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Nottingham Trent University student accommodation

Have one of the most unique places in British history on your doorstep when you book your student accommodation near Nottingham Trent University with Student.com.

We give domestic and international students alike a home away from home with comfortable and modern student accommodation buildings, many of which are located close to the city centre and right next to the NTU’s city campus.

If you need help with choosing from the dozens of properties we list in Nottingham, do not hesitate to give us a call or talk to us via live chat.

Where is Nottingham Trent University located?

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has its city campus located on Shakespeare Street in Nottingham, a city in central England’s Midlands region. The motherland of one of the world’s best-loved folk heroes, Robin Hood, is a great place to call home for both British and international students.

One of the cultural, financial, social and sporting capitals of the Midlands, Nottingham is one of the best student cities in the world. It sits in a great location and is easy on the wallet having one of the United Kingdom’s lowest living costs. Moreover, it is a vibrant and energetic city with two major universities that is renowned for its unique culture, rich history, great nightlife, art, shopping and sports.

No wonder Nottingham bustles with students, attracting over 60,000. The large student population contributes significantly to the city having one of the youngest populations of any major city in the UK. It has a higher proportion of people under the age of 30 than any other except Manchester according to the Nottingham City Council 2017 survey.

It is a perfect place to live a balanced life - a place where big-city life meets a relaxed vibe. It is young and alive but a modest-sized city that is cultured. It combines old and new well with a mix of modern and historic buildings from ancient pubs to contemporary art galleries. The city has a lively social scene but also lots of nearby places to escape the excitement and relax at one of several surrounding parks and gardens.

From serene green areas to booming nights, Nottingham is a great place to live and learn and it reflects in the world university rankings. It was ranked inside the top 50 in the world in QS’s 2019 Best Student Cities listing at number 48.

Studying at NTU

If you choose Nottingham Trent University you will be studying at one of the UK’s largest and most popular universities. The ninth-largest university in the UK is overseen by nine different academic schools, where NTU offers over 500 different degree programmes to its 33,000 students split across five campuses (City, Brackenhurst, Mansfield, Confetti and Clifton campus).

Inspired by its motto ‘shaping futures’, NTU has invested millions in providing its students with industry-standard facilities, expert support and top-level academics.

Top class teaching and research

At Nottingham Trent University you will experience first-class teaching from experienced, expert teachers. It has been ranked in the top 10 universities in the UK for teaching excellence by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.

It is rated Gold for outstanding teaching quality and learning in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the highest-ranking possible.

You will be receiving world-class teaching in state-of-the-art facilities equipped with professional-standard tools and cutting-edge technology. NTU understands that real learning goes far beyond the classroom, so they have built facilities with careers in mind, not just degrees.

From fashion studios, newsrooms and TV studios to textile workshops, mock courtrooms and even its own trading floor, NTU has invested over £400m across all campuses since the turn of the millennium to give its students a premium postgraduate learning experience.

NTU is also changing the world with its research, earning the highest national honour for a UK university because of it - the Queen’s Anniversary Prize. NTU’s world-leading research and pioneering projects have impacted people’s lives from cancer analysis to studies on the detection of explosives in luggage.

Commendable accomplishments

The Queen’s Anniversary Prize is just one of the institution’s growing list of major accolades.

NTU has won some prestigious awards in recent years including the 2019 ‘University of the Year’ from The Guardian, the 2017 Times Higher Education University of the Year, the 2018 Times and Sunday Times Modern University of the Year and the 'Giving Back' category in the 2020 Whatuni Student Choice awards. It was named the most sustainable university by the UK People and Planet University League in 2016.

The university earned these coveted awards in recognition of its strong student satisfaction, quality of teaching, overall student experience, impressive record on outreach, its use of learning analytics to improve retention, innovative and impactful projects that give back to the community and its engagement with employers.

Nottingham Trent is a respected university

NTU also continues to place high in some of the most popular and reliable university rankings in the UK. It placed inside the top 50 in the 2021 Guardian’s Best UK Universities League Table (41st), 2020 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide (47th), and the Complete University Guide’s University League Table 2021 (46th).

