
                                     foundation year) and the MSci degree is five years
                                     long (including the foundation year).                          Students who have IELTS of 7.0 (no less than 6.0
                                                                                                    in any element) will not be required to complete an    Module code                             Module title                           Number of credits
                                     Certificate                                                    English language module if they wish to progress
                                     The Science Foundation Certificate is open to                                                                         C10FY3                                  Foundation Biological Sciences         40
                                                                                                    to pharmacy.
                                     international (non-EU) students only. On successful
                                     completion, students may progress to a BSc or                  Preparing to study in English                          C10FCL                                  Foundation Year Chemistry              40
                                     MSci course.                                                   Students who require extra support to meet the
                                                                                                                                                           HGOFNB                                  Mathematics for Foundation             20
                                                                                                    English language requirements for their academic
                                     English language requirements                                                                                                                                 Science
                                                                                                    course can attend a pressional course at the
                                     International students who score 5.0 in any element            Centre for English Language Education (CELE)           C10SS2                                  Studying Science at University         20
                                     of their IELTS (irrespective of the overall score)             to prepare for their future studies. Students who
                                     will need to take an additional 20 credits of English          pass at the required level can progress directly                                                                                      Total = 120
                                     language modules (X10ESA and X10ESB) and will                  to their academic programme without needing to
                                     be required to achieve 55% to 65% in each module,                                                                     In addition, international students may need to take the following English language modules
                                                                                                    retake IELTS. For more information, please visit
                                     depending on which degree they wish to progress                                                                       (see page 6 for more information).
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                                     to, for example progression to pharmacy will require                                                                  X10ESA                                  English Language                       10

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                                     65% in each module.
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                                                                                                                                                           X10ESB                                  English Language                       10
                                     Students who have IELTS 5.5 (no less than 5.0
                                     in any element) will be considered for entry to
                                     foundation science but will be expected to complete                                                                  The modules we offer are informed by the A level curriculum and the requirements of future destination degree
                                     an English language module.                                                                                          courses and as a result may change for reasons of, for example curriculum or legislative changes. The above list is a
                                                                                                                                                          sample of typical modules that we offer, not a definitive list.
                                     Students who have IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in
                                     any element) will not be required to complete an
                                     English language module if they wish to progress to
                                     degrees in chemistry.

                                           Please see page 13 for specific entry requirements and for more details on our courses visit                         For more detailed course content visit
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Course content

