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Student accommodation in Nottingham
When you book your student home with Student.com in Nottingham you will get to live in one of the most unique places in British history. Student.com lists dozens of student properties across the old hunting grounds of the fabled Robin Hood.
Due to our strict vetting process, all the properties we list are from trusted landlords. If you need further information about booking student accommodation with us, help from our booking consultants is just a phone call away. Alternatively, you can also talk to us on live chat.
Get to know Nottingham
Known for men in tights and an angry sheriff, the county town of Nottinghamshire is much more than the Robin Hood legend. Dubbed ‘The Queen of the Midlands’ during the early 20th century, it’s an historic but dynamic county capital with big-city aspirations.
Beneath its modern charm, Nottingham has a rich history of rebellion, invention and industry. This East Midlands town is loaded with evocative historical sights. From museums and galleries to Nottingham Castle and the Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, which claims to be the oldest pub in England, there are several remarkable symbols of the town’s rich history and culture waiting to be discovered.
For £12, students will be rewarded with a history lesson, beautiful grounds and a panoramic view of the city on a tour of Nottingham Castle, which was home to the sheriff in the Robin Hood films. The famous statue of Robin Hood remains an iconic spot for a photograph.
You can also stroll around the stunning deer park and admire the Wollaton Hall, which was featured in the 2011 Batman film The Dark Knight Rises. Nottingham’s Natural History collection is also housed inside the hall. Next door in the stables, Nottingham Industrial Museum showcases the impressive industries which Nottingham was once famous for.
A leading centre for art and literature
Nottingham is at the cutting edge of modern art with an incredible literary heritage and a thriving creative writing scene. It was recently named a UNESCO World City of Literature.
Nottingham Contemporary, one of the largest modern art galleries in the UK, frequently puts on exhibitions featuring world-leading artists.
England’s home of sport
If you’re a sports fan, you’re in for some thrills. Nottingham is said to have more sports facilities per person than any other place in Europe. It was named Sport England’s City of Football in 2015.
The National Water Sports Centre, located about 10 minutes from the city centre, has student memberships for a whole range of activities from white water rafting and tubing to stand up paddleboarding.
Nottingham is a buzz after dark! This is no surprise considering the city is said to have more bars, pubs, restaurants and cafes per square mile than any other city in Europe.
There are some great student hangouts near the city centre, particularly around Lace Market and Hockley.
The live music and club scene is very vibrant in Nottingham with a host of intimate venues.
Rock City, a 10,000-capacity arena, is a legendary music venue and club. It’s a popular spot for rising musicians and has a student night every Thursday with two for one deals.
Next to Rock City is the 450-capacity Rescue Rooms that has a smart bar and Stealth, the Midlands mecca for dance fans, with its state-of-the-art sound system. There’s also The Bodega in Hockley and The Forum which is located in the Cornerhouse.
For those who prefer a more rootsy, no-nonsense vibe, the very popular Marcus Garvey Ballroom, located in a West Indian community centre in Lenton, can give up to 1,000 students a good night out.
Nottingham has many lively eateries to whet your appetite. The city has a delectable selection of restaurants, cafes and bars for every taste and budget. From fine dining at the elegant Tom Browns Brasserie, to dining hot spot Alchemilla, and relaxed wholesome pub food at the Lincolnshire Poacher and Forest Lodge.
International cuisine can be found in Nottingham as well. You can enjoy food from all around the world including Spanish, Japanese, French, Thai, Italian, Mexican and American dishes. Indian food is especially good in Nottingham. The large South Asian population in the city means that Nottingham has a whole host of great Indian restaurants.
Nottingham is consistently ranked as one of the best shopping cities in the United Kingdom. There are two shopping centres in the city centre, Victoria Centre and Broadmarsh, as well as several markets, arcades and independent shops.
Many of the high street favourites are located around Old Market Square and Hockley alongside designer boutiques like Vivienne Westwood and Paul Smith.
Student life in Nottingham
The city has proven popular with students for its top ranking university education, dynamic culture, rich history, thriving student lifestyle and its safe, diverse and enjoyable nightlife.
Nottingham has a large spirited student population of just over 60,000 students. A good proportion of that are foreign students which leads to the city’s high score in the student mix indicator of the QS Best Student Cities ranking.
From ancient pubs to contemporary art galleries, Nottingham combines old and new well. If you’re looking for a fun time outside of school hours you’ll be spoiled for choice. With large shopping centres, theatres, music and entertainment venues and many festivals, there’s a lot to do if you’re a student in Nottingham.
Thanks to the award-winning public transportation system, getting about is easy in Nottingham. The convenience of the bus and tram networks will make everything in the city seem as if it’s at your doorstep.
On the Robin Hood Network, you can get one card for all buses, trams and trains in Nottingham. A monthly pass for students costs £62, but you can get it even cheaper if you go for the 3, 6 or 12-month card. Travel between the four campuses in and around Nottingham and the heart of the city centre is easy.
If you prefer to ride solo, the Citycard Cycles bike-share scheme provides bikes from docking stations around town. You can register using a credit card, then use the code sent to your phone to unlock the bikes.
Universities in Nottingham
The city’s two main universities are the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University. Thanks to these two, Nottingham is one of the few English cities outside of London to have two universities ranked as being among the 1,000 best universities in the world by QS.
University of Nottingham is ranked as the 114th best university in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2023, while Nottingham Trent University is ranked 801-1000th. Nottingham Trent University is also ranked a 5-star university by QS.
Frequently asked questions about student housing in Nottingham
How do I apply for student accommodation in Nottingham?
Student.com makes it easy for you to book student accommodation in Nottingham. You can use our intuitive search filters and mapping feature to compare and locate different student residences in Nottingham to find your ideal student home.
After you’ve found your preferred student housing, go to the property page by clicking ‘View rooms’. On the property page you’ll need to choose your preferred room type and click ‘Enquire’ or ‘Book now’. One of our booking consultants will then call you and inform you of the next steps.
A contract will be prepared for you to sign after speaking with the booking consultant. You won’t have to worry about any additional costs outside of your rent and deposit, as Student.com does not charge you anything.
What are the different room types you offer?
Our student accommodations in Nottingham come in three different types.
The Shared Rooms - two or more people sleep in separate beds in the same bedroom. Living room, kitchen, and bathroom are all shared with other tenants.
The Private Rooms - similar to the Shared Rooms except you’ll have a private bedroom and sometimes a private bathroom as well, depending on the property.
The Entire Place - this student housing setup is fully self-contained with a private bedroom, living space, as well as cooking and bathing facilities. You won’t have to share anything with anyone.
Is it safe to rent private student accommodation?
We carefully vet all the landlords we list to make sure that we only list accommodation from trusted providers. Many of our PBSAs (purpose built student accommodations) also feature many safety elements like controlled-access gates and 24-hour on-site security to make sure that you’ll be living in a safe environment.
Can I see the property before I move in?
If you are going to be in Nottingham before you book a room, we can arrange a viewing for you. Do note however, that many of the properties we list have an excellent array of photos and videos on the property pages, so you should be able to get a good idea of what a place will look like even without seeing it.
Who can I talk to in order to find out more?
If you have any further questions, you can always give our booking consultants a call and they’ll be more than happy to help.