With notable rankings, attention-grabbing accomplishments and a reputation for first-class teaching and facilities, NTU is an attractive option for prospective students. It is in the top ten for the number of applications and first in the UK for accepted offers according to the 2019 UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) undergraduate acceptance data.

Not only is NTU drawing a large number of students, but it is also making the vast majority of them happy as well. According to a 2019 National Student Survey, 93 percent of NTU students would recommend studying at the university.

Graduates get employed

Students who attend NTU also have a great chance of enhancing their professional prospects.

With 97 percent of graduates getting employed or transitioning into further study just six months after graduating, NTU is ranked inside the top ten in the UK for the number of students on work placements.

This is primarily so because students’ employability is a top priority at NTU. Practical experience is a priority in the university’s academic offerings. You can also count on the professional, industry-tailored support of NTU’s employability team. Each one of its schools has its own dedicated careers consultant who specialises in postgraduate vacancies.

NTU student life

If you decide to make NTU your student home, you will be joining a truly international community with international students and staff from over 150 countries.

NTU's cultural diversity is a key part of its identity so you will be getting a truly global living and learning experience with plenty of opportunities to get a window to the world.

You can learn a new language, enjoy the university’s vibrant Global Week that celebrates cultural diversity in a five day festival of food, music, dance, cinema and drama, and even get chances to volunteer overseas. 

You will have access to one of the best students' unions in England which has more than 160 clubs and societies you can join.

History of Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University’s history dates back to 1843 when it was founded as the Nottingham Government School of Design through the amalgamation of many different higher education institutions.

The Nottingham and District Technical College (started in 1945), Nottingham Regional College of Technology (started in 1958), the Nottingham College of Education began at Clifton (started in 1958), Nottingham Regional College (started in 1964), and the original Nottingham College of Design (linked with the Regional College in 1966), all merged to become 'Trent Polytechnic’ in 1970.

Five years later in 1975, it amalgamated with Nottingham College of Education before being granted university status in 1992 officially becoming 'Nottingham Trent University' (NTU).

Frequently asked questions about accommodation near Nottingham Trent University

Why should I live in private student accommodation instead of NTU halls?

Many private PBSAs (purpose-built student accommodations) offer great options for student living. You can choose to live in a flatshare or a private room, or even have your own studio apartment.

Many PBSAs also have great facilities for their inhabitants. These often include things such as cinema and games rooms, in-house gyms and designated study spaces.

How do I apply for accommodation near NTU?

Use our convenient search and mapping features to compare the different Nottingham Trent University accommodation we offer. You can search accommodation in your price range or in a particular area of Nottingham where you want to live, whether right next to your NTU campus or in other parts of the city.

After choosing a property you like, go to the property page, choose your preferred room type and click ‘Enquire’ or ‘Book Now’. A booking consultant will be in contact with you to guide you through the next steps and answer any further questions you may have.

What are the different room types you offer?

Student.com offers three different types of rooms.

In a Shared Room, multiple students share one bedroom and share other living areas such as a kitchen and a bathroom with occupants from other rooms. This is typically our cheapest option, so it can be a handy way to save some money for other things.

In a Private Room, students get their own bedroom that they won’t have to share. In some properties, private rooms might also include a private bathroom. Other living spaces will be shared with occupants of other rooms.

The Entire Place will give a tenant a studio flat all to themselves. This gives you a private bedroom and bathroom and also includes a kitchenette where you can cook your own meals. No need to share, so this is a great option if you value your personal space.

Are the student apartments you list located in the city centre?

Yes, many of the apartments we list are close to the city centre and right next to the Nottingham Trent University’s main campus. From many of them, you can get to the NTU Clifton Campus in about half an hour by public transport. You can use the map function on this page to see where our properties are located.

My friend and I are both going to NTU. Can we live together?

Yes, this can be arranged. After finishing your application, log into your account and go to ‘manage your preferences’. You can add a note saying you’d like to live with your friend there. Make sure your friend also does the same and adds a note saying they want to live with you.

Can I stay in the residence over the summer?

Yes, many of the private accommodation options we list have the option of booking your room for the summer months as well.

I will be going to NTU as a postgraduate student. Can I book a room through Student.com?

Absolutely! You can book any accommodation on Student.com as long as you are a full-time student.