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Course content
                                     C10FY3 – Foundation Biological Sciences                 HGOFNB – Mathematics for                                  Example timetable (FP = free period, PS = personal study)
                                     This module will provide you with an introduction       Foundation Science
                                     to life at the molecular, cellular, physiological       This module will provide knowledge and                                   9-10am           10-11am      11am-12pm    12-1pm        1-2pm                3-4pm      4-5pm
                                     organismal, population and community levels and         competence of core mathematical topics and                Monday         FP/PS            Studying Science          FP/PS         Foundation           Mathematics
                                     provide the background to enable you to enter           experience of relevant quantitative aspects prior                                                                                 Biological           for Foundation
                                     a range of degree programmes in biological and          to embarking on a course in biological sciences.                                                                                  Science              Science
                                     environmental sciences. The first semester is           This module covers; algebra and algebraic                                                                                         (group 1)
                                     molecular-based and provides essential links            manipulation, linear algebra, functions and
                                     for many topics studied in semester two. During         trigonometry, differential calculus, integral             Tuesday        Foundation Biological         FP/PS                      Foundation Year      Studying FP/PS
                                     semester two, some topics are studied in more           calculus, simple modelling, elementary                                   Science                                                  Chemistry            Science
                                     depth than an equivalent A level syllabus, for          probability, and statistics.                              Wednesday      Foundation Year Chemistry/ Biology         No teaching – sport/leisure time
                                     example, biotechnology, classification, genetics                                                                                 Practical
                                     and microbiology. Practical work is a vital             C10SS2 – Studying Science at University
                                     component of foundation science and students            This module introduces students to the nature and         Thursday       Mathematics Foundation Year                Mathematics Studying FP/           Foundation
                                     have the opportunity to develop various laboratory      processes of studying science at university. It will                     for         Chemistry (group 1)            for         Science PS             Biological
                                     techniques. There are ten biology practical             address the transition into university study and the                     Foundation                                 Foundation                         Science
                                     sessions. Eight are lab-based, and two are field-       qualities necessary to be a successful scientist.                        Science                                    Science                            (group 2)
                                     based which are carried out at Attenborough             Skills developed will include finding, evaluating         Friday         FP/PS                         Foundation Year            FP/PS                English
                                     Nature Reserve. You will be taught how to write         and summarising sources on the internet and in                                                         Chemistry (group 2)                             Language
                                     up practical experiments in the standard scientific     the library, strategies for reading efficiently, making
                                     format in preparation for progression to degree         notes effectively and writing scientifically, time
                                     level study.                                            management, teamwork and exam techniques,
                                     C10FCL – Foundation Year Chemistry                      and making enquiries using the scientific method.
                                     You will learn to use the periodic table to make        Students will develop these academic skills whilst
                                     predictions about elements, the basics of chemical
                                     bonding and the forces between molecules and
                                     their shapes. Experimental work will enhance
                                                                                             studying topics as diverse as genetics, animal
                                                                                             behaviour, environmental issues, psychology
                                                                                             and human health.
                                                                                                                                                        “  I would definitely recommend the course as it
                                                                                                                                                        provided a perfect transition from school to higher-
                                                                                                                                                        level education. I found it easy to make friends and
                                     understanding and skills development. You will learn
                                     quantitative aspects of chemistry‑based laboratory      X10ESA/X10ESB – English Language                           settle into university life. As foundation classes are
                                     activities, including appreciation of experimental      International students who require extra support           typically smaller it was easier to get to know all of my
                                     error. In this module you will develop; the knowledge
                                     and understanding of safe laboratory practice,
                                                                                             for English language during the foundation
                                                                                             programme will study these modules. Topics
                                                                                                                                                        course mates as well as my lecturers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                ”

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                                     familiarity with common techniques and equipment,       covered include essay writing, laboratory reports
                                     an appreciation of physical, inorganic and organic      and presentation skills.
                                     chemistry, the need for careful recording of
                                                                                             Example timetable
                                     observation and measurements, an appreciation of
                                                                                             Overleaf is a sample timetable, taken from week 19,
                                     sources of error, and conventional approaches to
                                                                                             to show you how your time may be spent. You will
                                     reporting experimental work.
                                                                                             be split into two groups for some biology and
                                                                                             chemistry lessons to help with study.

                                           For more detailed course content visit                                                                          For more detailed course content visit
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How will I study?                                                                                                    Progression requirements
How will I study?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Progression requirements
                                                                                                                                                          Science with foundation year allows progression to 50 courses across seven schools.
                                                                                                                                                          Below is an outline of the progression requirements.

                                                                                                                                                           School/course                                      Module requirements                        Overall requirements
                                                                                                                                                           Life Sciences                                      C10FY3 55% and C10FCL 55% Overall pass 40%

                                                                                                                                                           Biosciences                                        C10FY3 55% and C10FCL 55% Overall pass 40%
                                                                                                                                                                                                              (MNutr/Dietetics – see below)*1
                                                                                                                                                           Sport Rehabilitation and Exercise                  C10FY3 55% and C10FCL 55% Overall pass 40%
                                                                                                                                                           Science (Health Sciences)**
                                                                                                                                                           Medical Physiology and Therapeutics                C10FY3 55% and C10FCL 55% Overall pass 40%
                                                                                                                                                           (Medicine)
                                      Our bright and spacious labs in the Life Sciences
                                      Building are used for a variety of practical sessions.
                                                                                                                                                           Psychology (international students only)           X10ESA 55% and X10ESB                      Overall average of 60%
                                                                                                                                                                                                              55% (if taken)
                                                                                                                                                           Physiotherapy (Health Sciences)*                   C10FY3 60% and C10FCL 60% Overall pass 40%

                                     Teaching                                                                                                              Chemistry**                                        C10FCL 60%                                 Overall average of 60%
                                     You will be taught through a combination of                    In addition, you will have access to an extensive
                                     lectures, tutorials, practical sessions, seminars              collection of printed and online library resources.    Pharmacy                                           C10FCL 60% and X10ESA                      Overall average of
                                     and workshops. This varied approach will give                  This includes both on and off-campus access to                                                            65% and X10ESB 65% (if                     60% and subject to
                                     you the opportunity to learn in both formal and                a wide range of databases, ejournals and ebooks                                                           taken)                                     a successful interview
                                     informal environments. You will receive one-to-one             relevant to your studies.                                                                                                                            (see below)*2
                                     tuition as well as being encouraged to take part
                                     in group discussions and activities. Theoretical-                                                                    *1 Progression to dietetics is only available to HEU students and is subject to further application and a successful interview.
                                     based sessions are usually supported by practical                                                                    Students also have to gain 55% in C10FY3, 55% in C10FCL and an overall average of 55%.
                                     workshops where you can gain hands-on                                                                                *2 Progression to pharmacy. International students who wish to be considered for progression to pharmacy are encouraged
                                     experience.                                                                                                          to apply for the foundation year through UCAS. All students interested in progression to pharmacy may be required to
                                                                                                                                                          give further information and are not guaranteed selection for interview. If invited for interview they will be expected to show
                                     Assessment                                                                                                           motivations for being a pharmacist, knowledge of the profession, scientific understanding and demonstration of good
                                     Typically, examinations count for around 60% of the                                                                  communication skills.
                                     module mark, while coursework contributes 40%.
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                                                                                                                                                          * Progression to both physiotherapy and sports rehabilitation and exercise science is subject to interview.
                                                                                                                                                          ** The following courses only:
                                     Library and computing resources
                                     The University recently invested £18m in the                                                                         Chemistry – BSc Hons F100, Chemistry MSci Hons F101, Chemistry with a Year in Industry MSci Hons F105,
                                     redevelopment of the George Green Library for                                                                        Chemistry with an International Study Year MSci Hons F103, Medicinal and Biological Chemistry BSc Hons FC17,
                                                                                                                                                          Medicinal and Biological Chemistry MSci Hons FC1R, Medicinal and Biological Chemistry with an Assessed Year in
                                     science and engineering students, providing more
                                                                                                                                                          Industry MSci Hons CF71.
                                     study space as well as additional computers.
                                     Laptops and iPads are also available for students
                                     to borrow for use in the library.

                                           For more information about the types of teaching at Nottingham visit                                                  See a full list of progression courses at
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How do I apply?
How do I apply?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    How do I apply?
                                                                                                                                                  Entry requirements                                      Some courses may vary the offer as a result.
                                                                                                                                                  All students entering foundation science are            For the most up to date information about our
                                                                                                                                                  expected to have obtained GCSEs (or equivalent)         offers, please see the entry requirements section
                                                                                                                                                  in mathematics and science (single science or           of our course pages on our online prospectus.
                                                                                                                                                  double award) at grade B or above and at least five     For more information about this policy, please see
                                                                                                                                                  other GCSE subjects including English at grade C        www.nottingham.ac.uk/ugstudy/applying
                                                                                                                                                  or above. Students studying foundation science will
                                                                                                                                                  typically hold grades BBB or above at A level, but in
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mature applicants
                                                                                                                                                                                                          We encourage applications from mature applicants.
                                                                                                                                                  subjects that do not allow direct entry to a degree
                                                                                                                                                                                                          You should apply in the normal way through UCAS.
                                                                                                                                                  programme. Some may only have one science
                                                                                                                                                                                                          More information for mature students can be found
                                                                                                                                                  subject, rather than two.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          at www.nottingham.ac.uk/mature
                                                                                                                                                  Alternative qualifications
                                                                                                                                                  In this brochure you will find our A level entry
                                                                                                                                                                                                          International applicants
                                                                                                                                                                                                          The University’s International Office offers
                                                                                                                                                  requirements but we accept a much broader
                                                                                                                                                                                                          guidance and advice on applying through UCAS.
                                                                                                                                                  range of qualifications.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          If you would like to visit the University and are
                                                                                                                                                  These include:                                          unable to attend an open day, the International
                                                                                                                                                  • Access to HE Diploma                                  Office will be happy to arrange a tailor-made
                                                                                                                                                                                                          visit for you. For further information please visit
                                                                                                                                                  • Advanced Diploma                                      www.nottingham.ac.uk/international
                                                                                                                                                  • BTEC HND/HNC
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Deferred entry
                                                                                                                                                  • BTEC Extended Diploma                                 Applicants who wish to defer their entry by a
                                      We have a wide range of resources available to guide                                                        • Cambridge Pre-U                                       year will not be at a disadvantage. Please tell us
                                      you through each stage of the application process.                                                                                                                  something about your plans for your gap year in
                                                                                                                                                  • International Baccalaureate
                                                                                                                                                                                                          your UCAS personal statement.
                                                                                                                                                  • Irish Leaving Certificate
                                                                                                                                                  • Scottish Advanced Highers                             Equal opportunities policy
                                     Your personal statement                                  Home/EU applicants                                                                                          The University aims to create the conditions
                                                                                                                                                  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
                                     This is the section of your UCAS form that tells us      Applicants should be made online via                                                                        whereby students and staff are treated solely on
                                     most about you, and you should make the best use         www.ucas.com. Candidates will be notified of        This list is not exhaustive; we will consider           the basis of their merits, abilities and potential,
                                     of it. Be as specific and detailed as you can – we       decisions via UCAS Track at track.ucas.com          applicants with other qualifications on an individual   regardless of gender, race, colour, nationality, ethnic
                                     would like to see that you are a student who can                                                             basis. Please contact us to discuss the suitability     or national origin, age, socio-economic background,
                                                                                              International applicants
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                                     work hard, be self-motivated and make the best                                                               of your qualification.                                  disability, religious or political beliefs, trade
                                     possible use of the opportunities that our courses       Applicants can apply through UCAS or applications                                                           union membership, family circumstances, sexual
                                                                                              can be made directly to the University using the    Flexible admissions policy                              orientation or other irrelevant distinction.
                                     offer you. We would also like to hear about any skills                                                       We recognise that some educational and
                                     you have gained through extracurricular activities.      application form on our website:
                                                                                              www.nottingham.ac.uk/ugstudy/foundation/            personal circumstances affect achievement. If we
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Over one third of our UK students receive
                                     Application process                                      apply                                               judge that you have experienced circumstances
                                                                                                                                                                                                           our means-tested core bursary, worth
                                     Applications for an undergraduate place at                                                                   that have adversely affected your achievement,
                                                                                                                                                                                                           up to £2,000 a year. For details, see
                                     Nottingham can be made in one of two ways,               Those who wish to be considered for progression     we will consider them when assessing your
                                                                                                                                                                                                           www.nottingham.ac.uk/financialsupport
                                     depending on where you are applying from:                to degrees in the School of Pharmacy must apply     academic potential.
                                                                                              through UCAS using the course code CFGZ.

                                           Find out how to apply:
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Imagine... a world beyond                                                                                                                                                        Learn a language
Student experience

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Student experience
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The University’s Language Centre gives you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the opportunity to study a language alongside

                                     your studies                                                                                                                                                                     your course. All languages are offered from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      beginners’ level with some going up to near
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      native competency. The inter-faculty languages
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      programme offers credited modules, which are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      free for students if taken as part of your credit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      allocation (check with your course tutor before
                                     There’s so much for you to get involved in and explore at the University and around                                                                                              you enrol). There are also evening classes that
                                     the city. Whether you’re interested in sports, learning a language or just having fun                                                                                            are open to everyone (fee-paying). Find out more:
                                     with friends alongside studying, you’ll be spoilt for choice.                                                                                                                    www.nottingham.ac.uk/languagecentre

                                     Getting involved in your                                                                                         Your opportunity to study abroad                                Music
                                     Students’ Union                                                                                                  We offer a range of study abroad opportunities with             All student musicians at The University of
                                     As soon as you start with us, you are                                                                            the majority of students having the option to live and          Nottingham are encouraged to get involved with
                                     automatically enrolled as a member of our                                                                        study in another country as part of their university            the vibrant musical life on campus. Find out more:
                                     Students’ Union. There are hundreds of                                                                           career, either at a partner institution or undertaking          www.nottingham.ac.uk/music/performance
                                     activities to provide you with the perfect                                                                       an overseas work placement. Studying or working
                                     opportunity to take up a new hobby or                                                                            abroad is a fantastic opportunity to broaden your
                                     pursue existing interests. Choose from over                                                                      horizons, experience different cultures, and develop
                                     300 student-run societies. Find out more:                                                                        the key skills that employers are looking for.
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                                                                                                                                                      studywithus/studyabroad

                                                                                             Sports
                                                                                             The University of Nottingham is one of the UK’s
                                                                                             leading universities for sport and is currently ranked
                                                                                             4th in the university sport rankings*. We have one
                                                                                             of the biggest portfolios of sports facilities in the
                                                                                             country including the brand new £40m David
                                                                                             Ross Sports Village. We also have a rich heritage
                                                                                             of supporting Olympic medallists and therefore
                                                                                             whether you are an elite athlete or simply looking to
                                                                                             enjoy sport as a hobby, we can cater for your needs.
                                                                                             Find out more: www.nottingham.ac.uk/sport
                                                                                                                                                      Your new home from home                                         Your support network
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                                     Exploring your new city                                                                                          At Nottingham we offer a wide range of room                     Throughout your university journey there will be
                                     Nottingham city centre is just a 10-minute bus                                                                   types on and off campus, in both catered and                    numerous people on hand to support and advise
                                     ride away from University Park Campus, so you’re                                                                 self-catered accommodation. From standard                       you, including tutors and dedicated staff. We
                                     always close to the action. For music lovers, you                                                                single rooms with shared bathrooms to large                     have Student Service Centres on all three of our
                                     can take your pick from the world-famous Rock City,                                                              en-suite studios, whatever your budget and                      UK campuses, which provide a range of support,
                                     Capital FM Arena or one of the smaller gig venues                                                                preferences, there should be a room to suit you.                information and specialist services. Find out more:
                                     for a more intimate live show. If you enjoy shopping,                                                            For a breakdown of pricing and to find out more:                www.nottingham.ac.uk/studentservices
                                     there are independent boutiques and vintage                                                                      www.nottingham.ac.uk/accommodation
                                     shops as well as high street names in our large
                                     shopping centres. Nottingham is also a hotspot                                                                   * British Universities and Colleges Sport Standings, 2015-16.
                                     for dining, with a mix of chain and independent
                                     cafes, restaurants and delis on offer. Find out more:                                                                  Find out more about Nottingham life:
                                     www.nottingham.ac.uk/nottinghamlife                                                                                    www.nottingham.ac.uk/nottinghamlife
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You could find the answers.
You could make an impact.

Be all that you can imagine.
And more.

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are likely to occur given the interval between publication and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to
check our website for any updates before you apply for the course by following www.nottingham.ac.uk/ugstudy. Where
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